Technology + Art: Data, Algorithms, and Software Enable New Artistic Creativity

Austin Central Library 710 W Cesar Chavez St, Austin, TX

Technology has always enabled art by providing new tools, materials, and expertise that artist then used to advance their visual innovations. The Renaissance is a good example of what can happen when technologists and creatives collaborate. Today a new 21st Renaissance is underway with tech and art uniting to form a new movement dubbed generative […]

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Technologies for Fighting COVID-19 and Other Epidemics

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The novel coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2) has had a sudden and tremendous global impact. The resulting disease, COVID-19, and the rapid spread (epidemic) has had a profound effect individuals and families, schools and education, businesses and operations, government policies, and society in general. The World Health Organization (WHO) declared it a pandemic in early March, and the […]

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AI & Why It Will Transform Everything

Artificial intelligence (AI) is perhaps the most hyped technology trend in the world right now--and with good reason. The combination of highly capable algorithms, exponentially increasing amounts of digital data, and ever-increasing computational power have enabled tremendous successes in the development, application, and impact of AI in recent years. We see or experience some of […]

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AI & How It Will Impact Humanity and Society

AI is a powerful technology capability that will transform business, education, government; it will revolutionize healthcare transportation, manufacturing, agriculture, and virtually all important societal systems. In this Austin Forum event, we learn what AI is, why it's so powerful, and some of the ways is it being used now--and will change the world tomorrow. In […]

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Belldiver ‘In the Vapor’ Virtual EP Release Show + SIMS Foundation Benefit

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We are proud to team up with the SIMS Foundation to present a live-streamed show on July 24 celebrating our debut EP “In the Vapor”. Register here and tune in to www.belldiver.com/live at 8PM on the 24th! Admission to this virtual show is free, but we encourage everyone to make a donation which will go […]

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Using Data & Technology to Improve Our Racial Climate

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Awareness of racial injustice, discrimination, and inequities has soared in the US recent months, motivated by the tragic killing of Black Americans—including George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery, and many others. This has created a wave of social protests and calls for change, from reforming police departments to removing symbols of the Confederacy to increased […]

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Achieving Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in Tech

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In this special second event on the topic of social justice, equity, and diversity (following our event on August 4), we will address how and why technology companies can be be drivers of change in social justice, equity, and diversity—and why this will be good for their own success (products, services, profits, and more) as […]

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Achieving Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in Tech

Zoom

In this special second event on the topic of social justice, equity, and diversity (following our event on August 4), we will address how and why technology companies can be be drivers of change in social justice, equity, and diversity—and why this will be good for their own success (products, services, profits, and more) as […]

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Variants, Vaccines, and the Future of “Pandemic Tech”

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One year ago, the World Health Organization declared the novel coronavirus a pandemic and the US declared a national emergency. In a year, we used technology to sequence the virus, develop tests, and create vaccines and treatments in record time and scale. However, the virus has also evolved — we’re not out of the woods […]

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Quantum Computing: Transformational Capability

Austin Central Library 710 W Cesar Chavez St, Austin, TX

Computing has become pervasive in our lives, with microprocessors of many types, scales, and characteristics powering everything from home devices to high performance computing systems, from digital sensors to data centers, from cars to cloud computing services. Persistent exponential advances in microprocessors and semiconductor technologies present more performance at less cost and lower power consumption […]

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