The AI Hub at McSilver
The AI Hub at McSilver has been established to investigate how artificial intelligence-driven (AI) systems can be used to equitably address poverty and challenges relating to race and public health, and to provide thought leadership on the implications. This work has been made possible by a $5 million gift from philanthropists Martin Silver and Dr. Constance McCatherin Silver.
- Investigate how AI systems can be used to equitably address poverty and challenges relating to race and public health.
- Provide national thought leadership on the implications of AI relating to race, public health and inequality.
- Build on the McSilver Institute’s work to answer whether AI can be used to better predict suicide rates and behaviors by race, geography, income and other demographic variables
- Develop additional innovative public health research and interventions using predictive analytics and other AI tools.
- Examine how data is gathered and processed for use by artificial intelligence and identify potential biases and inequities.
- Advocate for methods and policies that do not perpetuate inequities for people in underserved and marginalized populations.
- Help to advance NYU’s leadership in the use of AI to tackle complex social problems, in alignment with the university’s Strategies to Reduce Inequality initiative.
Learn More About NYU McSilver’s Work
The McSilver Institute’s research focus involves developing evidence-based interventions to address the consequences of inequality, racism and poverty.
Suicide and Mental Health Research
NYU McSilver Institute’s mission to disrupt the root causes of poverty includes a focus on health disparities, particularly research, programs and policy development to address trends in suicide and mental health disparities.
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