Big Data for Sustainable Development
The term big data refers to large data sets that cannot be processed and analyzed in a traditional way, since it is generated according to the dynamics of societies. Its five characteristics are: variety, volume, speed, value and truthfulness. The potential of big data is that it can explain causes of specific events, anticipate trends and provide possible solutions at all levels, especially for evidenced-based decision making.
What has been the main element for the positioning of big data for sustainable development in the Latin American and Caribbean region?
What is big data?
It is all structured, semi-structured and unstructured data, which is produced thanks to digital technologies based on social dynamics
On April 1st, Data Republica launches a new data story, with the support of Cepei, Telefónica Movistar and LUCA.
Through the use of big data and the analysis of mobile phone data, the story highlights the migratory flows that occurred in the Colombian city of Mocoa during and after the natural disaster, suggesting to the institutions in charge of risk management the importance of building partnerships with data producers -such as the private sector- that contribute to decision-making in emergency situations for a timely attention to the population.
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In this paper, we present the use of Sentiment Analysis in implementing SDGs through a use case which addresses the problem of immigration in Colombia and in Costa Rica. For this purpose, we have proposed a new Machine Learning (ML) based Sentiment Analysis approach on data related to immigration in these two countries, collected from Twitter.
The Data Coordinator of Cepei made an intervention on artificial intelligence and data in Latin America, where he presented the main findings and results of our work regarding to big data and SDGs monitoring.
How can big data contribute to decision-making? Data Republica launches a new data story, with the support of Cepei, Telefónica Movistar and LUCA. On April 1, 2020, on the occasion of the tragedy that the Colombian city of Mocoa experienced in 2017, this story will be launched on www.datarepublica.org
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