BIG DATA DISASTERS
| Nathaniel Raymond at Eyeo 2018 |
Nathaniel is the founding Director of the Signal Program on Human Security and Technology at the Harvard Humanitarian Initiative (HHI) of the Harvard Chan School of Public Health. He has over fifteen years of experience as a humanitarian aid worker and human rights investigator, including as director of the campaign against torture at Physicians for Human Rights. Raymond was formerly director of operations for the George Clooney-founded Satellite Sentinel Project (SSP) at HHI.
In this talk Nathaniel covers the myriad ways that attempts to use big data to help people can actually make natural disasters and armed conflicts worse. Drawing on his real world experience deploying data and tech for humanitarian and human rights purposes, he explains what can go wrong and how we might prevent these big data disasters in the future.
What are ”disaster apps" and are they a good thing? What is data deluge and digital invisibility? What is the difference between DII and PII and ABI, and why should we care? How can satellite imagery help us see things better in an emergency and how can it make us blind?