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The Human Insights Missing from Big Data: Tricia Wang (Full Transcript)

Tricia Wang – Technology ethnographer In ancient Greece, when anyone from slaves to soldiers, poets and politicians, needed to make a big decision on life’s most important questions, like, “Should I get married?” or “Should we embark on this voyage?” or “Should our army advance into this territory?” they all consulted the oracle. So this is …

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A BIG Idea, a Bot Idea: How Smart Policy Will Advance Tech by Albert Wenger at TEDxNewYork (Transcript)

Albert Wenger – Managing Parter at Union Square Ventures All of our economic theory, all of our business practice, all of our public policy, they were all developed during an era of scarcity. Scarcity means that when you want more of something, there is an additional cost to be paid. And that was always true for …

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How We Found the Worst Place to Park in New York City Using Big Data: Ben Wellington at TEDxNewYork (Transcript)

Ben Wellington – Data scientist Six thousand miles of road, 600 miles of subway track, 400 miles of bike lanes, and a half a mile of tram track, if you’ve ever been to Roosevelt Island. These are the numbers that make up the infrastructure of NYC, these are the statistics of our infrastructure. They’re the …

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Phillip Parker: Can Big Data Authors End Poverty? at TEDxSeattle (Transcript)

Phillip Parker – TRANSCRIPT Hello. I was wondering if you’ve ever noticed when you go to an American bookstore there is a very large self-help section; and it’s huge, about 10 meters worth of books. If you go to a French self-help section, that does exist in their bookstores, but it’s far smaller. You might …

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Big Data Meets Cancer: Neil Hunt at TEDxBeaconStreet (Full Transcript)

Neil Hunt – TRANSCRIPT Well, I hope none of you came here to hear about Netflix because I’m not going to say anything about Netflix at all. I have spent the last decade, though, figuring out how to use crowdsource data to make personalized recommendations and what I’ve become attracted to is the idea of …

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Nina Teicholz: The Big Fat Surprise at TEDxEast (Full Transcript)

Here is the full transcript of investigative journalist Nina Teicholz’s TEDx Talk: The Big Fat Surprise at TEDxEast conference.    Nina Teicholz – Investigative journalist Well, hello everybody. That’s so nice of you. So, like probably many of you, and probably most of the Western the world, a decade ago, I was just totally confused …

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Rethinking Culture: Small Actions Today, Big Impact Tomorrow by Jolynna Sinanan (Transcript)

Here is the full transcript of social media researcher Jolynna Sinanan’s TEDx Talk: Rethinking Culture: Small Actions Today, Big Impact Tomorrow at TEDxPortofSpain conference. This event occurred on October 6, 2016. Jolynna Sinanan – Social media researcher Ireland has a very high suicide rate, for the size of its population. Last year, 375 men took their own lives, …

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