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  • Rethinking Thinking: How Intelligent Are Other Animals?

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    Intelligence was once thought to be uniquely human. But researchers have discovered astonishing cognitive abilities in many other species—not just our close cousins like chimps, or fellow mammals like dolphins—but also crows, parrots, and even octopuses. If we consider the intelligence of swarms, we must add bees, termites, and ants to the list of super smart creatures. Join the scientists who study smarts as we ask: What is intelligence? Why do some species get an extra dose? And just how special are humans, really?

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  • What animals are thinking and feeling, and why it should matter | Carl Safina | TEDxMidAtlantic

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    Carl Safina takes us inside the lives and minds of animals around the world, witnessing their profound capacity for perception, thought and emotion, showing why the word it is often inappropriate as we discover who they really are. And yet, we are wiping out the very animals we should celebrate; we are the flood coming for Noah's Ark. Carl leaves us with a difficult question: Do we have what it takes to let life on earth survive?

    Carl Safina’s work has been recognized with MacArthur, Pew, and Guggenheim Fellowships, and his writing has won the Lannan Literary Award and the John Burroughs, James Beard, and George Rabb medals. He has a PhD in ecology from Rutgers University. Safina is the inaugural endowed professor for nature and humanity at Stony Brook University, where he co-chairs the steering committee of the Alan Alda Center for Communicating Science and is founding president of the not-for-profit Safina Center. He hosted the 10-part PBS series Saving the Ocean with Carl Safina. His writing appears in The New York Times, National Geographic, Audubon and other periodicals, and on the Web at National Geographic News and Views, Huffington Post, and CNN.com. Carl Safina’s writing shows how humanity is changing the natural world and what those changes mean for wildlife and for people.

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  • Are Crows the Ultimate Problem Solvers? | Inside the Animal Mind | BBC Earth

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    We all know that crows are smarter than the average bird, but will 007 be able to solve the complex puzzle and retrieve his reward?
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  • The Raptor That Made Us Rethink Dinosaurs

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  • Beyond Wit and Grit: Rethinking the Keys to Success | Howard Gardner | TEDxBeaconStreet

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    What does it take to be truly successful in the long run? If you think the answer is be smart and work hard you need to see and hear my talk.

    Howard Gardner teaches psychology at the Harvard Graduate School of Education, He has authored many books, including MULTIPLE INTELLIGENCES and TRUTH, BEAUTY, AND GOODNESS REFRAMED. He has won many awards, including a MacArthur Prize Fellowship, and has received honorary degrees from over 30 institutions all over the world.

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  • Who were the Neanderthals? | DW Documentary

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    Long before Homo sapiens populated the earth, the Neanderthals lived in Eurasia.
    Now, paleoanthropologists in England and France are using new archeological methods to shed light on some previously unexplained Neanderthal mysteries.

    In an age clouded by the mists of time, the first early humans colonized the Eurasian continent. They settled on land that had only recently been covered by glaciers. This species, called Neanderthals, died out about 30,000 years ago -- but at one time, they formed the largest group in an area that stretched from northern France to the Belgian coast and from the Channel Islands to southern England.

    During the last Ice Age, the North Sea was frozen over -- and the English Channel was a small river that could easily be crossed on foot. The Neanderthals lived in close harmony with their perpetually changing environment. They had everything they needed to survive: the meat of prey animals, edible wild plants, water and wood for cooking and heating. How did these early humans develop over almost 300,000 years? What were their lives like before they became extinct?

    Our documentary is based on the latest research. We investigate various populations of Neanderthals, and visit archaeological sites in northern France, southern England, and on the island of Jersey.

    Renowned researchers such as the British paleoanthropologist Chris Stringer and his French colleague Ludovic Slimak describe how the Neanderthals lived, and discuss their cognitive abilities. Was this species capable of structured thinking? Did they have cultures, languages, and societies? How intelligent were they, and what sort of adaptive strategies kept them alive for 300,000 years? How similar were they to modern-day humans?

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  • Will Self-Taught, A.I. Powered Robots Be the End of Us?

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    “Success in creating effective A.I.,” said the late Stephen Hawking, “could be the biggest event in the history of our civilization. Or the worst. We just don’t know.” Are we creating the instruments of our own destruction or exciting tools for our future survival? Once we teach a machine to learn on its own—as the programmers behind AlphaGo have done, to wondrous results—where do we draw moral and computational lines? In this program, leading specialists in A.I., neuroscience, and philosophy tackle the very questions that may define the future of humanity.

