Talks at Google
The Talks at Google program brings authors, musicians, innovators, and speakers of all stripes to Google for talks centering on their recently published books and capturing the popular and intellectual zeitgeist of the day. Subscribe to our audio-only "Talks at Google" podcast everywhere podcasts are found, listen on the web via talksatgoogle.libsyn.com, or add the rss feed directly to your player via talksatgoogle.libsyn.com/rss. DISCLAIMER: The views or opinions expressed by the guest speakers are solely their own and do not necessarily represent the views or opinions of Google, Inc. The comments on this channel belong only to the person who posted them. We do, however, reserve the right to remove off-topic or inappropriate comments.

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Ed Winters: Can This One Simple Change Save the Planet? | Talks at Google Ed Winters: Can This One Simple Change Save the Planet? | Talks at Google
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Ed Winters, also known as Earthling Ed, is a vegan educator, filmmaker, public speaker and entrepreneur based in London, England. His speech "You Will Never Look at Your Life in the Same Way Again", has been viewed over 33 million times across YouTube and Facebook. Winters is the co-founder and co-director of Surge, an animal rights organisation, which in 2016 founded The Official Animal Rights March, which has grown from 2,500 participants in London in 2016 to 41,000 participants across the globe in 2019. In 2017, Winters produced the documentary Land of Hope and Glory, and in 2018 he opened Unity Diner, a non-profit vegan diner in London where all of the profits go to Surge as well as the development of a new sanctuary for farm animals outside of London. Winters has spoken at multiple companies, schools and universities in Europe and in North America, including 1/3 of UK universities and at 6 Ivy league colleges, where he was also invited to be a guest lecturer at Harvard University in April 2019. He has also given two TEDxTalks, one at Lund University and one at Bath University. Recently, Winters launched his own podcast called The Disclosure Podcast. To keep up with the demand of animal products without compromising the environment, we need drastic changes in our food systems. Winters will tackle the complexities of this topic and challenge the view that we are solely consumers. Instead, the argument will be made that we have to become food citizens, aware of the origin of our foods and the damage caused by our everyday choices. Drawing on the latest science and most up-to-date research, this talk will analyse the impact our food choices have and ask the question, what will the future of food look like. Learn more at http://www.earthlinged.org.
Ayellet Tal: Past Forward: When Computer Vision & Archaeology Meet | Talks at Google Ayellet Tal: Past Forward: When Computer Vision & Archaeology Meet | Talks at Google
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Technology is the symbol of our age. Nevertheless, some fields have been left out of the revolution. One of these is archaeology, where many tasks are still performed manually - from the initial excavations, through documentation, to restoration. It turns out that some of these activities are classical computer vision tasks, such as puzzle solving, shape completion and edge detection. In this talk, Professor Ayellet Tal will describe some of the techniques her team has developed to replace manual restoration and documentation.
Nadim Saad: Raising Confident Kids | Talks at Google Nadim Saad: Raising Confident Kids | Talks at Google
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Parenting and relationship coach Nadim Saad is the author of five books, including the highly acclaimed 'Kids Don't Come With a Manual'. He's worked with experienced psychotherapists and draws from the latest research in child psychology and neuroscience (as well as his own experience as a father of three) to develop a programme of highly effective tools to help families become happier and more harmonious. Nadim joined us to talk about his book, 'Raising Confident Kids', which explains the common pitfalls that parents make and how this can impact children's confidence and self esteem. Nadim teaches us how we can avoid making these mistakes and instead adopt healthy and positive parenting habits. Find out more about Nadim's work at http://www.bestofparenting.com. Get the book here: https://goo.gle/36GCrn1.
Lorenz J. Finison: "Boston's Cycling Craze and Renaissance" | Talks at Google Lorenz J. Finison: "Boston's Cycling Craze and Renaissance" | Talks at Google
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From 1877 to 1896, the popularity of bicycles increased exponentially, and Boston was in on it from the start. The Boston Bicycle Club was the first in the nation, and the city's cyclists formed the nucleus of a new national organization, the League of American Wheelmen. The sport was becoming a craze, and Massachusetts had the largest per capita membership in the league in the 1890s and the largest percentage of women members. At the end of the nineteenth century, cycling's popularity surged in the Boston area, but by 1900, the trend faded. Within the next few decades, automobiles became commonplace and roads were refashioned to serve them. Bicycling witnessed a renaissance in the 1970s as concerns over physical and environmental health coalesced. Lorenz J. Finison explores the remarkable rise of Boston cycling through the lives of several participants, including Kittie Knox, a biracial twenty-year-old seamstress who challenged the color line; Mary Sargent Hopkins, a self-proclaimed expert on women's cycling and publisher of The Wheelwoman; and Abbot Bassett, a longtime secretary of the League of American Wheelman and a vocal cycling advocate for forty years. He reveals the challenges facing these riders, whether cycling for recreation or racing, in a time of segregation, increased immigration, and debates about the rights of women. Get the book here: https://goo.gle/2QDatlf.
