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These fifty-three specific projects, initiatives, and programs leveraging emerging technologies for the public interest were identified in the process of creating the Pathways Through the Portal report. These organizations were either discovered during our original research or were directly suggested by one or more of the 24 field leaders we interviewed for the report.

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LandOS

LandOS facilitates project design, due diligence, finance and certification – all key to unlocking supply at scale.

AI and the Cognitive Trap

AI in the Trap, a collaborative art project that explores the future of artificial intelligence and predictive policing through a hip-hop lens.

AI4Cities

Six European cities are looking for #AI solutions to accelerate carbon neutrality using pre-commercial procurement.

Citizen participation and machine learning for a better democracy

The experiment will test whether machine learning and natural language processing (NLP) can effectively cluster similar proposals and recommendations from ‘like minded citizens’ on the Consul digital democracy platform

Soft robotic

The Soft Robotics Toolkit grew out of research conducted at Harvard University and Trinity College Dublin which focused on developing better instructional kits for hands-on design courses (Dónal P. Holland et al. 2014).

Partnership on AI

The Partnership on AI was established to study and formulate best practices on AI technologies, to advance the public’s understanding of AI, and to serve as an open platform for discussion and engagement about AI and its influences on people and society.

Tzina: symphony of longing

This interactive WebVR experience creates a space out of time to explore memory from an intimate and poetic perspective.

Microsoft AI for Good Challenge

In the 2020 Microsoft AI for Good Challenge, Australian students in Grades 7-12 are supported by their teachers to learn the basic concepts of Artificial Intelligence.

Turing Institute AI for science and government (ASG)

Turing Institute AI for science and government (ASG)

The Alan Turing Institute, Euston Road, London, UK

A major integrated research programme with a goal to deploy AI and data science in priority areas to support the UK economy.

Open Source COVID19 Medical Supplies

This group is being formed to evaluate, design, validate, and source the fabrication of open source emergency medical supplies around the world, given a variety of local supply conditions.

Tackling Climate Change with Machine Learning

Here we describe how machine learning can be a powerful tool in reducing greenhouse gas emissions and helping society adapt to a changing climate.

HateLab

Harnessing Data Science to Measure and Counter Hate Speech & Crime

Question Bridge: Black Males

Question Bridge is an innovative transmedia project that facilitates a dialogue between Black men from diverse and contending backgrounds and creates a platform for them to represent and redefine Black male identity in America.

BeeMonitor

BeeMonitor

Snowdonia National Park, United Kingdom

Open source project using Raspberry Pis and sensors to learn about the health of a bee colony by monitoring the temperature and humidity inside and outside the hive over multiple years.

MIT Open Documentary Lab Docubase

MIT Open Documentary Lab Docubase

Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)

Drawing on MIT’s legacy of media innovation and its deep commitment to open and accessible information, the MIT Open Documentary Lab brings storytellers, technologists, and scholars together to explore new documentary forms with a particular focus on collaborative, interactive, and immersive storytelling.

iSeeChange

Investigate how weather and climate change are impacting our communities and environment.

Ask Izzy

Ask Izzy

33 Elizabeth Street, Richmond VIC, Australia

Ask Izzy helps people who are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless to find the services they need, right now and nearby.

Self-fabricated Face Shields

People with access to lasercutters and 3D printers are designing and fabricating face masks for front-line healthcare workers

International Fact-Checking Network (IFCN)

International Fact-Checking Network (IFCN)

Poynter Institute for Media Studies, 3rd Street South, St. Petersburg, FL, USA

The International Fact-Checking Network is a unit of the Poynter Institute dedicated to bringing together fact-checkers worldwide.

The Trevor Project

The Trevor Project received a grant from Google AI Impact to do machine learning on incoming calls to route callers to FAQs or humans.

Audit of the Administration of the Internet of Things

In this audit, we obtained an understanding of the Commonwealth’s current IoT environment in terms of device use and planned use by surveying a sample of Commonwealth agencies (see Appendix) where we believed IoT devices were used for significant purposes.

Doxbox Trustbot

The portable unit interviews users about the apps, services and digital providers they interact with, reveals what these providers know about their users, then tells the user stories about what the effects of this may be and provides recommendations regarding their level of trustworthiness, relating to the individual themselves and to other people who may be more or less impacted by the same use or misuse of the data that accumulates around their digital life.

SONYC Sounds of New York City

SONYC is currently seeking citizen scientists to help address NYC’s noise by annotating audio clips for our machine learning technology.

Stanford AI Lab (SAIL)

Stanford AI Lab (SAIL)

Stanford University, Serra Mall, Stanford, CA, USA

The Stanford Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (SAIL) has been a center of excellence for Artificial Intelligence research, teaching, theory, and practice since its founding in 1962.

Your Priorities applies AI

Your Priorities applies AI

Reykjavík, Iceland

Empowering citizens democratically with Artificial Intelligence

Highrise

An Emmy-winning, multi-year, many-media, collaborative documentary experiment at the National Film Board of Canada, that explores vertical living around the world.

NeMO-Net

NeMO-Net

NASA, East Nasa Parkway, Houston, TX, USA

NeMO-Net is a single player iPad game where players help NASA classify coral reefs by painting 3D and 2D images of coral.

Open AI

OpenAI’s mission is to ensure that artificial general intelligence benefits all of humanity.

Conversations with Bina

A quest for friendship with a humanoid robot turned into a rabbit-hole of questions and an examination of the codification of social, cultural and future histories at the intersection of technology, race, gender and social equity.

Revolutionizing Prosthetics

Revolutionizing Prosthetics

11100 Johns Hopkins Road, Laurel, Maryland, USA

Revolutionizing Prosthetics is an ambitious multiyear program—funded by the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA)—to create a neurally controlled artificial limb that will restore near-natural motor and sensory capability to upper-extremity amputee patients.

Operation Serenata de Amor

An open project that uses data science - the same technologies used by giants like Google, Facebook and Netflix - for the purpose of monitoring public spending and sharing information in a way accessible to everyone.

Samurai Labs

Samurai is a Frontier Artificial Intelligence Lab Dedicated to Eliminating Online Violence

Fast AI

Deep learning is transforming the world. We are making deep learning easier to use and getting more people from all backgrounds involved through our: free courses for coders, software library, cutting-edge research, and community

Labor Research Action Network Mailing List

The mailing list hosted by Action Network, an open platform that empowers individuals and groups to organize for progressive causes.

Climate Change AI

Climate Change AI aims to facilitate work at the nexus of climate change and machine learning.

Data Lanterns

Data Lanterns

MIT Media Lab

illuminating local water quality through data performances for collective action

SAFELAB

SAFELAB

1255 Amsterdam Ave, New York, NY 10027, USA

The SAFElab is a research initiative focused on examining the ways in which youth of color navigate violence on and offline.

Data for Good group

We are a collective of passionate socially minded people who are empowering social change makers to be better by allowing their data to speak to them.

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