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AI Is a Game-Changer in the Fight Against Hunger and Poverty. Here's Why

AI Is a Game-Changer in the Fight Against Hunger and Poverty. Here’s Why

For good or bad, artificial intelligence has become ubiquitous. Thanks to AI, Amazon recommends items based on your browsing and purchase history. Facebook presents you with targeted ads after crawling your online profile and learning your behavior. And artificially intelligent smartphone apps respond to queries, recognize faces in photographs, and help you remember where you …

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What the Top 10 ICTworks Themes of 2023 Say About ICT4D in 2024

What the Top 10 ICTworks Themes of 2023 Say About ICT4D in 2024

ict4d trends 2024 ictworks I started ICTworks fifteen (15!) years ago to engage ICT4D leaders. Now this humble site is the blog of record for the digital development community. We have 25,000 email subscribers from around the world , with a majority of readers from the Global South. I regularly cull that subscriber list to …

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2024 New Grant Opportunities for Individuals Working in Any Sector

2024 New Grant Opportunities for Individuals Working in Any Sector

Call for Submissions: Sustainable Management of High Altitude Rangelands/Wetlands in the Hindu Kush Himalaya Deadline: 15 January 2024 New Year, New Grants Supercharge your 2024 Projects with our P remium Membership – now at an 85% New Year Discount! Don’t miss out – grab the offer today! The International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD) …

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India must grab the AI opportunity to speed up growth

India must grab the AI opportunity to speed up growth

From enabling faster detection of diseases and driving cutting-edge innovations in manufacturing to enabling financial inclusion for the under-banked, AI will take technology to every Indian’s doorstep. Summary We have grown so used to AI working behind the scenes to improve our web experience that we don’t even sense it but the next wave will …

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From AI to net zero: revisit GGF’s most popular webinars of 2023

From AI to net zero: revisit GGF’s most popular webinars of 2023

Global Government Forum’s regular webinars attract public servants from around the world to discuss some of the most pressing issues faced across government. Here are some of 2023’s most popular sessions The growing impact of climate change has been laid bare this year. July saw the three hottest days on record, while wildfires spread across …

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Call for Applications: AI for Humanitarian – Shaping Future Innovation

Call for Applications: AI for Humanitarian – Shaping Future Innovation

Deadline: 22-Jan-24 Supporting a cohort of humanitarian practitioners to pioneer a problem–led approach and explore the opportunities and risks associated with Artificial Intelligence (AI), Elrha is currently inviting practitioners to identify areas of future impact, ripe for further investigation and potential investment. End the year on a high note! Enjoy massive savings on premium membership …

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Lay3rs Team First Platform Build3rs Enters Beta Testnet to Create Tomb of Pharaoh Tutankhamun Digital Twin

Lay3rs Team First Platform Build3rs Enters Beta Testnet to Create Tomb of Pharaoh Tutankhamun Digital Twin

NEW YORK, NY, Dec. 19, 2023 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Lay3rs Team unveils it is co-developing 3D environment reconstruction technology using artificial intelligence (AI) Zigg-E to preserve world heritage and create the digital twin of Tutankhamun’s tomb. Lay3rs Team, a groundbreaking startup backed by the Atomic Energy Commission (CEA) , is at the forefront of innovation …

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Lay3rs Team First Platform Build3rs Enters Beta Testnet to Create Tomb of Pharaoh Tutankhamun Digital Twin

Lay3rs Team First Platform Build3rs Enters Beta Testnet to Create Tomb of Pharaoh Tutankhamun Digital Twin

NEW YORK, NY, Dec. 19, 2023 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Lay3rs Team unveils it is co-developing 3D environment reconstruction technology using artificial intelligence (AI) Zigg-E to preserve world heritage and create the digital twin of Tutankhamun’s tomb. Lay3rs Team, a groundbreaking startup backed by the Atomic Energy Commission (CEA) , is at the forefront of innovation …

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Apply Now: £250,000 Artificial Intelligence for Humanitarians Grant Fund

Apply Now: £250,000 Artificial Intelligence for Humanitarians Grant Fund

Artificial Intelligence Humanitarian Aid Grants Humanitarian aid workers have a responsibility to ensure they use artificial intelligence to capitalize on the technology’s potential to respond more effectively to ever more acute and protracted humanitarian crises, while also ensuring measures are in place to protect those communities from the potential harms of AI. Sign Up Now …

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The Squishy Robot That Walks: The Pros and Cons of AI Seeing Things That We Don’t

The Squishy Robot That Walks: The Pros and Cons of AI Seeing Things That We Don’t

An AI built a robot that can walk in a way we can’t comprehend. Without Explainable AI, this is a genie in a box that poses incredible opportunities — as well as a few risks. Artificial Intelligence – Computer Code on a Screen In October, an artificial intelligence (AI) system was instructed to create a …

