The Innovation Bug

By Maya Plentz When people ask me how come I am so interested in technology and innovation I tell them that is thanks to my father, Ayrton Fagundes, who taught me about tech, policy, and ethics in journalism. And Bloomberg TV of course, a complete immersion on a perfect digital newsroom. But my father was…

Tobias Vestner of the Geneva Center for Security Policy

Interview with Tobias Vestner, of the Geneva Center for Security Policy on the #DisarmApp – the companion app to the Guide to International Disarmament Law, launched in partnership with UNIDIR in preparation for the Conference in Disarmament that takes place at the UN in Geneva. #Innovation #StudyGuide @TheGCSP @mayaplentz  #Disarmament #UNTreaties #DisarmamentTreaties #DisarmApp #UN

UNESCO: ética e inteligência artificial

By Maya Plentz United Nations, 26th February 2020 – A Organização das Nações Unidas para a Educação, a Ciência e a Cultura (UNESCO) organiza esta semana, de 26 a 27 de fevereiro, na Costa Rica, um encontro internacional para combater a xenofobia na era da desinformação e da inteligência artificial (IA). Entrevistei o diretor do escritório…

Geneva, 10 April 2019 By Aida Mahmutović Ms Sarah Clatterbuck (Director of Engineering, YouTube-Google) said that without representation of women, technology is developed with gender bias which has grave implications for women in society. Biases are shown in artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning. AI has shown that facial recognition has a 1% error rate for…

Research and Innovation

Geneva, Switzerland / March 2018 Speech delivered at the 2018 World Summit on the Information Society organized under the auspices of the UN agency for telecommunications (ITU) and UNESCO. By Maya Plentz  How to make sure women receive public funds for research? We must make sure that rather than simply voicing our outrage on social…

Horizon 2020

In October of 2016 Ms. Plentz Fagundes was appointed by the European Commission to the High Level Group of Experts to review the impact of Horizon 2020, the £80 Billion Framework Programme to fund Research and Innovation in the EU from 2014 to 2020.

Engineering at FIU

A Florida university and an insurer that incurred hundreds of millions of dollars in losses during recent hurricanes are teaming up to find ways to help buildings survive massive storms. Their tool: Giant fans.   Selected clippings, results of media relations campaigns by Maya Plentz for FIU Placement: Wall Street Journal From Fans’ Whirlwind, Researchers…