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Indonesia Deploys Disaster-Relief Chatbot in Response to Devastating Floods

BencanaBot, a "Humanitarian WhatsApp Chatbot," was launched in Indonesia by disaster relief non-profit Yayasan Peta Bencana. The AI-powered chatbot guides users through submitting disaster reports that are mapped in real-time on, where locals can view and share updates to coordinate safety and responses. With over 80 million WhatsApp users in Indonesia, BencanaBot offers a new milestone in disaster information sharing, making it easier for communities to adapt to the existential threats of climate change.

Photo Credit: Alexander Shatov

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