    PARTICIPANTS: Yann LeCun, Susan Schneider, Max Tegmark, Peter Ulric Tse

    MODERATOR: Tim Urban

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    TOPICS:
    - Opening film on the history and future of artificial intelligence. 00:00
    - Participant intros. 06:05
    - What is machine learning? 07:34
    - What are neural networks and how do they learn? 09:30
    - Teaching computers to create internal models of the world? 12:00
    - What do the next 10 years in AI look like? 13:50
    - Artificial narrow intelligence and mental models. 14:35
    - How is AI changing the world of art and creativity? 16:01
    - Can computers be creative? 19:35
    - AI writes a screenplay for a movie, how did it turn out? 23:20
    - What is artificial general intelligence? 25:30
    - How far away are we from developing artificial general intelligence equivalent to human intelligence? 27:00
    - Will advanced AI turn into Terminators and take over the world? 28:30
    - What's so special about human intelligence? 31:10
    - What is human consciousness and will machines ever experience consciousness? 31:11
    - Separating intelligence from consciousness. 41:34
    - Defining morality in AI agents. 44:34
    - Will machines ever have emotions? 46:45
    - Should we be looking at other forms of non-human intelligence to model in our machines? 50:05
    - How do you align the drives of AI with human values? 52:25
    - Will artificial general superintelligence be good or bad for humankind? 53:10
    - Creating a new ethics of AI. 56:15
    - When will we ever have super-AGI? 58:40

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    - Associate Produced by Ann Tyler Moses
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  • Is Alien ‘Life’ Weirder Than We Imagine: Who Is Out There?

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    If we want to discover alien life out there in the universe, we first need to figure out where to look—and what we're even looking for. Will it be biological like us? Could it be artificial, or take some other form we haven't yet considered? And how do we find something so fundamentally different from ourselves? In this program, scientists devise plans for searching for beings beyond Earth while they grapple with the very definition of life.

    PARTICIPANTS: Lisa Kaltenegger, Caleb Scharf, Susan Schneider, Sara Walker

    MODERATOR: Nicole Stott

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    TOPICS:
    - Film about the imaginative search for alien life 00:05
    - Introduction to the program by astronaut Nicole Stott 04:45
    - Introduction of participants 05:50
    - What is the definition of life? 07:09
    - How will we find signs of life elsewhere in the universe? 16:21
    - What are the parameters for looking for life on other planets? 19:36
    - What should the probes on Mars be looking for to find life? 24:58
    - The Fermi Paradox, where is everybody? 30:56
    - Have aliens avoided humans because we're too boring? 34:41
    - Can we use information theory to look for life in the universe? 39:13
    - Why is looking for alien life important to humankind? 44:13
    - Will life in the future be AI, should we be looking for other AI in space? 46:02
    - The Great Filter 48:52
    - Is artificial intelligence alive? 50:28
    - Is evolution the strongest force in the universe, how will it shape the future? 52:13
    - What lessons could humankind learn from the successes and failures of other alien species in the universe? 56:58
    - Why should we care about finding life elsewhere in the universe? 57:58


    PROGRAM CREDITS:

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    This program was recorded live at the 2018 World Science Festival and has been edited and condensed for YouTube.

  • Controversy of Intelligence: Crash Course Psychology #23

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    So, how many different kinds of intelligence are there? And what is the G-Factor? Eugenics? Have you ever taken an IQ Test? All of these things play into the fascinating and sometimes icky history of Intelligence Testing. In this episode of Crash Course Psychology, Hank talks us through some of the important aspects of that history... as well as Nazis. Hey, I said some of it was icky.

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  • Mind Your Language: Thought, Metaphor and Imagination

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    Noam Chomsky, Steven Pinker, Evelina Fedorenko, and Daniel Dor join Brian Greene to grapple with the foundations of language.

    Language ranks among the most powerful influences on human existence. Even so, language presents many mysteries that are the subject of heated debate. Was there a rewiring of the human brain which gave us the capacity for language? Or is it a human invention developed to facilitate group cooperation? Is language primarily a communication tool or the substrate of inner thought? And how is it that with a few choice phrases language can fire the imagination or transport us to the stars?

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  • If Brains are Computers, Who Designs the Software? - with Daniel Dennett

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    Cognitive science sees the brain as a sort of computer, but how does education redesign these cerebral computers? Cognitive scientist, philosopher, and expert on consciousness Daniel Dennett explains.
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    There is widespread agreement among researchers in cognitive science that a human brain is some kind of computer, but not much like the laptop. If we look at perceptual experience, and education in particular, as a process of redesigning our cerebral computers, how does the software get designed, and what are the limits of this design process? Daniel C Dennett finds out.

