Edge Of Infectious Diseases, Nanotechnology, Telecommunications, Big Data And Public Health | A Talk By Professor Rachel Mckendry Followed By Q&A Session

Infectious diseases rank among the gravest threats to human health alongside global warming and terrorism. New strains continue to evolve every year and can spread rapidly. The consequences can be devastating. The 1918 Spanish flu killed an estimated 50 million people. Today HIV infects 34 million people and the recent

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The Inherent Biases In Algorithms: Everything That Can Go Wrong And The People Who Fix Them

Recent years have seen an eruption of concern about machine learning. When the systems we attempt to teach don’t do what we want or what we expect, ethical and potentially existential risks emerge. In this talk, Brian Christian discusses the inherent biases in algorithms and the varying complexities of the

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Implications Of The Biases That Have Shaped Society In The Past (Or Shape It Today), On How AI Systems Work – Or Fail To Work Followed By Q&A

The datasets on which AI technologies are trained to carry out a task reflect society, and can contain the biases that were embedded in processes, relationships, or structures at the point of data collection. When this data is used to develop AI, the resulting systems reflect back the social and

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Digital Technology For The Future Of The Planet: Lives, Society, And The Physical Environment

Digital technology is becoming an indispensable and crucial component of our lives, society and the environment. We present a framework for computing in the context of problems facing the planet. The framework has a number of goals: an optimal digital infrastructure, sensing and optimizing with a global world model, reliably

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The Boundaries Of AI: What Artificial Intelligence Can And Cannot Do – Followed By Q&A Session

The last decade has seen exciting developments in AI – and AI researchers are tackling some fundamental challenges to develop it further AI research seeks to understand what intelligence is, and then recreate this through computer systems that can automatically perform tasks that require some level of reasoning or intelligence

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Big Data Visualization: Photography As A Creative Research Tool

What can we learn about the societies from analyzing and visualizing billions of photographs and video shared on social networks? Can we use visualization to explore massive visual data sets without using predefined research questions? Can we analyze big data without using numbers? In this presentation, Dr. Manovich will discuss

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How Can Quantum Computer Outperform Classical Computers – Language Of Mathematics To Understand Quantum Mechanics

This talk discards hand-wavy pop-science metaphors and answers a simple question: from a computer science perspective, how can a quantum computer outperform a classical computer? Attendees will learn the following: Representing computation with basic linear algebra (matrices and vectors) The computational workings of qbits, superposition, and quantum logic gates Solving

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If Brains Are Computers, Who Designs The Software? | A Talk By Daniel Dennett – Cognitive Scientist And Philosopher

Cognitive science sees the brain as a sort of computer, but how does education redesign these cerebral computers? Cognitive scientist, philosopher, and expert on consciousness Daniel Dennett explains. There is widespread agreement among researchers in cognitive science that a human brain is some kind of computer, but not much like

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The Impact Of Automation & Artificial Intelligence On Our Economy | A Talk By Robert Reich Followed By Q&A Session

Professor Reich comes to Google to discuss the impact of automation & artificial intelligence on our economy. He also provides a recommendation on how we can ensure future technologies benefit the entire economy, not just those at the top. Robert Reich is the Chancellor’s Professor of Public Policy at the

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Rise Of Impact Entertainment: Brand’s Social Purpose & Socially Conscious Consumers

As more brands, media companies, and corporations seek to connect with an ever growing, socially conscious consumer base, Participant Media and SoulPancake, in partnership with Brand Storytelling, set out to understand how brand marketers think about utilizing traditional entertainment as a tool to spark meaningful dialogue and generate compelling social

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The Art Of Business Storytelling | A Talk By Ameen Haque

Ameen Haque, Founder of Storywallahs, is a storyteller, story coach and consultant. He trains leaders and entrepreneurs in storytelling, crafting narratives, and using story and story based frameworks to help organizations navigate change and inspire action along desired goals. Formerly a Vice President at the ad agency Ogilvy & Mather,

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Find Your Soul: Developing & Defining Your Brand In An Increasingly Crowded Landscape | A Talk By Yelena Fradlis

Former SVP Marketing, Creative Director Yelena Fradlis is talking about finding and defining unique properties that customer can emotionally connect to. Building a community of avid supporters and connecting it to an in-person activity. Finding a face for the brand, but also a spirit and a soul. The importance of

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