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DIY do-gooders direct Caribbean disaster relief efforts

As President Trump paid his visit to hurricane-wracked Puerto Rico on Tuesday a small army of individuals, sitting at their desks far from the spotlight and scattered around the globe, were doing their anonymous bit to put the ravaged island back together again.

They are a new breed of “digital humanitarians.” Crowdsourcing the raw data of hurricane Maria’s trail of destruction, they are helping artificial intelligence experts create maps that will point relief workers to where they are needed most. The project enables individuals who may not have a lot of time or money

Two years' work in a fortnightWanted – Haitian Creole translators

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