PlumeLabs [Paris] @GoogleCampuses [London] produces: Tech vs Pollution – an exciting event of promise and hope

15 10 15 Tech PollutionLet’s Beat Pollution – an event co-sponsored by PlumeLabs – based in Paris – and the New Cities Foundation.

The host Romain Lacombe, CEO of PlumeLabs talked about:

  • Global Pandemic – 9,400 deaths per year in London
  • In Paris: everybody loses 6 months of life expectancy
  • Pollution is an information issue

Their Plume Air Cloud

  • is an ‘environmental Artificial Intelligence (AI) system
  • predict levels of pollution
  • and produces the Plume Air Report – an urban weather report for 200 cities worldwide – for the Apple watch!

Audrey de Nezelle – Head of Environmental Policy at Imperial College – gave an excellent overview of the challenges in terms of ‘exposure measures’ and the difficulty of ‘matching’ environmental data with individual health effects.

The excellent programme continued with:

Thomas Garnierdefab – the power of the ‘clean cloud’, i.e. data servers that don’t pollute! For they are responsible for as much, if not more, CO2 emissions that air traffic!

Jonathan Keeping – Pavegen Systems – a fabulous patented global flooring generator of turning foot steps into energy with these projects of achievement:

  • Saint Omer train station – funded by GDF Suez
  • Heathrom Terminal 3
  • 300 tiles in a football pitch in Rio de Janeiro to power the flood lights

Bethnal Green Ventures

  • £15,000 for 6% equity – investing in
  • Health
  • Education
  • Sustainability
  • Democracy and Society, i.e. Social Impact.

Andreas ZachariahTravelAI

Yves BoussemartQuantumBlack – adding value to the 50-year 50 billion project Crossrail

Romain – Be a Superdriver

Mark Waters – Gliide – a taxi service only providing electric vehicles – Transportation Transformed

Muse SeymourNimber – a new way of making deliveries

Matthieu LefevreNew Cities Foundation – the Smart City

Urban Tech replaces the Smart City!

About Sabine Kurjo McNeill

I'm a mathematician and system analyst formerly at CERN in Geneva and became an event organiser, software designer, independent web publisher and online promoter of Open Justice. My most significant scientific contribution is
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