On leveraging algorithms and Machine Learning for a better society

The van Abbemuseum will host the first-ever Pipple Benefit Symposium: Data Science with a Purpose on Thursday, Nov. 14. Pipple believes that mathematics can contribute in powerful ways to a better world. Therefore, the Eindhoven-based organization is committed to using its knowledge and solutions to also make social impact for community organizations. Proceeds from the symposium will therefore go entirely to 510, the Red Cross data initiative.

During the symposium, a variety of speakers will talk about data science and how to use it to have a positive impact on society. Among others, Erlijn Linskens, data scientist at Pipple, and Maarten van der Veen, initiator of 510, will shine their light on this topic. Also speaking will be Esther de Vries, Data Science coordinator at Jeroen Bosch Hospital, Rob Adams, founder of innovation company Six Fingers and Jack van Wijk, professor of data science at TU/e. Beyond these interesting speakers, there will also be a panel discussion and drinks, where everyone can take in the day’s experiences.

With the proceeds from ticket sales, 510 can go back to doing new projects. This initiative is concerned with where to first provide humanitarian assistance before, during and after a disaster. Data science plays a crucial role in this: what is the most efficient and effective way to provide this help?

Interested parties can register at www.pipple.nl/symposium. There is a choice of a free ticket or a paid ticket of €25, €50 or €100. Thus, everyone can contribute to the charity.

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