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May 31, 2019

A baby monitor for chickens and other projects…

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Some of GIX graduates’ launch projects were covered on Microsoft’s “On the Issues” blog. It highlights a baby monitor for chickens and other projects solving real-world problems. [Read full story in Microsoft’s “On the Issues” blog]

December 12, 2018

Tomorrow’s innovators: First class graduates from Global Innovation…

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From interpreting chicken vocalizations with AI to identifying wildlife with machine learning, the inaugural projects from the first GIX graduating class demonstrate how collaborative, global education can lead to technology innovation for the greater good. [Read full Microsoft On the Issues Article]

December 11, 2018

Bellevue’s GIX grad school is a smart U.S.-China…

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The United States’ escalating tensions with China highlight the value of GIX, the graduate school launched in Bellevue by the University of Washington, Microsoft, and Tsinghua University. [Read full Seattle Times article]

June 26, 2018

GIX Team Saffron enters the home stretch in…

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GIX students near the finish line in a competition to create a wearable sensor device that sends wireless alerts to emergency services in threatening situations. [Read the full article]

June 07, 2018

Anu & Naveen Jain Announce Leaf Wearables as…

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The Women’s Safety XPRIZE competition, which was created to address the safety of women and girls by leveraging technology, recently announced the grand prize winner. Excitingly, GIX student-led team, Saffron, was one of the top five finalists. [Read full story here]

June 06, 2018

UW team competes for $1 million XPRIZE for…

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GIX students, called Team Saffron, made it into the final round of the XPRIZE Women’s Safety competition with an inconspicuous emergency wearable device. [Read full article in UW News]