SDG 16. PEACE JUSTICE & STRONG INSTITUTIONS AFRICA IDENTITY VERIFICATION

Smile Identity raises $7M to build KYC and identity verification tools for Africa

July 12, 2021, by Tage Kene-Okafor

An estimated one billion people worldwide face the challenge of proving who they are, according to a World Bank Group report that states that 81% ...

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SDG 16. PEACE JUSTICE & STRONG INSTITUTIONS CYBERSECURITY

How cybersecurity is getting AI wrong

July 12, 2021, by Eyal Balicer, Citi

Organizations are introducing AI models into security practices across their business, but they’re not properly managing the risk.Read More

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SDG 8. DECENT WORK & ECONOMIC GROWTH

Is the US labor shortage the big break AI needs?

July 12, 2021, by Walter Thompson

Chetan Dube Contributor Share on Twitter Chetan Dube is the founder and CEO of Amelia, a former assistant professor at New York University and an ...

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SDG 3. GOOD HEALTH & WELL-BEING CANCER

Thyroid cancer now diagnosed with machine learning-powered photoacoustic/ultrasound imaging

July 12, 2021, by Latest Science News -- ScienceDaily

A research team performs machine learning-powered photoacoustic/ultrasound imaging for thyroid cancer classification.

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SDG 14. LIFE BELOW WATER

Scientists use AI-powered microscope to detect harmful algae in Irish waters

July 12, 2021, by Vish Gain

Scientists in Ireland are using a specialist microscope that leverages the power of AI through an attached iPod Touch to detect harmful algae. Known as ...

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SDG 3. GOOD HEALTH & WELL-BEING COVID19 VACCINE

AI chatbot to tackle vaccine hesitancy unveiled

July 12, 2021, by Graham

IBM and the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health have developed an artificial intelligence-powered chatbot in an effort to combat vaccine hesitancy in young ...

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POLICY & REGULATION EUROPE

The Failings of the Draft EU Artificial Intelligence Act

July 12, 2021, by Martin Anderson

A new legal critique of the European Union’s draft ‘AI Act’ levels a wide array of criticisms at the proposed regulations released in April, concluding ...

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SDG 3. GOOD HEALTH & WELL-BEING Verge Genomics

Lilly and Verge Genomics partner to use AI for drug development

July 12, 2021, by vishnupriyan

Eli Lilly has entered a three-year partnership with biotech company Verge Genomics to research and create new drugs for the treatment of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis ...

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POLICY & REGULATION Ireland

Ireland’s national AI strategy to take ‘people-centred, ethical’ approach

July 12, 2021, by Blathnaid O’Dea

Following calls for a public policy to be developed, the Department of Trade, Enterprise and Employment released a new national AI strategy today (8 July). ...

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SDG 4. QUALITY EDUCATION

Math Teaches Math: Researchers Tap AI to Boost Classroom Discussions

July 12, 2021, by Scott Martin

U.S. math students still aren’t making the grade on the world’s stage, but a team of researchers backed by the National Science Foundation is putting ...

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RESPONSIBLE AI BIAS

OpenAI warns AI behind GitHub’s Copilot may be susceptible to bias

July 12, 2021, by Kyle Wiggers

Codex, the AI model powering GitHub’s Copilot feature, might be susceptible to biases, OpenAI admits in a new research paper.Read More

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SDG 7. AFFORDABLE & CLEAN ENERGY

Artificial Intelligence Is Improving Energy Companies — Not Replacing Workers

July 12, 2021, by Ken Silverstein, Senior Contributor

Artificial intelligence is not replacing energy workers. It is making them more productive and less environmentally intrusive.

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SDG 3 : GOOD HEALTH & WELL BEING Exscientia

Exscientia receives $1.5m Gates Foundation grant for AI-designed Covid-19 drugs

July 12, 2021, by Darcy Jimenez

UK-based artificial intelligence (AI) drug discovery company Exscientia has received a $1.5m grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and Gates Philanthropy Partners to ...

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SDG 3. GOOD HEALTH & WELL-BEING DISABILITIES

MIT robot could help people with limited mobility dress themselves

July 12, 2021, by Steve Dent

Robots have plenty of potential to help people with limited mobility, including models that could help the infirm put on clothes. That’s a particularly challenging ...

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SDG 3. GOOD HEALTH & WELL-BEING AbSci

Absci’s IPO reflects booming biotech market and growing PNW life sciences industry

July 12, 2021, by Charlotte Schubert

Absci researchers at the company’s HQ in Vancouver, Wash. (Absci photo) The upcoming public offering for Vancouver, Wash.-based biotech company Absci reflects a soaring IPO ...

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SDG 4. QUALITY EDUCATION

Universities’ responses to ethical issues will define the next few years – AI must be part of the conversation

July 12, 2021, by Andy McGregor

The past year has both emphasised the importance of technology in higher education (HE), and exposed universities’ weaknesses and vulnerabilities around ethical issues. From concerns around student wellbeing to accusations of sexual ...

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SDG 10. REDUCED INEQUALITIES DISABILITIES

Mapping Out Paths for the Blind With Machine Learning

July 12, 2021, by Martin Anderson

New research out of Germany offers a novel, GPU-powered portable system to help vision-impaired people to navigate in the real world. The system addresses one ...

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