Sustainable Development Goals: 17 Goals to Transform Our World | #SDGs

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17 Goals to Transform Our World Governments, businesses and civil society together with the United Nations have started to mobilize efforts to achieve the Sustainable Development Agenda by 2030. Universal, inclusive and indivisible, the Agenda calls for action by all countries to improve the lives of people everywhere.In 2015, countries adopted the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and its 17 Sustainable Development Goals.

In 2016, the Paris Agreement on climate change entered into force, addressing the need to limit the rise of global temperatures. Explore this site to find out more about the efforts of the UN and its partners to build a better world with no one left behind.

Source: Sustainable Development Goals: 17 Goals to Transform Our World

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Google Maps Street View Cars collecting data | #BusinessIntelligence

Google Maps use this kind of cars to take pictures and videos to collect data for their street views. You may see one of Google Street View cars in your city or town. Here is one we found in Jacksonville, Florida.

Following Google Maps street car in Jacksonville, Florida. #streetview #googlemaps #ism4011

Information, Access, And Development: Setting A Course For The Sustainable Development Goals – Intellectual Property Watch. #SustainableDevelopmentGoals

Informed citizens and communities are also essential to the UN’s 2030 Agenda. We cannot have sustainable development when individuals are not able to deal with new choices and challenges autonomously, drawing on access to information. And we cannot have inclusive development, with no-one left behind, unless this access is real and meaningful for everyone.Libraries have long sought to do this, making sure that the world’s heritage is preserved and made accessible, allowing the sharing of knowledge between institutions and across borders, and giving children, families, students and others the chance to enjoy works which they could never afford to pay for individually.

Source: Information, Access, And Development: Setting A Course For The Sustainable Development Goals – Intellectual Property Watch

SDG Report 2017 Provides Overview of Efforts to Achieve SDGs | IISD’s SDG Knowledge Hub | IISD

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17 July 2017: Greater efforts are needed to accelerate progress on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), according to a report prepared by the UN Statistics Division that reviews progress made towards the SDGs during the first two years of their implementation. The report provides an overview of implementation efforts to date, highlighting areas of progress and areas where more action is required, and provided the basis for introductions to the SDGs that the High-level Political Forum focused on during its July 2017 session.

via SDG Report 2017 Provides Overview of Efforts to Achieve SDGs | IISD’s SDG Knowledge Hub | IISD

The Problems With #SmartCities

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#SmartCities A #GlobalLearning discussion in our #Management #CityManagement #EnvironmentalManagement and #TechnologyManagement courses. ==> The Problems With Smart Cities. Imagine your city as a smart city. What are the benefits or issues?

Link: https://www.forbes.com/sites/forbestechcouncil/2017/06/19/the-problems-with-smart-cities/#446e9096067f 

Solar powered Wi-Fi service in beaches.

 

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Solar powered wi-fi service and lockers in beaches of Fuengirola, Spain. Mobile technologies are requiring local governments and companies to expand services. Beaches, parks, and remote areas now have access to wi-fi services.

How these kiosks are helping your community?

Ref: drlepervanche High tech beaches in #Fuengirola. Solar panels to power electronic lockers, and wi-fi service near kiosk. #exploringspain#exploringfuengirola #GlobalLearning2017#solarenergy #wifi #ExploringSpain

How I’m fighting bias in algorithms | Joy Buolamwini | TEDxBeaconStreet

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LESSON CREATED BY JOSE G. LEPERVANCHE USING VIDEO FROM TED for non-native English speakersYOUTUBE CHANNEL

MIT Media Lab grad student Joy Buolamwini was working with facial recognition software when she noticed a problem: the software didn’t recognize her face — because the people who coded the algorithm hadn’t taught it to identify a broad range of skin tones and facial structures. Now she’s on a mission to fight bias in machine learning. She spoke at TEDxBeaconStreet in Boston. Join #codedgaze. (Ref: TED.com)

TED Video Link:  http://www.ted.com/talks/joy_buolamwini_how_i_m_fighting_bias_in_algorithms

What is the social impact of facial recognition? How developers can use full spectrum inclusion coding to improve our lives?

Topic includes logic programming, coding, facial recognition software, and related uses of technologies to solve social issues.

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