510 & OUR USE OF AI

WHAT IS ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE Artificial intelligence (AI) is, as its name suggests, a form of intelligence that mimics the natural, human thought processes, but is displayed by machines, particularly by computer systems. Expressions of this intelligence are, for example, learning, problem solving, & self-correction.   Machine learning is an application of AI and refers to a computer’s ability to learn without being explicitly programmed.   Deep learning is a class of machine learning algorithms,… Read More

510 AND MALAWI RED CROSS AT THE REGIONAL AFRICAN DIALOGUE PLATFORM

WHAT IS THE AFRICAN DIALOGUE PLATFORM The Regional African Dialogue Platform on Forecast-based Financing (FbF) aims to improve understanding of the FbF concept, the funding mechanism, & methodology. It also works to foster collaboration among key actors working to reduce the impact of natural disasters, improve systems readiness and response by using the window of…

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IBF: IMPACT BASED FORECASTING

WHAT IS IBF Impact Based Forecasting (IbF) is a process in which data is collected and integrated to predict the impact of impending disasters on vulnerable people living in areas that are prone to these disasters. It is part of Forecast-Based Financing (FbF). WHY IT IS NEEDED Damage, suffering and the cost of emergency aid… Read More