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Thursday, September 28 • 9:30am - 10:30am
Learning from the Best: The Potential for Machine Learning Innovations in International Development

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Machine learning, the branch of artificial intelligence (AI) focused on giving computers the ability to learn from data without explicit programming, is providing millions of customers recommendations on Amazon and automating cars. But how can it be applied to drive better global development outcomes? Can machine learning innovations tackle the world’s toughest development challenges? This panel will feature experts in machine learning, innovators using machine learning in their work, and organizations dedicated to the expansion of digital technology for development. Panelists will discuss the following topics:

  • why machine learning is a relatively nascent innovative tool for development,

  • how machine learning is being used in the field to drive development impact in a variety of sectors,

  • how different organizations are catalyzing innovation in machine learning (and how they can be doing it better),

  • and what challenges still need to be overcome for machine learning to reach its full potential in global development.

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Max Richman

Chief Data Scientist/Co-Founder, GeoPoll/Datakind DC Chapter
Max Richman is a data scientist focused on building global data products and data teams. Max works with foundations, governments, non-profits, and companies large and small around the world to help them monitor, evaluate, and communicate needs and impact.  He built a data analysis... Read More →

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Peris Bosire

Co-Founder, FarmDrive
Peris is a computer scientist whose life’s work is to improve the livelihoods of smallholder farmers in Africa. As a co-founder of FarmDrive, she has helped open the financial services sector up to millions of underserved farmers. Peris has received numerous awards and recognition... Read More →

Dave Grenell

Co-founder, Rainforest Connection
Dave brings 10 years of environmental policy leadership in creating national models, programs and high-impact pilot projects with an emphasis on technology, crime reduction and environment. Dave leads strategic initiatives that can scale through partnerships, programs, technology... Read More →
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Karlo Valentin Rodriguez

Chief Technical Officer, Grillo
Passionate about technology, innovation, entrepreneurship, creating goods and tools the people could use to make their lives better or improve the ways they make business. I could be considered as a truly geek, I see the technology as a tool to achieve objectives and goals. My professional... Read More →

Thursday September 28, 2017 9:30am - 10:30am EDT
Continental Room B Ronald Reagan Building & International Trade Center