The MicroMappers platform has come a long way and still has a ways to go. Our vision for MicroMappers is simple: combine human computing (smart crowd-sourcing) with machine computing (artificial intelligence) to filter, fuse and map a variety of different data types such as text, photo, video and satellite/aerial imagery. Thanks to our Artificial Intelligence (AI) engine AIDR, the MicroMappers “Text Clicker” already combines human and machine computing. This means that tweets and text messages can be automatically filtered (classified) after some initial crowdsourced filtering. In response to Typhoon Ruby in the Philippines, we collaborated to explore how the MicroMappers “3W Clicker” might work. The result is the Google Spreadsheet below that is automatically updated every 15 minutes with the latest news reports that refer to one or more humanitarian organizations in the Philippines.
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