Past Meetings

AI for Disease Prediction and Early Detection: Opportunities and Challenges

Artificial intelligence (AI) is penetrating every aspect of our lives. Healthcare will not be an exception. This new technology is expected to stretch our boundaries of knowledge of diseases and may also help us detect diseases early or monitor disease progression.

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Why Do Chemical and Pharmaceutical Companies Care Why the Sky is Blue?

Everyone is familiar with weighing materials on a scale, but as remarkable as it sounds, one can "weigh" molecules by shining light on them and analyzing the scattering.

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Beyond the Higgs Boson: Using the Higgs to Look for New Particles and the Future at the LHC

Over a decade ago, the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) at CERN opened a new era of fundamental physics with the discovery of the Higgs boson.

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Shining a Light on Microplastics: Providing Tools for Informed Environmental Action

Microplastics, small plastic particles originating from plastic waste, are a pervasive global environmental problem. This talk will outline the scope of the problem and the goal of finding paths to mitigate the impacts of microplastics.

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microplastics in sand

Artificial Intelligence: Thoughts on AI as a Practitioner Turned Investor

Deep Learning models and tools such as ChatGPT are transforming our world.

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Goleta Join’s California’s Energy Storage Transformation

Wind and solar power are key to California's transition to clean renewable energy. But, where do we get energy when the wind isn't blowing and the sun isn't shining?

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Energy storage

The Environmental Footprint of Global Food Production

Feeding humanity puts enormous environmental pressure on our planet.

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People passing around food at table

Human-AI Integration

If we think of Artificial Intelligence as a building material, we can ask the question: What tools will we build with AI that will improve our lives?

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human and AI playing chess

A Sneak Preview of Space Base California

What does a destination guest experience have in common with the first people to paint on cave walls?

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stars and galaxies

Learning to See Again with a Bionic Eye

How can we return a functional form of sight to people who are living with incurable blindness?

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Paradigm-Changing Antibiotics to Combat the Antimicrobial Resistance Crisis

Antimicrobial resistance (AMR) has been described as a slow-moving tsunami that threatens to undermine modern medicine and is directly responsible for 1.27 million annual deaths.

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Alexander Fleming