Computer Science Research for Global Development

April 29, 2009

On the same planet where there are 1.4 billion Internet users, a far less fortunate 1.4 billion people survive below the World Banks definition of the poverty line. The same technology that has transformed our lives – the lives of the wealthiest people on the planet – also remains out of reach and irrelevant for the poorest. This talk introduces the Technology for Emerging Markets group at Microsoft Research India, where an interdisciplinary team of researchers explores solutions in the context of agriculture, education, healthcare, microfinance, and other domains of development.

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