Talks at Google

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The Talks at Google program brings authors, innovators, scientists, actors, actresses, artists, filmmakers, musicians, and speakers of all kinds to Google for talks centering on their work.

DISCLAIMER: The views or opinions expressed by the guest speakers are solely their own and do not necessarily represent the views or opinions of Google, Inc. The comments on this channel belong only to the person who posted them. We do, however, reserve the right to remove off-topic or inappropriate comments.

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Dr. Tomicah Tillemann: "Rise of Blockchain and Its Global Adoption" | Talks at Google

Dr. Tomicah Tillemann is the Chairman of the Global Blockchain Business Council, a co-founder of the Blockchain Trust Accelerator, and a member of the Advisory Board of the BitFury Group, a leading full-service blockchain company. He is also the Director of the Bretton Woods II program at New America, where he and his team work with the world's largest asset owners to reduce risk and volatility through strategic investments in social impact and development. Between 2010 and 2014, Dr. Tillemann served as a Senior Advisor for Civil Society and Emerging Democracies to Secretaries of State Hillary Clinton and John Kerry. After the recent craze around blockchain technology and the insane growth in the valuation of cryptocurrencies, many of us are wondering about the future of blockchain. Does the technology have broader potential to impact the mainstream economy, government and institutions, or is it going to remain a domain of hackers and financial speculators? Dr. Tillemann offers a unique perspective with his vast experience in both blockchain and civic institutions, and his work to connect the two. He sits down with Googler Jaka Jaksic and they discuss a range of topics, from technology to politics. More about Dr. Tillemann here:

1 semana atrás

Clapperton Chakanetsa Mavhunga: "What Do Science, Technology, and [...]" | Talks At Google

In the STI literature, Africa has often been regarded as a recipient of science, technology, and innovation rather than a maker of them. In 'What Do Science, Technology, and Innovation Mean from Africa?", scholars from a range of disciplines show that STI in Africa is not merely the product of “technology transfer” from elsewhere but the working of African knowledge. Their contributions focus on African ways of looking, meaning-making, and creating. “Things do not (always) mean the same from everywhere,” observes Clapperton Chakanetsa Mavhunga, the volume’s editor. Get the book here:

3 semanas atrás

Andy Weir: "Artemis" | Talks at Google

Andy Weir discusses his bestselling novel The Martian and his new novel Artemis. About the book: Jasmine Bashara never signed up to be a hero. She just wanted to get rich. Not crazy, eccentric-billionaire rich, like many of the visitors to her hometown of Artemis, humanity’s first and only lunar colony. Just rich enough to move out of her coffin-sized apartment and eat something better than flavored algae. Rich enough to pay off a debt she’s owed for a long time. So when a chance at a huge score finally comes her way, Jazz can’t say no. Sure, it requires her to graduate from small-time smuggler to full-on criminal mastermind. And it calls for a particular combination of cunning, technical skills, and large explosions—not to mention sheer brazen swagger. But Jazz has never run into a challenge her intellect can’t handle, and she figures she’s got the ‘swagger’ part down. Get the book here:

4 semanas atrás

Max Tegmark: "Life 3.0: Being Human in the Age of AI" | Talks at Google

Max Tegmark, professor of physics at MIT, comes to Google to discuss his thoughts on the fundamental nature of reality and what it means to be human in the age of artificial intelligence. Max Tegmark is a renowned scientific communicator and cosmologist, and has accepted donations from Elon Musk to investigate the existential risk from advanced artificial intelligence. He was elected Fellow of the American Physical Society in 2012, won Science Magazine’s “Breakthrough of the Year" in 2003, and has over 200 publications, nine of which have been cited more than 500 times. He is also scientific director of the Foundational Questions Institute, wrote the bestseller Our Mathematical Universe, and is a Professor of Physics at MIT. Get the book here:

1 mês atrás

Masha Alyokhina: "Riot Days" | Talks at Google

Masha Alyokhina, the Russian author, poet, musician, dissident, and co-founder of the Pussy Riot collective, visits Google Seattle for a conversation with Google's Jeff Albertson about her memoir of life in a Russian prison, "Riot Days". Get the book here: Moderated by Jeff Albertson.

