Artificial intelligence lessons for refugees: O. Humans in the Loop organization, based in Bulgaria, provides technological training for migrants from conflict zones (Syria, Afghanistan, Iraq, etc.).
In the last five years, the influx of refugees has brought many challenges to its countries The European Union, especially in its eastern part where the economy of many is not as developed as in the West.
In Bulgaria, however, one of the EU's poorest members, a company has managed to find a way to help refugees while promoting the local economy.
Humans in the Loop was founded in 2017 to help immigrants from countries such as Syria, Iraq and Afghanistan settle in the country and acquire technological skills. This way they will be able to work in his field artificial intelligence and machine learning.
So far, the project has helped more than 2.000 refugees find work and adapt to the Bulgarian community.
According to the CEO, Iva Gumnishka, they can provide learning of any level, from machine learning until development.
"The work ranges from data collection and sorting, to verifying forecasts and dealing with extreme situations. We also do a lot of process in the image recognition and highlighting part and video, which is in high demand. "
The organization works mainly with internally displaced refugees and people living in a war zone. In addition to the 100 employees in Bulgaria, it works with 150 people in Turkey, Syria and Iraq.
«We distribute the projects in order of priority, determined by the legal framework, the number of dependents, the employment situation and other factors. ". It is considered by many to be a good opportunity for women who prefer to they work from home and they want to combine their work with homework and caring for their children.
Humans in the Loop has collaborated with many start-ups in recent years in Europe and the United States, developing products in the field of artificial intelligence and computer vision. They have also been involved in agricultural projects such as drone crop segmentation, car damage detection, face recognition and camera forgery. CCTV.
Today the organization is looking for partners in the Middle East and especially in Palestine, Lebanon, Jordan and Yemen. Their goal is to employ up to 500 people from war-torn countries and to create many new partnerships with artificial intelligence companies.