Business & Computing:
- 5 Ways to lead in an era of constant change – Jim Hemerling – adapt your business to change – five imperatives for reorganizing by putting people first.
- How to use data to make a hit TV show – Sebastian Wernicke – data analysis alone doesn’t always produce optimum results.
- What can we learn from shortcuts? – Tom Hulme – empathy for what your customers want is probably the biggest leading indicator of business success.
- Every piece of art you’ve ever wanted to see – up close and searchable – Amit Sood – online platform where anyone can explore the world’s greatest collections of art and artifacts.
- How computer are learning to be creative – Blaise Aguera y Arcas – neural networks for machine perception and distributed learning. Perception and creativity are very intimately connected.
- Augmented-reality maps – Blaise Aguera y Arcas (a favorite talk!)
- How Trees talk to each other – Suzanne Simard, Forest Ecologist – studies on how trees communicate under ground.
- The taboo secret to better health – Molly Winter – where does your poop and pee go? Solutions to better ways to handle this!
- Nature is everywhere – we just need to learn to see it – Emma Marris – consider a new definition of nature – it is all around us.
- What will be the next big scientific breakthrough? – Eric Haseltine – science that takes enormous leaps
- What a planet needs to sustain life – Dave Brain – what it takes for the planet to host life.
- This scientist makes ears out of apples – Andrew Pelling – pioneering a process to repair body parts.
- What’s so sexy about math? – Cedric Villani – how math changes our vision of the world.