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Where do we start with AI and Development
Where do we start with AI and Development

Thu, Jun 30



Where do we start with AI and Development

We will discuss how AI can be put to work toward a more fair and equally developed world. Join us!

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Jun 30, 2022, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM EDT


About the event

"AI for SDGs: Leveraging new digital technologies to reach development goals" is a webinar series organized by Engage AI, a pioneering and experimental nonprofit organization working to support the deployment of artificial intelligence / machine learning (AI/ML) in diverse communities throughout the world. The series will cover the following topics:

  1. Why development should care about AI | Speaker: Art Westneat, Senior development economist | Thursday March 31, 11 AM - 12 PM EST
  2. What exactly is AI and how can we use it to achieve development goals | Speaker: Ryan T. White, Research mathematician | Thursday April 28, 11 AM - 12 PM EST
  3. AI for good around the world: Successful case studies | Speaker: Emad Tinawi, Founder of Engage AI | Thursday May 26, 11 AM - 12 PM EST

The webinars will be live streamed and participation is free. We encourage an active exchange. Join us in getting the conversation started.

About the speakers: 

• ART WESTNEAT is a political economist with a 40-year career working on African economic issues, particularly in agriculture and the private sector. His Ph.D. is a jointly conferred degree in public policy and political science. Dr. Westneat also holds degrees in economics and agricultural economics. • RYAN T. WHITE is a mathematician, researcher, and consultant with expertise in machine learning (ML) and probability theory, algorithm development and data science. Dr. White is an assistant professor of mathematics at the Florida Institute of Technology, where he leads an active research program centered on stochastic analysis and related algorithms. • EMAD TINAWI is Engage-AI’s founder. He has more than 30 years of experience in social and economic development, specifically in the Middle East. Mr. Tinawi has worked closely with senior government leaders on economic growth and social fairness and has led economic development projects for the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and other governmental institutions. He has also advised the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and the World Bank. For more information, please visit

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