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Digital transformation: are you ready for exponential change? Futurist Gerd Leonhard, TFAStudios

  May 2016 Business as usual is dead. Increasingly, science fiction is becoming science fact. Exponential technologies are rapidly changing our lives and societies, every day, everywhere. We will need different skills, and we will need to get much better at driving change – or we will be driven by it. Most importantly, we should embrace technology but not become it. Anything that can be digitized or automated, will be – and anything that cannot be digitized or automated will become extremely valuable. Lastly, we must go beyond technology to define real human values in this new digital ecosystem. A short film by Futurist Speaker Gerd Leonhard, produced in association with Accenture Executive Producer and narrator: Gerd Leonhard and TFAStudios.

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The Real Reason to be Afraid of Artificial Intelligence | Peter Haas | TEDxDirigo

  December 2017 A robotics researcher afraid of robots, Peter Haas, invites us into his world of understand where the threats of robots and artificial intelligence lie. Before we get to Sci-Fi robot death machines, there’s something right in front of us we need to confront – ourselves. Peter is the Associate Director of the Brown University Humanity Centered Robotics Initiative. He was the Co-Founder and COO of XactSense, a UAV manufacturer working on LIDAR mapping and autonomous navigation. Prior to XactSense, Peter founded AIDG – a small hardware enterprise accelerator in emerging markets. Peter received both TED and Echoing Green fellowships. He has been a speaker at TED Global, The World Bank, Harvard University and other venues. He holds

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New Technology, the Future, and Education: Peter Diamandis presents at CCSA Conference

  March 2016 Education has already been demonetized in many respects, as most of the information you’d learn in school is available online, for free. Coursera, Khan Academy, and schools like Harvard, MIT and Stanford have thousands of hours of high-quality instruction online, available to anyone on the planet with an Internet connection. But this is just the beginning. Soon the best professors in the world will be an Artificial Intelligence, an AI able to know the exact abilities, needs, desires and knowledge of a student and teach them exactly what they need in the best fashion at the perfect rate. Accordingly, the child of a billionaire or the child of a pauper will have access to the same (best)

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Robert Gordon in a Debate on Inequality: Stagnation vs. Redistribution

  October 2013 The Schwartz Center for Economic Policy Analysis (http://www.newschool.edu/scepa) at The New School for Social Research is honored to welcome Robert L. Gordon, distinguished economist from Northwestern University and brother of SCEPA founder David Gordon, to present the annual Irene & Bernard L. Schwartz Lecture. Professor Gordon has rocked the economics profession and the employment policy debates at the highest levels with his recent — and controversial – work predicting an end to economic growth as we know it. He writes, “Our best days may be behind us.” He debated his theory in a recent TED talk and was featured in New York Magazine, where he is described as a “declinist and an accidental social theorist.” Gordon’s work

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Robots in the workforce: How do humans adapt?

  Octobre 2015 Automation is playing a major part in the job market, and robots are slowly being involved in jobs that many people would traditionally complete manually. But is this a sign of evolution or a danger to the job market? Manila Chan and Manuel Rapalo speak with author Martin Ford, the man behind the book “Rise of the Robots: Technology and the Threat of a Jobless Future,” about how robotics could be a benefit to the future of labor.    

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Tucker: Something ominous is happening to men in America

When men fail, all of us suffer. So, how do we fix it? Right now, men are failing physically, mentally and emotionally so what are we doing about it? Men in America’: It’s odd how rarely you hear the problems with American men publicly acknowledged. Our leaders pledge to create more opportunities for women and girls, whom they imply are failing. Men are fine. But are they? The numbers say otherwise. On this same, very important, subject: As well as the decline of American men as fathers, in the homes… and it’s dramatic: In demographic terms, it’s stunning… in a very wrong way. Having a father at home is now seen as a factor of affluence. But it’s also a

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Marilyn Manson – The Rise Of

He grew up in Kent, Ohio where there’s pro football hall of fame… that’s about it… meet Marilyn Manson (real name: Brian Warner), before he was to become a rock star. When he was young, his mother says he got a lot of attention from his family and according to her, he was a sweet child. This is the artists’ story from those who grew up with him. More of Manson when interviewed… And then, this one… I had no idea Manson was on so many interview shows! But perhaps the best interview is this one where he talks about art, popular culture, journalism and so much more…

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