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.”
The hunger for the creation of new gadgets and technology always comes at a cost. They’re often made of materials that aren’t recycled and will contribute to a global epidemic of polluting oceans, water supplies, or worse.