The information overflow that occurs in the wake of a disaster can paralyze humanitarian response efforts. Making sense of this flash flood of information, or "Big Data" is challenging for traditional humanitarian organizations. Aid groups are more adept at dealing with information scarcity than overflow. To address this problem, organizations are turning to Digital Humanitarians: tech-savvy volunteers who craft and leverage ingenious crowdsourcing solutions with insights from artificial intelligence. This talk discusses the rise of Digital Humanitarians and how their innovative solutions are changing humanitarian action.
NYU Abu Dhabi Institute
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