Deutsche Telekom Silicon Valley Innovation Center is a small agile team bridging between innovation and business units, with strong expertise in emerging technologies such as Cloud Communications, Mobile Platforms and Software-defined Networking. From SD-WAN to work load mobility across Hybrid Cloud Deutsche Telekom SVIC has collaborated with the industry.
Lou Schreier, VP Portfolio Strategy and Technology will share his vision of the projects and highlight the work that scientists at Deutsche Telekom SVIC and UC Berkeley, Seismology Department have done to develop a community-based early warning system utilizing smart phones as a very large sensor network capable of early quake-detection. Using advanced neural networks to classify a variety of signals generated from a range of activities, early results from the UC Berkeley algorithm achieved close to 94% classification accuracy in distinguishing earthquake motion from other detected motion. Additional gains in accuracy are expected as the application is used world wide.
MyShake: In a crowdsourcing program called “MyShake,” the scientists released the first quake-detecting mobile app for Android phones, available free on Google Play, and said a second app for Apple iPhones will be available soon.
When an earthquake ruptures the ground, smartphones with the MyShake app can sense the first shaking, analyze it, and instantly relay the information to a specialized cloud server that collects it from other phones in the system and determines the quake’s magnitude
Developing the MyShake system is supported by a $1 million grant from the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation, and other essential algorithms were developed by Silicon Valley programmers at the Deutsche Telekom Innovation Center in Mountain View.