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The Talks at Google podcast - where great minds meet. Talks at Google brings the world’s most influential thinkers, creators, makers, and doers all to one place. Every episode is taken from a video that can be seen at YouTube.com/TalksAtGoogle. 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, reser ...
 
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NASA is on a journey to Mars, and we are closer to reaching the Red Planet with human explorers than we have ever been in our history. Across the country, and around the world, NASA and its partners are working right now on the technologies and missions that will enable human “boots on Mars” in the 2030s. Humanity is currently testing advanced tech…
 
In 1925, a young student named Werner Heisenberg retreated to an island archipelago on the north coast of Germany called Helgoland to escape a terrible bout of hay fever. On the treeless, pollen-free island, Heisenberg made crucial breakthroughs for the creation of quantum mechanics, setting off a century of scientific revolution. Full of alarming …
 
Bestselling author, neuroscientist, and computer engineer Jeff Hawkins joins computational neuroscience researcher and software technologist Subutai Ahmad to discuss the recent book "A Thousand Brains: A New Theory of Intelligence" and how those concepts are being applied to Machine Learning. For all of neuroscience's advances, we've made little pr…
 
Todrick Hall visits Google to discuss his fourth studio album and most personal work to date, Femuline. Femuline finds Todrick sharing the spotlight with some of music’s biggest names, including Nicole Scherzinger, Tyra Banks, longtime LGBTQ+ ally Chaka Khan, and R&B legend Brandy. Todrick Hall’s resume reads like a Wikipedia entry for “Major Pop C…
 
Author Jordan Shapiro discusses his book "Father Figure: How to be a Feminist Dad." Shapiro is a globally celebrated American thought leader, whose column in Forbes Magazine has been read by over 5 million people around the world. He writes about global education, learning through digital play, children, and culture. Additionally, he is an internat…
 
Jessica Rovello is the CEO and Co-Founder of Arkadium, a game development company based in New York that has built hundreds of games enjoyed on over 800 million devices worldwide. Arkadium has been voted as one of Inc.'s best places to work and takes an employee-centric approach to growth. This episode is part of a miniseries called PubCast that ex…
 
This week, actor Andrew Rannels discusses his directorial debut with an episode of Modern Love, a co-production of Amazon Studios and The New York Times. Each episode brings to life a different story that has been inspired by the newspaper's popular Modern Love column. This anthology series explores love in all of its complicated and beautiful form…
 
Samuel Brinton, the son of two Southern Baptist ministers, shares his experiences with years of so-called “conversion therapy” designed to "cure" him of his homosexuality. In this talk, Sam speaks about his experiences in the hopes that others who have endured similar struggles will find hope. Today, Samuel is the Vice President of Advocacy and Gov…
 
Humor is serious business. And that’s a fact backed by cold, hard research. Humor builds bonds, defuses tension, boosts innovation, and bolsters resilience through hard times. That’s why Jennifer Aaker and Naomi Bagdonas teach a class called “Humor: Serious Business”, at Stanford’s Graduate School of Business, a course that has helped some of the w…
 
As climate change, wildfires, and decades-long megadroughts continue to ravage once-vibrant parts of our planet, humanity is experiencing an overdue reckoning about our most precious resource: water. Enter director Jessica Yu and her film Last Call at the Oasis, a documentary that firmly establishes the urgency of the global water crisis as the cen…
 
Psychology professor Dr. Paul Slovic discusses the way people tend to perceive mass tragedies and losses at scale. He and his colleagues worldwide have developed methods to describe risk perceptions and measure their impacts on individuals, industry, and society. His most recent work examines “psychic numbing” and the failure to respond to global t…
 
Eckhart Tolle is widely recognized as one of the most inspiring and visionary spiritual teachers in the world today. His bestselling books The Power of Now and A New Earth aim to help readers find freedom by living their lives in the present moment, instead of dwelling on the past or fretting about the future. The New York Times has described him a…
 
This week, mathematician and emeritus Oxford University Professor John Lennox discusses his book, “2084: Artificial Intelligence and the Future of Humanity” You don't have to be a computer scientist to get involved in the discussion about where artificial intelligence and technology are going. What will the year 2084 hold for you--for your friends,…
 
Satyajit Bhatkal, acclaimed director of the superhit television series “Satyamev Jayate,” and CEO of the Paani Foundation, talks about the foundation's work to address the water crisis in the Indian state of Maharashtra through decentralized watershed planning. The Paani Foundation was founded by Satyajit's close friend and beloved movie superstar …
 
Having been named by Sports Illustrated as the Greatest Female Athlete of the 20th Century, Jackie Joyner-Kersee's athletic credentials are unquestionably amongst the best ever in all of sporting history. A six-time Olympic medalist, including three Olympic gold medals, Joyner-Kersee dominated the Olympic heptathlon and long-jump events throughout …
 
Originally published in October of 2016, Sadhguru was chosen as one of India’s 50 most influential people. He is a world-renowned yogi, mystic, and visionary humanitarian who teaches the concept of inclusive consciousness. Inclusive consciousness is a framework for developing the human mind and fostering global harmony through individual transforma…
 
Bevy Smith discusses her book "Bevelations: Lessons from a Mutha, Auntie, Bestie." A quintessential Harlem girl, Gracie Award winner and life-long New Yorker, Bevy Smith is the host of Sirius XM’s "Bevelations" on Radio Andy. Once a wildly successful luxury fashion publishing exec, Bevy shifted her professional goals to pursue a life in front of th…
 
Leymah Gbowee was only 17 when the Second Liberian Civil War erupted. Years of fighting destroyed her country—and her hopes and dreams. As a young mother trapped in a nightmare of domestic abuse, she found the courage to turn her bitterness into action, realizing that it is women who suffer most during conflicts—and that the power of women working …
 
Jim Salzman and Michael Heller discuss their book "Mine!: How the Hidden Rules of Ownership Control Our Lives." When is it okay to recline your airplane seat? Do we actually own our smartphones, or are we just leasing them? What do you really own when you click the “buy now” button? And how is South Dakota making you less wealthy? In the spirited s…
 
Nigel Ng discusses how he has overcome adversity and all odds against him to be successful, and gain a tremendous fanbase over years of hard work. Nigel Ng is a Malaysian stand up comedian and content creator. He started his career in the Chicago comedy clubs and is now based in London. In 2020, he went viral from his portrayal of Uncle Roger, a mi…
 
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