Category Archive for: ‘Ted Talks’

How a Driver-Less Car Sees The Road

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Chris Urmson shows how the driverless car navigates traffic and pedestrians even better than most humans.

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Your Body Language Shapes Who You Are

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The Hidden Reason for Poverty

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Collective compassion has meant an overall decrease in global poverty since the 1980s, says civil rights lawyer Gary Haugen. Yet for all the world’s aid money, there’s a pervasive hidden problem keeping poverty alive. Haugen reveals the dark underlying cause we must recognize and act on now.

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Jeremy Howard: Computers that can learn

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What happens when we teach a computer how to learn? Technologist Jeremy Howard shares some surprising new developments in the fast-moving field of deep learning, a technique that can give computers the ability to learn Chinese, or to recognize objects in photos, or to help think through a medical diagnosis. (One deep learning tool, after watching hours of YouTube, taught …

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Thanksgiving Playlist

Happy Thanksgiving 2014

Happy Thanksgiving to our viewers/readers from around the world!  We are deeply thankful for all of the generous donations and kind feedback you have given us in our first few years as a Rotary E-Club. We are celebrating Thanksgiving this week online by providing programs that will “generate massive amounts of gratitude.”  View any of the below TED talks (30+ minutes) …

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Txting is Killing Language. JK!


Does texting mean the death of good writing skills? John McWhorter posits that there’s much more to texting — linguistically, culturally — than it seems, and it’s all good news.   View the program here! 

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Bill and Meinda Gates on “Giving Away Our Wealth”


Bill and Melinda Gates: Why giving away our wealth has been the most satisfying thing we’ve done… Published on Apr 2, 2014 n 1993, Bill and Melinda Gates—then engaged—took a walk on a beach in Zanzibar, and made a bold decision on how they would make sure that their wealth from Microsoft went back into society. In a conversation with …

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Avi Reichental: What’s next in 3D printing


Just like his beloved grandfather, Avi Reichental is a maker of things. The difference is, now he can use 3D printers to make almost anything, out of almost any material. Reichental tours us through the possibilities of 3D printing, for everything from printed candy to highly custom sneakers. View the Program here  

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Unseen footage, untamed nature

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At TED 2012, filmmaker Karen Bass shares some of the astonishing nature footage she’s shot for the BBC and National Geographic — including brand-new, previously unseen footage of the tube-lipped nectar bat, who feeds in a rather unusual way … View the program here:

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Paul Nicklen: Tales of ice-bound wonderlands

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Diving under the Antarctic ice to get close to the much-feared leopard seal, photographer Paul Nicklen found an extraordinary new friend. Share his hilarious, passionate stories of the polar wonderlands, illustrated by glorious images of the animals who live on and under the ice. View the Program by clicking here.    

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