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Hans Rosling was a physician, academic, and public health advocate; serving as a health advisor to WHO and UNICEF. Famous for his well received Ted Talks, he became inspired by his work as a physician in some of the world’s most vulnerable communities to become a public health advocate and inform people of the ongoing effort to combat poverty and suffering.
Along with his son Ola and daughter-in-law Anna, he wrote a book titled “Factfulness: Ten Reasons We're Wrong About the World – and Why Things Are Better Than You Think”. The aim of which was to equip the public with the necessary skills and awareness to develop an accurate assessment of the state of the world, by correcting for common misconceptions and statistical errors that people make.
Hans Rosling was also the co-founder of the Gapminder Foundation, a non-profit that – among other things – has created a compelling and easy to use data visualisation toolkit based on human development data from WHO, the UN, public agencies, and other NGO’s. The toolkit can be found on the Gapminder website.
The official website for the U.S’ policies on artificial intelligence
It’s interesting to use the national strategies of AI powerhouses as a benchmark to that of developing countries. Making this comparison shows us just how rapidly the industry is growing, which highlights that action from less developed countries is necessary to avoid falling behind.
A detailed insight into how CareAI, an artificial intelligence project by the European Commission, is employing the technology to improve the delivery of healthcare services with respect to anonymity and accessibility. The author also elaborates on the potential for disruption in the African healthcare sector.
Solomon Hsiang is the director of the Global Policy Laboratory at Berkeley. Here he gives an engaging talk about the data regarding adaptation for climate change and the appropriate policy response. Make sure to listen until the end for some interesting questions/challenges regarding the presentation as well.
Michael Porter is the Bishop William Lawrence University Professor at Harvard Business School, known for his theories surrounding business strategy and the potential for business and social impact to coexist. If you’d like to learn more about shared value, the 2018 Impact Review features articles from our sponsors, student club partners, and non-profits around the theme of “shared value”.