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Machines probably aren’t interested in global takeover. Here’s why. | Gary Marcus

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Academic freedom: What it is, what it isn’t and why there’s confusion | Robert Quinn

Academics are often attacked for having the audacity to pursue their research wherever it leads. But engaging with difficult, challenging ideas is...

If America’s education system is outdated, how can we evolve? | Derrell Bradford

Specialization in education is just one way of optimizing the system for the future. - The current education system wasn't designed to accommodate...

Michio Kaku: Feedback loops are creating consciousness

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How less professionalism will get you ahead in the workplace of the future | Aaron Hurst

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The biggest problem in AI? Machines have no common sense. | Gary Marcus

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Revolutionary K-12 education might look like a creative incubator | Catherine Fraise

- As America's mainstream education systems continue to disappoint both parents and students, schooling alternatives present a fresh opportunity...

How to outsmart a scam: Strategies from legendary con man Frank W. Abagnale

Give yourself the gift of knowledge — subscribe to Big Think Edge: http://bit.ly/bigthinkedge Frank W. Abagnale says scammers don't discriminate —...

Silicon Valley wants to be a meritocracy. Here’s why it’s not. | Margret O'Mara

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What NASA can teach us about education reform | Matt Candler

If teachers weren't taught to fear failure, could they see greater success in the mission of education? - Founder of 4.0 Schools, Matt Candler,...

Create your breakout moment: Take risks to get the job you really want | Sally Susman

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If reality is a data structure, can the simulation theory hold up? | Donald Hoffman

Give yourself the gift of knowledge — subscribe to Big Think Edge: http://bit.ly/bigthinkedge Exploring the idea that objects we perceive in...