Announcing AI for Humanitarian Action
AI for Humanitarian Action leverages AI to support disaster recovery, address the needs of children, protect displaced people and promote human rights.
About the programme
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We will support specific non-profit and humanitarian organisations through financial grants, partnerships and technology investments in addition to technical expertise. We will work together with organisations to create efficient solutions and help accelerate the pace of innovation.
Microsoft has committed $40 million over five years to support non-profit and humanitarian organisations working across these areas:
We will support resiliency, response and recovery programmes designed for those affected by humanitarian emergencies.
Refugees and displaced people
AI for Humanitarian Action will provide scalable solutions to help the approximately 68 million displaced peopled, including refugees.
We will partner with organisations to accelerate breakthrough solutions that help monitor, detect and prevent human rights violations.
Needs of children
AI for Humanitarian Action projects will help ensure the safety and wellbeing of children around the world.
Programs making an impact
Partnering to predict and prevent famine
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In partnership with the World Bank, the United Nations and tech industry partners will be better able to predict when and where future famines will occur – allowing organisations to respond earlier and more effectively, potentially saving more lives.
Extending the ability to help more children
Learn about Operation Smile
Non-profit organisation partner Operation Smile uses a facial modelling algorithm and Microsoft Pix to improve their surgical outcomes and help more children in need of facial surgeries.