It Takes 1 Minute and 1 Decision to Save 8 Lives

In 2017, my family was devastated upon learning that my husband had end-stage non-alcoholic liver disease that had turned to liver failure and liver cancer. His only chance of survival: a liver transplant. For the next few months, all my dreams revolved around a new liver for my husband. Throughout these months, I spent countless …

From a Living Organ Donor: How I Convinced My Loved One to Accept My Organ

In November of 2017, I became a living liver donor to my husband. At the time, he was battling liver failure and liver cancer stemming from non-alcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH). Concerns about his liver began when he was only five years old. As the years passed, NASH turned fat in his liver to scar. As his …

When a Darkest Hour Forms an Eternal Bond: A Living Organ Donation Love Story

I met Roger, my future husband, at the house that is now our home. Roger had just settled into the two-acre country home. The story behind its discovery was both a tragic and dear one. The prior tenant had become like a mother to Roger. With a 20-year career as an advanced-life-support EMT behind him, …

3 Ways Non-Profits Use Emerging Technology to Further Donor Dollars — And How You Can, Too

A U.S.-based non-profit organization wants to send clean-burning stoves to rural Guatemalan heads-of-households. The idea is for recipients to use the stoves to start small businesses in support of their families. But what if one of those stoves breaks down? Ixo helps non-profits collect, measure, evaluate, value, and tokenize verifiable impact. Their application of the …

Emerging Technologies Pave the Way for Profitable Journalism Through Personalization

In the mind of Mark Zuckerberg, Facebook’s mission is only 1 percent done. What started as a student platform in 2003 soon became a cutting-edge emerging platform in 2006. Today, made possible by highly-personal data collection, highly-personalized Facebook news feeds capture the hearts of content consumers — rendering news providers old school — via not just the adoption of futuristic …

The Future of Work is Now: AI Helps Job Hunters Find, Land, & Keep Dream Jobs

Fresh out of business school, Laura began networking and accompanied her efforts with a resume when appropriate. In turn, she received a call from a business-travel agency highly interested in her talents. Laura accepted the interview and, dressed in a new business suit and with a polished and relevant resume in hand, she showed up …

ML Tech Firms Help Law Enforcement Identify Child Sex Trafficking Victims & Their Location — And You can Help

In 2015, Thorn CEO Julie Cordua received a call from two Department of Homeland Security officials. They needed help developing a technology solution to find a little girl whose sexual abuse videos had been dispersed across the globe. The Department of Homeland Security had been looking for this little girl over 8 months to no …

ML and AI Partner to Save Disaster Victims: How Aid Organizations Can Tap Into Its Power

On September 5, 2014, flash-monsoon rains devoured the village of India-, China-, and Pakistan- controlled Kashmir within minutes, burying 80% of the territory. Panicked citizens fled to home roofs, where many would await rescue for up to a week without food or water. The hashtag #KashmirFlood became a lifeline for many as victims tweeted their …

AI, ML, and the IoT Mean Hollywood Is Losing the Race for Futuristic Auto-Experience Accolades

It’s the year 2035. Detective Del Spooner auto-cruises through a futuristic tunnel in his spherical, mid-engine sports coupé. Comfortably lounging in his cockpit-like front passenger seat, no steering wheel can be found. No need exists for one in this self-driving transportation contraption of the future. Via a rocket-like panoramic windscreen, Spooner passively surveys other self-driving …