At a data science conference in Berlin last year, a panel discussion inevitably turned towards the hot topic of data science for social good. Many of the panelists offered the same platitudes that I’m sure countless of you have heard before; it’s an emerging field. Great innovation will eventually happen.
At a hackathon hosted by Bayes Impact, data scientists pitted against each other to develop data driven and implementable software solutions for high impact social problems. The winning hack will become a Bayes Impact project, staffed with full-time data scientists and engineers who will work with their partners to bring
Imagine knowing which buildings would catch on fire, which people wouldn’t pay their loans, or to solve overcrowding in California’s prisons. Only a few years ago, such ideas might have seemed outside the realm of possibility. Now, the Bayes Impact Fellowship is trying to transform these ideas into realities- with