Coverage of the I4J Summit, an international conference of leaders from many fields, seeking ways to harness innovation to create more and better jobs. Studio guests are Curt Carlson, President and CEO of SRI International, and David Nordfors, chief organizer of the Summit. Field interviews include Qualcomm founder Irwin Jacobs, Internet pioneer Vint Cerf, and Sven Littorin, past president of the European Council of Ministers.
An interview with Jim Fruchterman, founder of Benetech, a Silicon Valley nonprofit that operates like a high tech startup but measures its return on investment not on the amount of money earned but on the number of people helped. Its array of software products makes books accessible to people who are blind, helps advance environmental conservation, and aids people who defend human rights. Jim Fruchterman is a pioneer in the field of optical character recognition and the winner of a MacArthur F...
This episode looks at a specific method of using visual images in business situations to enhance communication, leverage knowledge and create a unified vision. There are two guests. David Sibbet is founder of Grove Consultants International, has taught his visual methods to high tech companies and government agencies for over 40 years, and has written three books on the subject. Mei Lin Fung is Board Chairman of the Institute for Service Organization Excellence, where she trains her own client...
Can social networking technology advance the cause of peace? This episode examines the Peace Innovation Lab at Stanford University, which uses networking tools such as Facebook to build grassroots relationships between people on opposing sides of conflicts. The guests are Margarita Quihuis, director of the Lab, and Mark Nelson, one of the Lab's cofounders. In addition to the work of the Lab, the show also discusses broader issues of war and peace and the challenges involved in peacemaking.
In this episode, we examine recent advances in understanding the human brain. The guests are Michael Merzenich, professor emeritus of neuroscience at the University of California at San Francisco, and Simon Tan, clinical neuropsychologist at Stanford Medical Center. We discuss the difference between "brain" and "mind", common mental impairments and untapped mental potentials, and also the nature of thought, consciousness and intelligence.
A discussion of how to search the Internet quickly and efficiently with Daniel Russell, research scientist at Google, who studies how people search for and organize information, and uses that knowledge to improve Google's search quality. he also talks about his MOOC (Massive Open Online Course) called "Power Searching with Google" which had over 275,000 registered students in two presentations
A discussion of how mobile apps are playing an increasing role in dealing with mental health issues. There are two guests. Julia Hoffman is a clinical psychologist and mobile apps lead at the Dept. of Veterans Affairs, where she develops apps to help people with post traumatic stress disorder. Nicholas Chapa is the mobile team lead at the Stanford Persuasive Technology Lab, where the goal is to help people overcome destructive behavior patterns and replace them with positive healthy ones inste...
The recent discovery of the Higgs boson is considered one of the biggest developments in particle physics in decades. This episode reveals what the excitement is all about, and looks at the Atlas Experiment at CERN where the Higgs boson was discovered. We'll talk with several physicists who were involved in the search for the Higgs, discuss the world of particle physics in general, and the practical benefits that can flow from this type of research.
Footage from the Maker Faire, one of the world's largest do-it-yourself events, which is based on a culture of crowd sourcing and community collaboration. Also, an interview with David Lang, an exhibitor at the Faire and co-creator of the OpenROV submarine, an open source remotely operated vehicle for underwater exploration. We also have video of the OpenROV itself, performing underwater.
A discussion of artificial intelligence with a leading expert in the field. Peter Norvig is Director of Research at Google, co-author of the leading college textbook in A.I., co-creator of an online course in A.I. that drew 160,000 students, and winner of the Exceptional Achievement Medal from NASA Ames Research Center. Discussion includes basics of A.I., what A.I. can and cannot do, and some current A.I. projects at Google, such as self driving cars and computerized eyeglasses.