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Science for Human Rights: Quantitative Methods for Security and Humanitarian Aid

The Center for Ethics in Science and Technology

Wednesday, April 6, 2011 from 5:30 PM to 7:00 PM (PDT)

San Diego, United States

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Recent technological advances in information gathering and processing have been successfully used to defend people against abuses, and to direct aid where it can be most effective.  Virtually all of the technology now used for Human Rights was developed for vastly different purposes.  The suitability of the technology for improving human conditions is yet another example of how application of science expands beyond the purposes envisioned by its developers.  This presentation describes some of the methods in use today, covering three general areas of Research and Information Gathering, Computational Tools, and Data Visualization. Specific topics include satellite imaging, crowd sourcing, artificial intelligence, automated image analysis, alternative data sources, quantitative models of forced migration, and geospatial mapping.

Guest speaker:

Eric L. Michelsen, University of California, San Diego 

 

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Community Forum
1875 El Prado
San Diego, 92101

Wednesday, April 6, 2011 from 5:30 PM to 7:00 PM (PDT)


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The Center for Ethics in Science and Technology

The mission of the Center for Ethics in Science and Technology is to foster science in the public interest by promoting awareness, understanding, and discussion of the ethical implications of new developments in science and technology. To carry out its mission, the Center promotes more informed policy development and ethical decision-making on the part of individuals and institutions through education, outreach, and scholarly forums.

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