Last year, Microsoft announced their partnership with DataKind on a special project to support the Vision Zero movement to improve traffic safety. DataKind recently revealed that three new cities San Jose, Seattle and New Orleans will join New York City as the lead cities working with DataKind on this initiative.
DataKind is a global nonprofit that aims to harness the power of data science in the service of humanity. The organization engages data science and social sector experts on projects addressing critical humanitarian problems, with this being the first project to come out of their newly established program, DataKind Labs.
Vision Zero is an international initiative that aims to reduce traffic-related deaths and serious injuries to zero. A growing number of cities in the U.S. have signed on to this initiative and begun the process of analyzing their safety conditions and identifying opportunities to improve their environments through changes to policy and infrastructure.
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