AI for Good: Applications in Sustainability, Humanitarian Action, and Health (Hardcover)

AI for Good: Applications in Sustainability, Humanitarian Action, and Health By Juan M. Lavista Ferres, William B. Weeks, Brad Smith (Foreword by) Cover Image
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Discover how AI leaders and researchers are using AI to transform the world for the better

In AI for Good: Applications in Sustainability, Humanitarian Action, and Health, a team of veteran Microsoft AI researchers delivers an insightful and fascinating discussion of how one of the world's most recognizable software companies is tackling intractable social problems with the power of artificial intelligence (AI). In the book, you'll see real in-the-field examples of researchers using AI with replicable methods and reusable AI code to inspire your own uses.

The authors also provide:

  • Easy-to-follow, non-technical explanations of what AI is and how it works
  • Examples of the use of AI for scientists working on mitigating climate change, showing how AI can better analyze data without human bias, remedy pattern recognition deficits, and make use of satellite and other data on a scale never seen before so policy makers can make informed decisions
  • Real applications of AI in humanitarian action, whether in speeding disaster relief with more accurate data for first responders or in helping address populations that have experienced adversity with examples of how analytics is being used to promote inclusivity
  • A deep focus on AI in healthcare where it is improving provider productivity and patient experience, reducing per-capita healthcare costs, and increasing care access, equity, and outcomes
  • Discussions of the future of AI in the realm of social benefit organizations and efforts
Beyond the work of the authors, contributors, and researchers highlighted in the book, AI For Good begins with a foreword from Microsoft Vice Chair and President Brad Smith. There, Smith details the Microsoft rationale behind the creation of and continued investment in the AI for Good Lab. The vision is one of hope with AI saving lives in disasters, improving health care globally, and Microsoft's mission to make sure AI's benefits are available to all.

An essential guide to impactful social change with artificial intelligence, AI for Good is a must-read resource for technical and non-technical professionals interested in AI's social potential, as well as policymakers, regulators, NGO professionals, and non-profit volunteers.

About the Author

JUAN M. LAVISTA FERRES, PHD, MS, is the Microsoft Chief Data Scientist and the Director of the AI for Good Lab at Microsoft. WILLIAM B. WEEKS, MD, PHD, MBA, is the Director of AI for Health at Microsoft.

Product Details
ISBN: 9781394235872
ISBN-10: 1394235879
Publisher: Wiley
Publication Date: April 9th, 2024
Pages: 432
Language: English