Digital Tools and the Future of International Development


  • POSTED September 10, 2019
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By Sutherland Miller III, Project Director – NORC at the University of Chicago for USAID Research Technical Assistance Center (RTAC)

On May 17, 2019, RTAC hosted a high-level policy convening related to “Digital Tools and the Future of International Development” in Washington, DC. Led by RTAC partner [email protected], the convening attracted almost 90 technology leaders and practitioners from USAID, academia, the private sector, and the donor community for a daylong event that included sessions on:

  1. Machine Vision;
  2. Natural Language Processing and Networks;
  3. Firms, Markets, and Algorithms;
  4. Expanding the Capacity to do Machine Learning in the Developing World;
  5. and Ethical Considerations.