Facebook backs deep tech for good
Facebook has joined forces with Bethnal Green Ventures for a second time, as its LDN_LAB tech-for-good incubator embarks on its next London chapter. The deep tech ventures it is targeting have under a week to apply for a place. (more…)
Time to trade Ai power for responsibility
The power of Ai-based technology is held by a few companies. A lack of regulation means they can effectively choose to use the power they hold for human benefit, or use it just for private gain. Pete Trainor argues that the return for retaining such vast power should be a requirement to use it to solve humanitarian issues.
Social media saves lives in disaster zones
Social media, maligned for its negative impact elsewhere, has huge power to be a force for good. Warning Syrians of approaching airstrikes, for instance, is helping save lives on the ground, explain Paul Reilly and Ioanna Tantanasi. (more…)
Good ideas wanted for Alexa skills
Developers are being urged to create an Alexa skill that has a positive impact on the environment, local community and wider world, in a new challenge set by work platform Devpost and Alexa creator Amazon. (more…)