Max Tegmark: How to get empowered, not overpowered, by AI

Many artificial intelligence researchers expect AI to outsmart humans at all tasks and jobs within decades, enabling a future where we’re restricted only by the laws of physics, not the limits of our intelligence. MIT physicist and AI researcher Max Tegmark separates the real opportunities and threats from the myths, describing the concrete steps we should take today to ensure that AI ends up being the best — rather than worst — thing to ever happen to humanity.

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Laurel vs. Yanny

No matter how strongly you believe in something, no matter how strong your personal experience of something is… it really may not be the only truth in this world. = There are people who hear Laurel and then later hear Yanny and now they can hear both! In real life situations… that’s what it means to have perspective and a great way to be happy, always! Click to watch the video 😉

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Friday Freebie

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Mariana Atencio – What makes you special?

When journalist Mariana Atencio was seven, her father sent her from her home in Venezuela to a summer camp in Brainerd, Minnesota. Unsurprisingly, she was treated like an outsider. Over the course of many more such camps and a senior year in an American high school, she discovered that the best way to belong was to embrace the qualities that made her different. In this deeply personal talk, Atencio describes how these early lessons helped her succeed as an immigrant and as a journalist.

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Cultivate inner peace

I may or may not have posted this in the past, so my apologies if you’re watching it a second time. But it’s a very actual theme. What matters more? Society’s approval or our own approval? I am often confronted with this. My choice is easy, it’s always my own approval. I have learned I cannot be happy unless I am completely at ease with everything. So I take decisions and act the way I think it best, not the way I should to fit other people’s standards. Continue reading “Cultivate inner peace”

Simone Giertz: Why you should make useless things

In this joyful, heartfelt talk featuring demos of her wonderfully wacky creations, Simone Giertz shares her craft: making useless robots. Her inventions — designed to chop vegetables, cut hair, apply lipstick and more — rarely (if ever) succeed, and that’s the point. “The true beauty of making useless things [is] this acknowledgment that you don’t always know what the best answer is,” Giertz says. “It turns off that voice in your head that tells you that you know exactly how the world works. Maybe a toothbrush helmet isn’t the answer, but at least you’re asking the question.”

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How To Keep Moving (Even When Not Motivated)

When you’re not feeling motivated, you can still achieve your goals. Click to watch the video 😉

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Chuck Nice: A funny look at the unintended consequences of technology

Technology should work for us, but what happens when it doesn’t? Comedian Chuck Nice explores the unintended consequences of technological advancement and human interaction — with hilarious results.

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Jason Fried: Why work doesn’t happen at work

Jason Fried has a radical theory of working: that the office isn’t a good place to do it. He calls out the two main offenders (call them the M&Ms) and offers three suggestions to make the workplace actually work.

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Why did it happen to me?

Life is never about what we think we deserve, life is about learning what we need to learn.

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