E777: Startups on a mission: AID:Tech uses blockchain to prevent fraud & corruption by issuing digital identities to the undocumented; RoboKind robots teach social & emotional skills to children with autism

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Today: two startups making a difference in the world. First, AID:Tech uses blockchain to prevent donation fraud by issuing digital identities to the undocumented — thus combatting the 4.4 trillion dollars lost each year because of fraud corruption and lack of transparency. Jason talks to co-founder Naill Dennehy.  Second, RoboKind robots teach social & emotional skills to children with autism. This technology is very effective, as these children have trouble with traditional therapy; the robots’ curriculum engage them 87% of the time, compared to 3% with therapists using the same curriculum. Co-founder Richard Margolin joins remotely with the robots to demo.

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