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AI for Nonprofits

AI in the Nonprofit Sector
January 13, 2020 - 4:30pm to 5:30pm

The Nonprofit Sector | Google AI Impact Challenge Grantees

See the recap article and video from this session.

Breakthroughs in technology often have humble origins. Through it's Google AI Impact Challenge grant program, lends a helping hand to nonprofit innovators and social entrepreneurs who are using the power of AI to address social and environmental challenges. This session will feature a panel of Impact Challenge Grantees who are using AI and machine learning to tackle issues affecting the environment, educational equity, at-risk youth, and mental health.


  • Heejae Lim, Founder and CEO, TalkingPoints - TalkingPoints drives student success in low-income, diverse areas through AI-enabled two-way translated communication and personalized coaching content that guides parents' engagement with teachers and at home with their children, thereby building strong partnerships across families, schools, and communities. 
  • Grace Mitchell, Data Analyst, WattTime - WattTime is a nonprofit that offers technology solutions that make it easy for anyone to achieve emissions reductions without compromising cost, comfort, and function.
  • Nick Hobbs, Senior Data Scientist, The Trevor  The Trevor Project saves lives by supporting at-risk LGBTQ youth via phone, text, and chat. Using natural language processing and sentiment analysis, counselors will be able to determine a LGBTQ youth’s suicide risk level, and better tailor services for individuals seeking help.

Panel Moderator:

  • Mollie Javerbaum, - The Google AI Impact Challenge was an open call to organizations to submit their ideas on how AI could help address societal challenges. Out of more than 2,600 proposals from 119 countries, Google selected 20 organizations to support with a total of $25M in grant funding from, coaching from Google’s AI experts, credit and consulting from Google Cloud, and inclusion in a custom accelerator program.

Watch the video of this session on the AI for Good Playlist.

This event belongs to the ICME seminar series: CME 500 | AI for Good