    Daniel C Dennett is a cognitive scientist and philosopher with a particular interest in consciousness, free will and the evolution of minds. His newest book, From bacteria to Bach and back, explores how thinking minds could have evolved due to natural selection.

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  • Rethinking infidelity ... a talk for anyone who has ever loved | Esther Perel

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    Infidelity is the ultimate betrayal. But does it have to be? Relationship therapist Esther Perel examines why people cheat, and unpacks why affairs are so traumatic: because they threaten our emotional security. In infidelity, she sees something unexpected — an expression of longing and loss. A must-watch for anyone who has ever cheated or been cheated on, or who simply wants a new framework for understanding relationships.

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  • The Believing Brain: Evolution, Neuroscience, and the Spiritual Instinct

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    God, they say, is in the details. But could God also be in our frontal lobes? Every culture from the dawn of humankind has imagined planes of existence beyond the reach of our senses, spiritual domains that shape our Earthly experiences. Why do beliefs of the fantastic hold such powerful sway over our species? Is there something in our evolutionary history that points to an answer? Does neuroscience hold the key? Straddling the gap between science and religion, Brian Greene is joined by renowned neuroscientists, anthropologists, and evolutionary biologists, to explore one of the most profound mysteries of our existence.

    PARTICIPANTS: Lisa Barrett, Barbara J. King, Zoran Josipovic, Steven Pinker

    MODERATOR: Brian Greene

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    TOPICS:
    0:00 - Introduction
    01:05 - Overview of religious beliefs
    12:15 - Panelist intros
    14:27 - Panelists share personal religious beliefs
    18:28 - Broadening our views of belief
    19:15 - Do other animals have a sense of spirituality?
    20:50 - What is evolutionary psychology?
    27:51 - Are humans wired for belief?
    32:36 - Is there evidence of an internal predilection of religious belief?
    37:46 - Searching for the origin of religious belief
    45:21 - Is there an adaptive value of religious belief?
    49:31 - Advantages of religious belief relating to the nervous system
    55:24 - Why has religion persisted for so long?
    1:00:30 - Religion as an emotional response vs a social mechanism
    1:08:20 - The future of the role of religion
    1:14:15 - What would aliens think of our religious beliefs?

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    This program was recorded live at the 2018 World Science Festival and has been edited and condensed for YouTube.

  • Beyond bionics: how the future of prosthetics is redefining humanity

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    Bionic technology is removing physical barriers faced by disabled people while raising profound questions of what it is to be human. From DIY prosthetics realised through 3D printing technology to customised AI-driven limbs, science is at the forefront of many life-enhancing innovations
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  • Three Questions to unlock your authentic career: Ashley Stahl at TEDxBerkeley

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    Ashley Stahl at TEDxBerkeley 2014: Rethink. Redefine. Recreate. Her talk is titled 3 Questions to Unlock your Authentic Career.

    Ashley Stahl is an award-winning advocate for women in security, named in 2013 by the Diplomatic Courier magazine and Young Professionals in Foreign Policy as a Top 99 Under 33 Foreign Policy Leader. Ashley currently runs her own business as a career coach to college students and fresh graduates seeking to unlock their career goals and land the jobs that they deserve. She also contributes to Forbes on issues of national security and serves as Manager of the Enterprise Risk Management Center at Control Risks, a global political risk consultancy. In this position, Ashley leads a team of intelligence analysts who advise a Fortune 100 client on how to protect its personnel and assets from security threats in hostile environments around the world. Previously, Ashley was the Operations Lead for the Pentagon's Ministry of Defense Advisors (MoDA) training program, which prepares senior Department of Defense officials for their deployments to Afghanistan, where they would serve as advisors to foreign counterparts in the Afghan Ministries of Defense and Interior.

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  • The secret to desire in a long-term relationship | Esther Perel

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    In long-term relationships, we often expect our beloved to be both best friend and erotic partner. But as Esther Perel argues, good and committed sex draws on two conflicting needs: our need for security and our need for surprise. So how do you sustain desire? With wit and eloquence, Perel lets us in on the mystery of erotic intelligence.

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  • Mind, Brain, and Consciousness – Neurologist Steven Laureys in Conversation with Sadhguru

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  • Why You Might Want to Reconsider that Carnivore Diet | Dave Asprey on Health Theory

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    Famed biohacker and best-selling author Dave Asprey is used to being on the cutting edge of functional medicine. Now he is trying to help everyone become superhuman and live to 180 (or beyond). On this episode of Health Theory with Tom Bilyeu, Dave Asprey discusses the primary dietary mistakes people make, advocates for some pretty unusual health practices, and details simple, inexpensive changes you can make to reverse the aging process and radically improve your day-to-day health.

