This past week, Carnegie Mellon University’s School of Computer Science celebrated a $1 million gift from Chicago-based Uptake to launch “Machine Learning for Social Good.”

Uptake, a predictive analytics software company, made the gift to establish a new fund for faculty and student projects. Roni Rosenfeld, professor of machine learning and language technologies, will oversee the fund to provide opportunities for faculty and students to apply their expertise in data science and machine learning to initiatives that benefit the public sector. Get more information here. Check out action from the celebration.

CMU Provost, Laurie Weingart, speaks at the event.
Uptake Group
A group gathers at the CMU/Uptake “Machine Learning for Social Good” fund celebration
In celebration of the fund, Uptake commissioned artist Jeremy Raymer to create a portrait of Alan Turing, which was unveiled at the event.