How SA’s Nooksy connects far-away family members with children through storytime

South African startup Nooksy is connecting far-away family members with children through Storytime and has also built the world’s first “impact” literature children’s library. The startup has developed a mobile app that facilitates video calls between children and, say, far-away grandparents, and allows them to select a book to read in an online reading room.

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Lucas Melman (Betterfly): “There Is No Other Company Doing What We Are Doing”

June 9, 2022

The insurance startup presents itself as the first social unicorn in Latin America as it is the only one with a B Corp certification, granted to companies that create value not only for their shareholders but also for their employees, the community, and the environment. It gives companies life insurance for their workers, whose coverage grows as they register greater healthy habits. They must do this through an app that offers them telemedicine, psychology, nutritionist, fitness, and other benefits.

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Egyptian customer experience startup Tactul AI acquired by Dstny

June 9, 2022

Egyptian startup Tactful AI, which provides a cutting-edge intelligent customer experience platform, has been acquired by Dstny, a Belgium-based business communications company. Tactful is a unified customer experience platform that provides businesses with a single dashboard through which to manage, engage, augment, and understand customers’ journeys across various touch points.

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Meta Releases Lying, Offensive AI and Pretends to Be Surprised

November 23, 2022

Like trouble, bad behavior by Meta shows up whether you look for it or not.  The latest is an open-source language model that was supposed to provide reliable search results because it was trained on academic papers.  Alas, it was quickly withdrawn after reviewers found that it returned results that were grammatical and plausible but also incorrect, not to mention filled with “antisemitism, homophobia, and misogyny.”  How can this be a surprise?

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