Resilience to Natural Hazards through AI Solutions

Resilience to Natural Hazards through AI Solutions

Webinar Speaker:

Monique M. Kuglitsch


ITU/WMO/UNEP Focus Group on AI for Natural Disaster Management

About the Webinar

In the field of disaster management, artificial intelligence (AI) helps convert observations into actionable intelligence—whether in the form of (e.g.,) hazard maps, forecasts, decision-support tools, or chatbots. However, application of AI is non-trivial: many technical and ethical decisions need to be made across the AI life cycle, which can impact the performance and adoption of the model. This webinar will look at the activities of a UN Focus Group to systematically develop best practices and standards in the use of AI for this application.


About the Speaker

Dr. Monique Kuglitsch is the Innovation Manager at Fraunhofer HHI and Chair of the newly established ITU/WMO Focus Group on AI for Natural Disaster Management. She previously managed operations for the ITU/WHO Focus Group on AI for Health. In her past role at the American Meteorological Society, M. Kuglitsch was the Lead Technical Editor for several journals (including the Journal of Hydrometeorology and Journal of Physical Oceanography) and the Senior International Outreach/Communications Specialist. As a researcher, M. Kuglitsch has investigated past climate change, extreme weather events, and regional climate model projections. M. Kuglitsch has experience in fluvial and limnological field work, geochemical laboratory methods, applied mathematics and statistics, greenhouse gas emissions, and climate.