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AI-enabled peacekeeping tech for the digital age

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Machine learning and big data helps to mediate complicated global conflicts

Spotted: There are countless organisations and government agencies working to resolve conflicts around the globe, but they often lack the tools to know if they are making the right decisions. Project Didi is developing those technological tools – helping peacemakers plan appropriately and understand the impact of their actions in real time.

Project Didi Co-founder and CCO Gabe Freund explained to Springwise that the project uses machine learning, big data, and AI to analyse conflicts and “establish a new standard for best practice when it comes to decision-making in the world of peacebuilding.”

In essence, the company is attempting to analyse the many factors that are involved in conflict in order to identify a ‘ripe moment’ when both parties will be willing to negotiate for peace. The tools can track the impact and effect of all actors across a conflict. This allows them to identify and create connections between organisations and people who are doing similar work, amplifying their effects.

Project Didi was recognised at this year’s ChangeNOW Coups de Cœur session and is gearing up to launch a pilot programme in Israel by working with “change-making organisations seeking to move the needle towards peace between Israel and Palestine.” The company estimates it will need close to $1.5 million to achieve this and is currently looking for investors.

In addition to working for peace, Springwise has also spotted innovations seeking to help displaced young people share their stories and repurposed commercial buildings that serve as multi-use shelters for war refugees.

Written By: Lisa Magloff



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