Data is created in vast amounts and at an incredible speed nowadays. With 500 million tweets, 65 billion WhatsApp messages, and more than 720,000 hours of new YouTube content being shared every single day, digital environments play a key role in this process. This leads to two fundamental questions for CorrelAid and data science for social good in general: (1) How can we analyze this huge amount of digital trace data? 2) How can society benefit from our analyses?
In order to tackle these questions, we’ve put together a diverse program of talks, including our keynote speech on the #MeTwo movement as well as talks on extremist content online and open bike sharing data.