Data Science for Social Good Is Starting a Movement

This story was originally published by Data-Smart City Solutions. We’re starting to learn more and more how data can change the way we live and improve the services that we rely on. Whether it’s predicting the next water main to break in the city of Syracuse or using predictive analytics to improve emergency medical services in Cincinnati, Data Science for Social Good — a grant-funded summer program that trains selected fellows in the implementation of data science projects at the University of Chicago — is helping pave the way for data to change the way cities operate. “The goal of our efforts is to see governments [and] nonprofits use data to improve what they do,” said DSSG Director Rayid Ghani at the group’s annual conference in Chicago last month. “Data…


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