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How can we use AI for good?

Words by Abi Scaife

The UN has opened an ‘AI for Good’ global summit, investigating how we can utilise AI to uphold the Sustainable Development Goals, 17 UN targets for social and environmental improvement.

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AI is a fact of life - a brand new fact, but a fact nonetheless. It’s something that we can’t escape, so why not use it to help make the world a better place?

That’s what the UN was thinking when they organised their ‘AI For Good’ Global Summit, which opened on Thursday. Present were more than 50 AI-powered robots equipped to help people in line with the SDGs.

How will they help?

For example, Grace, the most advanced humanoid healthcare robot, can recognise emotions and show empathy while helping to look after people. She was designed to care for the elderly, though she could feasibly assist with healthcare anywhere.

It’s amazing to see how technology is advancing - and how it can help our world in so many different ways.

Charity check-in 

At Smiley Movement, we like to elevate the work of charities across the world. Here are three charities whose causes align with the themes in this article.

Rare Disease UK. This is the national campaign for people with rare diseases and all who support them. Find out more here.

Beacon. Beacon (formerly known as Findacure) is a UK-based charity that is building a united rare disease community with patient groups at its heart. Support them here.

Debra UK. A national charity and patient support organisation for people living with the rare, extremely painful, genetic skin blistering condition, Epidermolysis Bullosa (EB) also known as ‘Butterfly Skin’. Discover more.

This article aligns with the UN SDG Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure.

This article aligns with the following UN SDGs

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