1 mês atrás

Rob Reid: "After On: A Novel of Silicon Valley" | Talks at Google

The definitive novel of today’s Silicon Valley, After On flash-captures our cultural and technological moment with up-to-the-instant savvy. Matters of privacy and government intrusion, post-Tinder romance, nihilistic terrorism, artificial consciousness, synthetic biology, and much more are tackled with authority and brash playfulness by New York Times bestselling author, Rob Reid. Get the book here:

1 mês atrás

Giselle Carino: "Bringing Healthcare to Vulnerable Populations" | Talks at Google

Giselle Carino discussed “Bringing healthcare to vulnerable populations in Latin America and the Caribbean” with Danielle Brown, Google’s VP for Diversity and inclusion, at Google in Mountain View, CA. Giselle is the CEO of International Planned Parenthood Federation/Western Hemisphere Region (IPPF/WHR). In Latin America and the Caribbean, where out-of-pocket healthcare costs are among the highest in the world, ensuring that healthcare is a human right and not just a privilege is no easy task. International Planned Parenthood Federation’s Western Hemisphere Region, a network of local healthcare providers like Planned Parenthood Federation of America, draws on decades of experience as a global leader in sexual and reproductive health and rights to meet the unique challenges in the region. Whether it's using WhatsApp to provide women in rural Brazil with the latest information on Zika, using social media to advocate for the decriminalization of abortion in Chile, or piloting innovative programs aimed at ending domestic violence in Mexico—IPPF/WHR works at the intersection of public health, technology, development, and advocacy. Join Giselle Carino and Danielle Brown for a discussion on the state of women’s health and rights in the region and how the organization is navigating the region’s rapidly changing political, economic, and environmental landscape. Moderated by Danielle Brown, Google’s VP for Diversity and Inclusion.

2 meses atrás

Leonie Cornelius: "Dream Gardens" | Talks at Google

Award winning garden designer Leonie Cornelius reminds us to dream big in this fun and inspiring talk. Picture your favourite garden in the world, then ask, what are the elements that make it so special, that I bring into my own little plot. This talk is as relevant for first time plan owners as it is to the seasoned gardener. Leonie is best known for her television work on the RTE Today show as well as her role as Mentor and Judge on RTE’s Super Garden. Her designs for Bloom in the Park, Dubarry of Ireland have won her several gold and silver-gilt show garden medals. As a garden writer her she has worked for many Magazines and Newspapers including the Irish Independent and the Irish Mail on Sunday. She currently writes a weekly spread for the Irish Mail on Sunday. Her bestselling book ‘Dream Gardens’ is published by Mercier Press. Moderated by Karoline O'Sullivan.

2 meses atrás

Anne Leckie: "Provenance" | Talks at Google

Ann Leckie, winner of the Hugo, Nebula, Arthur C. Clarke and Locus Awards, joins us in Cambridge to discuss Provenance, an enthralling new novel of power, theft, privilege and birthright. A power-driven young woman has just one chance to secure the status she craves and regain priceless lost artifacts prized by her people. She must free their thief from a prison planet from which no one has ever returned. Ingray and her charge will return to her home world to find their planet in political turmoil, at the heart of an escalating interstellar conflict. Together, they must make a new plan to salvage Ingray’s future, her family, and her world, before they are lost to her for good. Get the book here:

2 meses atrás

Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall: "River Cottage Much More Veg" | Talks at Google

Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall discusses his new book "Much More Veg" along with a Q&A starting at 37 minutes. He is a writer, broadcaster and campaigner. His River Cottage books have collected multiple awards, while the hugely influential Fish Fight series earned him a BAFTA. In his new cookbook, River Cottage Much More Veg!, Hugh makes it clear that fresh, vibrant plant ingredients are the very best building blocks for hearty and healthy meals. Get the book here: Moderated by Mariana Saraceni.

