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Launch Projects

In collaboration with GIX’s Consortium, which includes companies like Microsoft, T-Mobile, AT&T, and Baidu, graduate students form interdisciplinary teams to develop high-impact projects that address local and global challenges.

Diversita – Microsoft: AI for Earth

In collaboration with Microsoft: AI for Earth, students designed and developed a sophisticated and low-cost backyard camera trap that integrates machine learning (ML) on the Edge, connectivity, and cloud services to offer a real-time window into biodiversity.

The device can capture and identify over 5,000 species and has built-in notification/alert features to inform the user in real time when species are spotted.

After conversations with conservationists, ecologists, and wildlife researchers, the students determined the technology could potentially be applied to support new methods of conservation research and management, and to inform conservation policies.

FlaminGo – T-Mobile

In collaboration with T-Mobile, students designed and developed an augmented reality (AR) mobile game that explores and showcases the capabilities of the 5G network.

By leveraging the high-speed, low-latency, and wide bandwidth features of 5G, students were able to implement an AR experience that integrates real-time and multi-player collaborations.

SparkEd – Lanxum

In collaboration with Lanxum, students designed and developed an educational game app that allows parents to personalize and remotely guide their child’s learning experience. It provides parents with the opportunity to customize the lessons and skills they teach their children, relative to their own values and beliefs. The game incorporates AI capabilities like image processing, voice interaction, and drawing recognition.

UbiRight – Student-led Project

UbiRight is an original content monetization platform that provides a tamper-proof blockchain timestamp for original written and visual content posted online.

UbiRight strives to make copyright protection available to the masses. By providing access to copyright protection in a way that’s simple, free, and timely, UbiRight are demystifying and removing the barriers that currently exist in the process of pursuing legal copyright licensing.

PlayerX – Kico

In collaboration with Kico, students designed and developed a mobile app to help transplants connect with other foreigners and locals in the area. The number of Seattle newcomers has increased in the last eight years by 20%, and out of those, only 29% have felt welcomed by locals.

With the goal to boost the sense of community in the Seattle area, and help people make new, lasting friendships, the app strategically connects people that frequent the same places and engage in similar activities.

CluckAI – Microsoft FarmBeats

In collaboration with Microsoft FarmBeats, students developed an AI-driven app solution that interprets chicken vocalizations and then notifies farmers when their chickens are in distress.

The app is designed to help decrease the number of chicken deaths, especially amongst egg-laying hens which is now at 25%, by identifying threats to chicken health – including disease, predation, overcrowding, heat stress, theft, and bullying from other chickens – and alerting farmers in real time.