Last Tuesday night, approximately 40 young minds gathered in the Pier Building to “Solve For X.” A brainstorming project run by Google[x] — the arm of the technology giant responsible for the self-driving car and Google Glass — Solve For X brought 17- to 24-year-olds together for an hour of presentations by three innovators, followed by a half-hour of brainstorming about each innovator’s idea. Google describes the process as the meeting point of a huge problem, a radical solution to the problem and the use of breakthrough technology.
Megan Smith put Chautauqua on the map — well, digitally anyway.
The vice president of Google[x] was responsible for the various vehicles that drove around the Institution’s grounds last year gathering images for Google Maps Street View, which went live last month.
Smith, who will open this week’s morning lectures at 10:45 a.m. today in the Amphitheater, knows a lot about “The Next Greatest Generation.” And she said that the audience already knows about this generation as well, seeing as they are a part of it.