Author and entrepreneur Jerry Kaplan offers an interesting crash course on computational ethics, the idea that robots and machines will require programming to make them cognizant of morals, decorum, manners, and various other social nuances.
Big Think's chief economist discusses the fledgling Chinese shadow banking system that national leaders want to regularize.
Dr. Michael Lindsey of NYU's Silver School of Social Work shares his views on the state of mental health within the African-American community.
Neuroscientist Wendy Suzuki chats about testing out her current hypothesis.
Every time there’s a new technology, criminals immediately take advantage of it, explains Steven Kotler. It's only a matter of time before they find new, nefarious uses for 3D printing and synthetic biology.
Behavioral economists see humanity as a giant irrational mass. Yet that doesn't mean they're innate pessimists. Rather, they see a giant blank canvas on which masterpieces can be built.
Geoffrey Kent is a pioneer of the photographic safari. His motto: Shoot with a camera, not a gun. After all, we can't afford to keep killing endangered animals.
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Science needs to be about discovery, not rote memorization.