Event Recap: Experts Meeting – Aerial AI in the Context of International Aid and Development
The Geneva Science-Policy Interface, swissnex Boston, and WeRobotics, recently co-organized an “Experts Meeting” in Geneva where participants discussed the latest advances, technical needs and partnership opportunities to enable the safe and responsible use of Artificial Intelligence (AI) to speed up the analysis of aerial and satellite imagery (Big Data).
The Geneva Science-Policy Interface, swissnex Boston, and WeRobotics are pleased to invite you to an experts meeting on the use of drones and aerial AI applied to international aid and development efforts. This event is part of swissnex Boston’s “Aerial Futures: The Drone Frontier” and WeRobotics’s “Experts Meetings” series aimed at addressing pivotal issues facing the safe and effective deployment of drones for humanitarian aid, public health, sustainable development and nature conservation.
The Geneva Chapter of this experts meeting will take stock of the very latest developments, opportunities and challenges in the application of AI, machine learning and computer vision to automatically analyze aerial imagery with respect to features of direct interest to the international aid and development community.
The meeting will take advantage of Geneva’s location as a hub where scientists, private actors, NGOs and international organizations are making use of drones to address pressing global challenges in fields such as humanitarian action, migrations, global health and the environment. Best practices and lessons learned from participating experts will help paint a picture of gaps and opportunities at the intersection of science, policy and practice in the field of aerial AI.
The Experts Meeting will seek to identify synergies in existing and planned research as well as projects to formulate a common roadmap in the development of AI solutions for aerial imagery that advance the needs of field actors and policymakers.
15:00 Welcome and Introductions
15:10 Intro to Aerial AI – Patrick Meier, WeRobotics
15:30 Lightning Talks
16:00 Open Discussion
Ivana Nady, UNHCR
Frank de Morsier, Picterra
Andrés Rodríguez Escallón, ETH Zurich
Marco Kirschenbaum, Handicap International
Giovanna Di Marzo, University of Geneva
Open AI Tanzania Challenge Winners
Please note that this is a closed event, but those interested in the topic are invited to join the public evening lecture beginning at 6:30pm.