Brooklyn College was one of the first clients for Explainables and the proud Alma mater of the managing director Jesse John. From its inception Explainables was designed to help young aspiring scientists improve their communication. The majority of our associates has progressed from undergraduate through doctoral degrees in science and competed in science communication competitions. We pay it forward by working with the next generation of scientists to give them essential communication tools we were never formally taught.
How to communicate AI innovation within and outside your company ? That was the title of a workshop the Explainables designed for the award winning global AI hub SwissCognitive. Read more about the lessons learned at this exciting session, that was just the start of a fruitful collaboration between SwissCognitive, its partners and Explainables in the future.
Every year the XPRIZE foundation defines new breakthrough challenges tackling humanities’ biggest and most acute problems at their Visioneering Event. For the 2018 round 10 groups from all over the world competed in a mix of “Shark Tank” and “the Voice” – to see which will be the next Grand Challenge to become an XPRIZE. The Explainables supported the teams in preparation for their pitches and lobbying sessions. And met some interesting people…
In August 2018 the German Federal Foreign Office started the “Year of Germany in the US” initiative at an event on historic Potsdamer Platz in Berlin. Our own Daniel Angerhausen presented a science slam and answered questions about academic cooperation between the two countries. As someone living in both of these cultures for quite some time it's also a cause close to his heart.
What do you get when you combine the World Cup with short science presentations for the public?
Probably something similar to the Trilateral Science Slam at Berlin's famous S036 venue and hosted by Fulbright Germany and the Deutsch-Russisches Forum with the generous support of the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF).