Andrew Funk, founder and CEO of #HE will be at the 2nd edition of the AI for Good Global Summit (Geneva, Switzerland, 15-17 May 2018) to present #HE’s initiative to end homelessness. The AI for Good series is the leading United Nations platform for dialogue on AI.
The action-oriented 2018 summit will identify practical applications of AI and supporting strategies to improve the quality and sustainability of life on our planet. AI can accelerate the progress towards the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
SDG 11 is facing enormous challenges in making cities and human settlements inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable.
Due to the unprecedented urban growth the world has experienced in recent decades, we believe homeless people should be considered a key part of the challenges that the new urban ecosystems are experiencing.
HOW CAN AI HELP ENDING HOMELESSNESS?
At #HE we are working on a program that is inclusive and fosters economic empowerment to end homelessness for those willing and able to participate. By leveraging machine learning (WorkVibez), #HomelessEntrepreneurs will soon be able to use AI to develop their professional skills on a job creation platform and by applying blockchain technology (ComGo), they will have smart verified profiles, which means a safe, official digital identity accessible for service and support providers as well as government officials.
Hassan Raza, Growth Hacker and Co-Founder of Revolution Flame Social Media Group and WorkVibez, also shares the opinion that AI plays a key role in ending homelessness. First of all, machine learning will be used to predict a homeless person’s employability and learning needs, which will ultimately connect him or her with relevant support groups, so s/he can attain and enhance his or her professional skills and turn dream jobs into a reality.
Secondly, it will be used to measure a homeless person’s mental and emotional health in order to help him or her improve specific factors via self-paced e-learning suggestions.
Lastly, it will be used to predict a homeless person’s learning outcomes as well as how much socio-economic education s/he needs to end homelessness for him/herself alongside the community supporting them.
A smart city needs homeless people to participate actively with the support of a committed community directed by #HomelessEntrepreneur, AI tools to enhance the results and blockchain technology to verify the process and create credibility so a smart city no longer has any homeless people to need.