Summer of Social Impact Finale

Mon., August 28, 2017 | 5:30 PM — 7:30 PM

222 W. Merchandise Mart Plaza, Suite 1212
Chicago, IL 60654
United States

Registration is now CLOSED due to event capacity. 

Summer of Social Impact

The University of Chicago Harris School of Public Policy invites you to an evening of conversation and networking for the final installment of the Summer of Social Impact series. To mark the launch of its new evening degree program at 1871, Harris will host a series of conversations this summer exploring the vital role data and analytics play in making a social impact on issues facing Chicago. 

Join us for the last event in the Summer of Social Impact series, featuring a talk by Professor Jens Ludwig.

Program Description:

Machine Learning & Public Policy

New tools from machine learning have been able to solve problems that once seemed intractable, such as recognizing faces in photos, translating text from one language into another, and navigating robots through novel terrains. Machine learning tools solve these problems not by writing a program that draws on how humans recognize faces, but instead structuring them as statistical prediction problems. Their success in solving these sorts of “engineering” problems has led to growing interest in applying them to help solve public policy challenges as well, particularly those where a key policy decision hinges on a prediction. Professor Ludwig's talk will address both the potential – and the pitfalls – of applying machine learning tools to public policy problems

Doors Open: Registration
5:30 – 6:00 p.m.

Program: Machine Learning & Public Policy by Jens Ludwig
6:00 – 6:45 p.m.

Networking Reception: Drinks & Bites
6:45 – 7:30 p.m.

Members of the Harris Recruitment team will be on hand throughout the event to share details about the new evening master's program. You can refer a friend or request more information here.

Featured Speaker:

Jens Ludwig

Jens Ludwig
Director, University of Chicago Crime Lab; McCormick Foundation Professor of Social Service Administration, Law, and Public Policy, University of Chicago

Questions? Please contact Harris Events.