SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT GOALS
The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), are the blueprint to achieve a better and more sustainable future for people and the planet. Adopted by all UN member states in 2015, these so-called Global Goals have the power to end poverty, fight inequality and stop climate change. It is critical/hoped that we achieve them by 2030.
AI & GLOBAL GOALS
It is widely recognised that achieving the Global Goals requires strategies that improve health and education, reduce inequality, and spur economic growth; all while tackling climate change and working to preserve our oceans and forests. Artificial Intelligence (AI), among other technologies, has been a source of great promise in all these areas. It has been estimated that the global GDP could be up to 14% higher in 2030 as a result of AI (i.e., equivalent of an additional $15.7 trillion).
We aspire to connect the AI talents to problems and industries that not only are important for achieving the Global Goals, but also provide exciting opportunities to use Machine Learning (and Deep Learning). We do this by building a community of experts through a range of academic/educational events, workshops, and advisory projects. Our first event will be a Machine Learning Summer School in Oxford, with a special focus on Healthcare (SDG #3).