SDG 13. CLIMATE CHANGE FOREST RESTORATION Pachama

As concerns rise over forest carbon offsets, Pachama’s verified offset marketplace gets $15 million

April 30, 2021, by Jonathan Shieber

Restoring and preserving the world’s forests has long been considered one of the easiest, lowest-cost and simplest ways to reduce the amount of greenhouse gases ...

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SDG 3. GOOD HEALTH & WELL-BEING Verge Genomics

How Verge Genomics Uses AI To Tackle Parkinson’s, Alzheimer’s And ALS

April 29, 2021, by Aayushi Pratap, Forbes Staff

Using a combination of machine learning and proprietary data, CEO Alice Zhang is looking to develop more powerful treatments for neurodegenerative disease.

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SDG 3. GOOD HEALTH & WELL-BEING Exscientia

SoftBank leads funding that could net up to $525M for Exscientia’s AI drug platform

April 29, 2021, by Amirah Al Idrus

SoftBank leads funding that could net up to $525M for Exscientia’s AI drug platform aalidrus Wed, 04/28/2021 – 09:35

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SDG 7. AFFORDABLE & CLEAN ENERGY SDG 15. LIFE ON LAND Sensgreen

Startup Insights: How Techstars’ accelerator programme is changing the world

April 28, 2021, by Anonymous

If you’re a part of the tech world, you’ve most likely heard the Techstars story and perhaps wanted a piece of that investment pie. Founded ...

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SDG 7. AFFORDABLE & CLEAN ENERGY SDG 15. LIFE ON LAND Sensgreen

Startup Insights: How Techstars’ accelerator programme is changing the world

April 28, 2021, by Anonymous

If you’re a part of the tech world, you’ve most likely heard the Techstars story and perhaps wanted a piece of that investment pie. Founded ...

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SDG 7. AFFORDABLE & CLEAN ENERGY SDG 13. CLIMATE CHANGE NeedEnergy

African start-up funding gains more traction

April 28, 2021, by The Zimbabwe Independent

THIS February, South Africa’s only fully digital bank, TymeBank secured a US$110 million investment from Apis Growth Fund II, luring new investors from the United ...

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SDG 16. PEACE JUSTICE & STRONG INSTITUTIONS ComplyAdvantage

ComplyAdvantage Launches New Risk and Compliance Program

April 28, 2021, by Gina Clarke

ComplyAdvantage, a global data technology company transforming financial crime detection, has announced a new early-stage anti-money laundering (AML) program aimed at growth-focused startups called ComplyLaunch. ...

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SDG 16. PEACE JUSTICE & STRONG INSTITUTIONS SDG 3. GOOD HEALTH & WELL BEING EUROPE

The EU Is Proposing Regulations On AI—And The Impact On Healthcare Could Be Significant

April 26, 2021, by Sai Balasubramanian, J.D., Contributor

Regulatory frameworks regarding AI and healthcare generally will undoubtedly only continue to grow, especially as innovators attempt to solve increasingly difficult problems with technology.

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SDG 3. GOOD HEALTH & WELL-BEING ISRAEL

Israeli researchers use AI to fight intestinal diseases

April 26, 2021, by JPost.com - Home

The new method could be a gateway to create new smart drugs that can neutralize the protein and prevent certain diseases.

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SDG 7. AFFORDABLE & CLEAN ENERGY Brainbox AI

BrainBox AI’s CTO Jean-Simon Venne Wins 2021 Report on Business Best Executive Award

April 23, 2021, by Business Wire Technology News

MONTREAL–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Montreal-based BrainBox AI’s CTO and Co-Founder, Jean-Simon Venne, was among the winners of The 2021 Report on Business Best Executive Awards.

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SDG 15. LIFE ON LAND Vulcan

Vulcan and Tableau team up to protect the planet with EarthRanger data analysis project

April 23, 2021, by Richard Yonck

The EarthRanger project consists of an array of technology including digital radios, vehicle trackers, aircraft trackers and camera traps, in addition to artificial intelligence. (Vulcan ...

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SDG 16. PEACE JUSTICE & STRONG INSTITUTIONS TERRORISM 

What role can AI play in the global fight against terrorism?

April 22, 2021, by Clara Porter

September 4th, 2020. The first ever under-secretary general to the UN for Counter-Terrorism and Moscow’s previous delegate to International Organizations in Vienna, Vladimir Voronkov, releases ...

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SDG 12. RESPONSIBLE CONSUMPTION & PRODUCTION SDG 9. INDUSTRY INNOVATION & INFRASTRUCTURE

How AI can solve manufacturing’s waste problem

April 22, 2021, by Stephen Pratt

Industrial waste makes up at least 50% of global waste, often the result of poor quality. Artificial Intelligence can help reduce waste and lower costs.

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ETHICS & TRUST IBM

IBM Launches New Watson Capabilities to Help Businesses Build Trustworthy AI

April 22, 2021, by PR Newswire:

ARMONK, N.Y., April 21, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — IBM (NYSE: IBM) today announced new capabilities for IBM Watson designed to help businesses build trustworthy AI. These ...

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SDG 12. RESPONSIBLE CONSUMPTION & PRODUCTION SDG 2. ZERO HUNGER OneThird

Dutch startup OneThird raises €1.5M to help reduce food waste globally; here’s how

April 22, 2021, by Editorial team

According to the United Nations, food waste is one of the major sustainability challenges as one-third of food is currently being wasted. And to address ...

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SDG 3. GOOD HEALTH & WELL-BEING Fitterfly

Indian digital therapeutics startup nets $3.1m in a round led by BoAt investor

April 22, 2021, by Miguel Cordon

Fitterfly will use the fresh funds to expand its portfolio of offerings and invest in artificial intelligence-backed health tracking tools.

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SDG 16. PEACE JUSTICE & STRONG INSTITUTIONS Jumio

Copper River IT and Jumio Form Strategic Alliance to Deliver AI-Powered Identity Verification to Federal, State and Local Governments

April 22, 2021, by Business Wire Technology News

PALO ALTO, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)– #AI–Jumio, the leading provider of AI-powered end-to-end identity verification and eKYC solutions, today announced a partnership with Copper River IT, a ...

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SDG 3. GOOD HEALTH & WELL-BEING ALZHEIMER

Is AI the key to unlocking the mysteries of Alzheimer’s? Neuroimaging startup Imeka is betting on it

April 22, 2021, by Andrea Park

Is AI the key to unlocking the mysteries of Alzheimer’s? Neuroimaging startup Imeka is betting on it apark Tue, 04/20/2021 – 16:51

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SDG 16. PEACE JUSTICE & STRONG INSTITUTIONS EUROPE

AI rules must help increase public trust

April 21, 2021, by Guido Lobrano

EU regulation on artificial intelligence must be designed to increase user trust, while unlocking innovation, writes Guido Lobrano.

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SDG 10. REDUCED INEQUALITIES DIVERSITY & INCLUSION NVIDIA

NVIDIA Partners with Boys & Girls Clubs of Western Pennsylvania on AI Pathways Program

April 21, 2021, by Liz Austin

Meet Paige Frank: Avid hoopster, Python coder and robotics enthusiast. Still in high school, the Pittsburgh sophomore is so hooked on AI and robotics, she’s ...

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