GLODEM AI & CSS Seminar – Data Science for SDGs

The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) were adopted by the United Nations in 2015 as a universal call to action to end poverty, protect the planet, and ensure that by 2030 all people enjoy peace and prosperity. Frontier technologies such as AI, Machine Learning, Big Data, and GIS offer innovative solutions for major challenges to humanity such as poverty, global warming, and others. This seminar will speak about how rapid technological advancement and decreasing cost of computing power can help developing countries to “catch up” and benefit from those technologies to accelerate the achievement of the SDGs. GLODEM AI & CSS Seminar Series brings together practitioners working on AI usage in various fields and scholars specializing in computational social sciences. The seminar series is moderated by MA-CSSL, which is an interdisciplinary research laboratory at Koç University, established with the purpose of conducting cutting-edge research on the applications of computational methods to social science questions.

Title: Data Science for SDGs

Speaker: Gökhan Dikmener, Technical Specialist, UNDP IICPSD

Moderator: Merih Angin, Koç University