Global Engineering Week Speaker Panel – AI & Big Data: The Future of Global Development
March 10 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
The speaker panel will feature a variety of high profile speakers from around the world, who will talk about their experience with Artificial Intelligence. The event will educate students about the global issues we face in our changing world.
Artificial intelligence and advanced analytics are changing the way we live, the way businesses operate, and how the most complex problems in the world are tackled.
Disease prevention, global refugee crisis mitigation, flood forecasting, marine protection, detecting diseased crops and fighting deforestation, are just a fraction of the applications of artificial intelligence in the developing world. Truly addressing these challenges will not only require the use of state-of-the-art machine learning algorithms and excellent data quality, but strong partnerships between the private sector, public sector, and government institutions.
Hosted by GE Week and sponsored by the Boston Consulting Group, the AI & Big Data: Future of Global Development panels will bring together thought leaders from business, tech, academia, and political science to discuss how machine learning, advanced analytics, and artificial intelligence can be used to address global development challenges. The discussion will also highlight private sector, public sector, and government institutions who can work together to implement the most innovative and sustainable solutions.”
The confirmed speakers are Andrew Trister from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Joseph Wong from the Munk School of Global Affairs, Alex Wong, Canada Research Chair in Medical Imaging Systems, from the University of Waterloo. The moderator for the panel will be Nadine Ibrahim, Turkstra Chair of Urban Engineering at the University of Waterloo.