Supporting Nonprofit Research with AI
We are the Mike Hudson Foundation, a specialised AI donor fund. We help nonprofits use AI to solve social problems. We provide money, time & AI resources to support scientific research.
We are currently piloting Researchify, our programme providing volunteer AI specialists to nonprofits.
We also speak & write about AI for good & social markets.
We want to work with UK-based donees who see us as long-term, collaborative partners. As well as donating, we want to help nonprofits by providing advice on innovation & AI.
We consider applications for funding of up to £250k for research or development in the following areas: AI for Good. Climate Change. Biodiversity. International Relations. Nonprofit Marketplaces.
We only fund through charitable organisations such as universities. We're happy to co-fund with other organisations.
Many AI students need short-term workplace projects to complement their academic studies. Researchify helps motivated individuals find interesting project opportunities in research-led nonprofits & charities, sometimes working alongside partner AI companies.
Students benefit from applied AI work experience with a nonprofit cause they care about. Nonprofits get help solving meaningful real-world problems from the next generation of AI experts.
Universities & partner AI companies develop relationships with nonprofits, potentially with access to new use-cases & new model training data sets.
Researchify is in beta.
Mike Hudson is an entrepreneur in technology & electronic markets. He now uses his expertise to help solve social problems.
Mike founded TestRAMP, a pandemic nonprofit social market described as a "major contribution to Covid PCR testing & genomic sequencing" & donated its £2.4mn profits for charity.
Mike is a Fellow of ZSL & adviser to its CEO. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Medicine & the RSA.
Mike is a member of the Responsible AI Institute & Chatham House.