We believe in making a deliberate commitment to causes that align with our values and priorities. Below are a set of focus areas that represent the causes we prioritize most highly. 

Global Health
Improving health equity for all is a complex and multifaceted issue that requires a comprehensive approach. While access to healthcare is important, it is not sufficient in and of itself to improve health outcomes. Social determinants of health, such as income, education, and access to healthy food and safe housing, are powerful predictors of health outcomes, and addressing these factors is essential in achieving health equity. Addressing these disparities and ensuring culturally responsive care is critical to improving health equity. This involves recognizing and addressing the ways in which race, ethnicity, gender, sexuality, and other social identities impact health outcomes and experiences of care. Achieving health equity also requires a collaborative effort from multiple stakeholders, including governments, healthcare providers, community organizations, and individuals themselves. Overall, improving health equity for all requires a multifaceted approach that addresses systemic barriers and social determinants of health, ensures access to high-quality and culturally responsive healthcare services, and involves collaboration across multiple sectors and stakeholders.
Trust in Science
Promoting public confidence and understanding in the scientific community and its findings is essential in ensuring that scientific research is trusted and used to inform policy and decision-making. By communicating research in a transparent and clear manner, the public can better understand the scientific process and the impact that research can have on society. Another important aspect of promoting public confidence in the scientific community is through scientific integrity and rigor. By promoting diversity and inclusion in scientific research, the public can better trust that the findings and recommendations are inclusive and representative of a range of perspectives. Promoting public confidence in the scientific community also requires ongoing engagement and dialogue between scientists and the public. This includes efforts to address misinformation and disinformation about scientific research, as well as promoting opportunities for the public to engage with the scientific community and provide input on research priorities and directions. 
Arts & Education
The integration of creative expression and learning can have a profound impact on personal and societal growth and development. Creativity and artistic expression can inspire innovation, cultivate critical thinking skills, and promote emotional well-being. When combined with learning, they can provide a unique and engaging way to promote personal growth and development. Through the arts, individuals can explore new ideas and perspectives, develop creative problem-solving skills, and express themselves in unique and meaningful ways. Culture is the embodiment of design and craft, and it reflects the shared experiences, beliefs, and values of a particular group of people. By integrating creative expression and learning, we can foster a greater understanding and appreciation of different cultures, promote cross-cultural understanding, and build a more inclusive and diverse society. By fostering a deeper understanding and appreciation of culture through the arts, we can build a more inclusive and diverse society and promote economic and environmental sustainability.

Active research projects are self-initiated, partnered with other entities, or funded by grants. These topic areas demonstrate a commitment to advancing knowledge and innovation.

Speculative Futures
To explore and imagine potential futures through technology, culture, and society, we need to use our creativity to envision different possibilities for the future. It's crucial to think critically about how these factors intersect and how they can shape our world. By imagining various scenarios, we can obtain insights into the implications of new technologies, social trends, and cultural shifts. This can also help us identify potential risks and ethical implications. Additionally, by imagining new possibilities, we can develop new ideas and approaches to tackle the most pressing challenges facing our world today. Overall, exploring potential futures involves envisioning different scenarios and ideas to inspire innovation and creativity, gain insights into challenges and opportunities, and identify potential risks and ethical implications.
Augmented Intelligence
The development of AI products that solve real-world problems across various domains involves creating intelligent systems that can perform tasks typically performed by humans. Building on recent advancements in Large Language Models (LLM's) we are exploring the role that autonmous agents can play in the real-world. AI has the potential to transform many aspects of our lives, from healthcare to finance, transportation, manufacturing, education, agriculture, and energy. By leveraging the power of AI, we can develop innovative solutions to some of the most pressing challenges facing our world today.
Decentralized States
Contributing to the understanding of the potential of decentralized political systems and blockchain technologies in empowering individuals and communities. Looking to provide insights for policymakers, businesses, and individuals on the benefits and limitations of these technologies, as well as their potential to create more secure and transparent systems. The use of blockchain technology and cryptocurrencies, as well as the rise of DAOs and decentralized states, has the potential to revolutionize many industries and systems, from supply chain management to voting systems. These technologies promote decentralization and autonomy, and have the potential to create more secure and transparent systems that empower individuals and communities.

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