Kev Marcus and Wil B: Black Violin - Breaking Stereotypes | Talks at Google Kev Marcus and Wil B: Black Violin - Breaking Stereotypes | Talks at Google
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Black Violin is a classical-meets-hip-hop duo that has steadily built a devoted following and a diverse touring base. Members Kev Marcus and Wil B have constantly challenged the status quo on what it means to Black and in the classical music arena. In this special talk and live performance, they discuss the challenges and triumphs they have encountered along their journey to unite people through music, their newest album “Take the Stairs”, and the launch of the Black Violin Foundation Inc. Learn more about Black Violin at https://blackviolin.net/albums/. Moderated by Myya Jones.
Prof Rajagopal Raghunathan: "A Life of Happiness And Fulfillment" | Talks at Google Prof Rajagopal Raghunathan: "A Life of Happiness And Fulfillment" | Talks at Google
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A truly engrossing and enriching talk based on "A Life of Happiness and Fulfillment" by Prof Rajagopal Raghunathan. Prof Raj is a professor of Marketing at the McCombs School of Business at The University of Texas at Austin. Throughout his career he has given a few TED talks, and is the author of the popular book, "If You’re So Smart, Why Aren’t You Happy?". He teaches an online course on happiness, and relies on themes from psychology, behavioral science, decision theory and marketing to explain consumption behavior. He also studies the impact that people’s judgments and decisions have on their own happiness and fulfillment. If you are at all interested in being happier, listen to this talk! Get the book here: https://goo.gle/2PUVtif.
Côme Nzibarega & Augustine Wiah: "What It Means to Be Displaced" | Talks at Google Côme Nzibarega & Augustine Wiah: "What It Means to Be Displaced" | Talks at Google
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There are currently 70.8 million displaced people, a number larger than the entire population of Thailand. 1 in every 110 people globally is either an asylum-seeker, internally displaced, or a refugee. In 2018, 25 new people were forced to flee every minute. This talk aims to broaden our perspective of refugee camps and refugee experiences. This is a fireside chat between Côme who spent 6 years as a refugee and Googler Augustine who spent 13 years as a refugee. This event provides a glimpse of day-to-day life in refugee camps and champions an appreciation of the indomitable spirit of displaced people seeking freedom.
Jenny Feterovich: "The Russian Five" | Talks at Google Jenny Feterovich: "The Russian Five" | Talks at Google
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In this Talk, producer Jenny Feterovich discusses her award winning documentary “The Russian Five”, as well as the lessons she’s learned throughout her life that led to her success. Jenny is a first generation Russian immigrant who came to America with $100 and a suitcase. A serial entrepreneur, Jenny started the first of her many successful businesses at age 19. As a passionate social entrepreneur and humanitarian, Jenny volunteers with Global Village Habitat for Humanity and is a board member with Godmothers Detroit. She also works as the casting director of the TV show ‘Startup’, where she has interviewed hundreds of entrepreneurs from all over the country. Moderated by Laura Murphy. Read more at www.TheRussianFive.com. Go here to check out The Russian Five documentary: https://goo.gle/2MOaX6S.
Owen Matthews: "An Impeccable Spy: Richard Sorge, Stalin's Master Agent" | Talks at Google Owen Matthews: "An Impeccable Spy: Richard Sorge, Stalin's Master Agent" | Talks at Google
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Historian Owen Matthews joins Talks at Google to share the fascinating story of Soviet agent Richard Sorge. Once called the "most formidable spy in history" by famous author Ian Fleming, Owen’s book ‘An Impeccable Spy’ reveals extraordinary new details about this master spy, whose intelligence influenced some of the most significant events of World War Two. Get the book here: https://goo.gle/2EP2vAe.
Peter Gade & Lee Yong Dae: "Badminton Legends" | Talks at Google Peter Gade & Lee Yong Dae: "Badminton Legends" | Talks at Google
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Talks at Google welcomes two of the world's most successful badminton players, Peter Gade & Lee Yong Dae. They'll share their experiences on the court and discuss what competition at the highest level is like and also the projects they're currently undertaking. About the players: Peter Gade is a Danish professional badminton player with 22 Grand-Prix titles who topped the world rankings from 1998 to 2001. Lee Yong Dae is an Olympics gold medalist from South Korea who had been successful in both men's and mixed doubles, reaching world number 1 ranking with 4 different partners. Moderated by Prabhakar Raghavan. For more info visit: legends.yonex.com | @yonex_badminton
Hawk Koch: "Magic Time - My Life in Hollywood" | Talks at Google Hawk Koch: "Magic Time - My Life in Hollywood" | Talks at Google
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Iconic filmmaker and producer, Hawk Koch, discusses his new memoir "Magic Time - My Life in Hollywood". This book spotlights Hawk's life growing up among and working with Hollywood royalty, finding his own identity and leaving his mark on the industry. Moderated by Jennifer Vaden Barth. Get the book here: http://hawkkoch.com/.
Danielle Brown: Double Gold Medal Winning Paralympian | Talks at Google Danielle Brown: Double Gold Medal Winning Paralympian | Talks at Google
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We were joined in London by Danielle Brown, gold medal winning archer at the 2008 and 2012 Paralympics. Danielle discusses her incredible journey, from starting archery at age 15 to being at the world championships four years later. She went on to win two golds at the Paralympics before being the first Para athlete to represent England in an able-bodied discipline, winning gold in the team event at the Commonwealth Games. Danielle has written a book for pre-teens “Be Your Best Self: Life Skills For Unstoppable Kids” on how to practice ‘goal setting, growth mindset, perseverance, getting organised and learning to fail well’, and also works to train companies on disability and inclusion. You can learn more about Danielle's story at https://www.daniellebrown.co.uk/. Check out her book here: https://goo.gle/343KOqJ.
