Using Machine Learning and Social Media to Improve Humanitarian Aid

3:40 pm - 4:00 pm

Objective: Guidance
Audience Level: Beginner/Intermediate
Session Type: Presentation

Using Machine Learning & social media, the United Nations & Microsoft collaborated to build a tool that enables the UN to provide faster, more relevant humanitarian aid to Libya & other regions inaccessible to data collectors. We then generalized the tool into Fortis, a customizable ingestion, analysis & visualization pipeline, shared as OSS. Join us to dig in and see what we built, how, & what we learned.


, Principal Engineering Manager, Microsoft