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If you use AI at all. How do you use it?

  • 1.  If you use AI at all. How do you use it?

    Posted 05-08-2024 10:51 AM

    The Maddies Fund team is trying to learn about AI, and more importantly how it could help the rate of adoption. We are curious at how you use AI at home or at work on a daily basis. If people have any other ideas please don't be shy to comment. 


    #DataandTechnology

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    Ian Duffield
    Intern
    Maddies Fund
    CA
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  • 2.  RE: If you use AI at all. How do you use it?

    Posted 05-08-2024 01:56 PM

    Hi Ian.  At my former shelter, we always struggled with getting bios written and added to the system for every animal. That likely contributed to delays in pet flow and adoption. At AnimalsFirst.com, we have partner organizations using AI to help them craft bios for their adoptable animals.  Let me know if you want to connect offline about how this feature and how it might help with marketing and pace of adoptions.



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    Chris Fitzgerald
    Chief Product Officer
    AnimalsFirst
    Rochester NY
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  • 3.  RE: If you use AI at all. How do you use it?

    Posted 05-09-2024 12:09 AM

    WAGS has been incorporating AI into several features over the past six months. One such application is assisting with social media posts through ChatAI, as well as leveraging RaskAi for video dubbing in Spanish and Vietnamese for our social media videos. We are also exploring the potential of using Loom in the near future. As a small organization, we acknowledge the importance of being both cautious and curious about the capabilities of AI and the benefits it can bring. We believe in pushing boundaries and are encouraged by the positive results we have seen with AI assistance so far. It's exciting to see how AI can enhance our operations and we look forward to further exploring its potential.



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    Michelle Russillo
    CEO
    WAGS PET ADOPTION
    Westminster CA
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  • 4.  RE: If you use AI at all. How do you use it?

    Posted 05-09-2024 03:37 AM

    Hey Ian. 

    At Doobert, we developed the world's first chatbot that answers questions based solely on YOUR website.  It's free, and once installed, it scans your pages and then can answer any question like "What are your hours?" or "How can I adopt a dog?" or "Can I be a foster?".  It's powered by OpenAI, and we've even got a premium version that can communicate in multiple languages, so if a shelter's community is multi-lingual, it's got you covered.  

    We're adding more logic so it can help people match with their perfect pet and so that shelters can upload external content like foster manuals or other information.  The possibilities are endless since it only knows what each organization tells it.  People can see it at our Doobert booth at the Expo.

    In my "day" job, I'm the VP of Digital at a large company, and my team is developing AI chatbots that consume volumes of data and make it easy to answer questions (think volumes of safety manuals or instructions).

    We're also developing prediction models that compare market sentiment (e.g., news and social media) with stock and commodity pricing to predict where prices are going. Further, we're using AI with augmented reality and machine learning to use real-time camera imagery to notice someone is not wearing the proper safety gear and then proactively alert someone.

    I'd be happy to chat with you or develop a working group of interested people who want to learn and brainstorm how we can revolutionize animal welfare.  



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    Chris Roy
    CEO, Doobert
    www.doobert.com
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  • 5.  RE: If you use AI at all. How do you use it?

    Posted 05-11-2024 04:03 AM

    Thanks Chris. I would love to join a working group for AI brainstorming. I'm wondering if Doobert could be helpful for those of us who do not have our own websites. We use Facebook/IG, and ShelterLuv to auto upload to PetFinder and Chewys to advertise our pets. We gets lots of email contacts through PetFinder and Chewys and it would be great if we could auto respond with actual answers instead of just a standard response. I think there are lots of us who don't have money or time to also maintain a separate website so it could be quite helpful. 



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    Renee Milner
    Nonprofit Board Member
    Animal Shelter Alliance of Rhea
    TN
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  • 6.  RE: If you use AI at all. How do you use it?

    Posted 05-12-2024 06:30 AM

    Hi Renee.  Absolutely.  Doobert has a free tier because we always believe in supporting those passionate about saving animals.  Our Case Management technology supports all kinds of unique animal rescue programs like rehoming, food bank programs, shelter diversion, and of course fostering.  And our ambassador pages are unique in that they allow fosters to post videos and photos Instagram-style so potential adopters have the latest pictures and information.  

    You can book a free demo with us here and we'd be happy to show you more: https://calendly.com/doobert-kimberly/demos?month=2024-05



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    Chris Roy
    CEO, Doobert
    www.doobert.com
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  • 7.  RE: If you use AI at all. How do you use it?

    Posted 05-12-2024 07:51 PM

    Hi, Chris, I created a website to recruit and educate new Fosters because our local shelter ( Memphis Animal Services) euthanizes dogs at a high rate, and has virtually zero community outreach. I would like to discuss your app and how it would help me ( and my site designer) reach a new audience. I'm testing the efficiency of Google Ad words right how, too. Here's my email: cmstack1@bellsouth.net.  My website: https://wefosterdogs.org/. Thank you! Catherine Pipe 



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    Catherine Pipe
    Owner
    We Foster Dogs Organization
    Cordova TN
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  • 8.  RE: If you use AI at all. How do you use it?

