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Why Data Is King

We need the keys to unlock the data from where it is stored.

Artificial Intelligence (AI) is fed by data. Lots of data exists, but it is stored by a wide variety of agencies in various locations that might not have it accessible to agencies outside of the parent department that generated/collected the data. Breaking down those walls will be key to maximizing the use of AI for emergency management purposes.

See this interview I did with an AI expert, Why Data Is King in the Artificial Intelligence World.

Think about the databases you maintain and how the information stored there might be leveraged for good purposes. 

Eric Holdeman is a contributing writer for Emergency Management magazine and is the former director of the King County, Wash., Office of Emergency Management.