• Microsoft Edge Web Showcase: Virgin Galactic
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    Microsoft Edge Web Showcase: Virgin Galactic

    >>Spaceflight is important to humanity. What we’re doing is transforming access to space. The reason why we’re doing that is to have positive effects on earth.>>Our business is about opening space. It is a sense of discovery, a sense of exploration of the unknown. We need to take this message about optimism for the future. We need to take it to all corners of the earth.>>This is developing an approach that will touch all and over time be available to more and more and that has untold benefits.>>Inspire people to do amazing things with their lives, to be able to think that there are no limits, there are no boundaries.…

  • GoodWood: The Sustainable Furniture Company Dedicated to Going Zero Waste
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    GoodWood: The Sustainable Furniture Company Dedicated to Going Zero Waste

    – The District Donuts guys had been old friends of ours. We designed a little shelf for them. – Little shelf, tiny shelf. – A shelf, and that kind of snowballed into a whole restaurant project and that really was the catalyst for us. GoodWood is a design and fabrication firm. – Yeah and our mission is really to create high-quality furniture with a sustainably-focused process. We take big raw materials and turn them into smaller things and within that is a high, high level of precision. If you have six people working in the shop, all your tape measures have to be the same. Everything you’re making needs to…

  • SGC 2019: Interview with Henrik Tjärnström | Kindred Group
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    SGC 2019: Interview with Henrik Tjärnström | Kindred Group

    There is a general misconception in our industry that we feed off problem gamblers. Yes, we have some gamblers to play more than the average gambler, but it doesn’t necessarily mean that their level of playing is harmful. The purpose of Kindred hosting this conference is to raise the awareness of the important topic regarding sustainable gambling and it’s very much about what we can do as an operator. We are a pioneer in our industry and we have been that who we will continue to be that as well a lead by development. But we also know that we need to cooperate across the stakeholder group that we have.…

  • Sustainable Computing at Scale for Smart Cities
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    Sustainable Computing at Scale for Smart Cities

    Good afternoon. So I’m Yogesh, I’m with the CDS department here at IISc. And I’m a researcher by training I’m not an AI researcher. So I’ll slightly take a liberal view of sustainability not necessarily sustainability for the cities. But it’s a two step thing to fascinated would be of cities. I’ll be talking about how we can, I’ll be drawing on experiences from a few projects I’ve seen involved with. Some actually starting back at USC as part of my earlier overture, as of such faculty. But also here at IACS, part of a smart campus project for water management, and also as part of a smart city testbed,…

  • Haluk Demirkan – How Organizations Use Smart Machines: Cognitive Computing Co-create Business Value
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    Haluk Demirkan – How Organizations Use Smart Machines: Cognitive Computing Co-create Business Value

    My name is Haluk Demirkan I’m a faculty member at Milgard school of Business actually you will uh great that Matt presented before me because I have some of the most similar slides. so you will learn better I guess? so um my quick background, I have been at University of Washington Tacoma for four years uh I was at Arizona state University before here, 11 years and um before that I was in Industry actually similar to Matt’s background. Worked mostly in the data decision support system some of you probably remember that. Basically, the old version of Big Data So uh my area of expertise is basically on…

  • Takeout creates a lot of trash. It doesn’t have to.
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    Takeout creates a lot of trash. It doesn’t have to.

    Who doesn’t love takeout food? It’s convenient. Easy. Most of the time, it’s delicious. But with every order, there’s just a lot of stuff that comes with the meal. Look, here’s what I got when I ordered Thai. This is from my breakfast this morning. And this is all the stuff you get with one of those meal delivery kits. Some of it, you can recycle. Some of it, it’s compostable. But a lot of it…well, I really don’t know. And all this waste — it isn’t just a problem that we can solve with recycling alone. These little containers and wrappers may not seem like a big deal, but…

  • The environmental cost of free two-day shipping
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    The environmental cost of free two-day shipping

    When it comes to buying stuff, I’ve often wondered how did I live without online shopping? I mean literally today anything I want is available to me 24/7. I can buy anything anytime. In fact 79% of Americans shop online. This happens when they’re laying in bed, while they’re out with friends having a drink. It turns out actually one in five us shop online while we’re using the bathroom. All this stuff we’re buying magically appears on our doorstep. But what effect does all this shopping have on the planet? Delivery services ship a lot more packages now because of online shopping. Since 2009 US Postal Service deliveries increased…