Impact Data Talks: Exploring the future of Impact Analysis and Humanitarian Artificial Intelligence

May 25, 2021

What does the future of humanitarian artificial intelligence look like? What is the scope of artificial intelligence in impact analysis? Which are some challenges and strategies going forward?

ImpactMapper's Founder, Alexandra Pittman, joined Brent O. Phillips and Felix Holmgren at "The Search Space" on Clubhouse for an informal conversation exploring logic programming, symbolic AI and humanitarian applications of artificial intelligence.

Brent O. Phillips, the Project Manager of Humanitarian AI, facilitated the conversation and organizes meetup groups in 15 cities around the World to give AI developers opportunities to interface with humanitarian actors and work on group micro-projects. For him: "Humanitarian AI meetups create a space for humanitarian actors to learn from developers and, in reverse, for developers to learn about humanitarian challenges and complications to leverage AI in the sector."

Felix Holmgren is the host of the Search Space, interviewing experts about the theory and practice of Logic Programming and related themes, like constraint programming, symbolic AI, natural language processing, databases,  computational linguistics, philosophy, functional programming, and logic itself. For him, one of the key challenges going forward will be accessing and sorting data from humanitarian emergencies in rapid way, to ensure evidence is rapidly available and context sensitive:

Going forward, hybrid systems that combine artificial intelligence with human interactions will support actors to navigate humanitarian data without losing sight of cultural and social nuance.  This will help sorting relevant and irrelevant data to ensure that the right resources are deployed to the right communities at the right moment.

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