Blog: Create a solution in response to wildfires while keeping sensitive data safe
Our planet has entered an era in which natural disasters and humanitarian crises are inevitable occurrences on every continent. In 2018 alone, there were major disasters from the deadliest wildfire in California’s modern history, Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico and Hurricane Michael in Florida, tsunamis in Indonesia, and a severe flood in Nigeria.
Dealing with the complexity of community needs and coordinating layers of emergency response simply cannot be solved with a single solution, but rather with a portfolio of integrated solutions. These combined solutions can work together to identify disasters and victims, respond to requests for help, cope with the aftermath of a disaster, and finally begin infrastructure and community recovery. Without a vision of integrated solutions between smart technologies and artificial intelligence (AI), disaster responders will face disjointed individual solutions that collectively may not address the grand challenge. In other words, the whole may be less than the sum of its parts. The challenge of this year’s Call for Code global challenge is how we can build a portfolio of smart technology, internet of things (IoT), and AI to build the capacity and to unify disparate information sources, all while protecting sensitive data and keeping information secure.
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