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Not child’s play: protecting children’s data in humanitarian AI ecosystems

Not child’s play: protecting children’s data in humanitarian AI ecosystems

In times of crisis and conflict, advanced artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (AI/ML) might become as much part of the problem as the solution. An ever-growing number of children in need risk having their data used as part of AI systems that do not implement safeguards and protections for vulnerable populations. Given the short- …

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Enhancing Narrative Extraction through Causal Natural Language Processing

Revolutionise the field of information analysis About this project If you are seeking to build a career in natural language processing and deep learning, the University of South Australia – Australia’s University of Enterprise – is offering a hands-on project-based PhD within the Industrial AI Research Centre (IAI), in partnership with the Defence Science and …

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Mapping Educational Materials and Assessment for the Artificial Intelligence (AI) Era: Adapting to AI Writing Tools

Mapping Educational Materials and Assessment for the Artificial Intelligence (AI) Era: Adapting to AI Writing Tools

About this project Artificial Intelligence (AI) generative writing tools are transforming the way we write and learn, they also raise new questions and challenges for education. How can we adapt our educational materials and assessment methods to the AI era, and ensure that they are aligned with the goals and values of education? This project …

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Max Huang: How China can improve its education systems

Max Huang: How China can improve its education systems

smolaw11/Getty Images/iStockphoto China’s improvement in this area could positively impact its humanitarian reputation worldwide. “The school near us wouldn’t enroll him,” the mother of a disabled child in China’s Henan Province, shouted in despair. “Why wouldn’t they let us go to school?” This is a common issue faced by many disabled children in rural areas …

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Mapping Educational Materials and Assessment for the Artificial Intelligence (AI) Era: Adapting to AI Writing Tools

Mapping Educational Materials and Assessment for the Artificial Intelligence (AI) Era: Adapting to AI Writing Tools

About this project Artificial Intelligence (AI) generative writing tools are transforming the way we write and learn, they also raise new questions and challenges for education. How can we adapt our educational materials and assessment methods to the AI era, and ensure that they are aligned with the goals and values of education? This project …

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EPFL's new Large Language Model for Medical Knowledge

EPFL’s new Large Language Model for Medical Knowledge

EPFL researchers have just released Meditron, the world’s best performing open source Large Language Model tailored to the medical field designed to help guide clinical decision-making. Large language models (LLMs) are deep learning algorithms trained on vast amounts of text to learn billions of mathematical relationships between words (also called ‘parameters’). They are familiar to …

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Keeping AI progress human-centred. ACN’s Ciardi speaking

Keeping AI progress human-centred. ACN’s Ciardi speaking

Speaking at the Luiss Women Economic Forum in Rome, the Deputy Director-General of Italy’s National Cybersecurity Agency (ACN) zeroed in on artificial intelligence’s dual nature as a process optimiser and disruptive force. She stressed the need for governance and algorethics, the throughline of Italy’s push on AI within its 2024 G-7 chairmanship. Here’s her speech …

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‘It’s a rain gauge for disease’ : An Otago-based company’s AI-assisted technology has a trove of applications

‘It’s a rain gauge for disease’ : An Otago-based company’s AI-assisted technology has a trove of applications

Techion founder Greg Mirams with laboratory manager Lisa Growden. Photo / Ben Tomsett An Otago-born technology designed to detect parasites in livestock has found a shedload of unexpected applications worldwide. Since 1992, Mosgiel based tech group Techion has continually developed a user-friendly microscope to count parasite eggs in sheep faeces samples, giving a clear idea …

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UK announces AI system for Pakistan designed to detect, track early forest fires: Jane Marriott

Israel claims control of Gaza port, calls for further evacuations in south UK announces AI system for Pakistan designed to detect, track early forest fires: Jane Marriott ISLAMABAD (APP): In a bold move to address environmental challenges in Pakistan, the British High Commissioner in Pakistan, Jane Marriott OBE, has announced a groundbreaking artificial intelligence (AI) …

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Will.i.am receives Tech for Global Good humanitarian award

Will.i.am receives Tech for Global Good humanitarian award

LinkedIn co-founder Reid Hoffman, left, speaks with musician and tech entrepreneur will.i.am, who was presented with the James C. Morgan Global Humanitarian Award at the Tech for Global Good celebration at the Signia by Hilton hotel in downtown San Jose on Saturday, Nov. 4, 2023. (Sal Pizarro/Bay Area News Group) You’re probably familiar with will.i.am …

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It’s Time To Prescribe Frameworks For AI-Driven Health Care

In this Law360 article, partners Kate Hardey and Robert Kantrowitz and associate Micah Desaire discuss new opportunities and legal and regulatory challenges as healthcare providers begin to adopt AI in clinical settings. The health care industry stands to gain significantly from the surge of innovation and interest in artificial intelligence and machine learning. AI and …

