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Oxford Mathematics 1st Year Student Lecture - Linear Algebra II
Our latest student lecture features the first lecture in the second term (1st Year) introductory course on Linear Algebra from leading Oxford Mathematician James Maynard. We are making these lectures available to give an insight in to the student experience and how we teach. All lectures are followed by tutorials where pairs of students spend an hour with their tutor to go through the lectures and accompanying work sheets. An overview of the course and the relevant materials is available here: https://courses.maths.ox.ac.uk/node/43829
Dr. Bradford Parkinson: "GPS For Humanity" | Talks at Google
Dr. Bradford Parkinson "The Father of GPS" Over the past 30 years, a new utility has come into being. It has stealthily crept into the fabric of worldwide society and created dependencies that did not exist before. This utility is known as the Global Positioning System or GPS. With over a billion GPS receivers in use, this stunning achievement has truly revolutionized the way the world functions in the 21st century. More than anything else, GPS has become the United State's gift to Humanity. Virtually every cell phone system relies on GPS for timing. Almost every ship and aircraft carries multiple GPS receivers to provide positioning information. Other applications span earth movement, transportation, object tracking, and resource identification. Today, the loss of GPS signals would have catastrophic consequences. The applications for Air Safety, Search and Rescue, Disease Tracking, and many more will be highlighted. Some of the applications, such as GeoCaching are just educational "Fun".
Chris Lintott: "The Crowd and the Cosmos: Adventures in the Zooniverse" | Talks at Google
Chris Lintott, professor of astrophysics at the University of Oxford and co-presenter of the BBC’s The Sky at Night, discusses his new book “The Crowd and the Cosmos”. Professor Lintott explains how scientific research has changed recently. The past decade has seen an explosion in our data-gathering capabilities, and many projects now require scientists to deal with a deluge of data. Artificial intelligence is one part of the solution - but will it spell the end of human involvement in scientific discovery? No, argues Chris Lintott. We humans still have unique capabilities to bring to bear - our curiosity, our capacity for wonder, and, most importantly, our capacity for surprise. It seems that humans and computers working together do better than computers can on their own. In his talk, Professor Lintott explains how anyone, including you, can help explore the Universe in your lunch hour. Get the book here: https://goo.gle/2RKwkYt.
"Sex, Lies, and Brain Scans: How fMRI Reveals What Really Goes on in Our Minds" | Talks at Google
Barbara Sahakian visits Talks at Google to discuss her book "Sex, Lies, and Brain Scans: How fMRI Reveals What Really Goes on in Our Minds". Should brain scans be allowed at airports to screen for terrorists? Should they be used to vet future judges and teachers? Barbara Sahakian is Professor of Clinical Neuropsychology at Cambridge, Past-President of the International Neuroethics Society, Past-President of the British Association for Psychopharmacology, and a Fellow of the Academy of Medical Sciences. In this talk, she discusses her book "Sex, Lies, and Brain Scans: How fMRI Reveals What Really Goes on in Our Minds". With co-author Julia Gottwald, she takes readers beyond the media headlines, considering what the technique of fMRI entails, and what information it can give us. They show which applications are possible today, which ones are science fiction, and also discuss the important ethical questions these techniques raise. Get the book here: https://goo.gle/3ac8zRu.
Matan Berkowitz: "Music is the Instrument" | Talks at Google
Matan Berkowitz is an award winning artist, entrepreneur and innovator, featured in Forbes' 30 Under 30 Most Promising Israelis in Science and Technology. As a musician, he began experimenting with the translation of physical signals (such as heartbeats, brainwaves and motion) into music, and found himself on an unexpected journey: developing unique wearable instruments, creating interactive art installations for museums and galleries, and performing conceptual, tech-infused shows for the likes of TED, Google and Microsoft on stages worldwide. Seeking to deepen the potential impact of his work, Matan founded a company and set out to build solutions for people with disabilities; helping blind, paralyzed, amputated and autistic musicians express themselves in new ways. Matan shares some of his projects in the field of music, wearables, and accessibility. He also unveils Tongo, his latest invention... with the potential for life-changing impact for millions of people worldwide. More information about Matan here: https://matanb.com
1. Introduction for 15.S12 Blockchain and Money, Fall 2018
MIT 15.S12 Blockchain and Money, Fall 2018 Instructor: Prof. Gary Gensler View the complete course: https://ocw.mit.edu/15-S12F18 YouTube Playlist: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLUl4u3cNGP63UUkfL0onkxF6MYgVa04Fn This lecture provides an introduction to the course and to blockchain technology. License: Creative Commons BY-NC-SA More information at https://ocw.mit.edu/terms More courses at https://ocw.mit.edu
19. Primary Markets, ICOs & Venture Capital, Part 1
MIT 15.S12 Blockchain and Money, Fall 2018 Instructor: Prof. Gary Gensler View the complete course: https://ocw.mit.edu/15-S12F18 YouTube Playlist: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLUl4u3cNGP63UUkfL0onkxF6MYgVa04Fn Prof. Gensler talks about crowdfunding with Initial Coin Offerings (ICOs) as well as the characterstics and evaluation of ICOs. License: Creative Commons BY-NC-SA More information at https://ocw.mit.edu/terms More courses at https://ocw.mit.edu
Dr. Shmuel Ur: "Musings of a Full-Time Inventor" | Talks at Google
Dr. Shmuel Ur was a research scientist in the IBM research lab in Haifa, Israel for 16 years, where he held the title of IBM Master Inventor. Now he invents for himself, for those who buy ideas and for startups and bigger companies in Israel. In this Talk, Dr. Shmuel Ur discusses what you can do with ideas, and how being an inventor can be a full-time job.