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City of Calgary Mayor's Innovation Challenge

Muncipal Solid waste to Renewable Ultra-Clean Synfuels trending idea

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Together with Calgary-based Canada Chemical Corporation, and US-based Reform Earth Technologies, we are developing the world's first facility which will take Municipal Solid Waste and plastics and convert it directly into the cleanest burning diesel, or aviation fuel, available. This process would therefore make a substantial contribution to Calgary achieving net zero emissions by replacing fuel for municipal... more »

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City of Calgary Mayor's Innovation Challenge

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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City of Calgary Mayor's Innovation Challenge

Innovative Energy Solution from the City's Landfill methane Gas Edited

Challenge: Landfill garbage decomposition creates methane gas which is a potent greenhouse gas (GHG). The city's Waste and Recycling Services is expected to expand, install and operate about 40 to 50 landfill gas collection wells, to help reduce the amount of greenhouse gases (GHG) coming from Calgary landfills. The city of Calgary's vertical extraction wells then collect and convert this landfill methane gas to carbon... 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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