These Data Science Mercenaries Will Make The World A Better Place

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Rayid Ghani thinks that data scientists are wasting their talent on meaningless projects.

Carla Gentry CSPO‘s insight:

"I talked to other people who had the same desire to apply their skills to do something with social impact but didn’t have any idea where to start and how to do it, especially graduate students," says Ghani. After looking for ways to "solve a real problem," he teamed up with Google’s executive chairman Eric Schmidt (whose company also happens to rely on data-heavy search and advertising algorithms) to create the Data Science for Social Good fellowship. Its motto: "We’re training data scientists to tackle the problems that really matter."

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