Kevin Coval: “Everything Must Go: The Life and Death of an American Neighborhood” | Talks at Google Kevin Coval: “Everything Must Go: The Life and Death of an American Neighborhood” | Talks at Google
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Talks at Google welcomes Kevin Coval, award-winning poet & author of "Everything Must Go: The Life & Death of an American Neighborhood". Kevin Coval is the founding editor of The BreakBeat Poets imprint on Haymarket Books, & Artistic Director of the MacArthur Award-winning cultural organization, Young Chicago Authors. He is the founder of Louder Than a Bomb: The Chicago Youth Poetry Festival, the world's largest youth poetry festival, now in more than 19 cities across North America. He's got a lot of hustles -- he's shared the stage with The Migos & Nelson Mandela, has published in Poetry Magazine, The Chicago Tribune & CNN.com & co-hosts the podcast, The Cornerstore, on WGN Radio. He can be found on the internet @kevincoval. Moderated by Allan Weinberger. Get the book here: https://goo.gle/2NL8Fqk.
Dexter Palmer: "Mary Toft; or, The Rabbit Queen: A Novel" | Talks at Google Dexter Palmer: "Mary Toft; or, The Rabbit Queen: A Novel" | Talks at Google
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Acclaimed science fiction novelist Dexter Palmer (author of "Version Control" and "The Dream of Perpetual Motion") discusses his new book "Mary Toft; or The Rabbit Queen," a work of historical fiction based on the bizarre, fascinating true story of the 18th century English woman who stunned and perplexed the London medical community by seemingly giving birth to seventeen rabbits. Get the book here: https://goo.gle/2PcF3Tu.
Dare to Inspire: "Sustain the Fire of Inspiration in Work and in Life" | Talks at Google Dare to Inspire: "Sustain the Fire of Inspiration in Work and in Life" | Talks at Google
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Talks at Google welcomes Jen Grace Baron, Allison Holzer & Sandy Spataro. Inspiration is a most critical resource to be managed in modern work. The problem is that the power of inspiration often feels fleeting. But what if you could design your own way to be inspired at work on a regular basis? What if you could make your own inspiration last? Rooted in 18 engines of inspiration that emerged from interviews with leaders across different industries, Dare to Inspire shows how to supercharge inspiration for yourself, your team, and your organization. Each chapter offers tools, strategies, and examples of how to make inspiration happen and last. Through stories of pioneers in business, health, education, and other industries, readers learn how to effectively use the engines to spark inspiration, along with specific practices to sustain it. Dare to Inspire features Chef Wes Avila, the founder of L.A. sensation Guerrilla Tacos, who was inspired to revolutionize his industry; crowdfunding pioneer Charles Best, who founded DonorsChoose to meet the challenge of connecting teachers in need with donors interested in supporting educational programs; and many others. This will be a vital book for anyone interested in creativity, success, achievement, and happiness.
"Queer Embodiment: Monstrosity, Medical Violence, and Intersex Experience" | Talks at Google "Queer Embodiment: Monstrosity, Medical Violence, and Intersex Experience" | Talks at Google
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Talks at Google welcomes Dr. Hil Malatino to discuss "Queer Embodiment: Monstrosity, Medical Violence, and Intersex Experience" Dr. Hil Malatino is an Assistant Professor in Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies, core faculty in the Rock Ethics Institute at Penn State University, and an intersex person. They have spent their career dismantling the idea that biological sex is binary. In this talk, they explore the trauma and dehumanization that stems from our collective cultural insistence that it is - and what we can do to change that. Moderated by Matt Mager. Get the book here: https://goo.gle/36mS6Hs.
Janelle Shane: "You Look Like a Thing and I Love You" | Talks at Google Janelle Shane: "You Look Like a Thing and I Love You" | Talks at Google
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Talks at Google welcomes research scientist Janelle Shane as she discusses her new book "You Look Like a Thing and I Love You: How Artificial Intelligence Works and Why It's Making the World a Weirder Place". On her blog, Janelle writes about AI and the weird, funny results it can produce. She has trained AIs to produce things like cat names, paint colors, and candy heart messages. In this talk she explains how AIs learn, fail, adapt, and reflect the best and worst of humanity. Check out her blog: https://aiweirdness.com/. Get the book here: https://goo.gle/2EwjG9e.
Kaveh Rastegar: "Haunted This Way" | Talks at Google Kaveh Rastegar: "Haunted This Way" | Talks at Google
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Kaveh Rastegar is a bassist, multi-instrumentalist, producer, and recording artist who has collaborated with a long list of artists including John Legend, Bruce Springsteen, Ringo Starr, Kneebody, & Bruno Mars (to name a few). Rastegar sits down with Talks at Google to discuss his latest projects and the release of his second solo album, Haunted This Way. He delves into what keeps him inspired and how small victories along the way have shaped his career. Enjoy a live performance of Kaveh's latest song, The Half That Holds My Heart. Moderated by Marjorie Gray.