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    Intelligence was once thought to be uniquely human. But researchers have discovered astonishing cognitive abilities in many other species—not just our close cousins like chimps, or fellow mammals like dolphins—but also crows, parrots, and even octopuses. If we consider the intelligence of swarms, we must add bees, termites, and ants to the list of super smart creatures. Join the scientists who study smarts as we ask: What is intelligence? Why do some species get an extra dose? And just how special are humans, really?

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  • How Smart Are Animals, Really?

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    Measuring 'intellect' is a difficult task. Check out one way scientists are attempting to make this endeavor more testable.

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  • The nautilus will make you rethink intelligence || EXPERIMENTALS: Nautiluses

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    Nautiluses have survived five mass extinctions thanks in large part to a big and complex brain that smells and feels better than it can see. That's why Dr. Jennifer Basil, an evolutionary biologist at Brooklyn College, has rethought how humans perceive intelligence. Because with the nautilus, looks can be deceiving.

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    A Chambered Nautilus Never Forgets
    Interview with Dr. Jennifer Basil, Professor and Chair, Biology Department, City University of NY, Brooklyn College
    Featuring the Brooklyn chambered nautiluses

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  • Intelligence Without Brains

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    How much brain do you need to be smart? Bees and ants perform marvels as colonies, though each insect has barely any brain. And plants—with no brain at all—exhibit behaviors that, by any definition, count as intelligent. Brace yourself for a mind-bending exploration of plants that learn new behaviors and warn their brainless fellows of danger; vines that compete with each other; molds that solve puzzles; and trees that communicate and cooperate through a ‘wood-wide web’ of microscopic mycological fibers. Perhaps the real question is, are we smart enough to appreciate the vast range of intelligence that surrounds us?

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    Chapters:
    0:00 - Program introduction
    0:57 - Opening film on the study of plant intelligence
    3:45 - Panelist introductions
    5:25 - Plant bio-acoustics
    12:55 - Slime mold intelligence
    19:40 - Interaction between fungi and trees
    30:04 - Plant memory and learning
    44:30 - Transmission of memory in slime molds
    48:35 - Collective intelligence
    50:22 - Leaf-cutter ant intelligence
    59:04 - Swarm behavior
    1:06:04 - Applying swarm intelligence to robotics
    1:13:05 - Moving beyond the neuronal model of intelligence
    1:16:15 - Consciousness
    1:18:40 - Ethics of our interaction with plants and animals
    1:23:05 - Environmental effects on collaboration

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  • Crows, smarter than you think | John Marzluff | TEDxRainier

    22:14

    As research continues, the term bird brain no longer carries a negative connotation. Avian researcher John Marzluff showcases a few amazing, problem solving (and sometimes vindictive) feats accomplished by crows in order to break down common misconceptions about avian intelligence.

    John Marzluff, Ph.D., is the James W. Ridgeway Professor of Wildlife Science at the University of Washington. His research has been the focus of articles in the New York Times, National Geographic, Audubon, Boys Life, The Seattle Times, and National Wildlife. PBS's NATURE featured his raven research in its production, Ravens, and his crow research in the film documentary, A Murder of Crows. His graduate and initial post-doctoral research focused on the social behavior and ecology of jays and ravens. He was especially interested in communication, social organization, and foraging behavior. His current research brings this behavioral approach to pressing conservation issues including raptor management, management of pest species, and assessment of nest predation.

    His book, In the Company of Crows and Ravens (with Tony Angell, 2005 Yale U. Press) blends biology, conservation, and anthropology to suggest that human and crow cultures have co-evolved. This book won the 2006 Washington State Book Award for general nonfiction. With his wife, Colleen, he has published Dog Days, Raven Nights (2011 Yale University Press), which combines reflection with biology and the recreational pursuit of dog sledding to show how a life in science blooms. Gifts of the Crow (2012 Free Press) applies a neurobiological perspective to understand the amazing feats of corvids. He is a member of the board of editors for Acta Ornithologica, Landscape Ecology and Ecological Applications. Currently leader of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service's Recovery Team for the critically endangered Mariana Crow, he is also a Fellow of the American Ornithologist's Union.

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  • Plant Intelligence: Rethinking Thinking

    23:09

    Are plants as dumb as they seem? Botanist Paul Sokoloff guides us through the world of research into plant intelligence and helps sort out the facts of what has been discovered. Watch the on-stage conversation with Globe and Mail reporter Ivan Semeniuk.

