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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Getty Offers Gen AI Tool Built Only with Licensed Images

September 28, 2023

Unauthorized training data isn’t an existential threat to generative AI but it’s certainly a headache for users and developers alike.  Most developers are trying to exclude materials that creators have explicitly labeled as unauthorized and citing “fair use” as justification for copying everything else.  Getty Images has taken an opposite approach, building its gen AI tool only on materials that are explicitly licensed.  It’s possible that tracing the provenance of training data will become a standard, similar to how organic food producers trace the origins of their ingredients.

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