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Humanitarian organisations invest in AI to improve their work

Humanitarian organisations invest in AI to improve their work

The International Committee of the Red Cross began using AI in 2019 to detect anti-personnel mines more effectively. AI can be used for an infinite number of tasks. It can answer your questions, produce images, or even create a virtual friend for you. More recently, it has been saving lives. The International Committee of the …

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Opportunities for Natural Language Processing in Humanitarian Relief

Opportunities for Natural Language Processing in Humanitarian Relief

Natural language processing (NLP) is a rapidly evolving field at the intersection of linguistics, computer science, and artificial intelligence, which is concerned with developing methods to process and generate language at scale. Modern NLP tools have the potential to support humanitarian relief action at multiple stages of the humanitarian response cycle. Both internal reports, secondary …

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The Ripple Effect of Generative AI in the Workplace

The Ripple Effect of Generative AI in the Workplace

Generative artificial intelligence is changing the business world. More businesses are now looking to incorporate generative AI tools to reduce costs, optimize operations, as well as find new revenue streams. Advertisements The growing popularity comes less than a year since the majority of generative AI tools, including text generator ChatGPT and image creator Midjourney , …

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Deciphering New U.S. Laws Around Predetermined Change Control Plans

Deciphering New U.S. Laws Around Predetermined Change Control Plans

By Yu Zhao, Rene Hardee, Randy Horton, Ashley Miller, Michael Iglesias, Roma Williams, and Jaden Maloney This is the second article in our three-part article series on postmarket change controls and implementing a Predetermined Change Control Plan (PCCP) for Class II Software as a Medical Device (SaMD) products beyond artificial intelligence/machine learning (AI/ML): Article 1: …

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Caritas Malta hosts communications and fundraising forum

Caritas Malta hosts communications and fundraising forum

Caritas Malta Caritas Malta has hosted the Caritas Communications and Fundraising Forum, a week-long event that brought together approximately 50 participants from various European countries. The forum took place between 3 and 6 October 2023, and delved into a range of crucial topics, including Artificial Intelligence, social media strategies, and the art of storytelling. Caritas …

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Data Science & Analytics: Employment opportunities in future 

Data Science & Analytics: Employment opportunities in future 

In today’s world, data expressions act as tools to explain everything. By Shrabani Mukherjee The ‘Future of Jobs Report 2020’ projected data suggesting that around 85 million jobs could undergo displacement due to the evolving distribution of tasks between humans and machines by the year 2025. However, this workforce transformation is accompanied by the inception …

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Call For Papers: 15th Edition Of The Indian Law Review [ISSN 2229-7960] By NLIU Bhopal

Call For Papers: 15th Edition Of The Indian Law Review [ISSN 2229-7960] By NLIU Bhopal

The National Law Institute University was established by the Act No. 41 of 1997 and substituted by the Act No. 06 of 2018 of the Madhya Pradesh Legislature and the university has been successful in instilling a sense of broad perspective along with scholastic and reflexive capabilities bearing in mind larger national and humanitarian goals …

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Kenya Flying Labs Unveils Seedball Dropping Drone to Promote Sustainable Food Security

Kenya Flying Labs Unveils Seedball Dropping Drone to Promote Sustainable Food Security

Today in Kenya, agriculture is in the early days of yet another revolution, at the heart of which lies data and connectivity The Kenya Flying Labs has brought innovative drone, data, AI, and machine learning solutions to Kenya’s development sector Cleopa Otieno said that in partnership with World Vision Kenya, they are out to promote …

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Finding The Causes and Treatments for Long COVID from multi-omics data

Finding The Causes and Treatments for Long COVID from multi-omics data

Discover new methods for addressing long COVID About the project If you are seeking to launch your career in artificial intelligence (AI) and interested in applying AI solutions to medical problems, the University of South Australia – Australia’s University of Enterprise – is offering a hands-on project-based PhD within the Industrial AI Research Centre. The …

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Takeda Announces Five New Partnerships to Strengthen Global Health Systems with Over $30 Million

Takeda Announces Five New Partnerships to Strengthen Global Health Systems with Over $30 Million

BioFuture 2023|Reimagine the Future of Healthcare Takeda, a leading pharmaceutical company, has unveiled five new partnerships as part of its Global Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Program. These partnerships aim to bolster health systems in low- and middle-income countries, marking a significant step towards addressing global health challenges. Takeda’s commitment to these initiatives includes a total …

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Finding The Causes and Treatments for Long COVID from multi-omics data

Finding The Causes and Treatments for Long COVID from multi-omics data

Discover new methods for addressing long COVID About the project If you are seeking to launch your career in artificial intelligence (AI) and interested in applying AI solutions to medical problems, the University of South Australia – Australia’s University of Enterprise – is offering a hands-on project-based PhD within the Industrial AI Research Centre. The …

