From Wartime Technology Comes Hurricane Relief

Palantir’s software is designed to deal with large, disparate data sets. If relief workers want to determine where to send aid, Payne explains, it’s helpful to combine several layers of information: the statuses of neighborhood pharmacies and gas stations, demographic and census data, and poverty rates. In the future, Payne says, Palantir’s system could be used to more effectively determine how to use resources.

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