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Desmond Okon

31 March 2021

Gboko, Nigeria

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Maternal Expert Thinking Analyzer is a pilot project to prevent maternal mortality that uses a mobile diagnostic, training, and outreach application to help midwives assess the risk of their patients in rural areas. M...

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Jim Dudley

19 March 2021

Chula Vista, California, United States

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The Chula Vista Police Department uses the Live911 system to live-stream 911 calls to police officers on patrol. The system enables quicker responses to emergencies and reduces the risk of unnecessary confrontations b...

Nigeria Health Watch

Paul Adepoju

8 March 2021

Nigeria

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An app is offering reproductive healthcare help to women in Nigeria who don't always have access to reliable maternal and prenatal health information. While it does require the user to have access to technology, it ha...

Burlington Free Press

April Barton

8 February 2021

San Antonio, Texas, United States

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The San Antonio Independent School District developed an app to help combat the Covid-slide among its students, including English Language Learning students. The app tracks interactions, class attendance, and complete...

The New York Times

Sui-Lee Wee

9 January 2021

Singapore

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Singapore's aggressive pandemic response in conjunction with strict university rules has helped keep campuses free of COVID-19 cases so far. As a country, free testing and medical care has ensured that positive cases ...

The New York Times

Apoorva Mandavilli

20 November 2020

Nandurbar, India

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An app that uses A.I. to scans lung X-rays is helping two hospitals in rural and remote parts of India to identify cases of tuberculosis that they otherwise would have been likely to misdiagnose. Medical professionals...

The World

Anna Kusmer

15 October 2020

Flaherty Island, Nunavut, Canada

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The Arctic Eider Society, an environmental and social justice organization based in Nunavut, developed an app called SIKU that allows users to enter real-time data on conditions in the arctic. Inuktitut hunters use t...

Vice

Mahima Jain

30 September 2020

India

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Shaale.com is an online platform that hosts performances and learning content on classical and folk arts from India. The coronavirus pandemic meant lost income for most of the country’s performers, especially those in...

Reasons to be Cheerful

Carl Miller

27 September 2020

Taiwan

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vTaiwan is a mixed-reality, scaled listening exercise used by the government as a new way to make decisions. The platform provides an online space for citizens to debate and for politicians to listen to. The governmen...

Wired

Lily Hay Newman

17 September 2020

United States

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The Internet Archive's Wayback Machine crawls and caches websites to preserve a history of deleted pages. The Wayback Machine has archived a large amount of the public web over the past two decades, adding more than a...

Government Technology (GovTech)

Andrew Westrope

2 September 2020

Maryland, United States

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The Maryland Department of Information Technology adapted an existing system to quickly distribute small-business grants and loans due to Covid-19. The Maryland OneStop platform, a single site for state licenses, perm...

Wired

Sirin Kale

14 August 2020

United Kingdom

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Logically is a fact-checking app that combines AI technology and human research to assess and label the truthfulness of news articles. The app has about 20,000 users after a soft launch in the UK, with a full launch p...

Wired

Clive Thompson

23 June 2020

Netherlands

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As part of a growing movement in sustainable software design, Danny Van Kooten, a Dutch programmer, refactored the code on his website plug-in to reduce the amount of energy expended when someone interacts with it. Ab...

Arizona Daily Star

Stephanie Casanova

11 May 2020

Arizona, United States

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Pascua Yaqui and Tohono O’odham tribal leaders took quick action to support members during the Covid-19 pandemic. They instituted a curfew, required face masks, and ensured that tribal members had sufficient food and ...

U.S. News & World Report

Sarah Toth Stub

20 April 2020

Jerusalem, Israel

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The use of mobile phone technology can aid in contact tracing and the collection of public health data. In Israel, the government’s use of GPS phone locations to trace cases of COVID-19 raised scrutiny regarding priva...

TechCrunch

Sarah Perez

19 March 2020

United States

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Nextdoor, an app that connects neighbors, is helping to coordinate local responses to the coronavirus pandemic. Using newly designed features, users can offer and request help based on location and share information a...

PBS NewsHour

Christopher Livesay

Melanie Saltzman

2 February 2020

Beirut, Lebanon

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5-15 Minutes

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Training refugees in digital skills provides them with a path toward self sufficiency. A pilot program developed with the UN World Food Program and the American University in Beirut offers computer literacy and Englis...

Wired

Flavie Halais

2 January 2020

Shanghai, China

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Data-driven transport can improve access and efficiency if properly implemented. In Shanghai, China, users benefit from customized bus routes designed by artificial intelligence software. Other countries, however, hav...

The Philadelphia Citizen

Larry Platt

27 December 2019

New York, New York, United States

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Allowing news consumers to more carefully vet media outlets can help stem the proliferation of fake news. NewsGuard, a web browser plug-in gives users a “nutrition label” for news websites by ranking them on a scale o...

The Colorado Sun

Tamara Chuang

26 November 2019

Colorado Springs, Colorado, United States

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Finding alternatives for uneaten or imperfect food reduces waste. In Denver, multiple initiatives, ranging from the city’s Certifiably Green Denver program to tech startups and nonprofits, are working to tackle the pr...

KXAN-TV

Tom Miller

25 November 2019

Bloomington, Illinois, United States

Broadcast TV News

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A company called Gaggle works with school districts to screen their software and electronics for messages and text that are cause for concern – including threats against others, sexual content, or mentions of suicide ...

Thomson Reuters Foundation

Anastasia Moloney

14 November 2019

Honduras

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Mobile phone apps allow NGOs to track public health threats. In Honduras, the medical charity, Medicine Sans Frontiers (MSF) uses GIS technology and mobile phone apps to assist in their efforts against dengue fever ou...

GovInsider

Medha Basu

4 September 2019

Singapore

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Automating repetitive tasks allows civil servants to manage often tedious and high-volume workloads. By introducing forms of automated technology that are already common in the public sector, Singapore has updated its...

Bloomberg CityLab

John Surico

21 June 2019

New York, New York, United States

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Though cities around the world range in size, demographics, and countless other factories, they share a common trait: cities are loud. The app Hush City offers an easy way to find a quiet space amid the noise. The app...

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Molly Fosco

2 June 2019

Oakland, California, United States

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After her experience arriving woefully unprepared at Dartmouth, Alex Bernadotte started Beyond 12, a tech nonprofit that provides virtual coaching to graduating high school seniors and college students. Beyond 12 has ...

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