Microsoft announces $40 million AI for Humanitarian Action program

At Ignite 2018 conference yesterday, Microsoft announced the new AI for Humanitarian Action program. This is a $40 million, 5-year initiative that will use the power of AI to focus on helping the world recover from disasters, addressing the needs of children, protecting refugees and displaced people, and promoting respect for human rights. John Kahan from Microsoft’s big data team will join as the Chief Data Analytics Officer for Microsoft’s Corporate, External and Legal Affairs, to lead this effort, reporting directly to Brad Smith, President at Microsoft.

AI for Humanitarian Action is part of Microsoft’s AI for Good initiative, a $115 million commitment to empowering people and organizations to solve global challenges with access to game-changing AI technology and educational opportunities, launched in July 2017.

Source: Microsoft

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