Every morning, Jacquelline Fuller wakes up at sunrise, wondering how to save the world. “I can’t help it, I get up with the dawn pretty much wherever I am,” says Fuller, 50, the President of Google.org, Google’s charitable philanthropy arm. “I try to exercise, to get some fresh air — hiking, yoga — and come to work pretty early. Sometimes I’m the first person here, wandering around saying, ‘Hey, where is everybody?’” Each hour counts when your goal is to end poverty, fight inequality and stop climate change, which, in a nutshell, is Fuller’s brief. Google.org pumps more than $200 million of Google parent company Alphabet’s annual profits into non-profit organisations using technology to make the world a better place: $1.3 million has gone to an incubator using artificial intelligence and smartphones to track the spread of antibiotic-resistant superbugs; $1.7 million to a start-up using AI and satellite imagery to monitor carbon emissions of every power plant in the world; $1.3 million to a computer science department in Uganda seeking to forecast air pollution by strapping monitors to bikes. Fuller, who is based in San Francisco, is the power broker behind Google’s good-cause division but, even with a $200 million… Read full this story
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