Using Predictive Modeling: A Data Driven Approach To Impact Investment Strategies
June 18th, 2021

A predictive modeling approach from web scraping, data preparation and dataset building to an easy-to-use app deployment to identify best startups investment strategies.   Authors: Samruddhi Mhatre, Ruthvika Mohan, Aryan Gulati, and Urvi Chaudhary    Impact i

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Using GeoSpatial Data Analytics: A Friendly Guide to Folium and Rasterio
April 19th, 2021

  A friendly introduction to remote sensing and how-to guide on handling and visualizing geospatial data using Rasterio and Folium. Applying all code on Uganda, Africa, by using WorldPop data. Authors:  Johnny Lau, Albert Um   Prerequisites ❌ Limited knowle

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Uncovering Infrastructural Needs Using Topic Modelling and NLP
April 6th, 2021

  In the Omdena-ACET challenge, we turned to online information sources, such as social media, newspapers, scientific articles, and websites of institutions involved with infrastructure. Each source provides an abundance of information that’s not possible to anal

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AI & the Digital Divide: Analyzing the Impact of Digital Connectivity on Human Development (With UNDP)
February 2nd, 2021

Applying AI to identify causal factors of the digital divide and their impact on human development. By Salil Kumar and Harshita Chopra   “Technology is changing the world” is something we read and experience every day. The Internet of Things (IoT), cloud storag

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Modeling Economic Well-being through AI, Satellite Imagery, and Census Data
November 16th, 2020

This article is written by Harshita Chopra along with collaborators Arpan Mishra, Precioso Gabrillo, and Raghunath Pal.   Economic well-being is a broad concept that goes beyond statistical metrics. When you plan on moving to another place, do you primarily check c

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Using Machine Learning to Predict Student Debt Repayment Capability
August 17th, 2020

By Laisha Wadhwa   Each day, there are news stories about the college tuition crisis. But what is the crisis we are seeking to solve? Is it the staggering amount of student debt? The rapidly rising cost of higher education? Is the interest being collected on studen

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