4 non-profits bridging the digital divide for First Nations communities to share more than $750,000 in funding from INCO, supported by Google.org

INCO, a non-profit supporting the growth of Australia’s social enterprise ecosystem, has announced the launch of its first Australian Digitization Fund designed to empower organizations using technology to redress inequities and improve access to areas of health, education and employment for First Nations communities. INCO says that technology was already changing the way people connect, … Read more

The kindness of neighbors will always trump a ‘smart home’ device

First Person is a daily personal piece submitted by readers. Have a story to tell? See our guidelines at tgam.ca/essayguide. Illustration by Marley Allen-Ash “Hey, Google!” I shouted, as I lay dying, or so I thought, on the unforgiving ceramic tile of my cold kitchen floor. “Hey, Google! Call Sam!” (Sam is my emergency contact.) … Read more

Smart toilets for passive surveillance of SARS-CoV-2

In a recent study published in Nature Digital Medicineresearchers highlighted a potential strategy for using a smart toilet platform, Coronavirus: Integrated Diagnostic (COV-ID), for passive monitoring of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). The surge in severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) infections has warranted widespread, frequent, and continued testing to identify and mitigate the outbreak … Read more