Machine Intelligence

Machine Intelligence

Zeynep Tufekci [ 119 Views, 3 K Likes, 17:42 ] I started my first job as a computer programmer in my very first year of college — basically, as a teenager. Soon after I started working, writing software in a company, a manager who worked at the company came down to where I was, and he whispered to me, “Can he tell if

Wilderness Retreating

Wilderness Retreating

Susan Cain [ 38 K Views, 432 Likes, 48:04 ] I’m here to talk to you about three terrible, awful mistakes that I think that you’re probably making in your work lives and quite possibly in your personal relationships as well. The good news is that I’m also going to tell you how to fix these mistakes. I’m just going to jump right

Discovery Channeling

Discovery Channeling

Mahzarin Banaji (Harvard University) discusses the ways in which we are not good at knowing our own hidden prejudices and preferences. But those beliefs shape how we collaborate, run businesses, and assess colleagues. Learn about the latest research on the human “blindspot” and why businesses are using it to change their culture. FEATURED IMAGE CREDIT: Stephen Bowler

Originals

Originals

Adam Grant [ 3 M Views, 68 K Likes, 15:24 ] Seven years ago, a student came to me and asked me to invest in his company. He said, “I’m working with three friends, and we’re going to try to disrupt an industry by selling stuff online.” And I said, “OK, you guys spent the whole summer on this, right?” “No, we all

That Good Day

That Good Day

Caroline Webb [ 27 K Views, 200 Likes, 50:26 ] I used to work a lot with companies to help them shift their culture in a more positive direction. And I found that the best way to actually find out what was really going on under the hood was often to simply ask three simple questions. What’s a good day for you? What

Weapons of Math Destruction

Weapons of Math Destruction

Kathy O’Neil [ 33 K Views, 252 Likes, 12:15 ] Imagine that you’re seeing Mathematics. I stole this from my husband’s desk yesterday. Mathematicians use notation like that — hope you can see it — because mathematicians are lazy. Mathematicians use notation as shorthand for much more complicated things, that they’d have to write out with words, and it takes too long to

Epigenetics

Epigenetics

Nessa Carey [ 117 K, 1.6 Views, 39.25 ] You can’t talk about epigenetics without talking about genetics. This is the representation of the famous DNA double helix and back in 2001, when the human genome sequence was first released, there was this huge hoopla about it and some quite entertaining things were said. There was this big press conference and that quote