A Basic Income for All: Dream or Delusion?

In Feb 2017 Davos, Harvard and London Professor Michael Sandel and Guy Standing talked about fundamental shifts in the world of work and technology are eroding traditional social safety nets. Could a universal basic income be the solution in the era of AI and automation?

– Amitabh Kant, Chief Executive Officer, NITI Aayog, India
– Neelie Kroes, Non-Executive Member of the Board, Open Data Institute, United Kingdom
– Michael Sandel, Anne T. and Robert M. Bass Professor of Government, Harvard University, USA
– Guy Standing, Research Professor in Development Studies, University of London, United Kingdom

Mark Zuckerberg launches AR/VR camera platform

Mark Zuckerberg : “Today in 2017 at our F8 developer conference, we’re making the camera the first augmented reality(AR) platform. We all know where we want augmented reality to get: glasses or eventually contact lenses that look and feel normal, and let you overlay all kinds of information and digital content on the real world. But in the last couple of years, we’ve started to see primitive examples of AR on phones in the camera.

For those of you who have watched us roll out cameras across all our apps and have asked what we’re doing, that was act one. Now this is act two: giving developers the power to build all kinds of AR tools into the first augmented reality platform, the camera.

We’re all about extending the physical world online. When you become friends with someone or become part of a community on Facebook, your real relationships and physical communities become stronger. AR is going to help us mix the digital and the physical in new ways, and make our physical lives better. That’s why it’s so important, and this is just the beginning.”

AI invents new knowledge and teaches human new theories

Google’s DeepMind CEO Demis Hassabis shows that AI doesn’t only learn from human knowledge, but also creates new knowledge. AlphaGo has it own creativity and intuition, inventing new knowledge and strategies about Go Game for human professionals to study in 2017.

Go game was invented in ancient China more than 2,500 years ago, is an abstract strategy board game, aiming to surround more territory than the opponent for two players. It is believed to be the oldest board game continuously played today. Despite its relatively simple rules, Go is very complex, even more so than chess, and possesses more possibilities than the total number of atoms in the visible universe. Compared to chess, Go has both a larger board with more scope for play and longer games, and, on average, many more alternatives to consider per move.

Dr. Lustig: Type 2 Diabetes Is “Processed Food Disease”

Dr. Robert Lustig is an endocrinologist and professor of pediatrics in the Division of Endocrinology at the University of California-San Francisco. In this video, he sits down to explain sugar’s toxicity, outline the stakes of sugar consumption and offer suggestions for addressing the ongoing sugar crisis.

“Sugar is toxic,” Lustig explains. “It proffers a set of biochemical alterations that are detrimental to human health—unrelated to its calories.” In this way, Lustig says, sugar “is very much like alcohol,” and chronic metabolic diseases associated with alcohol are becoming prevalent in children with high-sugar diets.

Simple Hacks to Upgrade Your Body | Dave Asprey & Vishen Lakhiani

Dave Asprey and Vishen Lakhiani explore “good vs bad fats” and how to get 40 years worth of meditation in 10 days.

Dave Asprey is the Founder of The Bulletproof Executive, Silicon Valley investor and technology entrepreneur who spent two decades and over $300,000 to hack his own biology. Dave lost 100 pounds without counting calories or excessive exercise, used techniques to upgrade his IQ, and lowered his biological age while learning to sleep more efficiently in less time. Dave is the creator of the widely popular Bulletproof Coffee, host of the radio show and #1 health podcast Bulletproof Radio, and author of the New York Times bestselling book, The Bulletproof Diet.

The Great A.I. Awakening: A Conversation with Eric Schmidt

Security newsfeeds today are chock full of headlines about artificial intelligence and machine learning. A.I. sits at the epicenter of mankind’s quest for technological advancements. This poses some timely questions: how is this already being used to protect people today, and what can we expect in years to come? More broadly, how will it transform security and the way we use technology? Join us as Gideon Lewis-Kraus leads a candid conversation with Alphabet, Inc., Executive Chairman Eric Schmidt, enlightening us about one of today’s most talked about—and misunderstood—innovations.