[PODCAST] Keeping All Bars on Green: Self-Care in the Professional Space

Professional Self-Care and the Art of “Showing Up”   How can we be more engaged and authentic in our professional lives? In an episode full of great tips on professional self-care and authenticity, our guest Bethany Cranfield shares two key mantras that stand out. The first is that we must keep “All bars on green” …

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Taking Action to Create a Future Where AI Benefits Us All

Taking Action to Create a Future Where AI Benefits Us All

Jo Stewart Rattray Having worked to establish ISACA’s SheLeadsTech program and participated in the United Nations’ Commission on the Status of Women , the underrepresentation of women in the tech workforce has been top of mind for me for many years. Now, the rapid adoption of artificial intelligence is amping up both risks and opportunities …

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[PODCAST] Making Meaningful Marketing Through Creativity

Making Meaningful Marketing Through Creativity   “There’s no excuse for not knowing a little bit more than you do right now about your audiences.” (Ben Smithee) In 2024, transparency and adaptability are more essential than ever for the survival of your brand. Transparency, because stakeholders have so many options to pick from that if your …

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AI Will Transform the Global Economy. Let’s Make Sure It Benefits Humanity.

Credit: X-poser/Adobe Stock We are on the brink of a technological revolution that could jumpstart productivity, boost global growth and raise incomes around the world. Yet it could also replace jobs and deepen inequality. The rapid advance of artificial intelligence has captivated the world, causing both excitement and alarm, and raising important questions about its …

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Innovative Solutions for Streamlining Nonprofit Finance

Innovative Solutions for Streamlining Nonprofit Finance By using fundraising software, data management tools, and AI — Nonprofits can increase their efficiency, expand their reach, and stabilize their finances. You don’t need to have a dedicated IT department or a tech guru on your staff to digitize your workflows and neither do you need a huge …

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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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The Strategic Investment: How to use Google Ads/Grant to Elevate Your Nonprofit Brand

How to use Google Ads/Grant to Elevate Your Nonprofit Brand A strong brand isn’t just a logo, it’s like the DNA of your nonprofit. It helps people trust you, connect with what you’re doing and in the end support your cause. Think about well-known non-profits like the Red Cross or Unicef –  their logos and names …

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Public Interest Computing: Pluralistic Design of Ethically Responsible AI and Policy

Public Interest Computing: Pluralistic Design of Ethically Responsible AI and Policy

Abstract AI-enabled systems profoundly shape our daily lives, influencing our interactions with the world. Despite their vast impact, advanced AI technologies, like large language models (LLMs), often elude billions grappling with poverty and global climate challenges. This inequity underscores the urgent need for policy-oriented AI research focused on driving social change and sustainable development. This …

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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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View From the Street: Imaging Poverty and Wealth Around the World

View From the Street: Imaging Poverty and Wealth Around the World

An example of the contrasts of urban inequality. (Photo courtesy of Shutterstock.com) About 55% of the global population lives in cities , where wealthy and poor communities often dwell side by side. Visual information from city streetscapes – the collection of buildings, vegetation, and other features that align roadways – can provide insight into urban …

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[PODCAST] Find Lasting New Donors

Find Lasting New Donors   In her last podcast episode as host and Executive Director of Nonprofit Hub, Delaney Mullennix interviews James Thorne. They explore innovative approaches to fostering connections between donors and nonprofits. Their shared mission revolves around revolutionizing fundraising by introducing nontraditional methods, with a primary focus on diversifying funding streams and fostering …

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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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AI-powered satellite analysis reveals the unseen economic landscape of underdeveloped nations

AI-powered satellite analysis reveals the unseen economic landscape of underdeveloped nations

Image 1. Nightlight satellite images of North Korea (Top-left: Background photo provided by NASA’s Earth Observatory). South Korea appears brightly lit compared to North Korea, which is mostly dark except for Pyongyang. In contrast, the model developed by the research team uses daytime satellite imagery to predict more detailed economic predictions for North Korea (top-right) …

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North Korea and beyond: AI-powered satellite analysis reveals the unseen economic landscape of underdeveloped nations​

North Korea and beyond: AI-powered satellite analysis reveals the unseen economic landscape of underdeveloped nations​

Image 1 The United Nations reports that more than 700 million people are in extreme poverty, earning less than two dollars a day. However, an accurate assessment of poverty remains a global challenge. For example, 53 countries have not conducted agricultural surveys in the past 15 years, and 17 countries have not published a population …

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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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How AI 'sees' the world: What happened when we trained a deep learning model to identify poverty

How AI ‘sees’ the world: What happened when we trained a deep learning model to identify poverty

Visualising wealth and poverty through AI. Credit: Authors, CC BY-SA To most effectively deliver aid to alleviate poverty, you have to know where the people most in need are. In many countries, this is often done with household surveys. But these are usually infrequent and cover limited locations. Recent advances in artificial intelligence (AI) have …

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Artificial Intelligence: Delving into the wicked problem of poverty.

Artificial Intelligence: Delving into the wicked problem of poverty.

As the Global Working Group (WG) Liaison for UN PRME North America, which includes the United States and Canada, I have been invited to join a panel of prestigious leaders to present an all-conference session titled Cross Regional Chapter and Cross Working Groups. The WGs of the United Nations include Business and Human Rights, Business …

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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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How AI 'sees' the world – what happened when we trained a deep learning model to identify poverty

How AI ‘sees’ the world – what happened when we trained a deep learning model to identify poverty

Visualising wealth and poverty through AI. Authors, CC BY-SA To most effectively deliver aid to alleviate poverty, you have to know where the people most in need are. In many countries, this is often done with household surveys. But these are usually infrequent and cover limited locations. Recent advances in artificial intelligence (AI) have created …

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How AI ‘sees’ the world – what happened when we trained a deep learning model to identify poverty

How AI ‘sees’ the world – what happened when we trained a deep learning model to identify poverty

Visualising wealth and poverty through AI. To most effectively deliver aid to alleviate poverty, you have to know where the people most in need are. In many countries, this is often done with household surveys. But these are usually infrequent and cover limited locations. Recent advances in artificial intelligence (AI) have created a step change …

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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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AI for Humanity

Mila is a nonprofit mostly funded by the public. Social responsibility has always been at the core of our values, and we carefully pick our projects and partners to minimize risks of societal harm. AI offers great opportunities but also carries risks that should be taken into account and tackled at all stages of research, …

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How To Attract Donors For Your Nonprofit’s Success

How To Attract Donors For Your Nonprofit’s Success Finding donors for your nonprofit isn’t just about luck—it’s about strategy. You’re about to dive into an article that’ll provide you with tried and tested methods to attract donors and generous hearts to your cause. We’ll cover everything from harnessing the power of social media to hosting …

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