Lenovo, the worldwide know-how chief, right now introduced its continued assist of the Scott-Morgan Basis, a visionary non-profit group driving assistive know-how innovation. The organizations started to collaborate in 2021 with a shared dedication to human-centric innovation and delivering smarter know-how for all. Lenovo joins as an official sponsor of the Scott-Morgan Basis and can proceed to share each experience and know-how from throughout its pocket-to-cloud portfolio.
The Scott-Morgan Basis, based mostly within the UK however with world operations, focuses on pioneering technology-driven options to empower individuals dwelling with excessive disabilities. The Basis develops each daring proof-of-concepts to encourage a brighter future and extra instant, scalable options.
“We consider within the energy of know-how to rework our world and make it extra inclusive than ever earlier than,” mentioned Andrew Morgan, CEO of the Scott-Morgan Basis. “We name this a common proper to thrive, rocketing past the painfully low bar of merely surviving with a incapacity and right into a joyful and empowered life. Lenovo helps us make that imaginative and prescient actual, from groundbreaking improvements to accelerating the democratization of know-how.”
Lenovo will assist assist the Scott-Morgan Basis initiatives together with next-generation augmentative and different communication (AAC), accessible machine interfaces, autonomous wheelchairs, and built-in good residence options. In all situations, Lenovo will assist the Basis harness the total energy of know-how, particularly synthetic intelligence (AI). The groups count on to unveil groundbreaking assistive know-how options early in 2024.
“The sensible individuals on the Scott-Morgan Basis assist us ship on Lenovo’s dedication to smarter know-how for all,” mentioned Ada Lopez, head of Lenovo’s Product Range Workplace (PDO). “We collaborate on initiatives all the best way from idea to creation, lending the worldwide attain and variety of expertise and know-how at Lenovo to their extraordinary imaginative and prescient.”
The collaboration enhances Lenovo initiatives and priorities, together with the PDO, accountable improvement and deployment of AI, and an lively group of worker useful resource teams. Lenovo not too long ago showcased a strong AI-driven know-how that interprets Brazilian signal language into textual content and speech in real-time.
“We couldn’t be extra excited to proceed constructing our rising consortium of sensible, compassionate innovators who share the joint imaginative and prescient of adjusting the world by smarter, extra accessible know-how,” mentioned LaVonne Roberts, government director of the Scott-Morgan Basis. “We’re honored Lenovo shares these values, and their gifted crew will assist us reimagine incapacity as an enviornment of unbelievable chance.”
Famend robotics scientist Peter Scott-Morgan created the Basis along with his husband Francis after being recognized with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), additionally referred to as motor neuron illness (MND), in 2017. Earlier than tragically passing in 2022, he radically reimagined the way forward for incapacity and handled his personal life as a profound experiment and beacon of chance for others.
“Peter really celebrated and embraced know-how, and he believed we have been getting into a brand new period for assistive know-how breakthroughs that assist everybody—not simply these with disabilities,” Morgan mentioned. “He typically referred to as himself an ‘incurable optimist,’ and I’m proud to say we feature that very same spirit ahead collectively.”
Be taught extra about ongoing analysis and alternatives to get entangled with the Scott-Morgan Basis.