2 meses atrás

Patrick Sweeny: "The Surprising Power of Fear" | Talks at Google

YPO Global One and Chairman of the Entertainment Network, Patrick Sweeney is a modern day Full Time Adventurer. That means in addition to going on expeditions and setting world records, he spends most of his time as a Speaker, TV Host and Author. In the process of writing a book on fear, he came to Zurich to talk about how fear can be the biggest performance enhancing force in your life.

2 meses atrás

Grethen Carlson: "Be Fierce: Stop Harassment and Take Your Power Back" | Talks at Google

When Gretchen Carlson spoke up about sexual harassment in the workplace, she jumped off a cliff--having no idea what would lie below. But now, inspired by her actions, thousands of women are joining her movement to Be Fierce and reclaim their power against any form of abuse or injustice. This event will provide empowering advice and encouragement to women who feel they are being put down or held back in any aspect of their lives⎼whether by unwanted come-ons, bullying, pay inequity, let alone a seat in the boardroom. Gretchen will show you how to take control of your life by invoking personal power to achieve the emotional transformation needed to overcome any tough obstacles and become the person you were meant to be. Her Be Fierce movement is a motivating testament to what women and men can accomplish if they collectively decide to speak, stand up, and become a warrior in the path for a better future. Get the book here: Moderated by Gabe Sherman, Vanity Fair.

2 meses atrás

Mike Love: "Good Vibrations: My Life as a Beach Boy" | Talks at Google

Mike Love discusses memorable stories from his legendary, raucous, and triumphant 55 years as the front man of The Beach Boys. Love shares how became the front man and principal lyricist for America's most successful rock band, his unsettling encounters with Charles Manson's "family", and how his studies with Maharishi forever changed his life. This talk also provides a unique behind-the-scenes look at the early days of Rock and Roll, and the changing cultural mores over the past half century. Mike Love’s double album "Unleash The Love" is available now for pre-order. It includes 13 original songs + 12 re-recordings of The Beach Boys classics. 4 singles are available for instant download and streaming, including the title track and brand new collaboration “Darlin’” featuring AJR. Pre-order here: Moderated by Heather Young.

2 meses atrás

Eric Barker: "Barking Up the Wrong Tree" | Talks at Google

Eric Barker is the author of Barking Up the Wrong Tree. His book includes the ideas of achievement being logical, earnest...and downright wrong. Eric reveals the extraordinary science behind what actually determines success and most importantly, how anyone can achieve it. Get the book here: Moderated by Jordan Thibodeau.

2 meses atrás

Broadway's Miss Saigon: "Cast of the Musical Revival" | Talks at Google

Experience the acclaimed new production of the legendary musical Miss Saigon, from the creators of Les Misérables. This is the epic story of a young Vietnamese woman named Kim. In a bar run by a notorious character called The Engineer, Kim meets an American G.I. That encounter will change their lives forever. Featuring stunning spectacle, a sensational cast of 45, and a soaring score including Broadway hits like “Last Night of the World,” “I Still Believe,” and “I’d Give My Life for You,” this is a theatrical event you will never forget. We were joined by cast members Eva Noblezada, Alistair Brammer, Jon Jon Briones, Nick Christopher, Julian Deguzman, Graham Fleming, Billy Bustamante, Robert Pendilla, Antoine Smith, and Paul Miller. Moderated by Joel Newman.

3 meses atrás

Reese Witherspoon, Jon Rudnitsky, and Hallie Meyers-Shyer: "Home Again" | Talks at Google

Reese Witherspoon, Jon Rudnitsky, and Hallie Meyers-Shyer join us to discuss their latest movie, Home Again. (For a fun Bend and Snap how-to, scroll to 41:27!) About the movie: HOME AGAIN stars Reese Witherspoon ("Big Little Lies," Wild, Walk The Line, Sweet Home Alabama) as Alice Kinney in a modern romantic comedy. Recently separated from her husband, (Michael Sheen), Alice decides to start over by moving back to her hometown of Los Angeles with her two young daughters. During a night out on her 40th birthday, Alice meets three aspiring filmmakers who happen to be in need of a place to live. Alice agrees to let the guys stay in her guest house temporarily, but the arrangement ends up unfolding in unexpected ways. Alice's unlikely new family and new romance comes to a crashing halt when her ex-husband shows up, suitcase in hand. HOME AGAIN is a story of love, friendship, and the families we create. And one very big life lesson: Starting over is not for beginners. Moderated by Alan Seales.

