Pulse Lab New York

About

Pulse Lab New York, established in 2009, serves as the Headquarters of Global Pulse and is the thought-leadership, global partnerships, and knowledge-sharing hub for the network of Pulse Labs.

Our team in New York works closely with UN agencies and government counterparts to get a better understanding of the policy and implementation issues they are grappling with and explore how new data sources can provide useful insights that support decision making.

Our multidisciplinary team is made up of data scientists, engineers, designers, social scientists, communication experts, and data privacy and legal experts, who work together with development and humanitarian actors to prototype and implement innovation programmes.

Read Our Latest Annual Report

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UN Global Pulse Annual Report 2018

2018 saw increased public interest around how data is being collected and used, fueled by the global conversation around the opportunities and perils of new data sources and emerging technologies. The United Nations continued to drive the data revolution for sustainable development through the work of its innovation offices, including efforts led by UN Global Pulse.

News, thoughts and ideas about big data and AI, data privacy and ethics from the lab in New York. Read posts from the whole network on the blog.

Below you can find our eight latest examples of our collaborative research, prototypes and experiments, where we analyse digital data to advance global development, support humanitarian action, and promote peace. For more, go to the research projects page.

Below you can find the newest digital tools and microsites from Pulse Lab New York. For more, go to the microsites & tools page.

The New York Team

Cassandra Hendricks

Operations Specialist

Josiane Toundzi

Policy and Interagency Affairs Coordinator

Katherine Hoffman

Artificial Intelligence Researcher

Kevin Klyman

AI and Digital Rights Fellow

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A collaboration tool using human-AI interaction to analyse satellite imagery