8 powerful examples of AI for good

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Amid the cacophony of concern over artificial intelligence (AI) taking over jobs (and the world) and cheers for what it can do to increase productivity and profits, the potential for AI to do good can be overlooked. Technology leaders such as Microsoft, IBM, Huawei and Google have entire sections of their business focused on the topic and dedicate resources to build AI solutions for good and to support developers who do. In the fight to solve extraordinarily difficult challenges, humans can use all the help we can get. Here are 8 powerful examples of artificial intelligence for good as it is applied to some of the toughest challenges facing society today.

There are more than 1 billion people living with a disability around the world. Artificial intelligence can be used to amplify these people’s abilities to improve their accessibility. It can facilitate employment, improve daily life and help people living with disabilities communicate. From opening up the world of books to deaf children to narrating what it “sees” to those with visual impairments, apps and tools powered by artificial intelligence are improving accessibility.

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Surprises are the new normal, resilience is the real skill

Resilience is the ability to recover from fumbles or outright mistakes and bounce back.

How someone handles is losing is the difference between a winner and a loser. That’s a key finding between great companies and effective leaders: no one can completely avoid troubles and potential pitfalls are everywhere, so the real skill is the resilience to climb out of the hole and bounce back.

 

 

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Feel and Act Younger, Live Longer

Feel and Act Younger, Live Longer 

After tracking 516 men and women ages 70 and over over a six-year period, the results of the Berlin Aging Study will soon be published in the Journal of Gerontology: Psychological Science. The study was conducted by the Max Planck Institute for Human Development in Berlin and the University of Michigan Institute for Social Research.

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