Innovations Blog

Innovations

Wed, Mar 18, 2015 10:42 am

Randy Slavin was tired of drones getting a bad rap. It was time to fight the stigma that they were either covert killing machines or expensive toys of Peeping Toms. As a filmmaker, Slavin knew what drones made possible.

So he organized a film festival.

Mon, Mar 9, 2015 10:27 am

There may be no job more reactive than firefighting. You wait for the alarm to sound; when it does, you go fight fires.

But what if there was an algorithm that could take the guesswork out of fire prevention? What if enough data could be analyzed that fire departments would be able to identify where fires are most likely to happen?

Fri, Feb 13, 2015 2:50 pm

With innovation often comes the casting aside of familiar things—landlines, the simple pleasure of figuring out a map, getting other people to take pictures of you.

But are we ready for a future without cab drivers?