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Planet Earth II: What tech can TV producers use?

I’m Fredi Devas and I joined the Planet Earth II team three-and-a-half years ago and I’m the producer on the Cities episode. We will explore our cities to see how life is adapting to the newest habitat on Earth. In the last 10 years technology has moved on so much …

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How the Modern World Makes Us Mentally Ill

The modern world is wonderful in many ways dentistry is good cars are reliable we can so easily keep in touch from Mexico with our grandmother in Scotland but it’s also powerfully and tragically geared to causing a high background level of anxiety and widespread low-level depression there are six …

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Which Country Has The Best Technology?

Hey There! Welcome to Life Noggin! Technology and innovation are coming full speed towards us from so many directions all over the world. But, Which Country Has The Best Technology? Each country in this global tech race has something special to offer. Different countries have different specialties and deciding which …

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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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Climate Scientist Reviews Global Warming Movies

Hi I’m bill patzert I spent more than 50 years at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory studying climate change and global warming much of what the public really knows about climate change and global warming comes from Hollywood today we’re going to dissect a few films and see where Hollywood gets …

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3 principles for creating safer AI | Stuart Russell

This is Lee Sedol. Lee Sedol is one of the world’s greatest Go players, and he’s having what my friends in Silicon Valley call a “Holy Cow” moment — (Laughter) a moment where we realize that AI is actually progressing a lot faster than we expected. So humans have lost …

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