In this program, three different TED Talks are screened every week. Each screening is hosted by a volunteer and followed by a facilitated discussion in the style of a philosopher’s café.
Room: Piano Room
Please register at 604-669-5051. This program is by donation.
• Anthony Goldbloom crowdsources solutions to difficult problems using machine learning.
• Ben Ambridge debunks what we think we know about psychology.
• Dan Dennett thinks that human consciousness and free will are the result of physical processes.
• Dan Gilbert says our beliefs about what will make us happy are often wrong.
• Daniel Susskind explores the impact of technology, particularly artificial intelligence, on work and society.
• Hans Rosling · Global trends in health and economics come to vivid life.
• Julia Sweeney creates comedic works that tackle deep issues: cancer, family, and faith.
• Margaret Heffernan explores the all- too-human thought patterns that lead organizations and managers astray.
• Michael Green is part of the team that has created the Social Progress Index, a standard to rank societies based on how they meet the needs of citizens.
• Pastor Rick Warren has become an immensely influential voice seeking to apply the values of his faith to issues such as global poverty, HIV/AIDS and injustice.
• Sam Harris’s work focuses on how our growing understanding of ourselves and the world is changing our sense of how we should live.
• After 20 years working with the presidents and prime ministers of 54 countries, Simon Anholt has a plan to make the world work better.