Posts Tagged ‘MIT’

CM 073: Joi Ito on Navigating Our Faster Future

How can we stay on top of changes that are not only getting faster, but more complex? We need strategies to take advantage of breakthroughs in fields as diverse as data mining, artificial intelligence and machine learning, since they are changing the ways we work, research, and live. To navigate this change, Joi Ito, Director…

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I Wanted to Keep on Eating.

John Maeda, designer, technologist, author, and executive, is masterful. Last night I had the chance to watch him interview Walker & Company Founder and CEO, Tristan Walker. Tristan gave a terrific interview. After one of his responses, John said something along the lines of, “it’s like an incredible dessert that you just want to keep…

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CM 036: Michael Casey on Bitcoin, Blockchain, and Our Economic Future

While bitcoin and blockchain may sound like something from science fiction, they have become powerful tools to help us rethink banking and finance. What began as a cypherpunk vision has become a viable model of currency and exchange for everyone with access to a Smartphone, from the unbanked in Afghanistan to the urban hipster in…

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CM 010: Thiel Fellow Jihad Kawas on Young Entrepreneurs

Jihad Kawas started his company, Saily, when he was 16 years old growing up in Lebanon. Now, two years later, after a recent public launch, his app has over 140,000 U.S. users and is gaining over 1,000 new users daily. Jihad is a 2015 Thiel Fellow who never attended college. Along the way, he was…

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What Artificial Intelligence Will Teach Us about Learning

One of my favorite things about Kevin Carey’s book, The End of College, is how he skillfully weaves throughout each chapter his experience taking a course with Eric Lander, renowned MIT professor, MacArthur Genius Award winner, and Human Genome Project leader. Lander’s course, The Secret of Life, is required of all first-year MIT students, and…

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