Persuasion Architectures

Persuasion Architectures

  Zeynep Tufecki [ 461 K Views, 15 K Likes, 22.55 ] 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

Bias Networks

Bias Networks

David R. Williams [ 73 K Views, 3 K Likes, 17:27 ] 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

Story Felling

Story Felling

Stacy Smith [ 89 K Views, 2 K Likes, 15:44 ] Today, I want to tell you about a pressing social issue. Now, it’s not nuclear arms, it’s not immigration, and it’s not malaria. I’m here to talk about movies. Now, in all seriousness, movies are actually really important. In film, we can be wildly entertained, and we can also be transported through

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

Soberly Reflecting

Soberly Reflecting

Bryan Stevenson [ 26 K Views, 248 Likes, 1:08:31 ] one of America’s leading human rights lawyers and clinical law professors, offered his reflections and vision on how to confront injustice and build a just society at a public lecture at Melbourne Law School on 19 February 2015. FEATURED IMAGE CREDIT: Pat David

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