TED TALKS

Rewiring your brain : Neurohacking

Don Vaughn, a UCLA PhD Student and DJ, gives us the inside scoop on the amazing powers of the human brain. Inside each one of us is a beautiful symphony. 100 billion neurons firing in concert, constructing this vivid reality we are living in..and inside each little piece of that neural activity lives a little bit of what makes you, you. After your experiences today, that activity will have shifted

Food and Brain

When it comes to what you bite, chew and swallow, your choices have a direct and long-lasting effect on the most powerful organ in your body: your brain. So which foods cause you to feel so tired after lunch? Or so restless at night? Mia Nacamulli takes you into the brain to find out. “Have you ever had a gut feeling or butterflies in your stomach? Has hunger ever changed

How computers are learning to be creative

We’re on the edge of a new frontier in art and creativity — and it’s not human. Blaise Agüera y Arcas, principal scientist at Google, works with deep neural networks for machine perception and distributed learning. In this captivating demo, he shows how neural nets trained to recognize images can be run in reverse, to generate them. The results: spectacular, hallucinatory collages (and poems!) that defy categorization. “Perception and creativity

Why toddlers are smarter than computers

Advancements in artificial intelligence are changing how we analyze and process information. But these advances fall short when compared with the ingenuity and creativity of an average three-year old. In his talk, psychologist and neuroscientist Gary Marcus compares advancements in AI to the resilience of the human brain on tasks such as common sense and real-time evaluations. Gary F. Marcus wants to build a human mind from scratch. His research

How to draw to remember more

Graham Shaw is showing some tricks how to draw to remember more at TEDxVienna ! You may not believe it yet, but we are all capable of drawing sketches that make information memorable. In this talk you will discover talents you may have never known you had. Be prepared to amaze yourself! Graham Shaw is author of ‘The Art of Business Communication’, shortlisted for the ‘CMI Management Book of the Year

Machine intelligence makes human morals more important

Machine intelligence is here, and we’re already using it to make subjective decisions. But the complex way AI grows and improves makes it hard to understand and even harder to control. In this cautionary talk, techno-sociologist Zeynep Tufekci explains how intelligent machines can fail in ways that don’t fit human error patterns — and in ways we won’t expect or be prepared for. “We cannot outsource our responsibilities to machines,”

The wonderful and terrifying implications of computers that can learn

What happens when we teach a computer how to learn? Technologist Jeremy Howard shares some surprising new developments in the fast-moving field of deep learning, a technique that can give computers the ability to learn Chinese, or to recognize objects in photos, or to help think through a medical diagnosis. Technologist Jeremy Howard shares some surprising new developments in the fast-moving field of deep learning, a technique that can give

The Deep End of Deep Learning

Artificial Neural Networks are inspired by some of the “computations” that occur in human brains—real neural networks. In the past 10 years, much progress has been made with Artificial Neural Networks and Deep Learning due to accelerated computer power (GPUs), Open Source coding libraries that are being leveraged, and in-the-moment debates and corroborations via social media. Hugo Larochelle shares his observations of what’s been made possible with the underpinnings of

Artificial Intelligence and the Future

In his talk, Andre is explaining the current and future impacts of Artificial Intelligence on industry, science, and how it will benefit and accelerate human progress. With almost 20 years of business experience, André has a track record of success with multiple multi-million dollar ventures in multiple industries that have spanned the continent. His latest company works in the field of Artificial Intelligence (AI) and has created a one-of-a-kind neural

Artificial Intelligence: Pioneering a New Path

Idonae Lovetrue discusses the difference between mental and physical artificial intelligence. For too long, she argues, we have been focusing on algorithms for mental processing and it is time to rethink this position. Since 2015 she and her husband have been running Demiurge Technologies, a startup in Zug devoted to pioneering a new path in the area of physical artificial intelligence. Idonae Lovetrue discusses the difference between mental and physical