Why AI Needs More Social Workers, with Columbia University's Desmond Patton

Greg Epstein
August 09, 2019

So when Harvard’s Berkman Klein Center for Internet and Society recently posted an article whose headline began, “Why AI Needs Social Workers…”… it caught my eye.

The article, it turns out, was written by Columbia University Professor Desmond Patton. Patton is a Public Interest Technologist and pioneer in the use of social media and artificial intelligence in the study of gun violence. The founding Director of Columbia’s SAFElaband Associate Professor of Social Work, Sociology and Data Science at Columbia University.

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