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Flavie Halais

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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...

Cronkite News - Arizona PBS

Kyley Warren

16 December 2019

Palo Alto, California, United States

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To reduce the rates of maternal mortality in California, medical researchers joined with hospitals to study the causes of the death in order to better understand how to move forward. After identifying interventions th...

CityLab

Sarah Holder

20 November 2019

New York City, New York, United States

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A startup called Firefly uses a comprehensive approach to its sensor-equipped advertising screens by simultaneously showing advertisements on top of Uber and Lyft vehicles and collecting data about the drive and surro...

Quartz

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Justin Rohrlich

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19 November 2019

Massachusetts, United States

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Tracking controlled substances can be difficult for hospitals, which often results in drugs being diverted from where they are supposed to go. To tackle this problem, technology companies are stepping in by creating s...

FastCompany

Gwen Moran

11 November 2019

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States

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A new national startup helps connect veteran service organizations to make enrollment processes easier for veterans seeking help. The startup - called Unite Us - aims to bring together the 46,000 agencies that provide...

LAist

Sharon McNary

31 October 2019

Los Angeles, California, United States

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In and around Los Angeles, firefighters have been able to better respond to wildfires because of better equipment and more personnel. With more off-road trucks, fire helicopters, fire engines, and a new supercomputer ...

The Trace

Alain Stephens

15 October 2019

Oakland, California, United States

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Forensic Logic, a Silicon Valley startup, has developed a database called the Law Enforcement Analysis Portal (LEAP) that collects, streamlines, and analyzes police data in one, centralized digital portal. With forens...

Kaiser Health News

Maureen O’Hagan

23 September 2019

Hillsboro, Oregon, United States

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To reduce the rate of suicides in Oregon, a Washington County epidemiologist formed an unlikely collaboration with the county's death investigators in order to build a comprehensive pool of data about where and why su...

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’s has updated i...

Philadelphia Gay News

Laura Smythe

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4 September 2019

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States

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When you're new to a city, finding health practitioners that you trust can be difficult, and it's made even more challenging if you identify as LGBTQ and are looking for queer-competent providers. A new app launching ...

The Montgomery Advertiser

Krista Johnson

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9 August 2019

Alabama, United States

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A growing number of U.S. schools are partnering with technology companies and using software programs to monitor students' social media for violent posts. However, some are expressing concern about how this practice a...

Boulder Weekly

Angela K. Evans

30 May 2019

Boulder, Colorado, United States

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In Colorado, the Department of Corrections and the Department of Health Care Policy and Financing have partnered to help former incarcerated individuals obtain Medicaid upon re-entry. The partnership allows for data s...

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Molly Fosco

20 May 2019

United States

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Across the United States, tech platforms and organizations are developing ways to use data in a way that decreases police violence. They range in purpose – one maps instances of police violence, while another publishe...

Government Technology (GovTech)

Zack Quaintance

17 May 2019

New Orleans, Louisiana, United States

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Low-code applications assist in modernizing governmental software systems. A development platform that allows people who have little coding experience to easily digitize processes has allowed New Orleans and the Orlea...

The Atlantic

Krishnadev Calamur

26 April 2019

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States

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To help place refugees in cities, a new software program called "Annie" is sifting through large amounts of data and using its algorithm to make suggestions for where refugees are "most likely to be welcomed and find ...

The Philadelphia Citizen

Roxanne Patel Shepelavy

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17 April 2019

Illinois, United States

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High tech tools offer low cost ways to reach many voters and mobilize turnout, especially in mid term elections. From applications that allow campaigns to deliver personal text messages to hundreds of people at once, ...

FastCompany

Adele Peters

15 April 2019

South Africa

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To fight a recent surge in endangered rhino poaching, the South African government began utilizing data analytics typically used to study consumers to map out poaching networks. Piecing together data from sources as v...

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Alison Kotch

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8 April 2019

Washington, D.C., United States

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A special cross-sector collaboration has emerged with the On Call Scientists Hotline by the American Association for the Advancement of Science. Human rights advocates call the hotline when they're in need of data to ...

Yes! Magazine

Terrie Hansen

29 March 2019

Puget Sound, United States

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For many tribal and indigenous communities in the Pacific Northwest, the impact of climate changes has already become terrifyingly clear. As communities attempt to plan and adapt to new environmental conditions, the C...

The San Diego Union-Tribune

Gary Warth

25 March 2019

San Francisco, United States

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The San-Francisco based organization Miracle Messages has helped to reunited around 200 people experiencing homelessness with friends and family using the internet and a small-but-dedicated group of staff. The team fi...

KSHB-TV

Andres Gutierrez

19 March 2019

Kansas City, Missouri, United States

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In Kansas City, Missouri, the police department has been using crime data to strategically understand which areas require more resources. This model, which has been used since 2012 and has led to a 12% decrease in vio...

FastCompany

Adele Peters

15 March 2019

San Francisco, California, United States

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The technology company Pachama has developed a way to combine “satellite, drone, and lidar images” to estimate the size of trees and forests around the globe. Its founders were motivated by the carbon offset industry....

BreakerMag

Marianne Lehnis

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14 March 2019

Xingu River, Brazil

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Gainforest is a tech startup that uses blockchain and AI to fund rainforest preservation and pay indigenous forest protectors for their work. By using satellite imaging and a trusted payment mechanism, as well as work...

The Hechinger Report

Tara Garcia Mathewson

14 March 2019

Kansas City, Missouri, United States

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The Kansas City school district and a group of local nonprofits are implementing a new software management system that will allow partners to access student data from a range of sources. The data-sharing agreement wil...

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Adele Peters

11 March 2019

Abilene, United States

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The national program Built for Zero is aiming to end veteran and chronic homelessness by using a comprehensive data set that allows for tracking of the homelessness situation day-by-day, along with a Housing First ap...

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