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Design Competition for Preventing the Coronavirus Disease and Spending Time Usefully during the Stay-at-home Era

Call for innovative ideas: any innovation or design for a product that can help to prevent coronavirus disease (masks, robots, drones, shields, bottles of hand sanitizers, devices, sensors, etc.) or to spend time usefully/productively at home during staying home (gym exercise tools, etc.). Any stages of the development process (brainstorming, hand drawing, computer graphics, 3D modeling) are welcome.

  1. Sketch (hand drawing) your idea on a paper,
  2. Take a picture, and
  3. Send the image file to Professor Masato R. Nakamura ( mnakamura@citytech.cuny.edu ) by 5pm, Friday, 4/30/2020

* You will have a chance to present your idea among design professionals and industrial design students as well as have feedback from them.

This design competition is held in conjunction with an IND 2410 Industrial Design II coursework project. It is open to everyone (not limited to CUNY’s City Tech and Brooklyn communities). Excellent designs will be recommended to present in a conference/startup event in the future.

Brainstorming and hand-drawing examples

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Presentation slides for IND 2410 Industrial Design II coursework project

Download a PDF here: Industrial Design for Preventing the Coronavirus Disease406

Energy and Environment are topics engineering students wish to work on

#Engineering #students have selected @elonmusk’s Space X and Tesla as the most attractive #employers in the #UnitedStates, according to @UniversumGlobal

Also, USEPA (18th) and DOE (23th) are ranked in the top 30. Energy and Environment are topics they wish to work on.

Top10:
@SpaceX @Tesla @Google @Boeing @NASA @LockheedMartin @Apple @Microsoft @amazon @exxonmobil

via https://www.teslarati.com/tesla-spacex-best-employers-2019-elon-musk

Creating an AI can be five times worse for the planet than a car

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Training artificial intelligence is an energy intensive process. New estimates suggest that the carbon footprint of training a single AI is as much as 284 tonnes of carbon dioxide equivalent – five times the lifetime emissions of an average car.

Emma Strubell at the University of Massachusetts Amherst in the US and colleagues have assessed the energy consumption required to train four large neural networks, a type of AI used for processing language.

Language-processing AIs underpin the algorithms that power Google Translate as well as OpenAI’s GPT-2 text generator, which can convincingly pen fake news articles when given a few lines of text.

New Scientist Magazine issue 3234 , published 15 June 2019

https://www.newscientist.com/article/2205779-creating-an-ai-can-be-five-times-worse-for-the-planet-than-a-car/