NYC Media Lab Awards $25,000 in Prizes!
https://medium.com/@nycmedialab/nyc-media-lab-awards-25-000-in-prizes-11c37d3a0c3f

NYC Media Lab has funded 30+ emerging technology prototypes and startups so far in 2019
https://medium.com/@nycmedialab/nyc-media-lab-has-funded-30-emerging-technology-prototypes-and-startups-so-far-in-2019-c17440c30d96

Chapter 1 NYC Media Lab – Summit 2019

  • 100+ demos will be on display, spanning VR/AR, voice, data science, AI, robotics, accessible tech and more
  • Demos reflect prototypes from local colleges and graduate programs including NYU, CUNY, Cornell Tech, Columbia, The New School, Pratt Institute and School of Visual Arts

MakerBrace,
https://wp.nyu.edu/connect/2019/04/22/makerbrace/
The Comfort Robot,
https://medium.com/@zhour051/pat-me-robot-9bc3175f14bb
The Umbrella VR experience.

Panel Discussions:

Innovation Panel: Media 2030
From the PC to the web to mobile devices, advances in human-computer interaction have altered how we engage with information, with entertainment, and with one another. But a new decade looms- one that will see arguably more dramatic change as technologies such as artificial intelligence and augmented reality reach maturity. What trends will dominate media and technology by 2030, and how will they impact our lives? With speakers:

Demo’s

ACCESS TO PLACES
NYU Interactive Telecommunications Program (ITP)
From Havas: Future of NYC Transportation Challenge
Team Members: Antonio Guimaraes, Emily Lin, and Rashida Kamal

Access to Places seeks to make NYC subway stations accessible to people who are blind by leveraging iOS’s native text-to-speech voiceover technology to offer entry and exit information, service changes, safety updates, train arrival times, and other key details within a mobile application. The informational content is complemented by beacon-triggered notifications to allow travelers to more easily navigate themselves within complicated station layouts.

FROM FOOTAGE TO KNOWLEDGE: NEWS STORY UNDERSTANDING FROM RAW VIDEO WITH AI
Columbia University & Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI). Supported by Hearst
Team Members: Shih-Fu Chang, Alireza Zareian, and Spencer Whitehead
The team developed an AI tool to process raw video footage of news stories.

Screening: The Great Hack, A Netflix Original Documentary
DAVID CARROLL

Chapter 2 NYC 5g and Verizon

Verizon lights up 5G in (parts of) NYC
https://techcrunch.com/2019/09/26/verizon-lights-up-5g-in-parts-of-nyc/

Issue 17: The future is 5G
https://nycmedialab.org/innovation-monitor-weekly/2019/8/22/issue-17-the-future-is-5g

Call for Applications: Verizon 5G EdTech Challenge, NYC Media Lab
https://scienceandsociety.columbia.edu/content/call-applications-verizon-5g-edtech-challenge-nyc-media-lab

Verizon
https://www.5gedtechchallenge.com/pages/partnership.html

Chapter 3 A Connected World – Where’s My Stuff with Glenn Zorpette

Where’s My Stuff
https://spectrum.ieee.org/telecom/standards/wheres-my-stuff-now-bluetooth-and-ultrawideband-can-tell-you

And the opportunity, and complexity of having your life connected and tracked

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