Judith Heumann: Putting a Disability Lens on Tech Work | Talks at Google Judith Heumann: Putting a Disability Lens on Tech Work | Talks at Google
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Judith Heumann, leader and lifelong advocate for the rights of people with disabilities, discusses the evolving disability movement related to education, employment, technology, and community integration, as well as the importance of putting a disability lens on tech-industry work. She shares some of her experiences traveling on her motorized wheelchair to countries on every continent, in urban and rural communities alike.
Janine Shepherd: "Why Walk When You Can Fly!" | Talks at Google Janine Shepherd: "Why Walk When You Can Fly!" | Talks at Google
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Janine Shepherd’s story reads like the plot of a Hollywood movie. An Australian national champion skier in training for the upcoming Olympics, she was hit by a truck on a bike ride, suffering multiple life-threatening injuries. Doctors warned her parents that, even if she lived, Janine would never walk again. Struggling to rehabilitate with permanent disabilities, Janine rekindled her defiant spirit in a dramatically improbable way. Seeing a small plane fly overhead one day, she declared, “That’s it! If I can’t walk, I’ll fly!” Janine went on to succeed not only as a commercial pilot and aerobatics flight instructor but also to attain her University degree, raise three children, and author six best-selling books. Her life is so remarkable that a feature length film has been made on it. Today, Janine Shepherd is an internationally renowned speaker and has been recognised with her country’s highest honor, The Order of Australia. You won’t want to miss out on this Talk -- join us to hear all about her awe-inspiring journey of overcoming the impossible. For more information visit: janineshepherd.com
Barney Swan: "Skiing to the South Pole on Renewables" | Talks at Google Barney Swan: "Skiing to the South Pole on Renewables" | Talks at Google
2 weeks ago En
We were joined at Google by Barney Swan, the first person to journey to the South Pole powered solely by clean energy, for a guide to skiing to the South Pole on renewables. Barney shares lessons from his expedition and the story of ClimateForce - a global initiative to make sustainable development solutions accessible, relevant and engaging. The ClimateForce challenge is a 7-year mission to reduce 360 million tons of CO2 before 2025. Learn more and get involved here: http://www.theclimateforce.org.
Darnell "SuperChef" Ferguson: From Homeless to Celebrity Chef | Talks at Google Darnell "SuperChef" Ferguson: From Homeless to Celebrity Chef | Talks at Google
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Darnell “SuperChef” Ferguson doing a live demo and discussing how he went from being homeless to a celebrity chef! Moderated by Charity Worrell.
Chrissy Flanagan: "Sydney's Sausage Queen and More" | Talks at Google Chrissy Flanagan: "Sydney's Sausage Queen and More" | Talks at Google
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Chrissy Flanagan: Sydney's Sausage Queen, Brewer, Podcaster, and Entrepreneur | Talks at Google Australian entrepreneur, Chrissy Flanagan, visits Talks at Google to share her experience juggling multiple simultaneous careers, and discuss why everyone should consider combining a job and business. Dubbed Sydney's Sausage Queen, her business Chrissy's Cuts is producing Australia’s fanciest and most ethical sausages. Chrissy pursues multiple careers and businesses at the same time - from her day job as a government advisor, to running small batch brewery Sausage Queen Brewing, making artisan sausages for supermarkets, as restaurateur at The Sausage Factory, co-managing Lazy Thinking Records, attracting food start ups into her neighbourhood and advocating for the slashie lifestyle through her podcast, The Slashies.
Anthony Daniels: "I am C-3PO: The Inside Story" | Talks at Google Anthony Daniels: "I am C-3PO: The Inside Story" | Talks at Google
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Anthony Daniels joins Talks at Google to discuss his experiences of the epic cinematic adventure that has influenced pop culture for more than 40 years. As C-3PO, Anthony is the only actor to appear in all 11 Star Wars films, and from his first meeting with George Lucas to the final, emotional days on the set of The Rise of Skywalker, Anthony shares his unique perspective on a story that has touched an innumerable amount of people all over the world. Get the book here: https://goo.gle/2qdCx5w.
Michael Horn: "Choosing College" | Talks at Google Michael Horn: "Choosing College" | Talks at Google
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Michael Horn: Choosing College - How to Make Better Learning Decisions Throughout Your Life | Talks at Google Cut through the noise and make better college and career choices. This book is about addressing the college-choosing problem. The rankings, metrics, analytics, college visits, and advice that we use today to help us make these decisions are not in line with the progress individual students are trying to make. They don't give students and families the information and context they need to make such a high-stakes decision about whether and where to get an education. Choosing College strips away the noise to help you understand why you’re going to school. What's driving you? What are you trying to accomplish? Once you know why, the book will help you make better choices. The research in this book illustrates that choosing a school is complicated. By constructing more than 200 mini-documentaries of how students chose different postsecondary educational experiences, the authors explore the motivations for how and why people make the decisions that they do at a much deeper, causal level. By the end, you’ll know why you’re going and what you’re really chasing. Get the book here: https://goo.gle/2P8WV0c.
