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This meetup will start with a high-level overview of aging:
1. Why aging?
2. What happens to you as you age?
3. Does every species experience aging or is it just us?
4. [How you are (most likely) going to die]....youre welcome.
5. How is all this happening whats making you age anyway?
6. Cant anyone stop this aging business?
Next, we will discuss some high-level approaches to ending aging & extending life, the role of AI/tech in longevity, why now is the best time to get started, & what you can do about it (you can help & you can help in a big way).
Shreya will then discuss her motivation for starting MoreLife (https://www.morelife.tech/) & explain how you can work on interesting data & engineering projects to help solve one of the biggest problems impacting humankind. We are now at a juncture in the aging field: year over year, there is an exponential increase in data availability, but not necessarily in the availability of data scientists, artificial intelligence practitioners, software engineers, data engineers, machine learning experts, & more. The goal of MoreLife is to bridge this gap between aging research labs & data science / machine learning / engineering expertise.
MoreLife is made up of two groups: experts & volunteers. Experts from the aging sector share a list of problems that are slowing them down. Volunteers, then, try to help eliminate these problems.
MoreLife is inspired by researchers in aging & longevity, folks in tech who dedicate their free time to meaningful projects, & philosophers behind efforts such as DataKind, Code for America, Scikit-Learn & many others.
Check out the meetup here: https://www.meetup.com/Data-Tech-for-longevity/
Shreya's background is in Math & Physics. She has over a decade of experience in data science, data strategy, & data products. She has worked in finance, edtech, civictech, & more. She also has her own data consulting company, under which she consults with edtech organizations, schools, districts, & cities on effectively using their data. She has recently started MoreLife, which is a result of one of her deepest yearnings: for humankind to have an option to live longer & healthier. The mission of MoreLife is to build a network that can help accelerate breakthroughs in aging & longevity.
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