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April 3 2014

From iRevolution Thu Apr 3 2014, 05:40:06

Wish you had a better way to make sense of Twitter during disasters than this? Type in a hashtag or keyword #ChileEarthquake in the above search box and you'll see more tweets than you can possibly read in a day let ... Continue reading →

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April 2 2014

From iRevolution Wed Apr 2 2014, 00:35:26

The Humanitarian UAV Network (UAViators) is now live. Click here to access and join the network. Advisors include representatives from 3D Robotics, AirDroids, senseFly & DroneAdventures, OpenRelief, ShadowView Foundation, ICT4Peace Foundation, the United Nations and more. The website provides a unique set of ... Continue reading →

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March 26 2014

From iRevolution Wed Mar 26 2014, 07:05:57

I recently connected with senseFly's Adam Klaptocz who founded the non-profit group DroneAdventures to promote humanitarian uses of UAVs. I first came across Adam's efforts last year when reading about his good work in Haiti, which demonstrated the unique role that UAV technology ... Continue reading →

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March 24 2014

From iRevolution Mon Mar 24 2014, 07:05:34

My colleague Timothy Reuter (of AidDroids fame) kindly invited me to co-organize the Drone/UAV Search and Rescue Challenge for the DC Drone User Group. The challenge will take place on May 17th near Marshall in Virginia. The rules for the ... Continue reading →

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March 18 2014

From iRevolution Tue Mar 18 2014, 08:00:48

I was recently introduced to a new initiative that seeks to empower grassroots communities to deploy their own low-cost xUAVs. The purpose of this initiative? To support locally-led disaster response efforts and in so doing transfer math, science and engineering ... Continue reading →

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March 15 2014

From iRevolution Sat Mar 15 2014, 09:01:38

My QCRI colleague Dr. Imran is using our AIDR platform (Artificial Intelligence for Disaster Response) to collect & analyze tweets related to Malaysia Flight 370 that went missing several days ago. He has collected well over 850,000 English-language tweets since ... Continue reading →

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From iRevolution Sat Mar 15 2014, 06:18:40

Update: More than 3 million volunteers thus far have joined the crowdsourcing efforts to locate the missing Malaysian Airlines plane. These digital volunteers have viewed over a quarter-of-a-billion micro-maps and have tagged almost 3 million features in these satellite maps. Source ... Continue reading →

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March 12 2014

From iRevolution Wed Mar 12 2014, 00:58:04

I'm launching a volunteer network to connect responsible civilian UAV pilots who are interested in safely and legally supporting humanitarian efforts when the need arises. I've been thinking through the concept for months now and have benefited from great feedback. ... Continue reading →

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March 10 2014

From iRevolution Mon Mar 10 2014, 08:51:02

Economic indicators in most developing countries are often outdated. A new study suggests that social media may provide useful economic signals when traditional economic data is unavailable. In "Taking Brazil's Pulse: Tracking Growing Urban Economies from Online Attention" (PDF), the authors ... Continue reading →

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February 26 2014

From iRevolution Wed Feb 26 2014, 01:01:27

The "field" of information forensics has seen some interesting developments in recent weeks. Take the Verification Handbook or Twitter Lie-Detector project, for example. The Social Sensor project is yet another new initiative. In this blog post, I seek to make ... Continue reading →

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