    Posted 05-13-2024 04:12 AM

    I'm intrigued about this system as Garfield's Rescue is a 100%  volunteer workforce relying solely upon donations, fundraisers and grants for our income. Having enough volunteers to provide rescue, spay/neuter/vaccination, foster to adopt services for the 459+felines we service every year is challenging. Must we get your App to benefit from your AI assistance? Is there a charge?  Intake this time a year during "kitten season" is challenging. 



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    Karen Peterson
    Vice president
    Garfield's Rescue, Inc.
    VA
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  • 9.  RE: If you use AI at all. How do you use it?

    Posted 05-13-2024 04:44 AM

    Hi Karen.  I'll do my best to answer your questions but please feel free to contact me directly at chris@doobert.com.

    • Our AI plugin is for WordPress sites.  It's free to download and use [waiting on it to be added to WordPress plugin directory so right now you just download the plugin from Doobert and upload it to your WordPress].
    • Again, it's free and there are no costs to use it since we love to support you.  If you want the advanced capabilities like multi-lingual or the ability to add documents with more content there's a premium charge to offset our costs to support.
    • The plugin is separate from the Doobert software called Case Management which helps you manage all sorts of unique programs.   You can learn more about Case Management and watch a webinar on it at Companion Case Management
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      COMPANION CASE MANAGEMENT Check Out The Newest Module! We're proud to add the newest piece of technology to the Doobert platform: Companion Case Management.How did the Companion Case Management module come to be?Through their work with Dallas Animal Services (DAS) and Spay Neuter Network (SNN), Dallas Pets Alive!
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    Chris Roy
    CEO, Doobert
    www.doobert.com
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  • 10.  RE: If you use AI at all. How do you use it?

    Posted 05-12-2024 11:27 PM

    Would be awesome learn more about how you're accomplishing the safety gear thing! Love that idea. I've done lots of LLM ai stuff but very minimal voice / video / image ai. I've been a software engineer for over 15 years outside of my role in the rescue. Always trying to tie in some cool stuff that can make our lives easier.  We're workin on something similar at PawsFurRecovery.org for a chat bot, text bot and email auto responders. Also trying to get AI to do our adoption pre-assessments like checking home ownership, background checks, vet records, etc. maybe implementing Air.AI to do some automated phone calling. So much potential, would love to geek out with you on what you're working on!

    Robby@PawsFurRecovery.org



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    Robert Nicklin
    President
    Paws Fur Recovery
    FL
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  • 11.  RE: If you use AI at all. How do you use it?

    Posted 05-09-2024 09:28 AM

    AI to generate fast pet bios has been helpful.

    Beyond that, it would be great to see if AI-driven predictive analytics can forecast adoption trends, identify potential barriers to adoption, and develop targeted strategies to address them. 



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    Travis Brady
    COO
    SPCA Westchester
    NY
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  • 12.  RE: If you use AI at all. How do you use it?

    Posted 05-09-2024 09:31 AM

    AI has been super useful for us. As a small volunteer-run rescue, we struggle to find time around our jobs to do all the little things to promote animals for adoption. 

    With chatGPT, I have cute, interesting, and unique bios written instantly. I even posted one yesterday that was written as a rap to highlight a litter of kittens named after rappers! 

    I also have been using the AI photo editing feature on Instagram to stage adoption photoshoots. Since I do not have access to all of our animals in foster homes and do not have time to set up photoshoots (and since some of the foster photos are not great), all I need is a clear photo of the cat or dog and I can add whatever background I like. I love playing it up around holidays and making it festive. 



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    Amanda Gray
    Grants and fundraising manager
    Operation Liberation
    FL
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  • 13.  RE: If you use AI at all. How do you use it?

    Posted 12 days ago

    Hello Amanda. 

    Would you be willing to help me understand how do you get chatgpt? Is it an app? Online? 

    Sorry for the silly question, but Google has not helped or I'm asking the wrong questions. 

    Thank you

    Michele 



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    Michele B
    Hawk Creek Animal Shelter
    Volunteer/Foster/ Event Coordinator
    320-235-7612
    Willmar MN 56201
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  • 14.  RE: If you use AI at all. How do you use it?

    Posted 12 days ago

    Hi! 

    There is an app that you can download onto your phone. I just usually go to the website. You can either go through as a guest or sign up and log in with your Google account and it will save all of the prompts that you create. 

    https://chatgpt.com/



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    Amanda Gray
    Vice President
    Operation Liberation
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  • 15.  RE: If you use AI at all. How do you use it?

    Posted 05-10-2024 08:06 AM

    This is a fantastic thread! thank you for asking - just here to learn more :) 



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    Stella Plit
    President
    Rescue City
    NY
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