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Analytics for Good Institute

Big data analytics, machine learning, and artificial intelligence all hold tremendous potential to address complex problems facing society. Our mission is to harness that power for good and use it to help people and communities prosper.

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Data as a Force for Good

For People

Data and analytics have the power to change people’s lives for the better by finding the connections and insights that drive positive outcomes. 

For Communities

In partnership with Hennepin County, the McKnight Foundation, and other mission-driven organizations, we’re using analytics to make a difference.

For Progress

New knowledge is vital to human progress. The Institute collaborates with foundations and private companies on research to move us all forward.

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Fairness & Transparency in the Housing Market

Learn how the Institute and its partners are using analytics to improve housing stability for at-risk populations in the Twin Cities. 

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Better Together

Power lives in partnership. The Analytics for Good Institute (AGI) is currently seeking partner organizations across government, nonprofit, and business sectors, as well as mission-driven foundations looking to amplify their impact. Ways to engage:

Sponsor a Student Project

Get real results for your business or organization while providing valuable experiential learning for graduate students.


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Collaborate on Research

AGI pairs University researchers with partner organizations for longer-term analytics projects with the potential to generate new knowledge.


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