“Machines have objectivity, humans have passion”: Garry Kasparov speaks at TED2017

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“Machines have objectivity, humans have passion”: Garry Kasparov speaks at TED2017

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As people worry about the growing power of computers, the first soldier in the human-machine battle is here with a reassuring message: “This is excellent, excellent news,” says Garry Kasparov, regarded by many as the greatest chess player in history. In 1997, Kasparov very memorably lost a match to IBM’s supercomputer Deep Blue. (“Nobody remembers that I won []

Imagine the future of ourselves: Notes from TED Fellows Session 1 at TED2017

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Imagine the future of ourselves: Notes from TED Fellows Session 1 at TED2017

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This morning, we kick off TED2017 in the new Community Theater with a program of fresh ideas, music and dance from the TED2017 Fellows and Senior Fellows. These Fellows are change-makers from many fields — design, tech, education, business, science and many more — offering a peek at the future us. Stanford Thompson opens the TED Fellows sessions, performing the Shaker []

Chris Burkard’s quest for the perfect Arctic surf

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Chris Burkard’s quest for the perfect Arctic surf

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Along the remote, frozen coast of Hornstrandir National Park, photographer Chris Burkard (TED Talk: The Joy of Surfing in Ice-Cold Water) and his team were in search of the Shangri-La of ice-cold surfing. Instead, they encountered Iceland’s biggest storm to hit land in 25 years. The challenges and hardships that transpired over those few days, []