The Evolution of Energy: Enabling a Clean, Sustainable Future

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Early man harnessed fire, the Industrial Revolution gave us the steam engine, and combustion engines changed the way we travel. Although energy technologies have transformed humanity’s ability to thrive and grow, they sometimes had unintended consequences, positive and negative. As new energy technologies emerge to improve or replace older ones, they address the limitations of […]

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The Internet of Things: How Connected Devices Everywhere Will Change Everything

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The Internet of Things (IoT) enables connected computers and other devices to share data and work together to automate new kinds of applications and improvements to our lives, infrastructure, and more. IoT in medicine can connect health data across personal devices and doctors. It can create the ability to enhance traffic flow with autonomous cars […]

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The Internet of Things: How Connected Devices Everywhere Will Change Everything

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

The Internet of Things (IoT) enables connected computers and other devices to share data and work together to automate new kinds of applications and improvements to our lives, infrastructure, and more. IoT in medicine can connect health data across personal devices and doctors. It can create the ability to enhance traffic flow with autonomous cars […]

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Technology for Social Good: How Tech Professionals & Companies Can Support Social Impact

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

Technology has the potential to positively impact our lives by improving access and connection. Simultaneously, our rapid, tech-fueled growth also creates challenges (affordability, mobility) that disproportionately disadvantage many in our community. Like any modern city, Austin must address issues of social equity and opportunity while ensuring the city benefits from the advantages technology brings. ​ […]

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Health Tech: How Technology, and Austin, Will Help You Live Longer & Better

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Human bodies are amazingly capable and resilient, but there are countless risks and dangers to our health and lifespan. Technology has long been used in the pursuit of health and longevity, from bandages and thermometers to splints and herbal medicines. In the era of advanced computing technologies and sensors, nanotechnology and robotics, and massive data […]

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

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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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