YouTube introduces new tools for charitable giving – 06.09.2018

YouTube introduces new tools for charitable giving

YouTube has announced a host of new fundraising tools that will allow its creators to raise money for their chosen causes.

 * This is a great way of helping charities boost their profile and donations via the already popular streaming and video service – it removes many of the barriers and obstacles that often stand in the way of people making donations.*


 Alibaba’s digital health services offer patients same-day medicine delivery

 The retailer is attempting to bypass some of China’s biggest healthcare roadblocks by offering virtual doctor’s consultations and same-day shipment of prescriptions.

*In China, access to healthcare can vary wildly depending on what region the patient lives in. The country is also encountering a shortage of doctors. E-commerce giant Alibaba is attempting to resolve both of these challenges with its new health program. We’ve seen that customers are increasingly demanding convenience – Amazon Prime is a key example of this – is this a way of bringing this into the healthcare market?*


 Christie’s auction house to sell AI art

 Christie’s auction house will be the first to offer artwork created by artificially intelligent algorithms. The portrait of Edmond Belamy, created by Parisian art and AI collective Obvious, marks the first time AI-created art has appeared on the auction stage.

 * This raises the question of whether creativity is truly a uniquely human skill – what does this mean for the future of the art world? Are human-painted portraits set to become a thing of the past?*