OSLO.AI QUARTERLY - Applying AI for U.N. Sustainable Development Goals

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Microsoft Norge AS

Dronning Eufemias gate 71

0194 Oslo


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Oslo.AI is a leading tech community with the mission to spearhead the AI ecosystem development in Oslo and beyond. We’re proud to partner up with Oslo Innovation Week and Microsoft to present you with a special event this September.

You probably know that AI can play chess and swap faces, but can AI solve more meaningful problems faced by humanity? In this event, we gathered experts and professionals who do exactly that – applying AI to address societal challenges. From reducing carbon footprint to supporting cancer diagnosis, AI is being utilized across industries and organizations to develop innovative solution that contribute to United Nation Sustainable Development Goals (UN SDGs).

Join us for an evening of knowledge sharing and connection building. Be part of a global movement that applies AI to design and build a sustainable future.

Oslo AI Gatherings are quarterly events for AI professionals and enthusiasts focusing on lessons learned applying AI. Each meetup consists of 2 elements enabling interactive sessions:

  • Learn: Applied AI talks of industry peers sharing insights and actionable advice based on hands-on experiences applying AI. Check out our applied AI talks below!

  • Connect: Peer-to-Peer networking session; mingle and exchange about machine learning, Natural Language Processing, Computer Vision or any topic you fancy to connect with new and leading practitioners in your technology realm. Join us this time to expand your applied AI network!

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1. Jan Walter Parr, Chief Creative Officer @ EGGS Design

"Design for A Sustainable Future with AI"

As Chief Creative Officer of EGGS and “firesoul” for Sustainability, Jan Walter has experience from many design-driven innovation projects. In EGGS, he works on developing methods for designing new products and services that increase triple bottom line effects (People, Planet, Profit). Through practical case examples such as Loadsmart and Picterus, he will show how EGGS works with AI from a design perspective, and share the “value angles” that EGGS applies when hunting the triple bottom line. The talk will serve as an intro and reminder of the bigger picture of People, Planet, and Profit within which AI must aim to be beneficial.

2. Odd Sandbekkhaug, Co-founder & CEO @ Infiniwell AI

"Democratizing Healthcare through AI"

What will we do when the supply of physicians is far outweighed by the demands of a growing and ever-longer-living patient population? Well it’s not a question for the future, we are already facing that situation today. How can we serve a growing population with fewer medical workers? In this talk we will explore how IoT + cloud based AI can help relieve the pressure and deliver new diagnostic options to people who never had access to medical specialists before. The last few years have seen an inflection point in availability of compute power, mobility and network infrastructure. It’s a perfect time to put artificial intelligence technology to real use today, and help improve lives at internet scale.

3. Anoop Sharma, AI & Analytics Practice Lead @ Cognizant Nordics

"AI Playing Pivotal Role in Developing Sustainable Solutions - Two Case Studies"

Anoop leads Artificial Intelligence and Analytics practice for Cognizant in Nordics and been leading multiple complex Data and AI engagements working closely with large customers in Manufacturing, Logistics, Telco, Pharma, Banking, Insurance and logistic companies. He work closely with customers to design and build AI solutions which contributes towards ¨Water recycling and Purification¨, Deep learning solution to detect and diagnose key Health problems. Anoop will also talk about how Cognizant is playing key role with AI solutions to improve safety, reduction of fuel usage and emissions and design of sustainable solutions.

4. Alexander Moltzau, Co-founder @ AI Social Research

"In Between Social Science and Computer Science – Emerging Methods in AI Safety"

Alex Moltzau is the co-founder of AI Social Research. He is currently working on a collaborative project between a large charity, developers and consultants focused on "AI for Good". He is additionally a student at the University of Oslo combining studies in computer science and social science. His interest lies specifically with new suggested methods particularly from OpenAI in collaborating on AI Safety as well as the emerging field of research within Social Data Science from The Alan Turing Institute in the UK. Alex will talk about specific ways of working suggested by OpenAI pertaining to machine debater and human debater as well as developments in AI Safety and the call for social scientists to enter this field.


  • 17:00-17:30 Casual mingling with pizza and drinks

  • 17:30-17:40 Welcome & intro by Oslo.AI team

  • 17:40-17:55 Opening Talk by Asu Deniz, Cloud Solution Architect @ Microsoft

  • 17:55-18:20 Talk by Jan Walter Parr, Chief Creative Officer @ EGGS Design

  • 18:20-18:45 Talk by Odd Sandbekkhaug, Co-founder & CEO @ Infiniwell AI

  • 18:45-19:05 Networking session

  • 19:05-19:30 Talk by Anoop Sharma, AI & Analytics Practice Lead @ Cognizant Nordics

  • 19:30-19:55 Talk by Alexander Moltzau, Co-founder @ AI Social Research

  • 19:55-20:30 Casual mingling until the event venue closes

The event will be moderated by Abbey Lin, Oslo.AI Ambassador and Control & Compliance Lead @ Microsoft

Oslo.AI is a non-commercial initiative – by the community for the community. We strive to foster and accelerate the development of a vibrant community of practitioners in AI & Machine Learning within the rapidly developing Oslo tech ecosystem.

The events are made possible by volunteers and sponsors. This time, we thank Microsoft for sponsoring the event venue and catering.

By taking part in this event you grant the event organizers full rights to use the images resulting from the photography/video filming and the right to use them in their printed and online publicity, social media, press releases and funding applications.

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