Patrick Meier's Blog – February 2015 Archive (4)

How to Counter Rumors and Prevent Violence Using UAVs

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The Sentinel Project recently launched their Human Security UAV program in Kenya’s violence-prone Tana Delta to directly support Una Hakika ("Are You Sure"). Hakika is an information service that serves to “counteract malicious misinformation [disinformation] which has been the trigger for recent outbreaks of violence in the region.” While the Tana Delta is one of Kenya's least…

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Added by Patrick Meier on February 16, 2015 at 11:30pm — 2 Comments

Can This Unique Conservation Drone Be Used for Disaster Response?

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I had the distinct honor of both keynoting & judging the outstanding Drones for Good Challenge in Dubai last week (see my live reports). Teams from all around the world came to the UAE to compete. Some of the drones that took to the sky were truly remarkable.…

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Added by Patrick Meier on February 12, 2015 at 2:39am — 9 Comments

Drones and Artificial Intelligence for Social Good

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MicroMappers combines crowdsourcing and artificial intelligence to make sense of “Big Data” for Social Good. Why artificial intelligence (AI)? Because regular crowdsourcing alone is no match for Big Data. The …

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Added by Patrick Meier on February 10, 2015 at 2:38am — 3 Comments

Drones for Good Make History in Dubai

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We've just wrapped up an incredible week at the first ever Drones for Good Challenge. Not only was this the first event of its kind in Dubai, it was the first ever such event in the world. I was thus hugely…

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Added by Patrick Meier on February 7, 2015 at 9:19am — 1 Comment

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