What would your city look like after a disaster?
The brutal, six-year-old Syrian war has affected more than 13.5 million people in Syria , including 80% of the country's children—8.4 million young lives shattered by violence and fear. Hundreds of thousands of people have been displaced and their homes destroyed.
But people generate a response that statistics can't. And technologists—through tools like AI—have opportunities to help people see things differently. We wondered: "Can AI increase empathy for victims of far-away disasters?" This question led us to create a provocation for the research community to examine how AI can create narratives to tell the stories of some of the world's most intractable problems.