Chatbots made in Africa: collective action and lessons learned

How to get started with chatbots workshop at the 2020 NetHope Global Summit.Elizabeth Njoroge, International ICT Business Partner, Christian Aid, Ahmed Mihaimeed, Regional ICT Director, SOS Children’s Villages, Mazin Elamin ICT4D Coordinator, SOS Children's Villages, Doreen Koech, Information Security Lead, VSOWhile AI has now been around for a long time and is forecasted to add … Continued

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NetHope launches new toolkit to scale AI Ethics conversations among nonprofits

By Leila Toplic, Lead for Emerging Technologies Initiative at NetHope, and Nora Lindstrom, Global Lead for Digital Development at Plan InternationalToday, NetHope has released the first installment of the AI Ethics for Nonprofits toolkit! This toolkit will help nonprofit organizations who are exploring, developing or using Artificial Intelligence/Machine Learning in humanitarian and international development contexts … Continued

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Building responsible digital organizations in the nonprofit sector. It’s imperative.

Rapid advances in technology are enabling nonprofit organizations to reach and support more people, more effectively. But as we embrace powerful technologies, we must do so responsibly – considering the very real risks, alongside the tremendous benefits. How do we build cultures of responsible innovation and ensure we’re intentional in our use of technology?By Leila … Continued

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AI in the Humanitarian Sector

 Benefits, Challenges, and the Path Forward By Leila Toplic, Lead for Emerging Technologies Initiative, NetHope What are the benefits of using AI in humanitarian contexts? What are the challenges? And what do we need to consider if we seek to incorporate more AI into the NGO sector? Today, close to 80 million people are displaced … Continued

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AI ethics: 5 considerations for nonprofits

By Leila Toplic, NetHope Emerging Technologies LeadIn order to create AI solutions that are ethical, sustainable, and beneficial for all, we need nonprofit organizations to get involved in their design and implementation. NGOs, such as the 59 global NGOs that are NetHope members, have so much to contribute including a deep knowledge of the problems … Continued

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Evaluating Suitability of Artificial Intelligence for Nonprofits

By Leila Toplic, Lead for Emerging Technologies (NetHope) and Steve Hellen, ICT4D Director (CRS) Artificial Intelligence (AI) is one of those technologies that can have a transformative impact on our ability to solve some of the toughest global challenges, like the refugee crisis, poverty, infectious disease outbreaks (COVID-19*). As the tech world moves quickly to … Continued

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