Data: How is Google using machine learning?

Don Dodge works on the Google Cloud Technology Partner team. Don is a veteran of five start-ups including Forte Software, AltaVista, Napster, Bowstreet, and Groove Networks. Prior to Google, Don was Director of Business Development for Microsoft’s Emerging Business Team. You can follow Don on Medium, on Twitter @DonDodge or on Facebook Machine Learning will impact everything we do at …

Solar ramp up looking bright

Originally published on The Climate Reality Project. Watts going on with the price of solar? In short, the future is very bright – and affordable. Today, solar power is everywhere. It’s on your neighbor’s roof and in tiny portable cellphone chargers. There are even solar powered roads. And as solar power heats up, prices are going down. In fact, over …

New manufacturing: seeing the way forward at Tesla

During Tesla’s annual shareholders meeting, Elon Musk told his audience that Tesla is putting much more effort into designing the factories of the future. By focusing on “physics-first principles,” Musk said, he believes the production capacity can be increased exponentially if the focus is on “building the machines that build the machine.” He says the Tesla Gigafactory in Nevada is being …

30 years of Farm Aid

Interviews Carolyn Mugar, Executive Director, Farm Aid How did you get involved with Farm Aid? I started with Farm Aid shortly before the first benefit concert in 1985. Willie Nelson and I had some friends in common and when he was looking for someone to help him distribute the funds that would be raised at the concert, I was lucky …

Banking on the public

Banking on the Public: Going Postal, North Dakota, and Other Finance Alternatives  BY ABBY SCHER | JUNE 2013 Hundreds of people seeking a roadmap for remaking the banking system gathered north of San Francisco in early June at Public Banking 2013: Funding the New Economy, a conference held at Dominican University, whose Green MBA program was a cosponsor. It was …

Green State America:  a coalition to keep America’s climate promises and hold to other values?

By FRANK ACKERMAN, from the forthcoming January/February 2017 issue of Dollars and Sense In January, Donald Trump will endorse climate denial, renouncing the Clean Power Plan and climate targets in general. This will damage the fragile global momentum toward emission reduction, established in last year’s Paris agreement. If the United States refuses to cooperate, why should much poorer, reluctant participants such as …

Picking up the tab: average citizens and small businesses pay the price for offshore tax shelters

Phineas Baxandall, PhD from MIT and former professor at Harvard produced this great report up through 2014 Picking Up the Tab:  Average Citizens and Small Businesses Pay the Price for Offshore Tax Shelters RELEASED BY: U.S. PIRG, RELEASE DATE: TUESDAY, APRIL 15, 2014, READ NEWS RELEASE, DOWNLOAD REPORT (PDF) Every year, corporations and wealthy individuals use complicated gimmicks to shift U.S. earnings …

Spontaneous Access: David Levinson’s ‘reflexions’ on designing cities and transport

2016-10-17 | DAVID LEVINSON Spontaneous Access: Reflexions on Designing Cities and Transport by David Levinson Cities and their networks operate on multiple timescales simultaneously. Traffic lights change by the second, rights-of-way last millennia. Cities see massive daily flows of people in and out. The core, timeless, enduring elements contrast with the faddish ephemera that too much effort is focused on. …

Check out the Metropolitan Chicago Accessibility Explorer

Check out the Metropolitan Chicago Accessibility Explorer http://urbanaccessibility.com/accessibility/ This site gives you the ability to look at the number of jobs, parks, schools, groceries and other opportunities which can be reached from different neighborhoods in the city of Chicago or broader metro area within certain travel time thresholds by different modes. Use the menu at the top to choose the accessibility …