Monday, November 26, 2018

Watch Video Of Second Roosevelt Island Community Conversation With Cornell Tech Faculty - Prof Nicola Dell On Creating Tech For Underseved Communities, Pregnant Kenyan Women, Indian Health Care Workers & NYC Intimate Partner Violence Victims

Cornell Tech has initiated a series of Roosevelt Island Community Conversations between residents and Cornell Tech Faculty. The second conversation took place October 17 with Professor Nicola Dell. According to Professor Dell:

I do research at the intersection of human-computer interaction (HCI) and information and communication technologies for development (ICTD). My high-level goal is to create new technologies that empower underserved populations to overcome global challenges in critical domains like healthcare, security and privacy, accessibility, and more....
Here's the October 17 Roosevelt Island Cornell Tech Community Conversation with Professor Nicola Dell. (Click full screen icon at bottom right of videos for better view)

Part 1 - Cornell Tech Assistant Director of Government and Community Affairs Jane Swanson introduces Professor Dell.

Part 2 - Professor Dell describes her work creating technologies for underserved communities on a global and local basis including here in NYC. Projects discussed are:

Part 3 - Questions from the Roosevelt Island audience including:
  • How projects are chosen,
  • Working with policy makers and governments,
  • Other NYC projects,
  • Cyber bullying in schools and
  • Unintended consequences of introducing tech.

The final two Cornell Tech Faculty Roosevelt Island Community Conversations are:
The first Roosevelt Island Cornell Tech Faculty conversation was with Professor Serge 
Belongie on Computer Vision, Machine Learning and Augmented Reality. Watch the video here.

The Cornell Tech Community Conversations are very interesting. Try to attend. You'll find it fascinating.