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Leveraging Big Data for Sustainable Development - MIT Media Lab, October 2018

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Leveraging Big Data for Sustainable Development - MIT Media Lab, October 2018

  1. 1. Leveraging Big Data for Sustainable Development Professional Training Workshop Agenda October 15-17, 2018 | MIT Media Lab, Cambridge MA #Data4SDCourse D 1 | October 15 Context and Concepts Understanding key Big Data ideas in order to translate development problems into specific data objectives 8:00 AM Registration 9:00 AM Welcome Dr Emmanuel Letouzé, Data-Pop Alliance and MIT Media Lab 9:30 AM Workshop Kick-off: SDG Context & Human Algorithm Julie Ricard, Data-Pop Alliance Samant Kakkar, UNSSC 10:00 AM Keynote: Trusted Data Sharing and Artificial Intelligence Systems: Building Next-Generation Data Systems for Humanitarian and Government Projects Prof Alex 'Sandy' Pentland, MIT and Data-Pop Alliance 11:00 AM Coffee break 11:30 PM Programming Warm-up Rodrigo Lara Molina, Data-Pop Alliance 12:30 PM Lunch 1:30 PM Keynote: Policies, Societies, and Literacy in the Age of Big Data: Building Capacities to Foster Social Change Dr Emmanuel Letouzé, Data-Pop Alliance 3:00 PM Statistical and Data Literacy in Practice Prof Jackie Carter and Dr Vanessa Higgins, University of Manchester 4:00 PM Coffee break 4:30 PM Project Lab: Breaking Development Questions into Data Questions Data-Pop Alliance 6:00 PM End of Day 1
  2. 2. D 2 | October 16 Methods & Tools Applying Big Data methods and tools to yield insights for specific development problems 9:00 AM Overview of Day 2 Data-Pop Alliance 9:15 AM Artificial Intelligence for Social Good Dr Aleksandra (Saška) Mojsilović, IBM Research AI 10:00 AM Panel: Data and Artificial Intelligence to Action AI for Targeting Social Welfare Programs at Scale, Alejandro Noriega, MIT Media Lab Drones and Data in Humanitarian Action, Faine Greenwood, Signal Program - Harvard Humanitarian Initiative AI for democracy, Yasodara Cordova, Berkman Klein Center - Harvard University Moderator: Samant Kakkar, UNSSC 11:00 AM Coffee break Winter Garden 11:30 PM Project Lab: Data Methods and Tools Data-Pop Alliance 1:00 PM Lunch Winter Garden 2:00 PM Technical Tutorial - Part 1 Rodrigo Lara Molina, Data-Pop Alliance 4:00 PM Coffee break Winter Garden 4:30 PM Technical Tutorial - Part 2 Rodrigo Lara Molina, Data-Pop Alliance 6:00 PM Happy hour
  3. 3. D 3 | October 17 Design & Strategy Operationalizing Big Data as inclusive projects, partnerships and policies Ethics & Engagement Engaging key stakeholders and communities through ethical practices and effective storytelling 9:00 AM Overview of Day 3 Data-Pop Alliance 9:15 AM Data Storytelling: Creating a Narrative with Data Rahul Bargava, MIT Media Lab 10:45 AM Coffee break Winter Garden 11:15 AM Keynote: The Ethics and Politics of Big Data Prof. Patrick Vinck, Harvard University and Data-Pop Alliance 12:30 PM Lunch Winter Garden 1:30 PM Panel: Ethics, Fairness, and Privacy in Practice Algorithmic Fairness, Michiel Bakker, MIT Media Lab Data Protection in Humanitarian Settings: From First Principles to Practice, Daniel Scarnecchia, Signal Program - Harvard Humanitarian Initiative Privacy and Data Protection in the Data for Refugees Challenge, Albert Ali Salah, Bogazici University Moderator: Natalie Grover, Data-Pop Alliance 2:30 PM Data Ethics Lab + Project Synthesis Data-Pop Alliance 4:00 PM Coffee break Winter Garden 4:30 PM Closing Keynote Prof Danielle Wood, MIT Media Lab 5:30 PM Workshop Conclusion and Certificates Data-Pop Alliance and UNSSC 6:00 PM End of Workshop With funding from:

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