Open Question for AI4Good: AI for (whose) good?

Open Question for AI4Good: AI for (whose) good?

Published on: Oct 19 2023 by Guest Writer - 1 Comment
In recent years, AI for Good (AI4G) – or also AI for Social Good (AI4SG) – has become a catchy label for initiatives, gatherings and funding calls, all revolving around the potential of Artificial Intelligence (AI) and...
Apply Now: $250,000 Generative AI Solution Grants for Social Impact

Apply Now: $250,000 Generative AI Solution Grants for Social Impact

Published on: Jul 24 2023 by Wayan Vota - 1 Comment
Generative AI has the potential to revolutionize how we tackle global challenges thanks to its unparalleled ability to scale — but only if applied with awareness of its limitations and a strong emphasis on community-led...
Caution: Free Generative AI Solutions Like ChatGPT Don’t Understand USAID – Yet

Caution: Free Generative AI Solutions Like ChatGPT Don’t Understand USAID – Yet

Published on: Jun 22 2023 by Wayan Vota - 3 Comments
I know you are excited to explore consumer-grade tools like ChatGPT in your work. We had a Technology Salon that asked how Generative AI solutions can improve international development. Our discussion focused on the positive...
How You Can Responsibly Share Data in Digital Development

How You Can Responsibly Share Data in Digital Development

Published on: Jan 30 2019 by Catholic Relief Services - Comments Off on How You Can Responsibly Share Data in Digital Development
Whenever the issue of sharing data securely between partners or donors comes up, everyone always wants to talk about the don’ts. Don’t share via Dropbox; Don’t share via email; Don’t share via iCloud; Don’t use...
Please RSVP Now: USAID Digital Development Forum Central America

Please RSVP Now: USAID Digital Development Forum Central America

Published on: Apr 28 2016 by Wayan Vota - Comments Off on Please RSVP Now: USAID Digital Development Forum Central America
June 23-24 – San Salvador – RSVP Now Over the past decade, mobile Internet access has rapidly expanded across Central America to cover nearly 90% of the population. This incredible reach has the potential to...
How to Implement an ICT4D Strategy in an International Development Organization

How to Implement an ICT4D Strategy in an International Development Organization

Published on: May 27 2015 by Guest Writer - Comments Off on How to Implement an ICT4D Strategy in an International Development Organization
The growing access to information and communication technologies in developing communities is having a transformative effect on the way in which international relief and development organizations carry out their work, governments...
3 Steps for Microsoft + Nokia Success in Africa

3 Steps for Microsoft + Nokia Success in Africa

Published on: Sep 06 2013 by Guest Writer - 1 Comment
Its hardly news now that Microsoft dropped a relatively modest US$ 7.2 Billion to acquire Nokia’s handset and software services business as well as some patents and mapping technology. I could have told you a year ago...
Linux vs. Microsoft is the most useless debate in ICT4D

Linux vs. Microsoft is the most useless debate in ICT4D

Published on: May 25 2012 by Wayan Vota - 6 Comments
At an ICT4Edu conference in Kyrgyzstan, I was treated to a yelling match between technologists and educators on the brilliance or foolishness of installing Linux-based computers in the Mega Билим project. All the...
The Bi-Weekly ICT4D Retrospective: Important Links for March 28 – April 10, 2012

The Bi-Weekly ICT4D Retrospective: Important Links for March 28 – April 10, 2012

Published on: Apr 10 2012 by Sabina Behague - Comments Off on The Bi-Weekly ICT4D Retrospective: Important Links for March 28 – April 10, 2012
OLPC in Peru: This is not breaking news. The controversy over the effectiveness of OLPC has been the topic of much debate since its inception in 2005. A new evaluation of the OLPC program in Peru by the Inter-American...