TechCrunch: Unbiased algorithms can still be problematic

Creating unbiased, accurate algorithms isn’t impossible — it’s just time consuming. “It actually is mathematically possible,” facial recognition startup Kairos CEO Brian Brackeen told me on a panel at TechCrunch Disrupt SF. Algorithms are sets of rules that computers follow…

TED: How China is (and isn’t) fighting pollution and climate change | Angel Hsu

China is the world’s biggest polluter — and now one of its largest producers of clean energy. Which way will China go in the future, and how will it affect the global environment? Data scientist Angel Hsu describes how the most populous country on earth is creating a future based on alternative energy — and facing up to the environmental catastrophe it created as it rapidly industrialized. Check out more TED Talks: http://www.ted.com The TED Talks channel features the best talks and performances from the TED Conference, where the world’s leading thinkers and doers give the talk of their lives in 18 minutes (or less). Look for talks on Technology, Entertainment and Design — plus science, business, global issues, the arts and more. Follow TED on Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/TEDTalks
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TED: How octopuses battle each other | DIY Neuroscience, a TED series

Them’s fighting words if you’re an octopus, in that more than one octopus in a space often means a rumble. Neuroscientist Greg Gage and his colleagues analyze aggression by observing the fighting behavior of two-spotted octopuses or, if you prefer, octopodes. On DIY Neuroscience, a TED original series, watch cutting-edge neuroscience experiments on a shoestring budget. Check out more here: go.ted.com/diyneuroscience Subscribe to our channel: https://www.youtube.com/TED

The Importance of Demonstrating Value and Improving Our Fitness Before We Launch Our Business Idea

When we hear the word fitness we immediately think exercise. However, that is really just a specific niche where this term applies. Fitness in the general sense takes the angle of being physically fit and healthy. We workout in order to get in shape and become more and more accustomed to the demands of exercise. This in turn benefits us by looking better, feeling better, and providing us with a higher quality of life in many cases.