September 25, 2015 - When Hurricane Iniki struck the island of Kauai in 1992, it brought wind gusts topping 230 mph and wave heights of over 20 feet. As a result, the rock seawall fronting Pono Kai Resort was extensively damaged and rebuilt the following year. Now, over 20 years later, the 600-foot-long seawall is once again damaged and collapsing.
September 8, 2015 - What kinds of science and technology go into building artificial intelligence (AI) and will strong AI ever outperform human intelligence? These questions and more were addressed by Chris Sullivan, strategic director, and Jeffrey Watumull, senior scientist, from Oceanit as they visited the Hawaii Public Radio talk show, Bytemarks Café, on Wednesday, August 26. The episode, titled “Strong AI,” explored the development of AI to the point where the machine’s intellectual capability is functionally equal to humans.
August 17, 2015 - 19 open-minded, action-oriented executives from 13 public and private agencies convened at Oceanit’s Design Thinking Lab on a Saturday to learn how to better implement and drive innovation at work. During the one-day bootcamp, attendees learned techniques to transform their culture and find the right processes, tools, and techniques to:
· Empathize to develop deeper insights
· Improve interview and observation techniques
August 11, 2015 - Concurrent with the biggest astronomy conference in the world, the XXIX General Assembly of the International Astronomical Union, Oceanit is introducing a new all-sky infrared camera. Known as MAMBA (Meteorological Atmospheric Measurement Bolometer Array), it continually and simultaneously monitors atmospheric conditions enabling very expensive and limited astronomy equipment to do its job.
July 28, 2015 - “At the tip of the spear, there is no roadmap.” It’s an idea worth spreading by Dr. Patrick Sullivan, Oceanit founder and CEO, to illustrate that at the cutting-edge of innovation and technology, there are uncharted opportunities to pursue.