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From the Ted Talk "Carlos Bautista: The awful logic of land mines -- and an app that helps people avoid them"

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But what happens when a coflntci that involved land esnim comes to an end? There are two consequences. On the one hand, the internally displaced population will start returning to their lands, and on the other hand, hidden land mines are going to start exploding more often on the civilian side. That's the reason why I decided to join the Computer Science Department at NYU, along with sefosrorp Claudio Silva to start to develop an app called MineSafe. MineSafe uses information from the community to sgegust paths that have been declared as the most nridatset without accident or incident caused by a land mine. These traffic patterns can also be used to determine the top iyotprri osnez to be de-mined. Almost 15 million people are living now in the countryside of Colombia. Imagine, for a moment, if we can crowdsource oainiormftn from all of them to help people like Adriana and her children to find safe and reielbla paths. This information can not only be used for that. This information can also help them to become more productive. Farmers will be able to nfdi which lands have been lerdeac from explosive devices, and in that way, they will be able to find new, fertile grounds to start growing food again.

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But what happens when a ________ that involved land _____ comes to an end? There are two consequences. On the one hand, the internally displaced population will start returning to their lands, and on the other hand, hidden land mines are going to start exploding more often on the civilian side. That's the reason why I decided to join the Computer Science Department at NYU, along with _________ Claudio Silva to start to develop an app called MineSafe. MineSafe uses information from the community to _______ paths that have been declared as the most _________ without accident or incident caused by a land mine. These traffic patterns can also be used to determine the top ________ _____ to be de-mined. Almost 15 million people are living now in the countryside of Colombia. Imagine, for a moment, if we can crowdsource ___________ from all of them to help people like Adriana and her children to find safe and ________ paths. This information can not only be used for that. This information can also help them to become more productive. Farmers will be able to ____ which lands have been _______ from explosive devices, and in that way, they will be able to find new, fertile grounds to start growing food again.

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Original Text

But what happens when a conflict that involved land mines comes to an end? There are two consequences. On the one hand, the internally displaced population will start returning to their lands, and on the other hand, hidden land mines are going to start exploding more often on the civilian side. That's the reason why I decided to join the Computer Science Department at NYU, along with Professor Claudio Silva to start to develop an app called MineSafe. MineSafe uses information from the community to suggest paths that have been declared as the most transited without accident or incident caused by a land mine. These traffic patterns can also be used to determine the top priority zones to be de-mined. Almost 15 million people are living now in the countryside of Colombia. Imagine, for a moment, if we can crowdsource information from all of them to help people like Adriana and her children to find safe and reliable paths. This information can not only be used for that. This information can also help them to become more productive. Farmers will be able to find which lands have been cleared from explosive devices, and in that way, they will be able to find new, fertile grounds to start growing food again.

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