Can ChatGPT help first responders during disasters?

Published February 22, 2024


NPR podcast The Academic Minute featured artificial intelligence researcher Yingjie Hu, who discussed how AI can be applied to social media posts to find disaster victims. “ChatGPT only needs a handful of examples when guided by a good understanding of the typical location descriptions used by people during natural disasters,” Hu said. “Our hope is that AI could one day automatically process social media data for emergency services, allowing them to instead focus on saving lives,” he said. 

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