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AI for Social Good

Google has announced a new initiative, AI for Social Good, which will aim to drive the adoption of artificial intelligence to address societal issues. In a joint statement, Google AI senior VP Jeff Dean and Google VP Jacqueline Fuller noted that, in recent years, Google has been adopting AI for forecasting floods, protecting whales and predicting famine.

We want people from as many backgrounds as possible to surface problems that AI can help solve, and to be empowered to create solutions themselves. So as a part of AI for Social Good, we’re also launching the Google AI Impact Challenge, a global call for nonprofits, academics, and social enterprises from around the world to submit proposals on how they could use AI to help address some of the world’s greatest social, humanitarian and environmental problems. […]

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