News : Blackbaud’s Intelligence for Good™ Named Best AI Innovation in Charity
Charleston, SC, USA, July, 2017 -- Blackbaud (NASDAQ: BLKB), a cloud software company powering social good, announced that its approach to social good-optimized Intelligence for Good™ has won Best Use of AI for Charity at the inaugural AI Innovation Awards. The awards were founded by CognitionX, the market intelligence platform which brings clarity to "All Things AI," and recognize the best use of AI in specific industry sectors and technology domains, as well as applications in social good, public services and ethics leadership.
"The CogX Best Use of AI in Charity award is further testament to the unmatched advantage that our customers – nonprofits, foundations, education institutions, hospitals and more – get with Intelligence for Good," said Kevin McDearis, Blackbaud’s chief products officer. "We understand the importance and potential of artificial intelligence, but we also believe that, to help our customers advance their missions, artificial intelligence alone is not enough. No other company can offer the social good community a comprehensive, industry-tailored approach with innovation powered by artificial intelligence."
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CognitionX Founder and CEO, Charlie Muirhead said, "The AI Innovation Awards are a celebration of the most impressive accomplishments made in this revolutionary technology. We’re so pleased to have had such a stellar cohort of winners and finalists at the inaugural ceremony this year and feel honored that we were able to bring together these pioneers in artificial intelligence, who are playing a vital role in shaping our future."
The AI Innovation Awards were judged by a panel of experts from the advisory board of CognitionX, with entrants evaluated on their product idea, the team and the long term sustainable advantage of the product. The awards took place at CogX London 2017, an innovation exchange focused on the impact that AI will have across all industries, government and society as a whole.
Posted by Veronica Silva Cusi, news correspondent
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