TED & TEDx talk videos – My baker’s dozen of favourite videos

Saturday, 24 November, 2012

Inspired by all the TEDxHongKong chatters I had last night with some attendees, I’ve finally done my version of top nth TED videos that inspired me. So here is my baker’s dozen (12+1) of TED and TEDx talk videos that I love and enjoy over the years. Some are popular and some are not.

May be we share a few common ones and we can chat about them in the comments. And if you see a few new ones that you haven’t watched, thats cool too and we can chat in the comments. And may be most important of all, please do share some of your fav! I love to check them out and hear why you love them!

In no particular order, the following are my baker’s dozen (12+1) tweets of my favourite TED & TEDx videos (with links added):

#1 tweet) In no specific order: #TED Malcolm Gladwell, UT alum & best selling author’s Choice, happiness & spaghetti sauce is great

#2 tweet) #TED Malcolm Gladwell‘s “The strange tale of the Norden bombsight” talk is better but unloved because of the harsh message

#3 tweet) A great #TEDxCaltech talk on Richard Feynman by Leonard Susskind. If u never heard of Nobel Prize winning funny man physicist Feynman, try this, you may start to love him.

#4 tweet) #TED Susan Cain is so cool & insightful. Here “The power of introverts” is a must watch for fellow introverts (me INTJ) Read the rest of this entry »


TEDxHongKong was a success

Monday, 30 August, 2010

I am watching TEDxHongKong Live. It is live for the next few hours until 5pm HK time, Tue Aug 31st. (3am MST/Calgary time, Aug 31, 2010).

Update: I watched a good portion of TEDxHongKong and it was really good.

The following a revised edition of my #TEDxHongKong tweets with new comments (in reverse time order, latest first)

– Truly admire what Edward Ng has done to help the villagers and change & shape the minds of his students. #TEDxHK (check out his Bridge to China project)

Edward Ng: It is not the physical bridge that is important, it is the spiritual bridge that connects people. #TEDxHK

Edward Ng: Inspiring bridges building projects to help kids and adults in remote villages. #TEDxHK

Edward Ng: Temp outside school +40 & -20 outside, don’t need cooling or heating. Cool. #TEDxHK

Edward Ng: Talking about the Bridge to China project #TEDxHK

– Love to see @bengoertzel AGI works in 10-20 years but I am too realistic/pessimistic and don’t expect it to work in the specified time frame. #TEDxHK [Kempton: Check out Ben’s main website for more info about him and his research. As someone who has been trained in computer science and actually curious about latest development in AI and AGI, unfortunately I found the speech not as inspiring as I had hoped. I wonder what do the less technical people think about the presentation.]

Ben Goertzel: Narrow AI (e.g. Chess: Deep Blue) vs AGI (Artificial General Intelligence, Hmmm thinking on its feet AI) #TEDxHK

Ben Goertzel: 1200 genes diff b/n reg and super flies. 800 genes “related” to human genes #TEDxHK

Ben Goertzel: Super flies have more sex! :) #TEDxHK

Ben Goertzel: Super flies have stronger hearts! :) #TEDxHK

Ben Goertzel: Talk about AI, super flies and possible path to immortality. #TEDxHK

– The Show Choir: Music director Horace Mui has done a wonderful job with the HK kids. Keep up the good work Horace. #TEDxHK

– The Show Choir: http://www.theshowchoir.com/ #TEDxHK

– HK kids singing one of my fav Glee song at #TEDxHK P.S. my Banff interview of Ian Brennan, co-creator/writer of #Glee

– @BASF_Asia Hope you don’t mind me being blunt. Is plastic better described as downcycling instead of recycling? #TEDxHK

Jane Goodall: … people who tackle impossible problems and they never give up […] those are the reasons I never give up. #TEDxHK

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TEDxHongKong (Aug 31, 2010)

Sunday, 29 August, 2010

Update: I watched a good part of the TEDxHongKong live feed, check this article TEDxHongKong was a success.

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Check out TEDxHongKong list of speakers.

There is supposed to be a live Feed Tue Aug 31, 2010, 12noon-5pm HK time, so I look forward to check out some of the proceedings (even it will be quite late in Calgary/Canada time, HK is 14 hours ahead of Calgary/MST).


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