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Mind Bytes: Solving Societal Challenges with Artificial Intelligence

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By Francesca Lazzeri (@frlazzeri), Data Scientist at Microsoft Artificial​ ​intelligence​ ​(AI)​ solutions​ ​are playing a growing role in our everyday life, ​​and​ ​are​ ​being adopted​ ​broadly, in private and public domains. ​ ​While​ ​the​ ​notion​ ​of​ ​AI​ ​has​ ​been around​ ​for​ ​over​ ​sixty​ ​years, real-world​ ​AI scenarios and applications​ ​have​ ​only​ ​increased​ ​in​ ​the​ ​last​ ​decade​ ​due​ ​to​ ​three​ ​simultaneous events: ​ ​​improved​ ​computing​ ​power, capability​ ​to​ ​capture​ ​and​ ​store​ ​massive​ ​amounts​ ​of​ ​​​data, and faster​ ​algorithms.   AI solutions help determine the commercials you see online, the movie you will watch with your family, the routes you may take to get to work. Beyond​ ​the​ most popular apps, ​these​ ​systems​ ​are​ ​also​ ​being​ ​implemented​ ​in​ ​critical areas​ such as​ health care, immigration policy, ​finance, ​and​ the ​workplace. The design​ ​and​ ​implementation​ ​of​ ​these AI ​tools​ ​presents​ ​deep societal​ ​challenges​…
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