Climate action through innovation
The effects of climate change require us to think differently. In this episode, we look at how innovations are helping us understand global ecological shifts, while hyperlocal sensing technology helps us identify the effects of pollution in our communities. We also look at how technology must be redesigned with sustainability in mind so we can use it to fight the climate crisis without adding to it.
Empowering a global view
We are putting global-scale environmental monitoring in the hands of scientists, developers, and policy makers, to enable data-driven actions in the face of global crises today and in the future.
Rethinking technology sustainability
Technology can be both the solution and the problem for resource use: We are rethinking how we can make computing infrastructure more sustainable with biodegradable and recyclable materials, with the potential to scale to devices more broadly.
Discovering new ways to find resilience
We explore how new innovations are helping us to travel more safely, to share public spaces and to conduct our daily lives. From detecting the virus in our environment, to understanding and optimizing the movements of people, technology can help us reduce the spread of the disease and protect us into the future.
Rethinking our shared experiences
What does it take to come together across organizations and boundaries to mobilize against the pandemic? We explore how remote work is profoundly changing our relationships in the workplace, how an unexpected coalition put antibodies to work to fight the disease even before there was a vaccine and how we can co-create solutions with communities for those who are often the most marginalized and impacted by the pandemic.
Innovating to understand and act
How can we begin to understand the complexity of the pandemic at a societal, personal, and molecular level? We explore the importance of data, biology, and technology in understanding the spread of the disease, its impact on our immune system, and how AI helps experts to uncover new breakthroughs in an avalanche of scientific research.
What does it mean to be ready and resilient?
We are addressing the existential threats through new technology innovations that can be rapidly deployed at scale and adapted to address future uncertainties, to emerge more resilient.
Build adaptable technology
Building a toolbox of open technologies that can be rapidly combined and deployed during times of need. Enhanced by data and made to be reusable, these technologies enable meaningful solutions for organizations and communities to react quickly across crises.
Collaborate across boundaries
Finding solutions to societal-level problems requires collaboration across governments, businesses, technology, and community-based organizations to address the complex challenges unique to each global crisis.
Co-designing with communities
Taking a community-first approach that values long term partnerships to fully understand the challenges they face, co-design equitable solutions and understand the impacts over time to adjust and empower other communities.
What does it mean to design for resilience?
Learn how researchers are coming together to find new solutions where communities, organizations, and technologies interact and intersect.
How can we prepare for unknown problems in an uncertain future?
We believe that new technologies can play a crucial role in building our capacity for resilience. To prepare for tomorrow’s challenges, we start by addressing the challenges of today.