5 ways global development professionals can support better practices in AI

Amy Paul, a fellow at the USAID’s Global Development Lab, speaking at a conference hosted by the Center for Effective Global Action in San Francisco. Photo by: Catherine Cheney / Devex

SAN FRANCISCO — Conversations on artificial intelligence and global development tend to focus on ways AI can transform the sector. Most of the time, global development professionals fail to see what they can bring to the evolution of machine learning and AI tools.

For example, the AI for Good Global Summit in Geneva, Switzerland, this week asks how AI can accelerate progress toward the Sustainable Development Goals.

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    Catherine Cheney

    Catherine Cheney is a Senior Reporter for Devex. She covers the West Coast of the U.S., focusing on the role of technology, innovation, and philanthropy in achieving the Sustainable Development Goals. And she frequently represents Devex as a speaker and moderator. Prior to joining Devex, Catherine earned her bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Yale University, worked as a web producer for POLITICO and reporter for World Politics Review, and helped to launch NationSwell. Catherine has reported domestically and internationally for outlets including The Atlantic and the Washington Post. Outside of her own reporting, Catherine also supports other journalists to cover what is working, through her work with the Solutions Journalism Network.