    (In English with French subtitles).

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  • How dogs love us | Dr. Gregory Berns | TEDxAtlanta

    18:03

    Ever wondered what your dog is thinking? Does he really miss you when you’re gone? Finally, we have the answer, thanks to MRI technology.

    Dr. Gregory Berns is revealing how our mind works, helping us to explore unknown connections along the way.

    Using advanced brain imaging technologies in his extensive research, Dr. Gregory Berns has helped us better understand human motivation and decision-making. His most recent work explores and details how dogs love us, uncovering the empathy and the bonds we both feel.
    Dr Berns' research is frequently the subject of popular media coverage including articles in The New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Money, Oprah, Forbes, The Financial Times, Wired, The New Scientists and the International Herald Tribune. He is the author of the New York Times bestseller How Dogs Love Us and also speaks frequently on CNN and NPR

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  • Rethinking Thinking, Consciousness and Saving the Human Species: Dr. Dan Dolderman at TEDxGuelphU

    16:04

    University of Toronto Environmental Psychology Professor. Dr. Dan Dolderman is an Environmental Psychologist at the University of Toronto, with a Ph.D. in Social Psychology from the University of Waterloo. For the past 10 years, his research has explored the drivers of pro-environmental behaviours, and how to enhance the persuasive impact of environmental messages. He has helped to design environmental programs for the University of Toronto, regularly presents the psychology of behaviour change to groups ranging from student activists to Toronto City Council, and has consulted for Free the Children, an international youth organization devoted to promoting positive youth development and volunteerism. Dr. Dolderman's key focus is helping to improve programs and campaigns related to climate change.

  • Rethinking Intelligence - How to Be Smarter

    16:51

    Intelligence is one of those terms that causes quite the turmoil within society but also within ourselves.

    This video constitutes an attempt from my side to illustrate my belief that intelligence is a very malleable concept that, once properly construed, can change one’s life in monumental ways.

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  • These Self-Aware Robots Are Redefining Consciousness

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    What does it mean for a robot to be self-aware? That's exactly what this robotics lab is investigating as they embark on a quest towards artificial consciousness.

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    “It is not easy to determine when an organism is sentient, however. A brief recount of past and present controversies and mistakes makes it clear that human beings are not great at recognizing sentience.”

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    Imagine living in a world where Westworld or I, Robot was our reality—how long do we have until science fiction becomes real? With continuously advancing artificial intelligence, are conscious robots on the horizon?

    Researchers have been making huge advances in robotics for decades, but engineers investigating these philosophical questions has not always been a widely supported endeavor.

    Experts from the likes of Stephen Hawking to Elon Musk have warned about the dangers of advancing AI, cautioning against a future where artificial intelligence outsmarts us and progresses to a point beyond human control.

    Inside his Creative Machines Lab at Columbia University, Hod Lipson and his students are taking the first steps toward sentient machines.

    Hod’s lab is taking a unique approach. Instead of trying to understand and replicate something as complicated as human consciousness, they’re looking into something a little simpler: the ability to imagine yourself–or self-simulate.

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  • How Smart Are Crows? | ScienceTake | The New York Times

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    Scientists are trying to understand the limits to the well-established intelligence of crows.

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  • Ladder of Inference | Rethink Your Thinking

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    Whether you know it or not, you have climbed the ladder of inference many times.

    Have you ever found yourself confused at the way someone else has interpreted something you said or did, and put a meaning on it that you never intended?

    Or perhaps you have found yourself enraged by someone’s comment or action, and concluded that they must be acting against you for some reason?

    You have been climbing the ‘Ladder of Inference’.

    We’ve been looking deeper at what personal mastery means by understanding the multidimensional layers of the physical, emotional, spiritual, energetic and mindset levels.

    This week we are looking at how we are led astray by our assumptions and interpretations rather than making informed decisions.

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  • Neil Freer - Rethinking God

    25:57

    Neil Freer, author of Breaking the Godspell and God Games, discusses the profound implications of the work of Sumerian scholar Zecharia Sitchin, Sitchin's conclusions, which were developed in his books The 12th Planet and The Stairway to Heaven, concern the extra-terrestrial origins of the gods and of the human genome and a rethinking of the origins of civilization.


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  • Heres why we need to rethink veganism

    5:49

    A brief climate change video essay on the environmental impacts of veganism, and how we can reframe going vegan less as a lifestyle and more as an aspiration. While eating a plant-based diet does greatly reduce your carbon footprint due to the meat industry's rampant fossil fuels use, going vegan is sometimes not accessible to all.

