Can using the wrong word cripple the future of embodied AI? The word ‘robot’ is from the Slavic robota, meaning forced laborer. It was originally coined to refer to the serfs of 19th century eastern Europe. The term was
Jeff Brown [ Bilingualism | 57:10 ] is a full-time language instructor and polyglot who guarantees anyone can acquire any language in one year! Stop “learning” languages and start acquiring them.
Gabriel Wyner [ 18 DEC 2017 | Bilingualism | 16:27 ] There’s a myth when it comes to language. And that myth is that children are exceptionally good at learning languages and that we lose that gift when we grow
Lera Boroditsky [ 7 JUN 2017 | Bilingualism | 1:04:02 ] Humans communicate with one another using 7,000 or so different languages, and each language differs from the next in innumerable ways. Do people who speak different languages think differently?
Maria Polinsky [ 22 JUN 2015 | Bilingualism ] It’s very common to assume when people talk about language that everyone speaks a particular language and speaks it well. and this assumption comes from large countries with large dominant languages
Ellen Bialystok [ 3 JUN 2015 | Bilingualism ] I’m going to be talking about my research that shows how a very ordinary experience — bilingualism — has the ability to change and improve cognitive function across the lifespan and
Randi Palisok [ 5 DEC 2014 | Data Literacy| 8:54 (19 languages, including French) ] 26% on the nation’s report card, that’s the percentage of U.S. 12th graders who are proficient in Math. In America, we pride ourselves as being
John McWhorter [ 22 APR 2013 | Attention Economics | 13:48 ] We always hear that texting is a scourge. The idea is that texting spells the decline and fall of any kind of serious literacy, or at least writing
James Pennebaker [ 19 FEB 2013 | Mindset | 17:58 ] Some of the smallest most insignificant words we use everyday, can reflect a lot about who we are. And I say this not as a linguist, or a
Tran Phuc [ 26 NOV 2012 | Bias Mapping | 14:50 ] I’m a total geek. Who’s a geek here? That was actually a rhetorical question, because we’re all at a TED conference. I collect action figures, I know every