Social issues news stories
Can bots succeed where humans have failed in sustainability?
People want businesses to turn talk into action, and believe technology can help businesses succeed where people have failed.
Sydney consulting firm launches new social impact practice
HTANALYSTS has launched a consulting practice to deliver capabilities in social impact measurement, govt services, sustainability, aged care and disability.
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Amazon Web Services commits $40 million to help advance health equity
AWS has announced a new global program to enhance health outcomes for underserved or under-represented communities.
Auth0 launches social impact platform & joins Pledge 1% movement
Auth0 has launched a new social impact platform that aims to provide secure access for nonprofit organisations and social enterprises.
HCL Technologies celebrates global goodwill champions
Enterprise tech firm HCL Technologies recently honoured goodwill champions around the world as part of its Wave Maker Awards 2020.
Dell Technologies' Progress Made Real plan outlines social impact goals
“Unlocking the power of data will advance humanity more than any other force over the next decade," says Michael Dell.
Google report unlocks AI's power for social good
"As more social sector organisations recognise AI’s potential, we all have a role to play in supporting their work for a better world."
WeRobotics launches global drone data challenge
The winner will receive $235,000 for using drones and data in unique ways to address local challenges and big topics such as humanitarian aid.
Interview: GitHub's promise to diversity and social impact
GitHub is primarily a collaborative approach to coding and technical expertise, but dig a little deeper and you find that the company is so much more.
PCs, AI and... social isolation? Survey hints at next 50 years of tech
Although only 18% of respondents report a heavy use of tech to manage their homes today, 69% believe they will be heavy tech users in 50 years.
Why NEXTDC believes corporate social responsibility is vital
NEXTDC announced its new corporate social responsibility program, committing to improving local communities.
Microsoft preparing displaced Aussies for future in tech
Microsoft has partnered with the government to provide digital skills to workers whose roles were displaced by automotive manufacturing plant closure.
Community startup and home care platform join forces to care for the elderly
Together, WeVisit and Mycare aim to address some of the most essential, personal challenges facing New Zealanders.
Schools invited to save the environment with digital tech
"Inspiring Tomorrow aims to recognise the organisations that are making a positive impact in our own backyard and help support [them]."
Facebook enables organ donor declarations
Facebook users can now use the social network to declare their decision to become an organ donor on their Timeline.