Practical Insights on Chatbots

ChatGPT is Coming for Your International Development Job

ChatGPT is Coming for Your International Development Job

Published on: Dec 08 2022 by Wayan Vota - 14 Comments
Almost 10 years ago, we predicted that the rise of advanced algorithms and open data would converge and a computer could to do your international development job...
How Startup Companies Are Using Artificial Intelligence in LMICs

How Startup Companies Are Using Artificial Intelligence in LMICs

Published on: Aug 25 2021 by Guest Writer - 1 Comment
Around the world, artificial intelligence is automating functions and making new services possible with breakthroughs in cheap computing power, cloud computing...
3 Ways to Make Digital Health Services Work for Everyone

3 Ways to Make Digital Health Services Work for Everyone

Published on: Jun 17 2021 by Guest Writer - 5 Comments
The acceleration of digital health services during the pandemic has been accompanied by growing concerns about the ‘digital divide’ in global healthcare. The...
Apply Now: $400,000 for Health Services Chatbots in  Kenya, Nigeria, India

Apply Now: $400,000 for Health Services Chatbots in Kenya, Nigeria, India

Published on: Apr 20 2021 by Wayan Vota - 8 Comments
Conversational chatbots put people at the center of care and deliver better health outcomes through sustained engagement and connection to the right health services...
Six Ways Technology Solutions Can Help End Gender-Based Violence

Six Ways Technology Solutions Can Help End Gender-Based Violence

Published on: Mar 31 2021 by Guest Writer - 1 Comment
COVID-19 and related containment measures have triggered a shadow pandemic of Gender-Based Violence (GBV). This global scourge threatens the safety and well-being...
3 Reasons Why You Should Be Paying for Digital Engagement Now

3 Reasons Why You Should Be Paying for Digital Engagement Now

Published on: May 14 2020 by Guest Writer - Comments Off on 3 Reasons Why You Should Be Paying for Digital Engagement Now
It’s free to post on social media, so why should resource-strapped NGOs pay to engage users through digital channels? The answer is simple: scale, efficiency,...
How Content Publishers Can Contribute to COVID-19 Digital Response

How Content Publishers Can Contribute to COVID-19 Digital Response

Published on: Apr 15 2020 by Guest Writer - Comments Off on How Content Publishers Can Contribute to COVID-19 Digital Response
You can to contribute significantly to Covid-19 Digital Response efforts whether you work in the digital health space or not. You can be involved in responding...
ICT4D Hype Cycle for 2019: AI, Blockchain, Chatbots, Data, And…

ICT4D Hype Cycle for 2019: AI, Blockchain, Chatbots, Data, And…

Published on: Aug 15 2019 by Wayan Vota - 4 Comments
Back in 2014, we posted our first Development Hype Cycle to showcase how technologies move from initial invention to widespread application. We followed it up with...
4 Use Cases for Internet Messaging Applications in Development Programs

4 Use Cases for Internet Messaging Applications in Development Programs

Published on: Jun 19 2019 by Wayan Vota - 1 Comment
Nearly half of the world’s population uses one or more messaging applications and increasingly, development organizations are seeing the value of using mobile...
FarmChat: Using Chatbots to Answer Farmer Queries in India

FarmChat: Using Chatbots to Answer Farmer Queries in India

Published on: Jan 02 2019 by Wayan Vota - 2 Comments
Speech-based conversational interfaces have several potential benefits for farmers and the ICTforAg professionals who support them: There is little requirement...