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  • Rethinking the Civic Imagination & Manufactured Ignorance in the Post Pandemic World - Noam Chomsky

    1:37:30

    The Wilson Institute for Canadian History and the Center for Scholarship in the Public Interest
    is pleased to present Noam Chomsky Rethinking the Civic Imagination and Manufactured
    Ignorance in the Post Pandemic World.

    Monday, 4 October, at 7 p.m.

    This is a joint project sponsored by Dr. Henry A. Giroux, McMaster University and Professor for Scholarship in the Public Interest and Dr. Ian McKay, L.R. Wilson Chair in Canadian History, Professor of History.

  • Rethinking How We Understand and Treat Depression: Charles Raison at TEDxTucsonSalon

    16:13

    Dr. Charles Raison Coming to our Senses: Rethinkng How We Understand and Treat Depression. Dr. Raison is an Associate Professor at the University of Arizona Department of Psychiatry, in the College of Medicine. He is also the Barry and Janet Lang Associate Professor at the John and Doris Norton School of Family and Consumer Sciences at the University of Arizona.

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  • Rutger Bregman on elites, survival of the friendliest, rethinking human history

    44:59

    Rutger Bregman is a Dutch writer and historian known for shaking up social norms. Last year, he attracted global attention at the World Economic Forum in Davos when he turned on his wealthy audience and called out those who avoid paying taxes.

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    He has also argued for a universal basic income. His latest work ‘Humankind’ offers a roadmap for how we might organise society differently, based on the idea that deep down most people are actually decent human beings.

    He talks to Krishnan about his Ten Commandments to living your life in a good way, his arguments for a universal basic income and his observations of humanity during the coronavirus lockdown.

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  • The Octopus, the Sea, and the Deep Origins of Consciousness | Peter Godfrey Smith | Talks at Google

    46:12

    Other Minds: The Octopus, the Sea, and the Deep Origins of Consciousness

    A philosopher dons a wetsuit and journeys into the depths of consciousness.

    Peter Godfrey-Smith is a leading philosopher of science. He is also an accomplished scuba diver whose underwater videos of warring octopuses have attracted wide notice. In this book, he brings his parallel careers together to tell a bold new story of how nature became aware of itself. Mammals and birds are widely seen as the smartest creatures on earth. But one other branch of the tree of life has also sprouted surprising intelligence: the cephalopods, consisting of the squid, the cuttlefish, and above all the octopus. New research shows that these marvelous creatures display remarkable gifts.

    What does it mean that intelligence on earth has evolved not once but twice? And that the mind of the octopus is nonetheless so different from our own? Combining science and philosophy with firsthand accounts of his cephalopod encounters, Godfrey-Smith shows how primitive organisms bobbing in the ocean began sending signals to each other and how these early forms of communication gave rise to the advanced nervous systems that permit cephalopods to change colors and human beings to speak. By tracing the problem of consciousness back to its roots and comparing the human brain to its most alien and perhaps most remarkable animal relative, Godfrey-Smith's Other Minds sheds new light on one of our most abiding mysteries.

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  • Redefining Chimpanzees: Understanding Human Evolution on the Savanna

    1:17:35

    Speaker Series Lecture by Dr. Jill Pruetz, Iowa State University & Leakey Foundation Grantee

    March 24, 2009 at the Houston Museum of Natural Science

    The Fongoli Chimpanzees, in Senegal, are the first community of savanna chimps to be habituated to human presence. They exhibit unique behaviors related to the extremely hot, dry and open habitat in which they live. Dr. Pruetz explains how their response to a savanna environment can provide us with clues as to how our own ancestors may have reacted to a similar environment.

  • Rethinking Human History

    32:09

    It's time to discard some common misconceptions and rethink our perspective on human history, so that we can truly reckon with the scope of our political possibilities.

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  • Rethink AI

    1:07

    When you think about Artificial intelligence do you think 'Terminator'? But AI is so much more than robots! It’s being used to protect the world’s most endangered animals

  • Rethinking agriculture: From annual monocultures to perennial polycultures.

    1:26:40

    Public lecture with Professor Lennart Olsson, Lund University Centre for Sustainability Studies (LUCSUS).

