What is Machine Intelligence?
We at MI4People understand Machine Intelligence (MI) as the ability of machines to help solve real-world problems in a data-driven manner using suitable combinations of advanced analytics, artificial intelligence, machine learning, deep learning, robotic process automation, and process mining.
How can it serve the Public Good?
MI bears an enormous potential for enhancement of the human understanding of complex phenomena through advanced data-driven research. This new knowledge can be used to improve existing product and services and create new ones that benefit humanity at large. In addition, the usage of MI enables non-profit organizations (NPOs) to improve their day-to-day operations and their external efficacy.
How MI can strengthen Public Good Initiatives
Application of MI for Public Good
The adoption of MI in the commercial sector is booming. MI technologies can also be applied by nonprofits for solving a vast number of humanitarian and environmental problems. However, doing so is a non-trivial and challenging task that requires structured analysis and sophisticated solution approach.
MI can be a game changer in the fight against poverty. Several projects and initiatives have already shown how MI technologies can help reduce the impact and spread of poverty.
World hunger is one of the major problems of our time. With the constant growth of the earth’s population, compounded by climate change and exceptional events like the COVID-19 pandemic and natural catastrophes, the situation is expected to become worse. MI can help tackle this challenge.
The ecological crisis is the biggest challenge of the modern era. It impacts everyone, either directly, e.g., through extreme weather events, or insidiously, e.g., through worsening air quality. The major technological revolution of our time – the rise of MI – can help tackle this challenge.
MI is already revolutionizing our healthcare. Better diagnosis, improved operational excellence, and faster creation of new drugs are the results of this revolution. While the current major beneficiaries of MI-powered healthcare are developed countries, these technologies can also be applied to enhance healthcare in the developing world.
We are living at the time of the sixth mass extinction, the one caused by human activity. Since we humans are part of the earth’s complex ecosystem, the extinction of animal and plant life will drastically affect us. Therefore, we must look after nature and protect its wildlife. MI can support us in this task.