Sleep Emergency

Sleep Emergency

 Matthew Walker [ UC Berkeley ] It’s a delight and privilege to be here and I would like to start with testicles. Men who sleep 5 hours a night have significantly smaller testicles than those who sleep 8 hours or more. In addition men who routinely sleep 5 to 6 hours a night will have a level of testosterone which is that

Persuasion Architectures

Persuasion Architectures

  Zeynep Tufecki [ Harvard Berkman Center for Internet and Society ] When people voice fears of artificial intelligence, very often, they invoke images of humanoid robots run amok. You know, Terminator. That might be something to consider, but that’s a distant threat. Or, we fret about digital surveillance with metaphors from the past. “1984,” George Orwell’s “1984,” it’s hitting the bestseller lists

Data Warehousing 2.0

Data Warehousing 2.0

Why learn to translate, when you can build fluency instead? Announcing the first app that can teach you to *think* in a new language. Hi, my name is Gabriel Wyner. Once upon a time, I was an opera singer with a passion for learning languages, and some unconventional ideas about how best to accomplish that. But four years ago, you, the Kickstarter community,

Making Tracks

Making Tracks

James Pennebaker Symposium Interview from Faculty Innovation Center [University of Texas at Austin ] Because more people than ever are signing up for degree programs, Pennebaker has been able to fund experimental testing regimes and pay Teaching Assistants to craft really good questions. People who don’t have to come up with good questions don’t realize how difficult it is to write a good

Musk vs Gary

Musk vs Gary

Elon Musk [ The TED Interview ] Chris Anderson: Elon, hey, welcome back to TED. It’s great to have you here. Elon Musk: Thanks for having me. CA: So, in the next half hour or so, we’re going to spend some time exploring your vision for what an exciting future might look like, which I guess makes the first question a little ironic:

Bias Networks

Bias Networks

David R. Williams [ Harvard ] An article in the Yale Alumni Magazine told the story of Clyde Murphy, a black man who was a member of the Class of 1970. Clyde was a success story. After Yale and a law degree from Columbia, Clyde spent the next 30 years as one of America’s top civil rights lawyers. He was also a great