    There is an urgent need for agriculture to drastically reduce its negative environmental impacts on land and oceans, while at the same time responding to increasing demand and adapting to a changing climate. For this to be possible, radical change in how we grow our major staple crops is essential. A shift from annual monocultures to perennial polycultures would dramatically change the most environmentally destructive activity humanity ever invented – agriculture. But is it possible?
    After four decades of scientific interest and breeding, perennial grains have recently started to attract interest from farmers and industry,
    not least the newly domesticated crop Intermediate Wheatgrass (also known as “Kernza”) and perennial rice. While important steps forward have been taken in terms of plant breeding, many challenges and questions remain – scientific as well as economic, political, and social.

    This video was filmed in connection to a public lecture during The Future week/Framtidsveckan at Lund University, and provides an opportunity to learn about the most radical rethinking of agriculture since the Neolithic Revolution.

  • Spotlight: Rethinking the Human, Animal Divide

    1:23:11

    At the heart of many issues in animal ethics lies a question about what, exactly, is the difference between a human and a non-human animal.

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    At the heart of many issues in animal ethics lies a question about what, exactly, is the difference between a human and a non-human animal. Buddhism has opinions on this question, generally suggesting that while there is no rigid, categorical division between human and non-human animals, humans nonetheless enjoy significantly higher status. Buddhists have usually explained this elevated status by claiming that we are more intelligent than animals, and therefore are able to use our human lives to advance religiously. Animals, with their inferior intelligence, are not able to do so and have, therefore, a much lower status than humans. This view of animal intelligence, however, is now being challenged by several decades of scientific research on animal cognition. We’re now learning that many animal species are actually quite intelligent, with advanced reasoning abilities, emotional complexity, and, tantalizingly, even hints of religious or spiritual subjectivity. In this talk, I argue that this emerging evidence requires Buddhism to re-evaluate its position on the human / animal divide. Rather than categorically insisting on human superiority over animals, we should approach animals with compassion based on a complex awareness of their cognitive and emotional lives.

    Geoffrey Barstow (he/his) is an Assistant Professor of Religious Studies at Oregon State University. His research focuses on vegetarianism and animal ethics in Tibet. He is the author of Food of Sinful Demons: Meat, Vegetarianism and the Limits of Buddhism in Tibet (2017) and the editor of The Faults of Meat: Tibetan Buddhist Writings on Vegetarianism (2019).

  • Stanford Seminar - Rethinking the AI-UX Boundary for Designing Human-AI Experiences

    51:00

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    Hari Subramonyam
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    October 22, 2021
    In conventional software development, the boundary between user experience (UX) design and engineering is well defined: designers create specifications based on end-user needs, then engineers build to those specifications. However, AI application design poses a challenge to this separation of concerns. Emerging Human-AI guidelines show that human-centered design extends beyond the user interface and into the design of AI sub-components and training data, thus 'puncturing' this separation. In this talk, I will share insights about collaboration challenges at the AI-UX boundary and discuss approaches to operationalize the vision for human-centered AI. Based on studies with industry practitioners, I will describe how leaky abstractions afford collaboration across expertise boundaries and discuss the critical role of end-user data in generating both AI and UX design specifications. Finally, I will present an approach for prototyping AI-powered interfaces for diverse users and use contexts by directly incorporating end-user data and machine learning models within UX workflows.

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  • Computational Integration in Architecture- Rethinking Design

    33:40

    Séminaire Immobilier - Jeudi 21 septembre 2017

    Achim Menges, Professor – University of Stuttgart, Director –
    Institute for Computational Design, Architect

    Jusqu’ici épargné par la grande vague du digital, le secteur immobilier est lui aussi confronté à un changement de paradigme avec l’apparition de nouveaux modèles numériques.

    Imprimantes 3D, géolocalisation, constructions modulaires, visites virtuelles, Building Information Modeling (BIM): les codes de la construction traditionnelle sont rompus et laissent place à des modèles disruptifs qui bouleversent et révolutionnent les processus de la distribution immobilière et de la construction.

    Comment tirer parti de ces technologies exponentielles? Quels en sont les enjeux? Les logiciels intelligents permettront-ils d’améliorer l’efficacité et la qualité des bâtiments? Faut-il s’attendre à de nouveaux concepts architecturaux?

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  • Its time to re-evaluate our relationship with animals: Lesli Bisgould at TEDxUofT

    14:19

    Lesli Bisgould is Canada's first animal rights lawyer. For ten years, she acted for individuals and organizations in a variety of animal-related cases in the only practice of its kind in the country. She has fought for the rights of students who objected to dissection in science class, for critics of facilities where animals are held captive, and for changes in the law to ameliorate the legal status of animals. Lesli is an adjunct professor at the University of Toronto's faculty of law where she instructs a course on animals and the law. Lesli is the author of Animals and the Law, the only Canadian law text on the subject, published by Irwin Law. Lesli was the 2012 international law lecturer for Australian animal protection institute, Voiceless - she undertook a 12-stop lecture tour of Australia, comparing the commercial hunts for seals in Canada and kangaroos in Australia. In recent years, Lesli's full-time work has been in the human rights and poverty law fields, and she is currently the Barrister at Legal Aid Ontario's Clinic Resource Office.

