I gave the first half of the talk, delving into the stark realities of big data implementations. The second half of the talk featured Lauren (a Palantir Forward Deployed Engineer on the health applications team) giving a live demonstration of workflows in a system that we recently implemented on top of Palantir Gotham, one of our data fusion platforms.
Last Fall, we announced the creation of the Palantir Council of Advisors on Privacy and Civil Liberties (PCAP), a body of experts in this field who have been helping us to understand and address the complex privacy and civil liberties issues that arise in the course of providing sophisticated data analytics to our many customers [...]
While teams of veteran relief volunteers and Palantir engineers deployed to Oklahoma to provide relief in the aftermath of one of the widest tornadoes ever recorded, the U.S. House of Representatives Homeland Security Committee asked experts to testify at a panel addressing Emergency Preparedness, Response and Communications. On June 4, Palantir’s Jason Payne joined Google’s Matthew Stepka and others [...]
What Palantir is allowing The Global Human Trafficking Hotline Network to do is to make all the data it gathers useful. And in the case of human trafficking, the data the hotline collects becomes useful in two distinct ways: the first for immediate response, and the second for pattern recognition.
"The alliance announced on Tuesday means the three anti-trafficking networks, which operate emergency hotlines in North America, Europe, and Southeast Asia, will share data on where the emergency phone calls are originating, the ages of the victims, their home countries, and the types of criminal activities they have been forced into. With the help of Salesforce.com, Palantir, and Google, the agencies will be able to crunch data like this in real time to detect crime trends that they can then share with police and policymakers to help protect victims."
Google is teaming up with two other tech giants to create a giant database of human trafficking information. Palantir and Salesforce are offering analytics and data integration tools to three non-profits which operate anonymous call centers which track human trafficking and contemporary slavery. The resulting project will be one of the world's largest databases of human trafficking information.