I love the mix of high & low tech in this use of AI for social good:
A team of engineers from Google’s Crisis Response team is using machine learning to develop a more accurate and reliable flood forecasting system for countries that need it most.
Learn more about how AI and other technology is being used to help provide people with more accurate crisis alerts. http://g.co/earlywarning
Tangentially related if at all, but what the heck: How great are these 3D renderings of vintage topographical maps?