Logan Browning & Avriel Epps-Darling: "Dear Algorithmic Bias" | Talks at Google Logan Browning & Avriel Epps-Darling: "Dear Algorithmic Bias" | Talks at Google
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Harvard researcher, Avriel Epps-Darling, and the star of Netflix’s Dear White People, Logan Browning, discuss the positives and pitfalls of the increased democratization of media, the content recommendation systems that propagate it, and the online platforms that support the creative economy. This wide ranging dialogue creates space for us to discuss the impact that the democratization of media has on society, how technology is reshaping the creative economy, and how creatives, technologists, and researchers can ensure that this democratization happens responsibly. Moderated by Francis Roberts.
Dr. Avraham Arbib: "Sustainability and the Global Economic Downturn" | Talks at Google Dr. Avraham Arbib: "Sustainability and the Global Economic Downturn" | Talks at Google
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Dr. Avraham Arbib shares his thoughts on the global economic downturn and how it has deep roots in the overuse and misuse of natural resources. Therefore, continuous growth is unsustainable and the risk of a non-linear collapse reaction is increasing. Consumption rates in the developed world must be reduced, but this should not be seen as a disaster, because living standards are not tightly coupled to consumption rates. A redistribution of wealth, income and opportunity for growth is essential within the world economy.
Angela Dorgan: "Head of First Music Contact" | Talks at Google Angela Dorgan: "Head of First Music Contact" | Talks at Google
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Angela Dorgan is the fairy godmother of music from Ireland. As the founder and head of First Music Contact for more than 20 years, Dorgan is at the pinnacle of the music industry, helping new bands develop at key stages in their careers. First Music Contact offers band consultancies, and promotion via the online platform Breaking Tunes. As the chairperson for the Irish National Campaign For The Arts, she leads international initiatives to help musicians in Ireland go global at festivals such as SXSW, Eurosonic and Mondo NYC. Join us for a conversation where she speaks on her long standing career, her experience and the importance of culture in our lives.
Michael Kearns & Aaron Roth: "The Ethical Algorithm" | Talks at Google Michael Kearns & Aaron Roth: "The Ethical Algorithm" | Talks at Google
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Many recent mainstream media articles and popular books have raised alarms over anti-social algorithmic behavior, especially regarding machine learning and artificial intelligence. The concerns include leaks of sensitive personal data by predictive models, algorithmic discrimination as a side-effect of machine learning, and inscrutable decisions made by complex models. While standard and legitimate responses to these phenomena include calls for stronger and better laws and regulations, researchers in machine learning, statistics and related areas are also working on designing better-behaved algorithms. An explosion of recent research in areas such as differential privacy, algorithmic fairness and algorithmic game theory is forging a new science of socially aware algorithm design. Michael Kearns and Aaron Roth join us at Google and survey these developments, attempting to place them in a broader societal context. It is based on their book The Ethical Algorithm (Oxford University Press, 2019). Moderated by Emily Denton. Get the book here: https://goo.gle/2QUpBwC.
Christian Jennings: "The Third Reich is Listening" | Talks at Google Christian Jennings: "The Third Reich is Listening" | Talks at Google
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The success of the Allied codebreakers at Bletchley Park was one of the iconic intelligence achievements of World War II, immortalized in films such as The Imitation Game and Enigma. But cracking Enigma was only half of the story - across the Channel, German intelligence agencies were hard at work breaking British and Allied codes. Christian Jennings joins Talks at Google to discuss his new book "The Third Reich is Listening", a gripping blend of modern history and science that describes the successes and failures of Germany's codebreaking and signals intelligence operations from 1935 to 1945. The first mainstream book that takes an in-depth look at German cryptanalysis in World War II, it tells how the Third Reich broke the ciphers of Allied and neutral countries, using declassified archive material and colorful personal accounts from the Germans at the heart of the story. Get the book here: https://goo.gle/2La4v9J.
Fiona Oakes: "World Vegan Day 2019" | Talks at Google Fiona Oakes: "World Vegan Day 2019" | Talks at Google
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Fiona Oakes gives us a resounding “Yes” answer to the question “Can vegans also be world-class athletes?”. Fiona has been vegan since she was 6 years old and in 2013, she won both the Antarctic Ice Marathon and the North Pole Marathon. She runs despite losing a kneecap from an illness when she was 17. She founded Tower Hill Stables Animal Sanctuary, is an ambassador for The Vegan Society, and is a patron of the Captive Animals Protection Society. Fiona joins us to discuss her many distance running achievements and how supporting animal welfare is the driving force behind all of her successes. Founded in 1993, Tower Hill Stables Animal Sanctuary provides care and a forever home to animals in need. 100% of all donations go to the running of the sanctuary. To donate please visit https://www.towerhillstables.org/donate-1
David Rowan: "Non-Bullshit Innovation: Radical Ideas[...]" | Talks at Google David Rowan: "Non-Bullshit Innovation: Radical Ideas[...]" | Talks at Google
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David Rowan: "Non-Bullshit Innovation: Radical Ideas from the World’s Smartest Minds" | Talks at Google David Rowan, former editor-in-chief of Wired UK, talks about the innovation (or lack thereof!) that he has seen across his time working for Wired magazine. He joins us afterwards for a short Q+A. Moderated by Jack Hidary. Get the book here: https://goo.gle/2CHJkag. About the book: David Rowan travels the globe in search of the most exciting and pioneering startups building the future. He's got to know the founders of WhatsApp, LinkedIn, Google, Spotify, Xiaomi, Didi, Nest, Twitter and countless other ambitious entrepreneurs disrupting businesses in almost every sector. And yet too often the companies they're disrupting don't get it. They think they can innovate through jargon: with talk of change agents and co-creation gurus, ideas portals and webinars, make-a-thons and hackfests, paradigm shifts and pilgrimages to Silicon Valley. It's mostly pointless innovation thejackatre - corporate nonsense that has little to do with delivering real change. But during this quest he's also discovered some genuinely exciting and transformative approaches to innovation, often in places you might least expect.
