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‘Next Generation Humanitarian Technology’ Lecture

Dr. Patrick Meier

This unique talk, given by the world’s foremost expert on humanitarian technology, Dr Patrick Meier, explores the rise of digital humanitarian response and describes how new technologies are radically reshaping the entire humanitarian space. The presentation explains why human computing and artificial intelligence are key to developing the next generation of humanitarian technologies.

Taking place on Wednesday, 3 April at 4 pm at the Tornado Tower, the talk is geared towards application rather than theory, and highlights Qatar Computing Research Institute’s (QCRI) important leadership in defining the future of humanitarian technology. Concepts such as crowdsourcing, microtasking and machine learning are introduced using intuitive real world examples.

Dr Meier is an internationally recognised thought leader on the application of new technologies for humanitarian response. He previously co-directed the Harvard Humanitarian Initiative’s Program on Crisis Mapping and served as Director of Crisis Mapping at Ushahidi. Dr Meier has given talks at the White House, United Nations, Google, Stanford, Mobile World Congress, PopTech, TTI/Vanguard and several TEDx’s. Dr Meier, Director of Social Innovation at QCRI and the world’s foremost expert on humanitarian technology, explores the rise of digital humanitarian response and how new technologies are reshaping the humanitarian space in an upcoming talk.

Dr Meier said:

‘The current divide between the humanitarian and data science space needs to be bridged. Serious expertise in data science and advanced computing is required to tackle the major challenges appearing on the horizon of humanitarian technology. My focus at QCRI is to develop and prototype the next generation of humanitarian technologies by working directly with experts in areas such as big data analytics, machine learning and machine translation.’

This talk is free and open to the public. To RSVP or register, go to the event’s website.

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