Storytelling Challenge Honoring Change-makers and Storytellers Culminates in Globe-spanning Virtual International Day of the Girl Summit
October 7, 2020 /3BL Media/ - On October 10th, from 10 AM GMT- 10 PM GMT Girl Rising will host their first-ever International Day of the Girl Summit, a virtual event of expert-led panels, youth-led workshops, film screenings, performances, creativity sessions and inspiring messages – all to celebrate girls and their futures. Their headliners include David Oyelowo, Freida Pinto, Her Excellency Maria Leonor Robredo, Vice President of the Philippines, Melati & Isabel Wijsen among many others.
Online gaming unlocks new opportunities for health and well-being when gathering in person isn’t an option.
By Melanie Ehrenkranz
I haven’t seen one of my closest friends in nearly three months. He lives a short walk from me, but because of our current socially distant reality, the closest I’ve come to seeing his face is looking at the avatar he designed for the gameAnimal Crossing: New Horizons. When my phone pinged with a GIF he sent me showing off his avatar’s new outfit — a suit and a monocle — for a second, it made me feel a little closer to him in a way I hadn’t in quite some time.
A doctor and an HP employee teamed up from afar to design 3D-printed face shields for hospitals in short supply.
When Clara Remacha Corbalán and Abdel Hakim Moustafa met for coffee in early March, it felt like the final moment of calm before a storm. The next day, Spain declared a state of emergency as the COVID-19 pandemic spread through the country, and within a few days, the Barcelona hospital where Moustafa worked as a cardiologist was inundated with COVID-19 patients.
In the wake of George Floyd’s death, we must find new ways to achieve progress — as companies, as communities, and as individuals.
There’s something on my mind that I wanted to share as we head into the weekend.
It stems from the scenes we’ve watched unfold in Minneapolis this week, which have been a stark reminder of how much progress must still be made toward treating everyone with the fairness, dignity, and humanity they deserve.
With social distancing keeping us apart, there are ways to “virtual volunteer” to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Earth Day and help our wider communities.
By Bianca Tamura
Beach cleanup? It’s out this year. So are tree plantings and other events where everyone gathers to care for the environment. But there are still ways to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Earth Day and our communities even though in-person options are limited. The digital landscape offers accessible opportunities for everyone to help their communities and the planet — from home.
UL recycled content procedure to include social impact.
Marietta, G.A., April 16, 2020 — UL today announces HP, a leading provider of personal systems, printers and 3D printing solutions, has achieved recycled content validations from UL for five of their resins, which contain between 5 to 99% recycled content from ocean-bound plastic. HP is the first company to achieve validation from UL to the UL 2809 Environmental Claim Validation Procedure (ECVP) for Recycled Content Standard which now includes auditing of social responsibility procedures.
The HP Fellow for HP’s Artificial Intelligence and Emerging Compute Lab is teaching computers to find patterns and fix flaws in photos.
By Sarah Murry
Qian Lin can predict the future. Or, at least she can teach computers to see it.
Through her research at the intersection of artificial intelligence (AI) and computer vision, she is working on innovations that help printers correct flaws in images in real time and assist computers spot microscopic errors in a printhead rolling off the assembly line.
Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka has spent her career expanding opportunities for women, and in 2020 is promoting education and digital literacy as a way to drive gender equality.
By Angela Matusik
When Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka was a young girl in South Africa, she saw firsthand what fearless women could do. “The women in my community were leading in the times of apartheid, in very risky situations,” she recalls. “They were the ones that went out when the police were repressing people, and the men were running to hide.”