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Class Brings Together 100 Technology Companies Around the World to Foster Collaboration and Engagement Across Industry Verticals

  • The World Economic Forum announced its selection of over 100 of the most promising Technology Pioneers of 2020, who are shaping industries from agriculture to healthcare while also working on sustainability issues and much more.
  • Many Technology Pioneers are also using their tech to support COVID-19 responses around the world.
  • Two Hat, which classifies, filters, and escalates nearly 100 billion human interactions, including messages, usernames, images, and videos a month, made it to the selection for its contributions in the field of AI and content moderation.
  • The full list of recognized Technology Pioneers can be viewed here.

VANCOUVER, B.C. (June 16, 2020) – The World Economic Forum today selected leading AI-technology company, Two Hat, as one of its 2020 Class of Technology Pioneers. The Technology Pioneers of 2020 bring together 100 early to growth-stage companies from around the world that are pioneering new technologies and innovations such as the use of artificial intelligence to fight human trafficking, driverless trucks, quantum computing systems, compostable packaging, and blockchain solutions to tackle disinformation.

As part of this selection, all Technology Pioneers can participate in a two-year program with the Forum, when they have the opportunity to collaborate with their emerging tech peers, engage with industry leaders, and work with public and private experts around the world.

Two Hat is the creator of two platforms that protect users from abuse, hate speech, child exploitation, and more in online communities. Community Sift is an AI-powered, all-in-one content moderation platform that filters, classifies, reports, and escalates online harms in real-time for enterprise-sized businesses. Meanwhile, Sift Ninja is a simple, yet powerful profanity filter designed for smaller services, apps, and games.

“We are honored to be selected for the World Economic Forum’s 2020 Class of Technology Pioneers,” said Chris Priebe, CEO and founder of Two Hat Security. “Through this selection, we look forward to working with world leaders on making the internet a place where everyone is free to share without harassment or abuse.”

We’re excited to welcome Two Hat Security to our 20th cohort of Technology Pioneers,” says Susan Nesbitt, Head of the Global Innovators Community, World Economic Forum. “Two Hat and its fellow pioneers are developing cutting edge technologies all over the world. Beyond their innovations, these firms are contributing greatly to improving the state of the world.”

For more information about the World Economic Forum and the 2020 Class of Technology Pioneers, please visit http://wef.ch/techpioneers20. For more information on Two Hat, please visit twohat.com.

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About Two Hat Security
Two Hat’s AI-powered content moderation platform classifies, filters, and escalates more than 100 billion human interactions, including messages, usernames, images, and videos a month, all in real-time.

With an emphasis on surfacing online harms including cyberbullying, abuse, hate speech, violent threats, and child exploitation, we help a variety of social networks to foster safe and healthy user experiences.

Our two hats represent our unique approach to moderation. By filtering and surfacing negative content, we make room for positive online experiences and deeply human interactions. More than a filter, we provide an all-in-one content moderation solution, with data analysis, content escalations, flexible workflows, auto-moderated user reports, and more.

About the Technology Pioneers
The World Economic Forum believes that innovation is critical to the future well-being of society and to driving economic growth. Launched in 2000, the Technology Pioneer community comprises early to growth-stage companies from around the world that are involved in the design, development and deployment of new technologies and innovations, and are poised to make a significant impact on business and society.

The Forum recognizes a limited number of companies each year as Technology Pioneers and incorporates them into its initiatives, activities and events, where they bring cutting-edge insights and novel perspectives to world-critical discussions. Companies selected in the past include Airbnb, Bloom Energy, bluebird bio, Cyberdyne, Editas Medicine, Foundation Medicine, Google, Kaggle, Kickstarter, Mozilla, Palantir Technologies, Proteus Digital Health, Scribd, Spotify, Twitter and Wikimedia.

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