Should-Watch: Josh Blumenstock: Fighting Poverty with Data: Research at the Intersection of Machine Learning and Global Development: “Work that capitalizes on recent advances in machine learning to tackle some of the problems affecting poor and marginalized populations…

…Afghanistan, Indonesia, and Rwanda… how large-scale data from mobile phone and satellite networks can be combined with on-the-ground experiments and surveys to better understand the causes and consequences of global poverty. Throughout, I will highlight open technical research questions where the right computer scientist or statistician has the opportunity to make a lasting real-world impact…