TED TALKS

An Amusing Way to Teach Kids about Computers

Computer code is the next universal language, and its syntax will be limited only by the imaginations of the next generation of programmers. Linda Liukas is helping to educate problem-solving kids, encouraging them to see computers not as mechanical, boring and complicated but as colorful, expressive machines meant to be tinkered with. In this talk, she invites us to imagine a world where the Ada Lovelaces of tomorrow grow up

The revolution of Deep Learning

Artificial Intelligence (AI) is so hot right now. It’s what everyone is talking about. Because it’s going to change the world soon.  Joscha Bach says “We are, right now, in the middle of a revolution known as “the revolution of Deep Learning.” Computer models allow us to understand minds as causal systems, and to test these models by building systems that begin to make sense of the world on their own.

Brain & Consciousness

John Searle one of the world’s great philosophers of mind and language, has spent fifty years stimulating thinking around the world. What he says about consciousness as a biological phenomenon will surprise you!  “Consciousness is a curiously neglected subject, both in our scientific and our philosophical culture. it is the most important aspect of our lives for a very simple, logical reason, namely, it’s a necessary condition on anything being important in our lives

Artificial Intelligence Broke the Hamster Wheel

Felix Häusler is co­-founder and CEO of the enterprise chat „Grape“ and studied business law at the Wirtschaftsuniversität in Vienna (WU Wien), after which he got hands­ on experience in web development and online marketing as freelancer in web­ interaction design and search engine optimization (SEO). He is a serial entrepreneur and has more than 10 years of product development experience. He manages the largest Austrian Startup Group on Facebook, gets

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

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