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September 13, 2018

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Thursday, September 13, 2018 - 12:00pm

The last few years have seen the rapid growth of Artificial Intelligence and its pervasive presence in almost every aspect of our lives – e.g., shopping, seeking information, traveling, and social networking. Yet the benefit of AI is largely limited to those in the developed world and the economically advanced in the developing world. The impact of AI on the lives of those in poorer segments has been minimal. Yet it is this segment of society that often suffers from the lack of adequate human expertise to address critical problems in their day to day lives in areas such as health, education, agriculture, and financial inclusion. Also, AI is yet to applied in a serious manner to address the critical infrastructural needs in the developing world.