Charles C Onu is using AI to detect birth asphyxia in babies. His story is inspiring because of its impact on society and the field of healthcare (in 2016, 1,000,000 babies died from asphyxia), but also because of his humble beginnings. In this episode, Charles shows us that a passion for solving problems can help you overcome many obstacles.
Host Alex Shee also sits down with Rediet Abebe, co-founder of Black in AI, to expand on how others are using AI to change not just their industry, but the world.
Featured in the episode:
Charles C Onu, Founder and AI Research Lead at Ubenwa Rediet Abebe, PhD candidate at Cornell, researching AI applications for social good Mentioned in the episode:
Ubenwa, birth asphyxia detection system This Nigerian AI Health Startup Wants to Save Thousands of Babies’ Lives with a Simple App (Further reading) Supervised learning (Wikipedia) MOOC, Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) Black in AI (GitHub) Women in Machine Learning Mechanism Design for Social Good MacArthur Foundation, Understanding the Public Interest Implications of Artificial Intelligence Toward Ethical, Transparent and Fair AI/ML: A Critical Reading List (Further reading)