Artificial intelligence has made waves in practically every field out there, and that includes philanthropy and charity. This new technology has opened up ways to make our lives and jobs easier, and charities have found ways to implement them in a variety of fashions in order to make full use of them. While some still have doubts about how artificial intelligence can make things easier, many charities have already proved just how helpful they can be. Here are a few great ways in which artificial intelligence is changing philanthropy and charity.


In the technological age we live in, you can likely find a chatbot on almost any webpage that is providing a service for somebody. Chatbots exist in order to give the user a more tailored experience, providing them with the exact information they need, exactly when they need it. A lot of the information they may be seeking is likely already on the charities webpage, but chatbots eliminate having to go searching for it. This can be used in a multitude of areas, and it not only cuts down on the costs of having human employees doing the job, but it adds a new level of accessibility for users. 

Live Translation

Artificial intelligence also has the ability to break down potential language barriers. Accessibility is a huge thing in the modern world, and charities like to make a point of being accessible for people who speak different first languages. This sometimes requires getting a lot of information translated, as well as hiring translation specialists to help out where needed. Translation tools that use artificial intelligence now exist to ease this burden. One example is mobile phones or VOIP software translating speech in real-time, which can add a new level of trust in a field where trust is pivotal. 

Conservation and Poaching Prevention

Artificial intelligence has become a vital means of tackling poaching in Africa as of late. Many organizations are using AI in order to make a difference, such as AI which analyses years of data on poaching behavior, as well as using game theory to try and suggest the best routes for ranger patrols. Both Uganda and Malaysia have tested this new AI, and it seems to be helping a lot. Another way is using unmanned aerial drones to patrol and record footage of conservation areas. The drones use a deep learning algorithm to learn how to recognize poachers, and they’re using this AI to analyze video feeds so they can identify poaches before they even reach any animals.