[TED Talk Notes] Sam Harris: Can we build AI without losing control over it?

Talk on AI reminds me of the Munk Debate on "Be it resolved humankind's best days lie ahead" here. Notes taken (mostly directly) from video above. Famine is not fun. Science fiction is fun. Danger of AI: We're unable to marshal an emotional response at the dangers that lie ahead Analogy: 2 doors. One: We're unable …

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[TED Talk Notes] Tony Robbins – Why We Do What We Do #Motivation #Psychology

After watching this video, a few of my quotes came to mind that I have seemingly forgotten given the busyness of life  in recent times: 1) Every day when you wake up, you decide whether you want to be happy/joyful that day or not. (Don't let anyone else decide that for you. Reflect on where …

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[TED Talk Notes] Chimamanda Adichie: The danger of a single story

Chimamanda Adichie: The danger of a single story "The problem with stereotypes is not that they are untrue, it is that they are incomplete." "Consequence of telling single stories is that it robs people of their dignity" "Stories can be used to empower and to humanize... ...can be use to break the dignity of people, …

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A Summary on Inspiration and Taking Action – Following Live Tweets from #TEDxUW & #DOT11 & #TEDxVan2011

We can't always be in 3 places at once, but it's exciting how technology can help us capture these moments and take us there. Crowdsourcing, oui? Today I will be following #DOT11 (Toronto) and #TEDxUW (Waterloo), and #TEDxVan2011. I'm going to keep notes  on some of the major themes I notice, my favorite quotes throughout …

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Technology – Revolutionizing Our Lifestyles: An Inquiry

About a week ago, I sent Duncan Stewart a direct message via Twitter. I also registered for the TMT Predictions 2011 in Toronto. It is highly related to the industry I am going to work in and I am extremely interested in hearing Duncan Stewart speak live. TMT = Technology, Media, and Telecommunications. WOW. (I …

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TEDxToronto 2010 (Part I): A Visual Recap

The story of my (7am-2am) day at TEDxToronto...through pictures! (Please click on one of the links below to view my photo albums - *Photo Album Preview Below*) Flickr Facebook Facebook (non users) It's officially been 1 week since #TEDxToronto 2010 and I wanted to share my (behind-the lens) experience with everyone. Little did I know …

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