Lawrence Weschler: "And How Are You, Dr. Sacks?[...]" | Talks at Google Lawrence Weschler: "And How Are You, Dr. Sacks?[...]" | Talks at Google
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Lawrence Weschler: "And How Are You, Dr. Sacks?: A Biographical Memoir of Oliver Sacks" | Talks at Google Lawrence Weschler, New Yorker contributor and director emeritus of the New York Institute for the Humanities at NYU, discusses his new biographical memoir, "And How Are You, Dr. Sacks?" The book chronicles Weschler's four-decade friendship with renowned British neurologist Oliver Sacks, who is perhaps best known for his groundbreaking case-study collections "The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat" and "An Anthropologist on Mars," which transcend the realm of scientific analysis to provide profound insights into the human condition. Get the book here: https://goo.gle/2O2sauz.
Charlotte Druckman: "Women on Food" | Talks at Google Charlotte Druckman: "Women on Food" | Talks at Google
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Talks at Google & FoodTalks welcomes journalist, food writer and creator of Food52's Tournament of Cookbooks, Charlotte Druckman! Join us as Charlotte shares how she unites the various diverse female voices of the food industry in her latest book, “Women on Food.” This book explains the evolution of food writing through a series of essays, questionnaires and interviews from over 115+ writers, chefs, critics and television stars. Moderated by Ida Shen. Get the book: https://goo.gle/2QQLddh
Musa Dagdeviren: "The Turkish Cookbook" | Talks at Google Musa Dagdeviren: "The Turkish Cookbook" | Talks at Google
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Talks at Google & FoodTalks welcome globally-acclaimed restaurateur Musa Dagdeviren — featured in the Emmy-nominated Netflix series "Chef's Table". Join us as he demonstrates two recipes from his debut book, “The Turkish Cookbook,” and discusses his dedication to preserving Turkey's rich culinary history. Translated by Burak Epir. Moderated by Scott Giambastiani. Get the book: https://goo.gle/34eomvS
"Cryptocurrency and the IRS: What No One Knew About Taxes" | Talks at Google "Cryptocurrency and the IRS: What No One Knew About Taxes" | Talks at Google
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Talks at Google welcomes Shehan Chandrasekera & Chandan Lodha. Shehan Chandrasekera is one of the foremost experts on cryptocurrency taxation and currently the Head of Tax Strategy at CoinTracker. Prior to CoinTracker, Shehan co-founded and worked for regional and national public accounting firms for several years. CoinTracker is founded by ex-Googlers Chandan Lodha and Jon Lerner. Innovation at the intersection of finance and technology has yielded novel assets like bitcoin. These new digital assets have also caught the attention of the IRS. Shehan and Chandan break down what you need to know in order to avoid an IRS audit and save thousands on your crypto taxes. To learn more, visit CoinTracker's cryptocurrency tax guide: www.cointracker.io/bitcoin-taxes
Laura Gassner Otting: "Limitless: How to Ignore Everybody, Carve Your Own[...]" | Talks at Google Laura Gassner Otting: "Limitless: How to Ignore Everybody, Carve Your Own[...]" | Talks at Google
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Laura Gassner Otting: "Limitless: How to Ignore Everybody, Carve Your Own Path, and Live Your Best Life" | Talks at Google What if success didn’t equal happiness? Many of us pursue other people’s ideas of success, checking off boxes on a list that we’ve been carrying around since before we even remember getting it. And, while it’s bringing us success, it’s not making us happy. Join us and hear from Laura Gassner Otting, author of the Washington Post bestseller "Limitless: How to Ignore Everybody, Carve Your Own Path, and Live Your Best Life," learning from the thousands of interviews she held with people to find out how people can be both successful AND happy in their work. Get the book here: https://goo.gle/2pC9xnW.
Nyle Dimarco: How Technology Can Enrich Deaf Lives | Talks at Google Nyle Dimarco: How Technology Can Enrich Deaf Lives | Talks at Google
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Model, actor, and activist Nyle DiMarco has been breaking down barriers and winning over audiences since 2014. As a fan favorite on cycle 22 of America's Next Top Model, he became the second male winner and first deaf contestant on the hit CW series. The following year, partnered with Peta Murgatroyd, he took home the coveted mirror ball trophy on season 22 of ABC’s Dancing With the Stars. DiMarco has quickly become the face of not only the Deaf community but disabled people worldwide (1.4 billion people with disabilities worldwide and 466 million people with hearing loss). He founded The Nyle DiMarco Foundation, which focuses on bilingual education and aims to improve access to accurate information about early language acquisition. DiMarco is an inspiration to many and speaks all over the world, spreading the word of inclusion and acceptance. As a producer, Nyle is working on various scripted and non-scripted projects with the overall goal of telling new stories and empowering disabled people both in front and behind the camera. This is a historical event for Talks at Google, because it is completely conducted through American Sign Language (ASL). DiMarco sits down with Google during our annual Accessibility Week to talk about Deaf culture, the mission and vision behind his foundation, and ways to reduce language deprivation for Deaf and Hard of Hearing children through technological solutions. DiMarco discusses the need to include Deaf people in the process of new technological implementations and how important of an impact that will make on our world. Moderated by Sam Sepah.
