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Digital humanitarians : how big data is changing the face of humanitarian response / Patrick Meier.

By: Meier, Patrick | [author.].
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: Boca Raton, FL : CRC Press, Taylor & Francis Group, 2015]Description: xxv, 233 pages: illustrations ; 23 cm.ISBN: 9781482248395 (Paperback); 1482248395 (Paperback); 9781498726474; 149872647X.Subject(s): Emergency management | Big data | Disaster relief | Humanitarian intervention | Humanitarian assistance | -- Data processing | -- Social aspects | -- Data processing | -- Data processing | -- Data processingDDC classification: 363.348068
Contents:
The rise of digital humanitarians -- The rise of big (crisis) data -- Crowd computing social media -- Crowd computing satellite and aerial imagery -- Artificial intelligence for disaster response -- Artificial intelligence in the sky -- Verifying big crisis data with crowd computing -- Verifying big data with artificial intelligence -- Digital humanitarians in the Arab Spring -- Next-generation digital humanitarians.
Summary: This gripping real-time drama is set against the devastation of the Haiti earthquake. The author, a pioneer of digital humanitarianism, didn't stay idle long. Within hours, from his laptop, he'd assembled a global network of volunteers to collect, analyze, sift through, map, and relay accurate information from survivors on the ground voicing cries of help using social media. Their data-mining accomplishments were Read more...
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Non-fiction 363.348068 MEI (Browse shelf) Available 36790

NETC LRC call no. HV 639 .M511 2015.

The rise of digital humanitarians -- The rise of big (crisis) data -- Crowd computing social media -- Crowd computing satellite and aerial imagery -- Artificial intelligence for disaster response -- Artificial intelligence in the sky -- Verifying big crisis data with crowd computing -- Verifying big data with artificial intelligence -- Digital humanitarians in the Arab Spring -- Next-generation digital humanitarians.

This gripping real-time drama is set against the devastation of the Haiti earthquake. The author, a pioneer of digital humanitarianism, didn't stay idle long. Within hours, from his laptop, he'd assembled a global network of volunteers to collect, analyze, sift through, map, and relay accurate information from survivors on the ground voicing cries of help using social media. Their data-mining accomplishments were Read more...

Includes bibliographical references (pages 199-220) and index.

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