Google Artificial Intelligence Research 2020: Takeaways for Nonprofits
Google released its 2019 wrap-up and 2020 predictions report recently. Here are our quick hits on the report to save the busy nonprofit professional time. A few items came out of the report that were interesting. Here is a brief recap for nonprofits:
- Google continues to focus its research ethics on its 2018 artificial intelligence (AI) principles.
- Google created ways to reduce bias in machine learning data with its fairness indicators.
- Understandingly, Google is taking a major focus on the issue of deep fakes.
- Flood forecasting is a key area for Google research, along with other climate related projects.
- Google launched the Bolo app to tutor kids in real-time in 200 villages in India.
As well, Google did some deep dives into a few other topics including:
- AI Google Impact Challenge — Doctors Without Borders and Rainforest Connection included
- Health projects with a focus on tumor identification
- Augmented reality with a focus on translation
- Quantum computing and the future of processing
- Machine learning models and theory
- Machine perception and robotics
- Open datasets
For 2020, Google’s primary area of focus are focused on its principles:
- Building machine learning systems that can handle millions of tasks simultaneously rather than having to build a myriad of models
- Greater focus on avoiding bias, increasing interpretability and improving privacy
- Major focus on key scientific advancement areas (e.g. health, environment)
- Increase diverse community of researchers
We look forward to including Google’s work in our “State of Artificial Intelligence in the Nonprofit Sector” (SAINS) in 2020.
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Jared Sheehan is the CEO of PwrdBy. He started PwrdBy in 2015 after leaving Deloitte Consulting, where he was a senior consultant in their supply chain sustainability practice and worked with clients such as TOMS Shoes, Starwood hotels and Panasonic.
Jared is a Lean Six Sigma Black Belt and has built numerous successful products in partnership with clients, including the Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals fundraising application, In Flight, which helps manage 75K+ corporate partners and raise $400M annually. Jared is the creator of the Amelia and NeonMoves mobile apps.
Jared graduated Summa Cum Laude from Miami University with a double major in accounting and environmental science. Jared is an iron athlete, mountaineer and has cycled across the U.S.