Tech4Good Winners using AI to make the world a better place

The 2023 Tech4Good Awards have cast a spotlight on remarkable companies and individuals at the forefront of harnessing artificial intelligence (AI) for good. 

Free Webinar: How will Artificial Intelligence change accessibility testing? 

Guests from AbilityNet and Deque discussed how Artificial Intelligence (AI) can help improve accessibility testing, and much more!

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Two people stand holding prototypes of SmartSocks in front of a Milbotix bannerMilbotix 

Milbotix, an initiative backed by the Alzheimer's Society and the UK Dementia Research Institute, has created a product aimed to intertwine technology with human care. It's creation, SmartSocks, are tailored for those with dementia and communication-related conditions who may not be able to fully express when something is wrong, or may have sensory sensitivities. SmartSocks are worn as normal socks, but they are cleverly fitted out with sensors, tracking early signs of distress and alerting carers when there is increased risk of agitation. Socks are less likely to be removed by patients than current wrist or ankle worn trackers, as they are familiar, which can mean more accurate tracking and monitoring. 

How can Smart Socks transform dementia care? 

Zeke Steer, CEO of Milbotix, shares the story behind Smart Socks, their unique technology, and how they are currently being trialled.

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C2-Ai LogoC2-Ai 

Winner of the AI For Good Category 2023, C2-Ai utilises Artificial Intelligence to assess the clinical urgency of patients on waiting lists. Using 3,300 metrics across the whole of acute health care, C2-Ai cans for system-wide patterns and trends in avoidable harm. Already at use within multiple NHS trusts, early results are impressive; emergency admissions reduced by 8%, 6,000 hours of surgeon time freed, and bed capacity expanded to 15%. Professor Rowan Pritchard-Jones says C2-Ai’s AI-backed waiting list prioritisation system "helps put the right patient, in the right environment, with the right team, at the right time".


According to Global Status Report for Buildings and Construction 2019, buildings are responsible for around 40% of global carbon emissions. In buildings ranging from data centres to bustling office towers, Vigilent’s innovation is to use AI to dynamically optimise heating, cooling, and ventilation. It's system ensures not only a harmonious indoor environment but also minimizes energy usage and carbon emissions – a twenty-four-hour commitment to a greener future.

How can AI help make the world greener?

Cliff Federspiel, President and CTO at Vigilent discusses how Vigilent uses AI and machine learning to optimise industrial systems while reducing carbon emissions.

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Gary Moore and Mark Walker from AbilityNet presenting the Award to Bob Thompson from Vigilent who is on screen

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