Can technologies like AI and gamification deliver better education outcomes and social benefits in countries like Cambodia, where less than half the students finished primary school in 2015? A new report provides insights.
Compassionate Cities is a Council initiative to raise awareness about ways communities can reduce suffering and improve the lives of vulnerable populations through the use of digital technologies already being applied to solve other city challenges. Click here to learn more about the initiative – and scroll down for articles highlighting how technology is helping the homeless, the hungry, the disabled and other people in need around the world.
It's an often-cited dilemma – employers can't find workers with the technical skills they need at the same time millions of young people are unemployed or working low-wage jobs. IBM is out to change that; find out how.
In Oregon, it's the Right to Rest Act. Politicians in Hawaii are debating doctor-prescribed housing. And in the UK, many are worried about the impact of new policies on homeless youth. Click for more on recent legislation.
With nearly $200 million in federal funds, Maryland is launching a groundbreaking technology upgrade to cut bureaucratic red tape and help lift families out of poverty. Read what prompted it.
A pioneering healthcare organization serving Seattle's Asian community used a grant from the city's Technology Matching Fund to open its SmartLab. The goal: to improve seniors' tech literacy and fight social isolation.
In the UK, special Ubers will transport elderly patients to the hospital. Australian developers are trialing an avatar named Nadia to assist the disabled. Microsoft technology is helping ALS patients. Get the details.
After a coordinated intake project demonstrated what one homeless advocate describes as "amazing outcomes," Sonoma County is using federal funds to expand the pilot and its Homeless Management Information System.
Long a poster child for superfast Internet and the jobs and economic fortune that result, Chattanooga's digital divide today is reportedly greater than the national average. Read what city leaders are doing to remedy that.
Public and private sectors leaders are behind an effort to open the Pierce Center for Arts & Technology. They see art as a catalyst to engage at-risk youth and tech training as a way to provide skilled workers firms need.
Data from 11 U.S. cities found 58% of emergency shelter beds are provided by faith-based groups. Baylor University researchers says these groups are also at the forefront of innovating long-term solutions to homelessness.