"Corporation for Good" not so long ago announced its intention to use technology to monitor/fight drug dealers, human traffickers and arms dealers. Understandably, such news surprised many people, because Google is not an organized crime organization. Now the pattern is slowly becoming clearer: Google engineers will not personally travel through cities and towns, catching criminals.
No, the corporation, using all sorts of information, is creating visual interactive models that can serve to guide the trade of said "commodity, " including guns, drugs, and yes, people. So far, the scheme is ready for the arms trade. Interesting fact : according to Google data, about 60% of all violent deaths worldwide are caused by the use of light caliber weapons.
The scheme itself, unfortunately, cannot be inserted on this page, but you can find it here Using the chart is not very complicated: just select a country by clicking on the corresponding region, and we will see highlighted lines – the main ways of weapons entering the country and ways of weapons leaving the country. The blue lines are imports of weapons, and the red lines are exports.
The brighter the line, the greater the "throughput" of such a line, the more weapons go through such a line. There are also filters that allow you to display only ammunition shipments, "military" shipments, or only "civilian" weapons. There are quite a few filters.
The corporation created all this with the help of a partner, the Igarape Institute. And the purpose of all this is to show the global impact of the "light" arms trade, the market for which has already reached $8.5 billion. The project used data from the Peace Research Institute, Oslo.