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Tag: Tech for Good
How LabVoice + AWS are expanding accessibility in research labs
Though their personal experiences in the lab were different, Sara and Gabriel, PhD student, came to the same conclusion: research labs are seriously lacking when it comes to accessibility. It’s a pervasive problem not limited to one institution or type of disability. That’s why they decided to collaborate with LabVoice—a digital lab assistant platform designed specifically for the research lab. Working together with the LabVoice team, they developed an inventory search solution that allows users to record information, like chemical location and amount, and then retrieve it later entirely through verbal prompts.
The Sustainability Equation: Why Tech for Good Means Tech for the Future
We need startups with innovative mindsets to step forward with solutions that will enable the world to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), startups that put sustainability at the heart of their technology, which is precisely what Basecamp Research, BioSimulytics Limited, and Circular Way have done. Learn more about the 2022 AWS Software Startup Awards medalists in the Sustainability Champion category.
Camino Financial Is Using AI Technology to Loan with Empathy
Camino Financial is dedicated to helping small businesses grow to reach their potential. Leading with empathy, this family-founded, financial technology platform startup aims to bring affordable credit to under-banked Latinx micro businesses, and empower underrepresented communities to build generational wealth.
Too Good To Go: Saving the Planet One Saved Meal at a Time
Food waste is a global issue that stretches far beyond its impact on underfed populations: it’s one of the primary drivers behind the climate crisis, representing 10% of all greenhouse gas emissions. Combating food waste reduces methane emissions in particular, while also preventing the waste of the labor and resources required to make the food. But there’s room for hope, and Too Good To Go is helping make it happen with their free app dedicated to reducing food waste worldwide by connecting customers to restaurants and stores with surplus food.
Paladin AI Looks to Improve Airline Pilot Training Using ML and AWS
Paladin AI is a company that uses machine learning to reinvent the pilot training process. Historically, aviation certifications relied heavily on subjective instructor scoring. The team at Paladin AI is looking to leverage data and ML algorithms to both make process easier and more accurate.
Veteran-Centered Telemedicine App Scales Its Unique Model with Amazon AppFlow
Telehealth is changing healthcare as we know it. With platforms like Talkspace and Better Help at our fingertips, talk therapy in particular has become increasingly accessible. But according to William Negley, CEO of Sound Off, there are still major gaps to fill.
Convoy Leverages Machine Learning to Help Shipping Industry Reduce CO2 Emissions
Convoy Inc., a digital freight network, uses machine learning on AWS to help the shipping industry increase its sustainability and reduce CO2 emissions. Aaron Terrazas, director of economic research at Convoy, and Jennifer Wong, head of sustainability marketing at Convoy, recently shared more on the AWS Fix This podcast about shipping, sustainability, and how the cloud powers Convoy’s work.
A Place for Refugees to Find a Home (and a Job) in Tech
ReDI School is a startup social enterprise that teaches technical skills to refugees from all over the world. It is unlike any startup in the world, and yet its co-founders are working through the same issues that every startup faces.
How Daivergent Is Providing Autistic People With a Stepping-Stone to a Career in Tech
Founded in 2017 by Byron Dai and Rahul Mahida, Daivergent is a platform that connects companies with high-volume data needs—most of them artificial intelligence-related—to a remote workforce comprised of people with autism. Dai and Mahida sat down to tell us more.
Give & Let Give: Kitabisa’s Charitable Crowdfunding
Given the global ubiquity of social media and our ever-interconnected virtual experiences, it might be easy to assume, when thinking about building a platform’s user base, that universal goals are always best. That may be the case for certain sectors, but crowdfunding is a different animal. As a crowdfunding platform specifically tailored to the giving needs and patterns of Indonesians, Kitabisa understands that.