Merging social work science and computer science for social good / Eric Rice and Milind Tambe -- The causes and consequences of youth homelessness / Eric Rice and Hailey Winetrobe -- Using social networks to raise HIV awareness among homeless youth / Amulya Yadav, Bryan Wilder, Hau Chan, Albert Jiang, Haifeng Xu, Eric Rice, and Milind Tambe -- Influence maximization in the field: the arduous journey from emerging to deployed application / Amulya Yadav, Bryan Wilder, Eric Rice, Robin Petering, Jiah Craddock, Amanda Yoshioka-Maxwell, Mary Hemler, Laura Onsch-Vera, Milind Tambe, and Darlene Woo -- Influence maximization with unknown network structure / Bryan Wilder, Nicole Immorlica, Eric Rice, and Milind Tambe -- Maximizing the spread of sexual health information in a multimodal communication network of young black women / Elizabeth Bondi, Jiah Craddock, Rebecca Funke, Chloe LeGendre, and Vivek Tiwari -- Minimizing violence in homeless youth / Ajitesh Srivastava, Robin Petering, and Michail Misyrlis -- Artificial intelligence for improving access to sexual health necessities for youth experiencing homelessness / Aida Rahmattalabi, Laura Onasch-Vera, Orlando Roybal, Kien Nguyen, Luan Tran, Robin Petering, Professor Eric Rice, and Professor Miland Tambe -- Know-stress: predictive modeling of stress among diabetes patients under varying conditions / Subhasree Sengupta, Kexin Yu, and Behnam Zahiri -- A multidisciplinary study on the relationship between foster care attributes and posttraumatic stress disorder symptoms of foster youth / Amanda Yoshioka-Maxwell, Shahrzad Gholami, Emily Sheng, Mary Hemler, Tanachar Nilanon, and Ali Jalal-Kamali -- Artificial intelligence to predict intimate partner violence perpetration / Robin Petering, Mee-Young Um, Nazanin Alipourfard, Nazgol Tavabi, Rajni Kumari, and Setareh Nasihati Gilani -- SHIHbot: sexual health information on HIV/AIDS, chatbot / Joshua Rusow, Jacqueline Brixey, Rens Hoegen, Lan Wei, Karan Singla, and Xusen Yin -- Ethics and artificial intelligence in public health social work / David Gray Grant
This book marries social work and artificial intelligence to provide an introductory guide for using AI for social good. Following an introductory chapter laying out approaches and ethical principles of using AI for social work interventions, the book describes in detail an intervention to increase the spread of HIV information by using algorithms to determine the key individuals in a social network of homeless youth. Other chapters present interdisciplinary collaborations between AI and social work students, including a chatbot for sexual health information and algorithms to determine who is at higher stress among persons with Type 2 Diabetes. For students, academic researchers, industry leaders, and practitioners, these real-life examples from the USC Center for Artificial Intelligence in Society demonstrate how social work and artificial intelligence can be used in tandem for the greater good.