What is the best way to address a global water crisis? Cloud computing and artificial intelligence researcher Prateek Joshi discusses how we can use artificial intelligence in a data-driven economy to address rising water prices, greater demand, and scarcer supply to improve water access on a global scale. Prateek Joshi is an Artificial Intelligence researcher and a published author of 3 books. He is the founder and CEO of Pluto AI, a Silicon Valley startup building an analytics platform for water management based on Deep Learning. His work in this field has led to patents, tech demos, and research papers at major IEEE conferences. Prateek actively blogs at www.prateekjoshi.com on topics such as Artificial Intelligence, Python programming, and abstract mathematics. His blog has received more than 1 million page views from 200+ countries. Prateek has been an invited speaker at tech and entrepreneurship conferences, and he’s also been featured as a guest author in prominent tech magazines. He graduated from the University of Southern California, where he was elected to become a member of the Honors Society and an ambassador for the school of engineering, with a Masters degree specializing in Artificial Intelligence. You can learn more about him on his website at www.prateekj.com. This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at http://ted.com/tedx