2017 Annual Report - UN Global Pulse

The 2017 Annual Report details exciting new explorations of big data and A.I. to advance the 2030 Agenda. 

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Data Privacy, Ethics and Protection

A Guidance Note on Big Data for Achievement of the 2030 Agenda. 

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Gender Equality and Big Data: Making Gender Data Visible - New Report

UN Women and UN Global Pulse released a report looking at how big data analytics can help close the gender divide. 

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Using big data and machine learning to respond to the refugee crisis in Uganda

Applying AI to transform public radio content into insights for development and humanitarian action.

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The "Pulse Lab Diaries"

A blog series with thoughts & ideas from data science teams across the entire Pulse Lab network.

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Wawasan Satu Data: applying human-centred design principles to data governance

Pulse Lab Jakarta Jun 22, 2018
A democratic approach to policy-making calls for reliable and timely information to ensure effective decision making. The Government of Indonesia in light of this has introduced the Satu Data...

Data Strategising with the UN in Asia Pacific

Pulse Lab Jakarta Jun 11, 2018
Data is the lifeblood of decision-making, but how should public administrators navigate the digital deluge and who should be joining them on the journey? Can Big Data augment official statistics, or...

Continuing the AI for Good Conversation: Takeaways from the 2018 AI for Good Global Summit

Felicia Vacarelu, Communications Specialist, UN Global Pulse Jun 5, 2018
In May, the second AI for Good Global Summit brought leading experts together in Geneva, Switzerland, to demonstrate the multidimensionality of responsible AI applications for advancing sustainable...

Data Is At The Centre Of The Global Agenda

Dr. Paula Hidalgo-Sanchis, Manager, Pulse Lab Kampala May 14, 2018
What is the global agenda?In 2015, 193 Member States of the United Nations agreed on a plan of action -- for people, prosperity, planet and peace -- to address some of the biggest challenges of today...

Can mobile phone traces help shed light on the spread of Zika in Colombia?

Daniela Perrotta, ISI Foundation researcher and UN Global Pulse fellow Apr 24, 2018
Nowadays, thanks to the continuous growth of the transport infrastructures, millions of people travel every day around the world, resulting in more opportunities for infectious diseases to spread on...

Voices of Uganda: How and Where to Find Them

Chanil Jung and Kirsten Van Camp from Pulse Lab Kampala Apr 18, 2018
A blog post by our radio data science team at Pulse Lab Kampala. Keyword Spotter, Pulse Lab Kampala’s New Speech Recognition and Filtering SoftwareThe year 2017 was an exciting one for...