ICML 2019 Expo Talk

July 18, 2021

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AI for Social Good

Sponsor: Google

Carla Bromberg (Google)

Carla Bromberg (Google)


In this talk, we will discuss how Google is applying core AI research and engineering efforts to social, humanitarian, and environmental projects. We’ll cover a general overview of the work happening in the AI for Social Good space as well as do a deeper dive into how we are using AI to predict flood forecasting.

AI can provide new ways of approaching problems and meaningfully improve people’s lives. With AI, we have another tool to explore and address hard, unanswered questions. What if people could predict natural disasters before they happen? Better protect endangered species? Or track disease as it spreads, to eliminate it sooner?

At Google, we believe that we can meaningfully contribute, drawing on the scale of our products and services, and investment in AI research. The AI for Social Good program focuses our research and engineering efforts on social, humanitarian and environmental problems, and empowers others with tools and resources, including through initiatives like the Google AI Impact Challenge.