Microsoft's AI for Humanitarian Action is a new $40-million (US), 5-year program aimed at leveraging the power of artificial intelligence "to address some of the world’s biggest humanitarian challenges."
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Microsoft has announced a new $40-million (U.S.), 5-year program, AI for Humanitarian Action, which is aimed at leveraging the power of artificial intelligence to address some of the world’s biggest humanitarian challenges. Microsoft President Brad Smith unveiled the program while in New York for the United Nations General Assembly.
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Microsoft announced the third program within its AI for Good initiative: AI for Humanitarian Action, a new $40-million (U.S.), 5-year program aimed at leveraging the power of artificial intelligence to address some of the world’s biggest humanitarian challenges. Microsoft President Brad Smith unveiled the program while in New York for the United Nations General Assembly, and in tandem, Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella highlighted the new endeavour during his keynote at Ignite 2018.
As part of the new program, Microsoft will work deeply with specific nongovernmental and humanitarian organizations through financial grants, technology investments and partnerships that combine our AI and data science know-how with these groups’ core expertise. The four focus areas of the program include:
Over the past eighteen months, Microsoft has launched AI for Good programs – AI for Earth, AI for Accessibility and AI for Humanitarian Action – that now encompass a $115 million (U.S.) commitment to use artificial intelligence to help address some of the world’s biggest challenges. The initiative aims empower others in new and more impactful ways, and today’s AI for Humanitarian Action news is the next step in that journey.
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