Tampa, Fla. (Feb. 20, 2018) - The new issue of Technology and Innovation, Journal of the National Academy of Inventors (19:3) (full text) highlights papers from the Sixth Annual Conference of the National Academy of Inventors (NAI): "Recognizing Pillars of Academic Innovation."
The NAI Annual Conference, held last year from April 5 to 7, 2017, in Boston, Mass., provides an annual forum for celebrating academic invention and inventors, recognizing and encouraging invention, and enhancing the visibility of university and non-profit research.
This issue contains a special conference section and a general section.
"This issue of T explores the pillars that support academic innovation and invention activity, including public policy, industry-university partnerships, recognition of entrepreneurial faculty, and the mentorship of the next generation of innovators," said Dr. Paul Sanberg, president of the NAI and co-editor-in-chief of T "This support is vital, as it provides the framework for life-saving and life-changing advances."
Hany Farid examines how high-tech tools PhotoDNA and eGlyph help rein in online abuses, such as radicalization propaganda and child pornography, by enabling users to identify the material, which can then be removed
Tai-Chi Lin, Lan Yue, and Mark S. Humayun discuss the Argus vision system, which uses an external camera to capture images, which are then transmitted as electrical pulses to stimulate a patient's retinal nerve cells, allowing them to see via the patterns of light sent to the brain.