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Today’s guest is Sam Harris, philosopher, neuroscientist and best-selling author of books including “Waking Up,” “The End of Faith,” “Letter to a Christian Nation,” and “The Moral Landscape.” Jason and Sam explore a wide range of topics, including the ethics of robots, the value of meditation, Trump’s lies, and his most recent obsession AI, which stemmed from an initial conversation with Elon Musk. Sam argues that the threat of uncontrolled AI is one of the most pressing issues of our time and poses the question: Can we build AI without losing control over it? The two then discuss why meditation is so important for entrepreneurs and business people. Sam has built his brand and fan base around radical honesty and authenticity, so the conversation naturally segues to Trump and his lies. This is only the first of two parts, so stay tuned for much more.

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Now a household name in the Indian computer science scene, Anirudh Kala offers us a sneak peek into the mind-boggling commercial potential of Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning technologies and illustrates how customer service can be revolutionized by the statistical and computational analysis of ‘conversations.’ His fresh perspectives on the everyday things we don’t fully appreciate drives home the lesson of what it means to be an entrepreneur in today’s world.

Anirudh Kala is an expert in Machine Learning techniques, Artificial Intelligence, creating predictive models using state of the are Machine Learning and Deep Learning Algorithms. He has helped multiple organizations with Quantitative Research and Data Science Exploration and Big Data implementation. He has also been involved in energy optimization at the International Space Station, in coordination with NASA. He is the co-founder of Celebal Corp, where he leads the Data Science Vertical to build applications that make use of Big Data technologies and Data Science. He has also worked as a Data Analytics consultant at IBM.

This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at http://ted.com/tedx

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