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VR Mark Zuckerberg discusses how Facebook is using AI to aid the Red Cross in Puerto Rico

VR Mark Zuckerberg discusses how Facebook is using AI to aid the Red Cross in Puerto Rico
From TechCrunch - October 9, 2017

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg announced today that his company is working with the American Red Cross to target aid efforts in Puerto Rico using artificial intelligence and satellite imagery to identify areas to deliver aid.

We use artificial intelligence to build what we call population maps so you can look at satellite imagery of an area and get a sense of where it is that people actually live and the density of different places and wheres theres infrastructure going to in those places, Zuckerberg said. Thats going to help the Red Cross figure out where people are who need help.

What was perhaps most peculiar about the announcement was that it was given by a cartoonish Mark Zuckerberg avatar speaking from the companys Spaces virtual reality app that runs on the Oculus Rift headset.

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