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MIT Quest AI Roundtable
AI for Social Good

Technology can be a force
for social good if we let it

May 10, 2021 | 12pm - 1pm EST

AI for Social Good

New and emerging technologies like artificial intelligence have the potential to address longstanding societal problems, from economic inequality to unequal access to healthcare. But AI could also widen these divisions without deliberate steps to be more inclusive, and to anticipate and mitigate AI’s potential negative effects. At this roundtable, we will discuss ideas for harnessing AI for the benefit of all.


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Stacy Hobson

Research Scientist
Lead, Tech for Justice
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Fotini Christia

Professor of Political Science
Director, MIT Sociotechnical Systems Research Center (SSRC)
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Aude Oliva

Director, MIT Quest Corporate
MIT Director, MIT-IBM Watson AI Lab
Senior Research Scientist, MIT
Schwarzman College of Computing



Date: Monday, May 10, 2021
Time: 12pm - 1pm EST
Where: Zoom Webinar

12:00 PM - 12:05 PM

Aude Oliva

12:05 PM - 12:15 PM

Leveraging Technology for Good
Stacy Hobson

12:15 PM - 12:25 PM

AI for Good:
From Fair Algorithms to Casual Inference
Fotini Christia

12:25 PM - 12:40 PM

Roundtable Discussion
Stacy Hobson, Fotini Christia, Aude Oliva

12:40 PM - 12:55 PM


12:55 PM - 1:00 PM

Wrap Up
Aude Oliva