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Datarobot extends pro bono AI


To celebrate the anniversary of the launch of its AI for Good programme (, AI specialists DataRobot ( announces that it is extending pro bono cloud licenses of its enterprise AI platform to qualified non-profit and social good organizations.  

This builds on the success seen by the organizations already a part of the programme as well as those that leveraged its offering to aid COVID-19 research.  In addition, DataRobot aims to further democratize AI and ultimately enable more charitable organizations to solve critical global issues using AI.

“Thanks to the generosity of the DataRobot ‘AI for Good’ programme, we have been able to leverage the sophisticated AI tools to explore complex clinical data in our TRACK-SCI projects towards bridging research and clinical practice for spinal cord injury,” says Michael S. Beattie, PhD, Director of Research at Brain and Spinal Injury Center, UCSF (BASIC UCSF).

DataRobot will now offer non-profit and social good organizations pro bono cloud licenses to its AI platform for 30 days.  With DataRobot’s automated machine learning solution, users can automate every step needed to build, deploy, and maintain powerful AI.  Using DataRobot Paxata, users can pull in data from cloud and local desktop files and prepare that data in any way to make it ready for machine learning.

“We’ve seen the transformative power that AI can have on organizations’ efforts to better understand – and manage – critical global issues,” says Chandler McCann, Data Science Practice Lead, DataRobot.

“Organizations need to take advantage of every tool at their disposal to efficiently and strategically tackle issues plaguing our society – issues that in many cases have arisen or been exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic.  By offering our AI platform pro bono to qualified non-profit and social good organizations, we intend to help more institutions swiftly achieve their goals and improve the lives of millions of people around the world.”

DataRobot’s enhanced AI for Good programme follows its offer to provide its platform free of charge to those interested in using AI to help with the COVID-19 response effort.  This programme saw considerable success, with more than 500 researchers leveraging the power of AI to create models to help inform and prepare at-risk communities.  One such researcher, Chile-based Angel Alberto Aponte, used DataRobot to build a COVID-19 detection dashboard.

“This pandemic required me to work smarter and more effectively to deliver quick solutions,” said Aponte. “Using DataRobot I was able to create my COVID-19 detection dashboard in a matter of days.”

“NGOs and non-profits have had bold visions of change for years,” added McCann.  “Now more than ever, we must band together to move those missions forward for society.  AI can play a significant role in that effort, and if you have a mission to improve our world, we want to be by your side, accelerating that with AI.”

Interested organizations can apply ( for free access to the platform starting today. 


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