3 meses atrás

Kathy Tu & Tobin Low: "Telling Queer Stories - Cohosts of the Nancy Podcast" | Talks at Google

Tobin Low and Kathy Tu, the hosts of Nancy (WNYC Studios’ LGBTQ-themed podcast), discuss how LGBTQ+ stories are told in contemporary pop culture—ranging from The L Word to representations of queerness (or not) in Harry Potter—and their approaches to bringing these stories to life. Praised by Mashable as “a show built on radical empathy” and as “heartfelt and hilarious” by OUT Magazine, Nancy’s second season is currently underway. Tobin’s work has been featured in a diverse range of media, including More Perfect (a *Radiolab* spinoff about the Supreme Court), Marketplace, Studio 360, and the Codebreaker podcast. Kathy has worked on The Memory Palace, The Mortified Podcast, and Masterpiece Studio, among others. Listen here: Moderated by Mistral Myers.

3 meses atrás

Reverends Jane Spahr, Annanda Barclay & Floyd Thompkins: "What About Love" | Talks at Google

Faculty from the Center for Innovation in Ministry at the San Francisco Theological Seminary spoke at Google on the subject of spirituality and the LGBTQ community. Panelists include Jane Spahr, Annanda Barclay, and Floyd Thompkins. For more on the Center of Innovational at SFTS visit Rev. Floyd Thompkins, is the Director of the Center for Innovation in Ministry at San Francisco Theological Seminary. Floyd has also served as a dean and chaplain at two world-class institutions, Stanford and Princeton. Rev. Dr. Janie Spahr is a lesbian, feminist, Presbyterian minister committed to justice issues for the lesbian/gay/bisexual/transgender community, pursuing connections for wholeness with other oppressed communities claiming their freedom. Rev. Annanda Barclay is a former Theological Education Ministry Fellow at Austin Theological Seminary where she received her Master of Divinity Degree. She is now working on staff at First Presbyterian Palo Alto.

3 meses atrás

David Pablo Cohn: "Eight in Three Weeks, and Other Early Stories" | Talks at Google

"Eight in Three Weeks, and Other Early Stories" - Fiction by former Google "Instigator at Large" Award-winning author David Pablo Cohn’s left Google in 2013 to "try just making stuff up"; Eight in Three Weeks represents his debut collection of short stories. By turns understated, harrowing, humorous, and mysterious, these stories reveal Cohn’s capacity for inhabiting and revealing the consciousness of an unusually wide range of characters. Women, men, and children from different cultures, subcultures, professions, and age groups are all vivid and moving as they undertake their quests, undergo their struggles, and reach their epiphanies. Bio: David Pablo Cohn has written for a baffling variety of publications including Flight Training, The Paris Review Daily and the Journal of Artificial Intelligence Research. He now works part time on an Antarctic research icebreaker (he's not making that up), and his first book, Heller's Tale, has been praised for its gripping and realistic depiction of life "on the Ice." Get the book here:

3 meses atrás

Katie Parla: "Tasting Rome: Fresh Flavors & Recipes From an Ancient City" | Talks at Google

Cookbook author and journalist, Katie Parla, discusses cucina romana, Roman cuisine, and shares Rome's celebrated traditional dishes, innovative street foods, and forgotten recipes. She showcases the city's allure and uncovers its highly evolved food culture -- a culmination of 2,000 years of history. In this talk, Katie traces the foundations of Roman cuisine while demonstrating how it has transitioned to the variations found today, ranging from genuine classics to Libyan Jewish fare to centuries old offal preparations, and much more. Get the book here:

4 meses atrás