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October 2016
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  • Technology hasn't changed love. Here's why | Helen Fisher
    In our tech-driven, interconnected world, we've developed new ways and rules to court each other, but the fundamental principles of love have stayed the same, says anthropologist Helen Fisher. In this energetic tell-all from the front lines of love, learn how our faster connections are actually leading to slower, more intimate relationships. Watch to th […]
  • Can we build AI without losing control over it? | Sam Harris
    Scared of superintelligent AI? You should be, says neuroscientist and philosopher Sam Harris -- and not just in some theoretical way. We're going to build superhuman machines, says Harris, but we haven't yet grappled with the problems associated with creating something that may treat us the way we treat ants. […]
  • How we're harnessing nature's hidden superpowers | Oded Shoseyov
    What do you get when you combine the strongest materials from the plant world with the most elastic ones from the insect kingdom? Super-performing materials that might transform ... everything. Nanobiotechnologist Oded Shoseyov walks us through examples of amazing materials found throughout nature, in everything from cat fleas to sequoia trees, and shows the […]
  • A visual history of social dance in 25 moves | Camille A. Brown
    Why do we dance? African-American social dances started as a way for enslaved Africans to keep cultural traditions alive and retain a sense of inner freedom. They remain an affirmation of identity and independence. In this electric demonstration, packed with live performances, choreographer, educator and TED Fellow Camille A. Brown explores what happens when […]
  • America's forgotten working class | J.D. Vance
    J.D. Vance grew up in a small, poor city in the Rust Belt of southern Ohio, where he had a front-row seat to many of the social ills plaguing America: a heroin epidemic, failing schools, families torn apart by divorce and sometimes violence. In a searching talk that will echo throughout the country's working-class towns, the author details what the loss […]
  • We can fight terror without sacrificing our rights | Rebecca MacKinnon
    Can we fight terror without destroying democracy? Internet freedom activist Rebecca MacKinnon thinks that we'll lose the battle against extremism and demagoguery if we censor the internet and press. In this critical talk, she calls for a doubling-down on strong encryption and appeals to governments to better protect, not silence, the journalists and act […]
  • The era of personal DNA testing is here | Sebastian Kraves
    From improving vaccines to modifying crops to solving crimes, DNA technology has transformed our world. Now, for the first time in history, anyone can experiment with DNA at home, in their kitchen, using a device smaller than a shoebox. We are living in a personal DNA revolution, says biotech entrepreneur Sebastian Kraves, where the secrets buried in DNA are […]
  • Why open a school? To close a prison | Nadia Lopez
    Our kids are our future, and it's crucial they believe it themselves. That's why Nadia Lopez opened an academic oasis in Brownsville, Brooklyn, one of the most underserved and violent neighborhoods in New York -- because she believes in every child's brilliance and capabilities. In this short, energizing talk, the founding principal of Mott Ha […]
  • Why you should know how much your coworkers get paid | David Burkus
    How much do you get paid? How does it compare to the people you work with? You should know, and so should they, says management researcher David Burkus. In this talk, Burkus questions our cultural assumptions around keeping salaries secret and makes a compelling case for why sharing them could benefit employees, organizations and society. […]
  • There's no such thing as not voting | Eric Liu
    Many people like to talk about how important voting is, how it's your civic duty and responsibility as an adult. Eric Liu agrees with all that, but he also thinks it's time to bring joy back to the ballot box. The former political speechwriter details how he and his team are fostering the culture around voting in the 2016 US presidential election - […]
  • Donald Trump Needs Trisha Prabhu's ReThink App September 30, 2016
    ReThink app gives you a chance to back out if you start to say something mean @RealDonaldTrump, I'd like to introduce you to @TrishPrabhu. Trisha Prabhu is the 16 year-old creator of Re-Think, a smart phone app that looks over your shoulder as you type and encourages you to "rethink" after you'e typed certain words or phrases that are mea […]
  • Black Enterprise's 2016 TechConneXt Summit - The Business of Tech at its Best! September 30, 2016
    Now, how many people do you know own more than 3,000 comic books? I was beyond thrilled to hear this when I interviewed Samara Lynn, Tech Editor for Black Enterprise Magazine. Samara's adventure into collecting comic books started at the age of 13, while living in the suburbs of Long Island, New York. The neighborhood kids, at that time, were into comic […]
  • Let the Machines Do the Learning September 30, 2016
    As we celebrate Labor Day this month in the US, it is worth reflecting on the past, present and future of the labor force and its role in shaping modern society. The labor movement really took off in the 19th century along with the industrial revolution, where one begat the other. Today, we are clearly in the midst of another revolution beset by advances in […]
  • Made With Code Unveiled New Project at Global Citizen Festival September 30, 2016
    This past Saturday, at the star-studded Global Citizen Festival, Google's Made with Code initiative unveiled a new project. After Metallica's spirited performance, 'Quantico'-star Priyanka Chopra, a host of the evening, was joined on stage by a legion of teen girls. "The girls you see on stage and screen are coding to fight inequalit […]
  • The 2016 Open Data Roundtables: New Report on Putting Data to Use September 30, 2016
    From March through June 2016, the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) and the nonprofit Center for Open Data Enterprise ran a series of four Open Data Roundtables. These events brought together a total of 290 experts from inside and outside of government. Their challenge was to find ways to maximize the value and accessibility of open […]
  • The 20 Funniest Tweets From Women This Week September 30, 2016
    The ladies of Twitter never fail to brighten our days with their brilliant ― but succinct ― wisdom. Each week, HuffPost Women rounds up hilarious 140-character musings. For this week’s great tweets from women, scroll through the list below. Then visit our Funniest Tweets From Women page for our past collections.      Trump is the guy who made it to the final […]
  • Make Kanye West Your New Screensaver Because It Makes Every Message Better September 30, 2016
    Kanye West is the only screensaver you’ll ever need. Twitter user and Texas A&M student Michael Butler came up with the genius idea of making Yeezy, with arms raised overhead, the lock screen on his iPhone. Now, whenever he gets a notification, it is presented by Kanye. this is the best screensaver cos whenever i get a notification, Kanye holds it up for […]
  • Does Crossing the Chasm Apply to the Industrial IoT World? September 30, 2016
    According to "Crossing the Chasm," for a new technology to become "mainstream," it needs to cross the chasm, moving from the early adopters or visionaries to the early majority, or pragmatists. Yet some people wonder if this famous technology adoption/diffusion model applies to the Industrial IoT space as well, in particular, to smart ene […]
  • This Is What Happens When The White House Brings Tech And Creativity Together September 30, 2016
    Folks, big news: the White House is hosting a South by South Lawn (SXSL) event on Monday, October 3rd. This is about civic engagement and accessibility, which is more important than ever. The deal is, the Craig Newmark Foundation is a partner in the SXSL event on the White House lawn. Earlier this year, President Obama traveled to South by Southwest for a co […]
  • This Is What Inspired Elon Musk To Get Into The Modern Space Race September 30, 2016
    This adapted excerpt is taken from a new book, How to Make a Spaceship: A Band of Renegades, an Epic Race, and the Birth of Private Spaceflight, by Julian Guthrie, with a foreword by Richard Branson and an afterword by Stephen Hawking. (Penguin Press, Sept. 20, 2016) The new book tells the story of entrepreneur Peter Diamandis, his idea for a $10 million spa […]