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How AI health care chatbots learn from the questions of an Indian women's organization

Feb. 22, 2024 00:11 AM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Komal Vilas Thatkare says she doesn't have anyone to ask about her most private health questions. “There are only men in my home — no ladies," said the 32-year-old mother and housewife in Mumbai. "I don’t speak to anyone here. So I used this app as it helps me...

Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation CEO calls for billionaires to give away more and soon

Jan. 25, 2024 00:06 AM EST

The CEO of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation has a message: Hey billionaires, give away more of your money to address inequality and do it soon. Mark Suzman made the call in his annual letter released Thursday that led with the story of Chuck Feeney, a billionaire whose...

At least $2.1 billion in new funds pledged at COP28, as foundations focus on health and agriculture

Dec. 12, 2023 09:13 AM EST

With the United Nations climate talks wrapping up in Dubai, foundations and other funders pledged at least $2.1 billion in new financing to reduce climate impacts, especially from agriculture, and increasing help for vulnerable communities. The Conference of Parties to the UNFCCC, or...

Gates Foundation takes on poverty in the U.S. with $100 million commitment

Dec. 07, 2023 10:36 AM EST

In recent years, city leaders in Grand Island, Nebraska, observed that many workers and students were walking or biking long distances to their jobs or schools. So when city administrator, Laura McAloon, learned of an opportunity to study the development of a bus system to meet those transportation...