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  • Rethinking Living: The Future of Food and the Food of the Future

    1:1:55

    In 2020, the United Nations reported on the State of Food Security and Nutrition in the World forecast that “the COVID-19 pandemic could tip over 130 million more people into chronic hunger by the end of 2020”. Simultaneously, climate change has been exacerbated by the loss of ecosystems cleared for agricultural land use, notably that which is used to support commercial farming that brings meat to our tables. Meanwhile, the Food and Agriculture Organization now estimates that one-third of the world’s assessed fisheries are currently pushed beyond their biological limits. The list goes on…

    Such a crisis requires more sustainable concepts that secure the future supply of food. How can we feed 10 billion people in the future? Which resources represent an exciting alternative? What technological innovations can help make our value chains more sustainable? Given increasing urbanisation, can our cities support these trends?

    Find out at this panel discussion hosted by the Pop-up House of Switzerland in Stuttgart in 2021.
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  • Rethink Fish

    2:26

    Fish are intelligent, sensitive creatures and like many other animals, they explore, travel, socialise, hunt and play. Today, huge numbers of fish are reared in underwater factory farms. Just like on land, these farms are crowded, grim places where the animals suffer immensely.

    Science and new wildlife documentaries are revealing the rich lives of fish beneath the water. It is time for our attitudes towards these extraordinary animals to change.

    It is time to Rethink Fish.

  • Do animals think and feel? | Sy Montgomery | TEDxAmoskeagMillyard

    20:04

    Join naturalist and author Sy Montgomery as she takes us on a heartfelt adventure into the lives of animals.

    This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at

  • Rethink everything we know about genes and identity politics | Adam Rutherford | TEDxGlasgow

    17:57

    Genetics is merely the formal scientific study of sex and inheritance. Genetics is – at best – a science only a century old, we’ve only really begun to get a grasp on how DNA relates to how and who we are in the last 10 years. We’ve been thinking about sex and inheritance for ten thousand years. What this means is that there is a lot of cultural baggage that people carry when it comes to the ideas that genetics is beginning to unpick scientifically. And most of them are wrong.

    DNA will not tell you who you are, what tribe you belong to or what country your ancestors came from. Your genes will not reveal whether you are gay or straight, who you will fancy, what foods you should eat, how smart you are, nor how you will die. We’re in a golden age for the science of genetics, but the advent of cheap consumer genomic testing kits – for everything from ancestry to wine preference to skin cream to sporting advice – is hampering the progress we should be making towards a greater public understanding of how DNA is part of our lives. The kits play to our cultural prejudices and base desires for simple answers to complex questions, from the trivial – everyone wants to be a Viking – to the profoundly pernicious, including as justification for racism. We have to rethink how to talk about genetics. With a PhD in Genetics and a degree in evolutionary biology, Adam Rutherford is well known for his BBC Radio 4 flagship science programme ‘Inside Science’, as well as many documentaries, on the inheritance of intelligence, on MMR and autism, human evolution, astronomy and art, science and cinema, scientific fraud, and the evolution of sex. On television, his latest series was The Beauty of Anatomy on BBC4, on the role of the human dissection in art.

    Adam also presented the award-winning Horizon: Playing God (BBC2, Jan 2012); The Gene Code (BBC4, Apr 2011); and the award-winning The Cell (BBC4, Sept 2009).

    A movie geek, Adam was scientific advisor to Björk’s movie Biophilia Live and worked on World War Z, The Secret Service (2014) and Ex Machina (2015). His critically acclaimed first book, Creation – on the origin and future of life – was published in 2013, and was nominated for the Wellcome Trust Book Prize. He is currently writing his second, and third. This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at

  • Making Art with Artificial Intelligence: Artists in Conversation

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    This session will explore new forms of visual art made possible by machine learning, from collaboration with robots to machine models of nature. Hear from some of the artists exhibiting their work on The Boardwalk at I/O as part of I/O Arts. This session is brought to you by Artists and Machine Intelligence, a program at Google Arts & Culture that invites artists to work with engineers and researchers together in the design of intelligent systems.

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    Speaker(s): Kenric McDowell, Sougwen Chung, Cedric Kiefer

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