Past Meetings

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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AI Artwork

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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Diagram

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