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Rahul is CIO at Wadhwani AI and is passionate about using the power of AI to deliver social good. They adopt a multi-partner approach to realize these goals and their current projects include reducing cotton losses to prevent farmer suicides, building a virtual weighing machine for frontline workers to screen for low-birth-weight babies in rural homes and caseload estimation for tuberculosis at the district level in India. – This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at https://www.ted.com/tedx