WaiACCELERATE

ACCELERATOR

Europe

By Women in AI

WaiACCELERATE is the first ethical leadership & business acceleration program aimed at women innovators in the field of Artificial Intelligence (AI), Machine Learning and Data Science, who are ready to start a venture


TrialWatch

SOLUTION

USA

By The Clooney Foundation for Justice

The Clooney Foundation for Justice has developed the TrialWatch, an initiative focused on monitoring and responding to trials around the world that pose a high risk of human rights violations.

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Tracking Antarctic penguin populations

SOLUTION

USA

By Department of Ecology and Evolution and the Institute for Advanced Computational Science at Stony Brook Univers

With Heather J. Lynch et al.

Heather J. Lynch, quantitative ecologist and associate professor at the Department of Ecology and Evolution and the Institute for Advanced Computational Science at Stony Brook University, will use AI, satellite imagery, and predictive modeling for real-time tracking of Antarctic penguin populations.


The Science for Social Good Program

RESEARCH

World

By IBM

Launched in 2016, IBM Science for Social Good partners IBM Research scientists and engineers with academic fellows, subject matter experts from a diverse range of non-governmental organizations (NGOs), public sector agencies, and social enterprises to tackle emerging societal challenges using science and technology. The Science for Social Good program is built on the premise that applied science and technology can solve the world’s toughest problems by accelerating the rate and pace of solutions through the scientific method.


The Lion Identification Network of Collaborators ( LINC)

SOLUTION

USA

By Wildlife Guardians

The Lion Identification Network of Collaborators-LINC-is an innovative open source platform that allows for collaboration in research and conservation of African lions across international and inter-institutional boundaries. The system employs cutting-edge methodologies for sharing data across research initiatives and includes innovative features such as automated lion recognition tools.


The Google AI Impact Challenge

COMPETITION

World

By Google

Google.org issues an open call to organizations around the world to submit their ideas for how they could use AI to help address societal challenges.


The Data Science for Social Good Fellowship

FELLOWSHIP

USA

By Carnegie Mellon University

The Data Science for Social Good Fellowship is a full-time summer program to train aspiring data scientists to work on machine learning, data science, and AI projects with social impact in a fair and equitable manner.


The Cascadia Data Alliance

SOLUTION

USA

By The Fred Hutch

With Thomas Lynch et al.

The Cascadia Data Alliance is to establish a health research data sharing ecosystem with organizations across the Pacific Northwest region. The Alliance will facilitate creation of shared best practices in data governance and groundbreaking partnerships. Improved governance and collaboration will be used to drive towards improvements in data sharing to accelerate research and innovation across the community.


The Applied Sciences Program

FUNDING, SUPPORT

USA

By NASA

The Applied Sciences Program helps people across the world use NASA data to solve big problems right here on Earth. We provide support and funding to help institutions and individuals make better decisions about our environment, food, water, health and safety.


The AI Family Challenge

COMPETITION

World

By Technovation

The AI Family Challenge invites families to learn about Artificial Intelligence (AI) technology and solve a problem in their communities using AI tools. 7,500 people from 13 countries participated in the first year of the program, and more than 200 families from 11 countries, including Bolivia, Palestine, Pakistan and Uzbekistan submitted projects to the World Championship.

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The AI Ethics Initiative

RESEARCH

USA

By MIT Media Lab

The Ethics and Governance of AI Initiative is a hybrid research effort and philanthropic fund that seeks to ensure that technologies of automation and machine learning are researched, developed, and deployed in a way which vindicate social values of fairness, human autonomy, and justice. The Initiative is a joint project of the MIT Media Lab and the Harvard Berkman-Klein Center for Internet and Society.


Seeing AI in new languages

SOLUTION

USA

By Microsoft

A free app that narrates the world around you. Designed for the low vision community, this research project harnesses the power of AI to describe people, text, and objects.


Satellite-based evapotranspiration for improved crop water efficiency in Uganda.

SOLUTION

Denmark

By DHI GRA

Torsten Bondo, business development manager and senior remote sensing engineer at DHI GRAS in Denmark, aims to use machine learning and satellites to support irrigation development and improve crop water efficiency in Uganda in collaboration with Ugandan geo-information company Geo Gecko.


Safe Face Pledge

PLEDGE

USA

By The Algorithmic Justice League, The Center on Technology & Privacy at Georgetown Law

The Safe Face Pledge is an opportunity for organizations to make public commitments towards mitigating the abuse of facial analysis technology. This historic pledge prohibits lethal use of the technology, lawless police use, and requires transparency in any government use.


Providing early warning of harmful algal bloom outbreaks

SOLUTION

USA

By The Earth System Science Center at the University of Alabama

With Africa Flores et al.

Africa Flores, research scientist at the Earth System Science Center at the University of Alabama in Huntsville, will develop a prototype of a harmful algal bloom (HAB) early warning system to inform Guatemalan authorities about upcoming HAB events in Lake Atitlan.


Project AIMS (Artificial Intelligence against Modern Slavery)

SOLUTION

N/A

By The Future Society

With Adriana-Eufrosina Bora, Edgar Rootalu et al.

Project AIMS will build upon the BHRRC Modern Slavery Registry to develop an AI algorithm to ‘read’ the statements produced by companies under the Modern Slavery Act.


Preserving cultural heritage one language at a time

SOLUTION

USA

By Microsoft

For the past 14 years, Microsoft has been collaborating with te reo Māori experts and Te Taura Whiri i te Reo Māori (the Māori Language Commission) to weave te reo Māori into the technology that thousands of Kiwis use every day with the goal of ensuring it remains a living language with a strong future. Our collaboration has already resulted in translations of Minecraft educational resources and we recently commissioned a game immersed entirely in the traditional Māori world, Ngā Motu (The Islands).


Predicting climate-related migration in Africa

SOLUTION

USA

By University of California

With Solomon Hsiang et al.

Solomon Hsiang, chancellor’s associate professor of public policy at the University of California, Berkeley, where he founded and directs the Global Policy Laboratory, will use 1.6 million historical aerial photographs to identify the effect of droughts and climate change on human migration in Africa.


Planetary Computer

SOLUTION

USA

By Microsoft

A platform that would provide access to trillions of data points collected by people and by machines in space, in the sky, in and on the ground and in the water.


Open Access platform

SOLUTION

USA

By The Met Museum

The Metropolitan Museum of Art launched their Open Access platform in 2017, making all images and data relating to public-domain artworks in its vast collection available to everyone online. The Met’s Open Access Program seeks to make the museum’s collection one of the most accessible, discoverable, and useful on the internet. Now, The Met is collaborating with Microsoft to take this initiative to the next level, utilizing artificial intelligence to help audiences better discover these artworks and develop meaningful connections with them.