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Wednesday, March 22 • 3:45pm - 4:15pm
Closing Keynote 1 – Adventures in Humanitarian Technology

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From crisis mapping to robotics, by way of big data, digital humanitarianism, and artificial intelligence. Dr. Patrick Meier takes us on a personal journey marked with setbacks, failures, surprises, and the occasional albeit accidental success. As we reach the present day, we consider the rise of intelligent and autonomous systems: how we chose to respond to this emerging technology will speak volumes about how far we've come (or not) since the early days of humanitarian technology. Are we empowering affected people with appropriate robotics solutions? Are we taking advantage of data generated by robotics? Are we doing enough to safeguard the privacy of affected peoples? Are we engaging appropriately with local communities when introducing robotics solutions? The answers to these questions will provide us with a honest report card on whether we're passing or failing our latest test as humanitarians.

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Patrick Meier

Executive Director, WeRobotics
Dr. Patrick Meier is an internationally recognized expert on Humanitarian Technology. Over the past 15 years, Patrick has worked on a wide range of innovative humanitarian initiatives in the Sudan, Somalia, Kenya, Uganda, Liberia, India, Philippines, Kyrgyzstan, Nepal, Timor-Leste, Turkey, Morocco, Western Sahara, Haiti, Peru and Vanuatu with multiple organizations including the United Nations, Red Cross and World Bank. He is the Executive... Read More →


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