January 23, 2017
This year’s World Economic Forum (WEF) at Davos was focused around “Responsive and Responsible Leadership”, looking at the challenges and opportunities for decision-makers in the current times of major global political upheaval.
Professor Nick Jennings, from Imperial College London, presented at the WEF 2017 on Human Agent Collectives. See here the news piece from Imperial, about the Worlld Economic Forum event and the contribution which Rescue Global has made in this area of developigh cutting edge technology.
As part of the Orchid project, Rescue Global worked with Professor Jennings and other academics in the fields of Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning (ML), looking at how the complementary skill sets of humans and machines can be harnessed to address complex challenges. For example, managing big data in the aftermath of a disaster, to create actionable intelligence that speeds up and prioritises response.
These tools were used in a real-world situation following the 2015 earthquake in Nepal, where Rescue Global and academics from the Orchid Project took pre and post-disaster imagery, utilised crowd-sourced data analysis and machine learning, to identify locations that had not yet been assessed or received aid.
We are proud that this project was presented at Davos, and strongly feel that innovative and collaboration are essential to address global challenges. Projects like this, which demonstrate cross-sector collaboration, real-world application, and leading technologies, are great examples of this kind of innovation.