Natural and man-made disasters have become more frequent than ever before and the need for disaster preparedness has increased over the years. Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR) technologies like Artificial Intelligence (AI), Robotics, Drones and Internet of Things (IoT) have the potential to revolutionize the domain of disaster risk prevention, reduction and response.

The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) is hosting a series of webinars on these 4IR technologies presenting a chance to learn from, and engage with leading experts from around the world as they discuss opportunities and challenges associated with these technologies and their use in disaster management.

Part 1: Robotics in Disaster Management
14 September 2021, 15:00-16:30 CEST

Part 2: Artificial Intelligence in Disaster Management
28 September 2021, 15:00-16:30 CEST

Part 3: Drones in Disaster Management
12 October 2021, 15:00-16:30 CEST

Part 4: Internet of Things in Disaster Management
26 October 2021, 15:00-16:30 CEST


Part 2 agenda: Artificial Intelligence in Disaster Management

  • Opening remarks: Monique Kuglitsch (Chair of the ITU/WMO/UNEP Focus roup on AI for Natural Disaster Management)
  • AI-powered Wildfire Detection System: Andre Cheung (CEO & Founder, Robotics Cats)
  • Monitoring and forecasting floods with artificial intelligence: William Castaings (Chief Technology Officer, Tenevia)
  • Extracting information from social media for crisis response and management: Dri Muhammad Imran (Senior Scientist, Qatar Computing Research Institute)
  • Integrating AI with hazard science to improve disaster resilience: Craig Fugate (Chief Resilience Officer, One Concern)
  • Question & Answer session

Moderated by: Maxime Croft & Thomas Matheickal (Interns at the Disaster and Conflicts lobal Support Branch, UNEP)

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