Patrick Fagan: Decoding Clothing | Talks at Google Patrick Fagan: Decoding Clothing | Talks at Google
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Patrick is a lecturer at London College of Fashion and an associate lecturer at Goldsmiths University. He's published papers on topics from Facebook psychology to facial expressions (if you are a LOLcats&dogs fan, now you can understand why cute sells, thanks to his book “#Hooked: Why Cute Sells, and Other Marketing Magic We Just Can’t Resist”). He has helped brands and institutions understand and influence audiences’ behaviours for over ten years, and is currently Chief Science Officer at behavioural science agency Capuchin. In his talk, Patrick will unveil the unconscious story behind our clothes, as well as other offline and online cues, and maybe change our style forever (you will tell us). Patrick will spend the first half of his talk demonstrating the unprecedented power of data, like clothing choices, to understand people’s behaviour, but most importantly, spend the other half advocating the great responsibilities that come with it. As the former Lead Psychologist (contractor) for Cambridge Analytica in the last 8 months of the company’s existence, Patrick is more mindful than ever that with “great power comes great responsibility”, and is willing to share his experience to give us some keys to ensure that as a data-powered company, we always act with responsibility and respect. Get Patrick's book here: https://goo.gle/2QydJA9.
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Dr. Elizabeth Stanley: "Widen the Window" | Talks at Google Dr. Elizabeth Stanley: "Widen the Window" | Talks at Google
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In celebration of Veterans Day, Talks at Google is honored to welcome Dr. Elizabeth A. Stanley, Ph.D., who is an associate professor of security studies at Georgetown University, where she speaks, teaches, and writes about resilience, civil-military relations, military effectiveness and innovation, and international security. She is the creator of Mindfulness-based Mind Fitness Training (MMFT)®, tested in four neuroscience studies with troops preparing for combat and taught to thousands in civilian and military high-stress environments. An award-winning author and U.S. Army veteran with service in Asia and Europe, she holds degrees from Yale, Harvard, and MIT. She's also is a certified practitioner of Somatic Experiencing, a body-based trauma therapy, and a long-standing practitioner of awareness practices, including several long periods of silent practice in the United States and Burma. Her second book about the neurobiology of resilience, Widen the Window: Training Your Brain and Body to Thrive during Stress and Recover from Trauma, is based on her teaching in these high-stress environments. Moderated by Carla McIntosh. Learn more at www.elizabeth-stanley.com
Barry Cohen: An Antidote to the Common Neurosis: Dealing with the Mental[...] | Talks at Google Barry Cohen: An Antidote to the Common Neurosis: Dealing with the Mental[...] | Talks at Google
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Barry Cohen: An Antidote to the Common Neurosis: Dealing with the Mental Pain of Everyday Life | Talks at Google Frustrated, annoyed, stressed or anxious about work or personal life? Ever wonder how you can deal better with the frustrations and disappointments of everyday life? Barry does not intend to offer quick solutions, but rather is attempting to provide reasonable and intellectually satisfying answers to some of the most stubborn questions concerning the nature of happiness and mental pain.
Andrew McAfee: "More From Less" | Talks at Google Andrew McAfee: "More From Less" | Talks at Google
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Andrew McAfee is the Co-Founder & Co-Director of the MIT Initiative on the Digital Economy, & a Principal Research Scientist at the MIT Sloan School of Management. He studies how digital technologies are changing the world & how people & businesses will work, interact, & prosper in an era of profound digital transformation. Andrew's published book "More from Less: The Surprising Story of How We Learned to Prosper Using Fewer Resources—and What Happens Next" tells the story of an important, unexpected, & heartening change in our relationship with the planet we all live on. Andrew believes there is a new reason for optimism & discusses how humans will live more prosperous lives while treading more lightly on the Earth. Moderated by Kate Brandt. Get the audio book here: https://goo.gle/2JClr81. Get the hardcopy version here: https://goo.gle/34aAfCG.
Jane Setter: "Your Voice Speaks Volumes: It's Not What You Say,[...]" | Talks at Google Jane Setter: "Your Voice Speaks Volumes: It's Not What You Say,[...]" | Talks at Google
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Jane Setter is Professor of Phonetics at the University of Reading, where she specializes in the pronunciation of British and Hong Kong English. In this talk, she discusses her new book "Your Voice Speaks Volumes: It's Not What You Say, But How You Say It", which explores the fascinating questions of why we speak the way we do, what our voices tell others about us, and many others. Get the book here: https://goo.gle/2QDwBxM.
