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Summer of Social Impact: Machine Learning and Public Policy
Join the University of Chicago Harris School of Public Policy to learn about our newly launched part-time program

Cost: Complimentary
Registration Required by August 26

The University of Chicago Harris School of Public Policy invites you to an evening of conversation and networking for the final installment of the Summer of Social Impact series. Jens Ludwig, Director of the UChicago Crime Lab will be the evening featured speaker. To mark the launch of its new evening degree program at 1871, Harris will host a series of conversations this summer exploring the vital role data and analytics play in making a social impact on issues facing Chicago.

New tools from machine learning have been able to solve problems that once seemed intractable, such as recognizing faces in photos, translating text from one language into another, and navigating robots through novel terrains. Machine learning tools solve these problems not by writing a program that draws on how humans recognize faces, but instead structuring them as statistical prediction problems. Their success in solving these sorts of “engineering” problems has led to growing interest in applying them to help solve public policy challenges as well, particularly those where a key policy decision hinges on a prediction. Professor Ludwig's talk will address both the potential – and the pitfalls – of applying machine learning tools to public policy problems.

Members of the Harris Recruitment team will be on hand throughout the event to share details about the new evening master's program. You can refer a friend or request more information here.

Event Contact
Bora Un Director, Alumni Relations


This event is hosted by a campus partner. If you have any questions regarding logistics of the event; i.e. where to meet, special request, parking, etc. please contact the Event Contact listed above.

Event Information
Monday, Aug 28 2017 at 5:30pm - 7:30pm [ iCal ]
222 W Merchandise Mart Plaza Suite 1212
Chicago, IL