Use AI and data to predict and prevent crises - Melinda Bohannon
Data-driven humanitarian efforts are revolutionizing crisis response, says Melinda Bohannon, a prominent expert in international development. She highlights the significance of using data for better targeting and foreseeing global issues, , speaking in a Global Stage livestream event at UN headquarters in New York on September 22, on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly.
Bohannon notes, "In conflict and crises, we've used AI-driven models to track media and conflict events and human rights abuses and understand where conflicts are likely to break out. So we have that element of predictability in our policy and our program responses," underscoring the power of data to predict and preempt crises, enhancing humanitarian efforts significantly.
The discussion was moderated by Nicholas Thompson of The Atlantic and was held by GZERO Media in collaboration with the United Nations, the Complex Risk Analytics Fund, and the Early Warnings for All initiative.
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