Can technology solve humanity’s biggest challenges? @TEDxSeptemvriskaSesijaSalon
At the last TEDxSeptemvriskaSesijaSalon event with the theme “Can technology solve humanity’s biggest challenges?” we discussed whether we are using technology effectively to tackle challenges we face and problems that really matter? The aim was to talk about the notion of technology and technological innovation,its social and business impact, the examples of technological development in Macedonia and abroad, examples of what forms of technology there have been developed in recent years, what is the impact of technology on youth and development etc..
The first expert guest was Ivan Chorbev – a university professor. Associate Professor Dr. Ivan Chorbev is a dean of Computer Science and Engineering from 2015. He is a professor at FCSE since its foundation. At the Institute of Computer Science and Informatics (Electrical Engineering Faculty in Skopje) has been employed since 2006. He obtained his first work experience at the “Macedonian Telecommunications – TELEKOM” between 2004 and 2006. In his career he has authored more than 70 papers presented at conferences or published in scientific journals. He is teaching several courses at the Computer Science and Engineering Faculty in the areas of Software Development.
Hajan Selmani is the founder and CEO of HASELT, a company for software development, design and IT consulting. In the community he is known as Microsoft MVP (Most Valuable Professional), which he has received 5 years in a row. He is an active speaker with over 300 held lectures on topics mainly in technology, leadership and motivation.
1. Kenneth Cukier: Big data is better data (Duration 15:51) 2014
Self-driving cars were just the start. What’s the future of big data-driven technology and design? In a thrilling science talk, Kenneth Cukier looks at what’s next for machine learning — and human knowledge.
2. Astro Teller: The unexpected benefit of celebrating failure (duration 15:33) 2016
“Great dreams aren’t just visions,” says Astro Teller, “They’re visions coupled to strategies for making them real.” The head of X (formerly Google X), Teller takes us inside the “moonshot factory,” as it’s called, where his team seeks to solve the world’s biggest problems through experimental projects like balloon-powered Internet and wind turbines that sail through the air. Find out X’s secret to creating an organization where people feel comfortable working on big, risky projects and exploring audacious ideas.
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