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Should-Watch: Josh Blumenstock: Fighting Poverty with Data: Research at the Intersection of Machine Learning and Global Development

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Should-Watch: Josh Blumenstock: Fighting Poverty with Data: Research at the Intersection of Machine Learning and Global Development: “Work that capitalizes on recent advances in machine learning to tackle some of the problems affecting poor and marginalized populations… …Afghanistan, Indonesia, and Rwanda… how large-scale data from mobile phone and satellite networks can be combined with on-the-ground experiments and surveys to better understand the causes and consequences of global poverty. Throughout, I will highlight open technical research questions where the right computer scientist or statistician has the opportunity to make a lasting real-world impact…

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Should-Watch: Josh Blumenstock: Fighting Poverty with Data: Research at the Intersection of Machine Learning and Global Development: “Work that capitalizes on recent advances in machine learning to tackle some of the problems affecting poor and marginalized populations…

…Afghanistan, Indonesia, and Rwanda… how large-scale data from mobile phone and satellite networks can be combined with on-the-ground experiments and surveys to better understand the causes and consequences of global poverty. Throughout, I will highlight open technical research questions where the right computer scientist or statistician has the opportunity to make a lasting real-world impact…

Bradford DeLong
J. Bradford DeLong is Professor of Economics at the University of California at Berkeley and a research associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research. He was Deputy Assistant US Treasury Secretary during the Clinton Administration, where he was heavily involved in budget and trade negotiations. His role in designing the bailout of Mexico during the 1994 peso crisis placed him at the forefront of Latin America’s transformation into a region of open economies, and cemented his stature as a leading voice in economic-policy debates.

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