Below is a collection of inspiring / empowering / feel-good articles we have stumbled across where people or organisations are using data for good causes. We hope they inspire you to think about how you are/could be utilising your data or at the very least make you hopeful for the future!
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- Animals & Environment
- Social Justice
George Clooney and Microsoft’s TrialWatch hopes to put a spotlight on injustice
“It’s a straightforward vision: To make the world a witness to what happens in courtrooms around the world… We decided this was a problem that technology could solve.”
Turing Data Futures: AI for government policies and social justice
In regards to how a country measures itself against the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals, “synergies are difficult to identify and can lead to governments investing in policies that didn’t actually produce the results they are measuring.”
Data-driven health care
Five stories of how organizations are tackling global health issues with big data analytics
Study: How Will Tropical Mammals React To Rising Temperatures?
How wildlife will react to climate change is an open question, but one of the first studies to compare the responses of tropical mammals to warmer habitats suggests the answer won’t be as simple as “move to a cooler place.”
Nature’s emergency: Where we are in five graphics
The felling of forests, the plundering of seas and soils, and the pollution of air and water are together pushing the natural world to the brink.