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Month: June 2018

Monero

You can now donate to Unicef by mining cryptocurrency!

Improving the lives of children around the globe just became as easy as browsing the internet! UNICEF has now made it possible to donate to their cause through mining the cryptocurrency Monero. Weforum highlights the story of how the Australian branch of UNICEF has just launched what they call The Hope Page. Basically, when you …

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Global Healthcare Revolution

Global healthcare needs a revolution. This is how technology can help

A major challenge that the Global Healthcare community struggles with is ensuring that every child is properly vaccinated. Studies show that 9 out of 10 children in 73 of the world’s poorest countries are not getting the minimum recommended protection against infectious diseases, including the two biggest killers of children under 5: Pneumonia and Diarrhea. …

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Facial Recognition Technolgoy

India is using facial-recognition to reunite missing children with their families

The country of India has embarked on a remarkable initiative where they are using facial recognition technology in order to reunite missing children with their families. The system can implemented as swiftly as just a few days, and the New Delhi police department has already identified almost 3,000 children in the first 4 days of …

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Outsmarting Epidemics

Outsmarting epidemics

The coalition for Epidemic Preparedness Innovation is gearing up to fight infectious epidemics that haven’t actually occurred yet. But how could this be done? The method is actually quite simple..develop vaccines to known pathogens before an outbreak, in hopes to shield the world from the devastation that diseases like Ebola and Zika have notably caused. …

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BrainQ

BrainQ raises $ 5.3 million to treat neurological disorders with the help of AI

AI is one of the most talked about technologies in the world today, and experts are still discovering how to use AI to its full potential. An example of this is the Israeli startup BrainQ. BusinessDigit highlights how the startup is aiming to help stroke victims and those with spinal cord injuries using the help …

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Technology leading global change

How technology is helping to solve global social challenges

Entrepreneurs from around the globe gave us insight at the Skoll World Forum to just how they are honing in on their technological skills to help marginalized communities overcome poverty, injustice, and inequality. The Guardian published a telling article describing how tech is helping to improve these situations around the world; from collecting data on …

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Sustainable farming tools

Satellites and texting: the sustainable farming tools fighting climate change

In recent years, the weather has become more unpredictable globally, putting farmers in developing countries at a high risk of losing their livelihood. With generally 50% – 90% of these countries populations being directly engaged in agriculture, this has become a pressing matter. The Guardian highlights how entrepreneurs have stepped in to help find solutions …

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Harish Hande

The Ingenious Eco Tech Helping India’s Entrepreneurs

Social entrepreneur, Harish Hande, is tackling India’s deep rooted inequality problem. In his eyes, step 1 to eliminating inequality is to provide equal access to clean energy to those who need it most. He states that “access to energy underpins everything: it’s essential for health, for education, for livelihoods”, and we couldn’t agree with him …

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Israel's Tech Mojo

Keeping Israel’s Tech Mojo Alive: Innovation for Sustainability

Around the globe Israel is known as “The Startup Nation”, and the country plans to sustain its economic growth by becoming a global leader in innovation. The Jerusalem Post highlights that the key way for Israel to achieve this goal is through co-innovation partnerships with developing countries. These newly formed partnerships seek to overcome scarcity …

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