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Forty-nine tools anyone can use to leverage emerging tech for the public good. This collection includes mainstream commercial products as well as explicitly pro-social offerings. These tools were compiled while researching the Pathways Through the Portal report.

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Using synthetic media to make satirical videos spreading awareness about climate change



edX, Portland Street, Cambridge, MA, USA

The platform for education and learning.

Lambda Solutions

Delivering eLearning success through open source technology, extreme customer service, top-to-bottom integration, and true cloud hosting that reduces costs and increases ROI.

Ghost Work

How to Stop Silicon Valley from Building a New Global Underclass

Law Padi

Law Padi


LawPadi started as an online legal advice system to provide information and resources to people in Nigeria.

Programme on the Governance of Emerging Technologies

This OII research programme investigates legal, ethical, and social aspects of AI, machine learning, and other emerging information technologies.

Purple Air

Purple Air

110 West 13800 South, Draper, UT 84020, USA

A low cost air quality sensor network providing real time measurement of air quality on a public map.



10615 Judicial Drive, Fairfax, VA 22030, USA

NetHope is a collaboration of leading international NGOs serving tens of millions each year in 180+ countries.



990 Spring Garden Street, Philadelphia, PA, USA

Legislative district matching and elected official data


Build skills with courses, certificates, and degrees online from world-class universities and companies

Code for Democracy

We build tools that help data journalists investigate the relationship between campaign contributions and political narratives in US elections.

Artificial intelligence-driven transcription tool




SUDPAY is a startup specialized in Mobility and Ticketing Solutions. It develops service platforms and electronic payment platforms adapted to African realities.

WorkIt Walmart employee app

AI bot that can navigate and serve up FAQ content in conversations with workers


Help train an AI that encourages women to use more assertive language in their bios and professional descriptions.


Need answers to those sometimes awkward questions about sexual health, relationships, and growing up?



Seattle, WA, United States of America

Polis is a real-time system for gathering, analyzing and understanding what large groups of people think in their own words, enabled by advanced statistics and machine learning.


We are here to give you actionable information about the quality of your city's air, water and sound.

Legal Robot

Legal Robot

548 Market Street, San Francisco, CA 94104, USA

Legal tech startup using Artificial Intelligence to make Legal Documents less painful & improve Access to Justice.

Autogrid Flex

Flex, the company’s flagship product, predicts and controls tens of thousands of energy resources from millions of customers by ingesting, storing, and managing petabytes of data from trillions of endpoints.

Berkeley, California, USA

We use advance machine learning techniques to detect political propaganda bots on Twitter.



Google, 8th Avenue, Manhattan, New York, NY, USA

Perspective is an API that uses machine learning to spot abuse and harassment online.


With curbside delivery on the rise, get a quick free tool to help you know when customers arrive to pickup their order.

Google Colab

Colab notebooks allow you to combine executable code and rich text in a single document, along with images, HTML, LaTeX and more.

Outfox AI

Outfox AI

New York, NY

Outfox AI is an intuitive, low-cost Facebook ad-buying platform for down-ballot progressive campaigns and causes.

ITP Alumni List

The alumni Twitter account for a 2-year graduate program in Tisch, NYU to explore the creative uses of communication technologies

WAYS: What Aren't You Seeing?

WAYS: What Aren't You Seeing?

United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland (the)

Enhancing everyday visualisation practice through generative and evaluative design tools for data scientists


Machine learning software that scans Ukrainian government procurement contracts for signs of corruption



Boulder, CO

Neighborland is a communications platform that empowers organizations to collaborate with their stakeholders in an accessible, participatory, and equitable way.

Pollution Explorers

Wearable technology to map subjective perception of air quality. Pollution Explorers is a participatory project exploring air quality issues through people’s subjective perception and wearable technology.

Call Time

Call Time

Los Angeles, CA

Online political fundraising tools powered by artificial intelligence, automation, and analytics. Call Time provides online donor research and an automated fundraising platform.


ml5.js aims to make machine learning approachable for a broad audience of artists, creative coders, and students. The library provides access to machine learning algorithms and models in the browser, building on top of TensorFlow.js with no other external dependencies.

Sama (formerly SamaSource)

Hiring people from the bottom of the pyramid to complete digital work - SamaHub is Samasource’s training data annotation platform used to manage the entire annotation lifecycle. The platform ensures high-quality, human-powered training data and validation for world leading AI teams.

MobLab Dispatch

The MobLab Dispatch is a round-up of the most thought-provoking stories, resources, opportunities and discussions about changemaking in today’s networked world.

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