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7 Lessons Learned Using Chatbots in Humanitarian Programs

7 Lessons Learned Using Chatbots in Humanitarian Programs

A chatbot can be defined as “a computer program designed to simulate conversation with human users, especially over the Internet”. Chatbots are trained to respond to voice, image-based and/or text input with varying degrees of sophistication. Simple bots are restrained by pre-determined scripts, such as a list of frequently asked questions (FAQs). These bots can …

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AI’s Unsettling Ethical Dilemmas: A Reflection of Society

AI’s Unsettling Ethical Dilemmas: A Reflection of Society

The ethical dilemmas and fears surrounding AI are here. From bias in gender, race, and caste to global implications. Table of Contents Unveiling Bias: The Persistent Concern in AI The Inherent Bias in AI Why Does Bias Occur? Implications for All Communities Bias Across Race, Sex, and Caste: A Global Perspective India’s Unique Challenge: Caste-Based …

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Assessing Complex Capabilities in Higher Education through Artificial Intelligence and Large Language Models

About this project Revolutionise assessment methods in education If you are passionate about advancing your career in the education industry and interested in harnessing the potential of AI in this field, the University of South Australia – Australia’s University of Enterprise – is offering a hands-on project-based PhD within the Centre for Change and Complexity …

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G20 Interfaith Forum (IF20) in Pune, India 2023

IF20 will identify the crucial issues for the G20’s 2023 agenda while reflecting on the IF20’s journey since 2014. PUNE, MAHARASHTRA, INDIA, September 4, 2023/ EINPresswire.com / — The world is grappling with deeply interconnected crises, including violent conflicts, widening inequality, the ongoing climate crisis, and diminishing trust in global and local public institutions. These …

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Training programme for new supervisors being implemented

Training programme for new supervisors being implemented

Muscat: The Ministry of Education, represented by the Directorate-General of Educational Supervision, has implemented an introductory programme to prepare new supervisors to work in the educational supervision sector. The programme targets 80 supervisors from various educational directorates in the governorates of the Sultanate of Oman. The programme aims to prepare new supervisors to work in …

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UNICEF Funding Opportunity for Health Tech Startups (US$100K in equity-free funding) 2024

UNICEF Funding Opportunity for Health Tech Startups (US$100K in equity-free funding) 2024

UNICEF Funding Opportunity for Health Tech Startups 2024: Call for Frontier Technology Applications for Strengthening Systems for Health, Nutrition and Mental Health and Psychosocial Support. Apply below. When is Application Deadline: 20th October 2023 Tell Me About Award: The UNICEF Venture Fund is looking to invest in Open Source frontier technology solutions that have the …

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Why IBM and NASA Are Bringing Geospatial AI to the World’s Biggest Problems

Why IBM and NASA Are Bringing Geospatial AI to the World’s Biggest Problems

IBM and NASA’s geospatial AI model improves disaster response, environmental monitoring, and climate action. Swift data processing enhances planning, democratizes insights, and tackles data challenges. This sustainable innovation fosters informed decisions and advances climate science for a resilient future. After the 1906 earthquake, George Lawrence employed kites to capture an aerial view of the devastation, …

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Natural Language Processing (NLP) Market worth $49.4 billion by 2027, growing at a CAGR of 25.7% Report by MarketsandMarkets™

Chicago, Aug. 21, 2023 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — The Natural Language Processing (NLP) Market size to grow from USD 15.7 billion in 2022 to USD 49.4 billion by 2027, at a Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) of 25.7% during the forecast period, according to a new report by MarketsandMarkets™. Various factors such as rising demand for …

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Communicative luck reduction: machine-like or social (or both)?

Communicative luck reduction: machine-like or social (or both)?

As a rule, a linguistic success is a non-lucky success. In other words, grammaticality, communication, interpretation, mutual understanding, and the forms of social coordination thereby enabled, succeed by innate capacity, acquired skill, and social convention, as opposed to luck or chance. To be sure, we sometimes manage to luckily pick out the same referent as …

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The Policy Ask with Kriti Sharma: “AI fear-mongering pains me”

The Policy Ask with Kriti Sharma: “AI fear-mongering pains me”

Photo by AI for Good Kriti Sharma is the founder of the social enterprise AI for Good and chief product officer for legal technology at Thomson Reuters. She started AI for Good in 2018 to help address humanitarian issues through artificial intelligence . Sharma has led the development of chatbots and AI-powered tools to support …

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Sibos 2023: Gathering for collaborative finance in Toronto

Sibos 2023: Gathering for collaborative finance in Toronto

With both in-person and digital participation options, this conference aims to bridge distances and bring together industry professionals from various spheres of the financial world. The central theme for Sibos 2023 is ‘Collaborative finance in a fragmented world’. It highlights the significance of unified efforts in ensuring a resilient and inclusive financial industry, particularly in …

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