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Using Citizen Science and AI to Track Deadly and Invasive Mosquitoes
Mosquito populations are traditionally tracked through specimens found in traps, then identified by expert entomologists or DNA analysis. But these surveillance methods take time, and are hard to scale. A new project led by the University of South Florida in partnership with the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars' Science and Technology Innovation Program (STIP), The Institute for Global Environmental Strategies (IGES), and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), seeks to develop a better solution.Read more
At the Crossroads: COVID-19, Racism, and Disinformation
The Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars invites you to join us for a program that will shed light on this convergence, by examining the impact disinformation has had on Asian American communities, and its impact on our global standing. What has been the impact of disinformation on Asian Americans? How are certain groups targeted in disinformation? What has been the impact of these trends on diplomatic relations with Asian countries as well as US standing in the region?RSVP
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Wilson Center Technology Labs
The Wilson Center's Technology Labs provide the knowledge foundation for core science and technology policy topics through a six-week seminar themes series.
From DIY microscopes made from paper and household items, to low cost and open microprocessors supporting research from cognitive neuroscience to oceanography, to low cost sensors measuring air quality in communities around the world, the things of science -- that is, the physical tools that generate data or contribute to scientific processes -- are changing the way that science happens.
Earth Challenge 2020
April 22, 2020 marks the 50th anniversary of Earth Day. In recognition of this milestone Earth Day Network, the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, and the U.S. Department of State are launching Earth Challenge 2020 as the world’s largest coordinated citizen science campaign.
The Fiscal Ship Game
Can you captain us out of national debt? Play the Fiscal Ship to learn about the federal budget and fiscal sustainability.
The Plastic Pipeline
Global Mosquito Alert
The Global Mosquito Alert Consortium is a new citizen science initiative that aims to leverage networks of scientists and volunteers for the global surveillance and control of the mosquito species known to carry the following diseases: Zika, yellow fever, chikungunya, dengue, malaria and the West Nile virus. The Global Mosquito Alert will be an open, common set of protocols and toolkit that is augmented with modular components created to meet both global and local research and management needs.
Fresh From CTRL Forward, a blog of the Science and Technology Innovation Program
This Earth Day, A New (Global) Earth Challenge
April 22nd, 2021 marks the 51st anniversary of Earth Day–and the one-year anniversary of Earth Challenge 2020’s launch. Last year, a consortium of partners led by the Wilson Center, EARTHDAY.ORG, and the U.S. Department of State leveraged excitement around the 50th anniversary of Earth Day to launch Earth Challenge 2020, a new platform for increasing the amount of open and interoperable citizen science data, and a new mobile application to engage the public in science and action. Six months ago, we reflected on the successes and lessons learned from the April 2020 campaign. Today, we’re excited to offer an update on recent achievements and announce plans for moving forward, including rebranding as “Global Earth Challenge” and the launch of a revamped mobile app and image classification campaign.
Games Roundup: Artificial Intelligence
For this Games Round Up, we wanted to gather up some learning tools that help make AI more accessible for all ages. We found games that attempt to build learning around artificial intelligence in two ways. The first is the science behind artificial intelligence: how machine learning works, how it is built, and how it influences our day to day. The second way is the ethics of artificial intelligence and the role that AI plays in society. How can people work alongside artificial intelligence; how does algorithmic bias happen and what does it mean?
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