Big Data Yields Progress in Social Good

In addition to driving profitability and growth for business, big data holds the potential to improve people’s lives in more humanitarian ways. One company that’s doing more than most in this arena is IBM, which last month provided an update on the Science for Social Good initiative that it started three years ago.

Statistics IBM shared by IBM indicate the Science for Social Good program is having an impact. Since the program started, 114 IBM Research scientists from seven global labs have contributed their time to 28 different data science endeavors. The work has involved 18 non-governmental organizations (NGOs) and resulted in 47 scientific papers and nine patents.

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