Google released its 2019 wrap up and 2020 predictions report recently. Here are our quick hits on the report to save the busy nonprofit professional time. A few items came out of the report that were interesting. Here is a brief recap for nonprofits:
- Google continues to focus its research ethics on its 2018 AI principles
- Google created ways to reduce bias in machine learning data with its Fairness Indicators
- Understandingly, Google is taking a major focus on the issue of deep fakes
- Flood forecasting is a key area for Google research, along with other climate related projects
- Google launched the Bolo app to tutor kids in real-time in 200 villages in India
As well, Google did some deep dives into a few other topics including:
- AI Google Impact challenge: Doctors Without Borders and Rainforest connection included
- Health projects with a focus on tumor identification
- Augmented Reality with a focus on translation
- Quantum Computing and the future of processing
- Machine Learning models and theory
- Machine Perception & Robotics
- Open datasets
For 2020, Google’s primary area of focus are focused on its principles:
- Building machine learning systems that can handle millions of tasks simultaneously rather than having to build a myriad of models
- Greater focus on avoiding bias, increasing interpretability, and improving privacy
- Major focus on key scientific advancement areas (e.g., Health, environment)
- Increase diverse community of researchers
We look forward to including Google’s work in our State of Artificial Intelligence in the Nonprofit Sector in 2020.
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About the author: Jared is the CEO of PwrdBy, speaker, and a published author. PwrdBy empowers nonprofits to fundraise smarter through artificial intelligence apps such as Amelia and NeonMoves. Before joining PwrdBy, Jared was a Senior Consultant in Deloitte’s Sustainability practice with experience working with Fortune 500 companies to design social and environmental sustainability strategies. He is a Lean Six Sigma Process Black Belt.