New Humans and AI series features people who are innovating to create a better world

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Behind each technological innovation, there is a person with a dream that they are determined to bring to fruition. Today we are excited to launch a new community and series that tells the stories of incredible heroes from all walks of life who are innovating to help solve some of society’s biggest challenges.

Their stories shine a light on discovering what is possible when big hearts, inspirational ideas and innovative technologies converge. We know that technology doesn’t change the world, people do. AI is a game-changing tool that enables people and organizations to solve complex social, health and environmental challenges. With the growing accessibility of AI, we’re seeing this in action—humans accelerating meaningful innovation to improve lives and benefit the planet. These are stories of hope and human empowerment.

Meet our AI heroes

Photos of four individuals who are featured in a new Humans and AI website

Our first stories are dedicated to people who are innovating to fight COVID-19. Visit the site to see how a few individuals are using AI to combat the virus on multiple fronts, then watch a replay of a LinkedIn Live event hosted by influencer and futurist Bernard Marr, who was joined by our AI heroes. They are, from left to right in the photo above:

  • Meet Hadas Bitran: When COVID-19 ravaged the world, she saw a great need to help frontline healthcare workers by developing a COVID-19 self-assessment bot that enables people to check their symptoms before going to a medical appointment.
  • Meet Dr. Greg Bowman: When COVID-19 started, his lab decided to use their army of citizen scientists and Microsoft AI to advance research and accelerate potential treatments.
  • Meet Kelvin Summoogum: He founded MiiCare, a digital companion for the elderly that helps them live safely and independently.
  • Meet Alice Piterova: In the time of COVID-19, she and her cohort at AI for Good UK created an AI model that simulates the spread of COVID-19 in refugee camps.

Learn more about Humans and AI at Microsoft Ignite:

Register here for the Sept. 23 Microsoft Ignite session titled, “The Intersection of AI and Humanity: Solving World Challenges through AI Innovation.”