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Why Not Change the World? The RPI Podcast: Data & Improving Health

A health-care data expert (IDEA Associate Director Kristin Bennett) and a biomedical engineer discuss how data analysis can be used to tackle today’s biggest health challenges.

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Why Not Change the World? The RPI Podcast: Ethics & Artificial Intelligence

An artificial intelligence expert (IDEA Director Jim Hendler) and an accomplished musician consider how humans could and should responsibly deploy new technologies.

In this episode, Dr. Bennett takes us back to school and teaches us a few things about machine learning, artificial intelligence, data analytics, and visualization.  Along the way, we discuss how to incorporate teaching of these topics in colleges and high schools and some of the moral issues that may arise with artificial intelligence.

‘Dr. Kristin Bennett is the Associate Director of the Institute for Data Exploration and Application and a Professor in the Mathematical Sciences and Computer Science Departments at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. Her research focuses on extracting information from data using novel predictive or descriptive mathematical models and data visualizations … to support decision making … in science, engineering, public health and business. She has 25 years of experience and over 100 publications in these areas.’