How AI is being used to map poverty

Dr. Ingmar Weber, Research Director for Social Computing, and Masoomali Fatehkia, Research Assistant of the Qatar Computing Research Institute at Hamad Bin Khalifa University, explain how machine learning is helping to tackle poverty. According to the World Bank, 736 million people live in extreme poverty worldwide, and half of them are in just five countries. These are (in descending order) – India, Nigeria, Democratic Republic of Congo, Ethiopia, and Bangladesh. Among those leading the fight against poverty are the […]

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