In a powerful presentation, Hugh Herr describes how the age of the cyborg is closer – and more benign – than you might imagine.
In this episode of Minds Worth Meeting, we speak with Emotion AI pioneer and CEO of Affectiva Rana el Kaliouby about her vision for equipping machines with the ability to sense human emotions.
A recent CBS “60 Minutes” segment throws open the doors of the MIT Media Lab and provides insight into the visionaries who work there.
Electronic health records failed to deliver improved efficiency and cut costs. Here’s how we fix the so-called “productivity paradox.”
In this episode of Minds Worth Meeting, Harvard Business School Professor Rebecca Henderson shares stories of companies leading the way (Unilever) in sustainability efforts as she gives us a framework for how leaders can make change today to embrace and implement a long-term strategy for the future.
Minds Worth Meeting converses with futurist, best-selling author and NYU Stern Professor Amy Webb, who discusses future trends and how technological change, such as the ubiquity of artificial intelligence, will impact businesses in the very near future.
Minds Worth Meeting converses with leadership expert and MIT professor Hal Gregersen, who discusses problem-led leadership and how it is changing the world.
Virtual reality is very close to becoming a major element of society. With its ability to alter perceptions of the real world, what implications does the emerging technology have for the future of business and society? Minds Worth Meeting chats with VR pioneer and Stanford University Professor Jeremy Bailenson, who discusses the possibilities, opportunities and dangers of using this new medium.
VR is the new frontier of human experience. VR pioneer Jeremy Bailenson’s new book explains how it works, its practical applications, and its significance for humanity.
Robots are revolutionizing how humans go about their daily business. Amazon’s robotic “personal assistant,” known as “Alexa,” may be the first of the new personally relatable machines. Rachel Botsman introduced her three year-old daughter Grace to Alexa, and what ensued was an experiment in how the upcoming generation will relate to machines.
It’s a common mistake. Instinct often compels marketers to position their company – or its products or services – as the hero of the “story.” But by focusing on themselves, they’re forgetting their most important champion…
Like it or not, at some point in your life, you will live with a robot, says Guy Hoffman. And that’s why the renowned robotics expert is on a mission to make robots more fluent, more engaging, more graceful, and well – more likeable.
What if we could grow delicious, nutrient-dense food, indoors anywhere in the world? Caleb Harper is doing it. Food is in crisis. By 2050, the world won’t have enough food…
Are we making computers that are smarter and better than us? Will algorithm-enabled machines and ubiquitous tracking eventually win, taking over our jobs, our lives and eventually the world? This…
There is perhaps no greater force for change than a powerful idea. Thousands of such ideas have come to life through TED, commanding the attention – and inspiring action –…
Will Nicholas Negroponte’s predictions of today turn into the reality of tomorrow? We have no reason to doubt it.