Sam & Aaron Taylor-Johnson: "A Million Little Pieces" | Talks at Google Sam & Aaron Taylor-Johnson: "A Million Little Pieces" | Talks at Google
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Talks at Google welcomes filmmaker/artist Sam Taylor-Johnson and Golden Globe-winning actor Aaron Taylor-Johnson to share their experience on creating the film adaptation of best-selling book -- A Million Little Pieces. The couple shares their journey in the film industry as well as their experience producing this Indie film from the ground up, with limited resources and their dream cast. A Million Little Pieces dives into the life and mind of author James Frey (Aaron Taylor-Johnson) and his struggle with addiction and follows his white-knuckle journey to recovery and redemption. Watch the trailer here: https://goo.gle/2XPYQe4 Moderated by Sachit Egan.
Heidi Floyd: Breast Cancer Awareness | Talks at Google Heidi Floyd: Breast Cancer Awareness | Talks at Google
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Heidi Floyd has an incredible story to share about her powerful battle with cancer while pregnant. Her written work has been featured in Forbes, Huffington Post, CNN, and The NY Times. She is a powerful advocate and connector for people who are in the fight for their lives. She is involved with two amazing organizations: The Pink Fund Provides 90-day non-medical cost-of-living expenses to breast cancer patients in active treatment for breast cancer, so they can focus on healing, raising their families, and returning to the workplace. National Coalition for Cancer Survivorship NCCS’ mission is to advocate for quality cancer care for all people touched by cancer. Founded by and for cancer survivors, NCCS created the widely accepted definition of survivorship and defines someone as a cancer survivor from the time of diagnosis and for the balance of life. To learn more about Heidi's story, get her book here: https://goo.gle/2OynkEx.
Justine Shanti Alexander: "Snow Leopard Trust: Protecting Snow Leopards" | Talks at Google Justine Shanti Alexander: "Snow Leopard Trust: Protecting Snow Leopards" | Talks at Google
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Justine Shanti Alexander is Regional Ecologist for the Snow Leopard Trust. She has spent the last eight years dedicated to snow leopard conservation from China to Mongolia, India, Pakistan and Kyrgyzstan. In this Talk at Google, Justine discusses her snow leopard research & her work with local communities that share the snow leopard's habitat. From tracking snow leopards to protecting livestock from predators, hear how the Snow Leopard Trust is saving snow leopards. About the Snow Leopard Trust: Founded in Seattle in 1981, the Snow Leopard Trust is the world's oldest & largest organization dedicated to the conservation of the snow leopard. The Trust works in five key range countries & aims to conserve the snow leopard and its mountain ecosystems through community-based conservation, rigorous science and education. The Trust takes a holistic approach to snow leopard conservation with the understanding that we cannot protect the species without the help of the people who share its habitat. Learn more at https://www.snowleopard.org.
Barry Cunliffe: "The Scythians: Nomad Warriors of the Steppe" | Talks at Google Barry Cunliffe: "The Scythians: Nomad Warriors of the Steppe" | Talks at Google
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Sir Barry Cunliffe has been Professor of European Archaeology at the University of Oxford for 35 years and is Fellow of the British Academy. In this talk, he discusses his new book "The Scythians: Nomad Warriors of the Steppe", a masterful reconstruction of the lost world of The Scythians, who were brilliant horsemen and great fighters ranging wide across the Asian steppe during the first millennium BC. Get the book here: https://goo.gle/2rZcAHA.
Lydia Pyne: "Genuine Fakes: How Phony Things Teach Us About Real Stuff" | Talks at Google Lydia Pyne: "Genuine Fakes: How Phony Things Teach Us About Real Stuff" | Talks at Google
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Lydia Pyne discusses her book "Genuine Fakes - How Phony Things Teach Us About Real Stuff", which investigates 'genuine fakes', including art forgeries and synthetic flavors, and looks at how science and society come together to create them. In a world of "fake news" and "alternative facts", she examines the notion of authenticity and asks whether the distinction between "real" and "fake" is as clear-cut as we might think. Get the book here: https://goo.gle/33N1gvZ.
Broadway’s “The Band’s Visit” | Talks at Google Broadway’s “The Band’s Visit” | Talks at Google
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Talks at Google welcomes the touring company of “The Band’s Visit” for a performance and discussion on their show, their roles and their experience bringing this unique production to audiences across the country. The talk includes award-winning Israeli actor Sasson Gabay, star of the original film and the Broadway production, and Chilina Kennedy, known best for her historic run as Carole King in Broadway’s Beautiful – The Carole King Musical along with company members Adam Gabay, Ronnie Malley, Tony Bird, George Crotty, Evan Francis and Roger Kashou. The critically acclaimed smash-hit Broadway musical The Band’s Visit, is the winner of 10 Tony Awards, including Best Musical, making it one of the most Tony-winning musicals in history. It is also a Grammy Award® winner for Best Musical Theater Album. About the show: After a mix-up at the border, an Egyptian Police Band is sent to a remote village in the middle of the Israeli desert. With no bus until morning and no hotel in sight, these unlikely travelers are taken in by the locals. Under the spell of the desert sky, their lives become intertwined in the most unexpected ways. "The Band's Visit" celebrates the deeply human ways music, longing and laughter can connect us all. Moderated by Emily Hotz. More information can be found at: https://thebandsvisitmusical.com/
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