The NYU Entrepreneurial Institute has written an article about how technology & entrepreneurship can help solve urban problems, with a focus on our SONYC project. Read the full article here.
Today SONYC was featured on several major news outlets including the New York Times, NPR and Wired! This follows NYU's press release about the official launch of the SONYC project.
Needless to say I'm thrilled about the coverage the project's launch is receiving. Hopefully it is a sign of the great things yet to come from this project, though, I should note, it has already resulted in several scientific publications.
Here's the complete list of media articles (that I could find) covering SONYC. The WNYC radio segment includes a few words from yours truly :)
BBC World Service - World Update (first minute, then from 36:21)
Sounds of New York City (German Public Radio)
If you're interested to learn more about the SONYC project have a look at the SONYC website. You can also check out the SONYC intro video:
Following BirdVox's appearance on the Science Friday radio show, Public Radio International (PRI) has published a follow-up article about BirdVox: "Scientists are using sound to track nighttime bird migration". Here's an excerpt:
A group of researchers at New York University and the Cornell Lab of Ornithology are helping to track the nighttime migratory patterns of birds by teaching a computer to recognize their flight calls. The technique, called acoustic monitoring, has existed for some time, but the development of advanced computer algorithms may provide researchers with better information than they have gathered in the past.
You can read the full article here, and listen to the Science Friday interview here. Further information about the project can be found on the BirdVox website.
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