The wisdom of statistically manipulated crowds. The wisdom of a crowd is often in the eye of the beholder, but most of us understand that, at its most basic level, “crowd wisdom” refers to a fairly simple phenomenon: when you ask a whole bunch of random people a question that can be answered with a number (eg, what’s the population of Swaziland?)
And then you add up all the answers and divide the sum by the number of people providing those answers – ie, calculate the average – you’ll frequently get a close approximation of the actual answer. Indeed, it’s often suggested, the crowd’s average answer tends to me more accurate than an estimate from an actual expert. As the science writer Jonah Lehrer put it in a column in the Wall Street Journal on Saturday: TEDxSF - A Curation Of People And Ideas... Posted by Tom Foremski - June 5, 2011 I've been to several TEDxSF events but the most recent one felt like a breakthrough event because of the mix of people and talks, plus the new venue.
Captain Paul Watson Stars In TEDxSF. Posted by Tom Foremski - April 28, 2010 TEDxSF, one of the local TED conference communities, held an event Tuesday evening at the California Academy of Sciences, in the planetarium auditorium.
About 350 people watched live presentations and many more were in a lounge watching the live stream of the event on monitors. The theme was courage and resilience. First up was Dr John Gray, the relationship expert known for his best seller "Men are from Mars and Women are from Venus. " He was very good, sharing some research on how women experience stress and the hormones needed to deal with stress. He said that women in the workplace experience twice as much stress as men and they need the hormone oxytocin to deal with the stress, and that comes from doing nurturing tasks.
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STATION: Enchanting Mix of Dreamy Vocals & Cello » April 28, 2010 Responding to Risk with Resourcefulness President of CBR Global Advisors Celina Realuyo who is also an assistant professor on counter terrorism, talks to the TEDXSF audience at the California Academy of Sciences yesterday afternoon. She encourages people to set up plan of attacks for potential risk scenarios in our lives, whether it's in management or in our personal lives. Her orientation comes from serving as a former U.S. diplomat, a foreign policy maker under the Bush and Clinton Administration, and a professor of counterterrorism and national security. April 28, 2010 in America The Free, Events, On Politics, Videos | Permalink. Nathan Quarry. Nathan Parker Quarry (born March 19, 1972) is a retired American mixed martial arts fighter who is most notable for his appearance in The Ultimate Fighter, a reality show from the Ultimate Fighting Championship, as well as co-hosting the show MMA Uncensored Live.
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TEDxSF - Little TED Just Like The Big TED. Posted by Tom Foremski - November 18, 2009 I popped into the TEDxSF conference yesterday at the Academy of Sciences in Golden Gate Park and really enjoyed the presentations.
I've never been to the big TED conference but I've seen many videos and this was just like it. Conference is probably not the right word to describe TEDxSF it is more like attending a series of theatrical performances. And each TED presentation seems to exist within a TED template: - Pretty much everyone has a slide-show presentation to aid their 20 minute performance. - There is always an emotional moment or hook. Tedxsf (tedxsf) TEDxSF.