About Artificial Intelligence

Artificial intelligence (AI) is the simulation of human intelligence in machines that are programmed to think and learn like humans. AI technology has advanced rapidly in recent years and is being used in a wide range of applications, including healthcare, finance, transportation, and more.

Artificial Intelligence in Humanitarian AID

Artificial intelligence (AI) can be used in many ways to aid in humanitarian efforts. Some examples include disaster response work, by quickly identifying areas affected by natural disasters, such as floods, earthquakes, healthcare, and many more.

Microsoft in AI capabilities

Microsoft is using AI in several ways to support humanitarian aid efforts. One example is using AI-powered satellite imagery analysis to map and track the spread of natural disasters, such as floods and wildfires. This information can be used to aid in disaster response and recovery efforts. Microsoft is also using AI to support the United Nations’ efforts to provide aid to refugees by using machine learning to analyze data and improve the efficiency of aid distribution.


SEEDS stands for the Sustainable Environment and Ecological Development Society. It was founded in 1994 and works vulnerable communities to provide relief and rehabilitation after disaster.

What is Sunny Live

Microsoft in collaboration with SEEDS, developed a solution to challenges centered around disaster response, refugee and displaced population, human rights, and the needs of women and children. The solution is named “Sunny Live”. The solution was launched and tested in two phases.

How Sunny Live helped in Humanitarian AID in India

In 2020, the model was tested in Cyclone Nivar in Tamil Nadu and Burevi in Kerala on a pilot basis, where its accuracy level was assessed and found to be very high. The model identified 90% of the houses that were damaged  during the cyclone and also marked risk categories  as ‘high’ and ‘very high’.  By using things like building materials and topography that are unique to each community, SEEDS has made more accurate models for predicting how vulnerable each community is to natural disasters. This lets communities be better prepared and make their own response plans. 

Core Heatwave Zones (CHZ) in India and around the world are becoming more vulnerable to heat waves, and this vulnerability is predicted to grow over the next few decades.

With the use of the solution’s predictive analytics, SEEDS scaled the model to produce heat wave advisories in 2021, assisting 50,000 at-risk families living in Delhi and Nagpur by providing proactive heat wave warnings and suggesting affordable solutions.

Now, SEEDS and Microsoft are working together to safeguard vulnerable communities across the Indian subcontinent from natural and man-made disasters such as earthquakes, hurricanes, forest fires, and biological outbreaks by scaling up their solution.


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By Md Afzal Sharif

Afzal is an Adobe Multi Solution Architect with experience in designing and implementing the platform with innovative and Architect best practice. He has been in this role for several years. His areas of expertise include directing the planning and strategic development of digital technologies, designing and implementing those technologies, and providing various business solutions.