Posts by: Kyle Erickson

One year after Sandy, revolutionizing disaster response with CGI, Team Rubicon, and Direct Relief

This week marks the one year anniversary of Superstorm Sandy’s landfall on the eastern seaboard of the United States. It’s an occasion to remember those who lost their lives to the storm, and to be reminded of how much work remains to be done to rebuild. It’s also an occasion to thank again the thousands of volunteers who flocked to affected areas and provided relief to many of the victims in the immediate aftermath of the storm.

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How the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children uses data to find and protect children

We’ve been working with the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children for three years now, and their tireless dedication to protecting children continues to inspire us every day. We recently made a short video that tells the story of our partnership. NCMEC analysts describe how Palantir Gotham helps them make sense of all their data faster, so they can track down missing children quickly and stay ahead of predators.

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Hard Data for Hard Journalism

Like the other domains in which our software is deployed, investigative journalism relies on the insight and judgment of human experts. Armed with the right technology and enough data, these experts can achieve extraordinary outcomes. On the Philanthropy Engineering team, we’ve been fortunate to collaborate with passionate, truth-seeking journalists on several inspiring projects, many of which are still making headlines.

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Palantir Legal Intelligence: analyzing the Enron emails

On December 2, 2001 Enron Corporation entered the largest bankruptcy in US history at the time, and left behind a collection of hundreds of thousands of e-mails, which is the largest legal data set currently available to the public. Here we present Palantir Gotham’s ability to combine structured data (in this case financial transaction records and company org charts) with unstructured data (in the form of e-mails and documents) in an analysis of accusations of insider trading against the CEO of Enron Energy Services.

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