As soon as the crisis hit, Ikea Social Entrepreneurship began working with social enterprises in its network and in parent company Inter Ikea group’s supply chain to help them survive. Despite facing an impact on sales itself, the company recognized that for social enterprises with smaller margins, decreased sales could force them to shut down. So along with providing emergency relief through Ikea Social Entrepreneurship, Ikea also committed to maintaining its purchases from the social enterprises in its supply chain throughout the crisis. … [Read more...] about Corporate donations shouldn’t be Band-Aids. Big bets on social enterprises will make more change
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Robin Murphy, engineering professor at Texas A&M University, is convinced that “we are going to have robots everywhere” as a result of COVID-19. That’s because they became so pervasive during the pandemic for deliveries, COVID-19 tests, automated services, and even home use. … [Read more...] about I spoke to 99 big thinkers about what our world after coronavirus might look like: This is what I learned
I’m happy to report my mother continues to persevere, but her resilience hasn’t been the only silver lining to this ordeal. Years spent in the company of nurses and doctors—unfailingly committed, but perpetually overworked and often sleep deprived—convinced me that the power of AI could radically elevate the way care is delivered. Intelligent sensors could keep tireless watch over patients, automate time-consuming tasks like charting and transcription, and identify lapses in safety protocols as they happen. After all, if AI can safely guide cars along freeways at 70 miles per hour, I wondered, why can’t it help caregivers keep up with the chaos of the healthcare environment? … [Read more...] about An artificial intelligence scholar urges technologists to embrace humility
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Other states don’t have the support of sympathetic policy. Hadler voiced his concern about Nebraska’s ruling: “The governor of Nebraska is playing politics and clearly doesn’t know how to handle a public health crisis,” he says, “because that is a terrible approach to public health.” In an update email to Fast Company, Julie Naughton, a spokesperson for Nebraska’s health department, said: “We expect the federal government to provide enough vaccine for everyone in the state. . . . Proof of citizenship is not a requirement to receive the vaccine.” Still, the governor’s press secretary tweeted that while there will be enough doses, “Nebraska is going to prioritize citizens and legal residents ahead of illegal immigrants.” (The governor’s office did not respond to a request for comment.) … [Read more...] about How will undocumented immigrants get the COVID-19 vaccine?