Disaster Tech Joins with Academia to Establish AI Institute

Original article was published by Roger Coleman on Artificial Intelligence on Medium


Disaster Tech Joins with Academia to Establish AI Institute

Roger Coleman of New York, owner of Coleman Ventures & Coleman Group Partners, is an experienced investment professional. While in New York, Roger Coleman is also leading Disaster Technologies (Disaster Tech), which is based in Washington, DC, as its president and chief strategy officer.

In August, Disaster Tech agreed with partners in academia to launch one of seven US National Science Foundation Artificial Intelligence Institutes. Disaster Tech, a leader in providing data science and decision science technologies to help organizations after disasters, will collaborate with companies and educational establishments to support this project. These include tech giants Google, IBM, and Nvidia and institutions such as Texas A & M at Corpus Christi, the State University of New York, and University of Oklahoma.

Led by the University of Oklahoma, the group will work toward developing AI technologies that can reliably assist the nation in understanding weather, climate, and oceanography. Disaster Tech’s role in the whole effort will be to devise AI technologies that assist with disaster management, community resilience, and risk reduction for the purpose of saving lives and property, which is a part of the company’s overall mission.