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Game Theory: The Science of Decision-Making

When you’re hanging out with your friends, you probably don’t think too hard about the math behind the decisions you’re making. But there’s a whole field of math — and science — that applies to social interactions. It’s called Game Theory. Game theory was pioneered in the 1950s by mathematician …

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Singularity – Humanity’s last invention

Technological singularity the point at which artificial superintelligence will evolve so fast that predicting the future becomes impossible. Name took from the black hole singularity, where the laws of physics break down. Since the past century, the advances in almost every field of science kept growing exponentially. Only one hundred …

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The 11 Greatest Threats To Humanity

With devastating hurricanes refugee crisis and the real possibility of nuclear war it can sometimes feel like the end is near But what are the biggest threats to humanity and is there anything we can do to stop them? Experts all over the world from the global challenges foundation in …

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Human Extinction

Hey, Vsauce. Michael here. Do you want to be infected with Ebola without having to leave your own home or deal with other people? Well, you might be in luck. You can already download an Ebola virus genome. Right here on the Internet, right now. And if you’re willing to …

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The big debate about the future of work, explained

A decade ago, robots still seemed pretty limited. Now, not so much. And computers don’t just win chess any more, they can win Jeopardy. “Watson.” “What is the of the Elegance of the Hedgehog?” They can win Go. “There are about 200 possible moves for the average position in Go.” …

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Is Ultron Inevitable? Featuring Vsauce3!

MUSIC In Marvel’s “Avengers: Age of Ultron”, Earth’s mightiest heroes battle the universe’s most malicious machine, the baddest bits and bytes ever coded, artificial intelligence gone pure evil. Recently, intellectual Avengers like Stephen Hawking and Elon Musk have warned that this could really happen. As we create AI equal to, …

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