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City of Calgary Mayor's Innovation Challenge

Waste Management Sustainability Optimizer Edited

Sustainable practices have become increasingly essential in many aspects of society. However, developments in various sectors are still necessary to make sustainable practices a norm. One such sector is the municipal waste management system. The primary objective of this proposal is to employ advanced analytics (deep learning, optimization and statistical methods) to develop a waste management decision support system.... more »

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Smart Microgrids for Residential Areas & Buildings Edited

The increase in energy sustainability and environmental concerns have made efficient energy utilization, sustainable living and renewables fuels essential. Smart microgrids have become a pivotal technological advancement in this respect. Smart microgrids integrate energy from various fuel sources (fossil fuels as well as renewables) and could operate in grid-connected mode as well as off-grid (or islanded) mode. This... more »

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Solar Powered Charging Station for Electric Scooters Edited

The creation of electric vehicles has seen the rise of smart mobility options, such as electric scooters, electric bikes, and electric boards; presented by companies like Lime and Bird, where users can rent electric scooters and bikes to travel to destinations within their cities. Calgary is no exception for this as Lime and Bird scooter companies have laid claim to our city.

While these options present a healthier energy... more »

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City of Calgary Mayor's Innovation Challenge

Project Leo Scalable Passive Housing

Homes and buildings account for 13% of Canada's overall greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. Cumulative impacts are the total impacts  when all of an areas or industries impacts are added together. Focusing on Calgary's housing market offers a great opportunity to implement large scale change because of it's potential to attack cumulative impacts if these changes are made affordable to the average populace.

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The SolFood Project

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Be it destructive hailstorms, as witnessed over the summer of 2020, or the extreme heat and drought which the prairie provinces are contending with, being a farmer or food producer is an arduous role. This is particularly true when one looks at the Calgary area, which faces unique challenges and uncertainty. For context, between the years of 1983 and 2008, insured crop loss claims in Alberta averaged $100mm.... more »

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Analytics-driven Energy Allocation Decision Support System Edited

Rapid progress is currently being made globally in the sustainable energy industry. Nevertheless integrating renewable energy sources into the existing energy infrastructure is still challenging. The central idea of this proposal is to develop a system which leverages on state-of-the-art computational/statistical techniques, artificial intelligence (deep learning) and advanced analytics to provide decision support when... more »

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Calgary Holistic Actions for Renewable Microgrids (CHARM)

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International team including Calgary inventors, entrepreneurs, investors… wants to demonstrate how to standardize microgrids so that they can all talk to each other and interact. That's an absolutely critical step if microgrids are going to be as important and valuable as we think they can be. We suggest that Calgary could show that microgrids can be implemented cost effectively to provide resilience and... more »

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Efficient, Innovative & Better Every Day

One Stop Guide

One Stop Guide is a program that shows and carries out steps (when triggered by the user) to address Life's Challenges.

It is similar to Wikihow in the sense that it provides steps to address challenges, but different in that it addresses specific challenges (e.g. How to get Car back if it were towed in Calgary) and streamlines the resolution process by incorporating features that can be carried out on a smartphone.... more »

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Invest in AI Education - Start now before it's too late!

In China, the government has invested $1 billion on an Artificial Intelligence (AI) research park.
AI is going to play an enormous part of our future. My suggestion is to give grants to AI programs offered by colleges, universities, etc... Put some standards in place and allow many colleges to apply for these grants. (standards such as: quality, ethics, hands-on learning etc...) Make sure many colleges/universities are... more »
Why is this an ambitious idea?

If we wait five years to invest in AI graduates, it'll be too late. Don't leave it to the schools to come up with the program fees. Tell them to start the programs and have the city pay for most of it, charging the students a nominal fee. Keep the standards high allowing only the best and brightest students to be accepted. The AI program is different from any other programs in that it needs to be singled out and given more funding. The bottom line is the program needs to be affordable for most Canadians.
Calgary cannot wait or we'll be left behind as other cities worldwide are already investing in AI education for its citizens.

How do we measure the effectiveness of this idea?

Calgary can study other cities to find out how they are measuring the effectiveness of their AI education. Do this quick and start implementing a strategy as the "golden opportunity" is going to pass soon.

How is this idea attainable through the use of technology or data?

Technology will be a collaborative effort between the city and the education centers to provide state-of-the-art facilities whereby students can thrive in innovating AI. Students will have to utilize cutting-edge technology create the most advanced AI possible.

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