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ASUG CEO Geoff Scott's SAPPHIRE NOW + ASUG's Annual Conference Keynote

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From: ASUGtv
Duration: 06:58

ASUG's CEO Geoff Scott shares how the skills of SAP user's drive the success of organizations and how the ASUG community can help you perform at your best: http://bit.ly/2kb9x7U

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jonwreed
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revisit the good times :)
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Ars on your lunch break, part three: Those darn robot overlords

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Enlarge / HAVE YOU HEARD THE GOOD NEWS ABOUT OUR LORD AND SAVIOR SKYNET (credit: Carolco Pictures)

Today we present the third and final installment of my interview with the world-renowned roboticist and AI pioneer Rodney Brooks. Please check out parts one and two if you missed them.

We start today’s installment with the very cliffhanger sentence yesterday’s installment ended with: Rodney saying “Yeah, let’s talk about deep learning.” We proceed to do just that. For anyone giddy about the glittering newness of neural networks and the deep learning systems they power, Rodney points out that this work began in 1943.

This leads to an argument similar to yesterday’s point about self-driving cars regarding the importance of knowing a technology’s full history before handicapping its future. Rodney’s basic point is that deep learning is an overnight success that required 70 years to percolate. So the next giant breakthrough could be further off than we think.

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jonwreed
29 days ago
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an AI related podcast series
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Why fascism is so tempting -- and how your data could power it | Yuval Noah Harari

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From: tedtalksdirector
Duration: 18:23

In a profound talk about technology and power, author and historian Yuval Noah Harari explains the important difference between fascism and nationalism -- and what the consolidation of our data means for the future of democracy. Appearing as a hologram live from Tel Aviv, Harari warns that the greatest danger that now faces liberal democracy is that the revolution in information technology will make dictatorships more efficient and capable of control. "The enemies of liberal democracy hack our feelings of fear and hate and vanity, and then use these feelings to polarize and destroy," Harari says. "It is the responsibility of all of us to get to know our weaknesses and make sure they don't become weapons." (Followed by a brief conversation with TED curator Chris Anderson)

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.

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jonwreed
41 days ago
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looks like an important talk
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How I turn negative online comments into positive offline conversations | Dylan Marron

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From: tedtalksdirector
Duration: 10:53

Digital creator Dylan Marron has racked up millions of views for projects like "Every Single Word" and "Sitting in Bathrooms With Trans People" -- but he's found that the flip side of success online is internet hate. Over time, he's developed an unexpected coping mechanism: calling the people who leave him insensitive comments and asking a simple question: "Why did you write that?" In a thoughtful talk about how we interact online, Marron explains how sometimes the most subversive thing you can do is actually speak with people you disagree with, not simply at them.

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
Like TED on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TED

Subscribe to our channel: https://www.youtube.com/TED

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jonwreed
64 days ago
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curious to check this out
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Review of the SAP SuccessFactors Analyst Conference 2018

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This is the third annual review of the SAP SuccessFactors analyst conference that Luke Marson, Jarret Pazahanick and Brandon Toombs attended. Join Steve Bogner, Amy Grubb, Mark Ingram and Sven Ringling as we discuss with them what this means for customers.

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jonwreed
65 days ago
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this series is always worth a listen......
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How to turn conversations on Twitter into conversions

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In the noisy world of social media, it’s hard to stand out from the crowd. If you’re struggling to get your business message heard, you've come to the right place. Samantha can show you how to use social media marketing to connect with your ideal audience, increase brand awareness and harness the power of online community to generate real value for your business. In this webinar, Samantha will explain: -Why Twitter is great for business -How to build awesome relationships -How to engage your audience -Tools to help you manage your social media -How to track your success -Twitter etiquette -How to build a community



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jonwreed
82 days ago
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count me a skeptic
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