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Find an eclectic collection of authors, philosophers, filmmakers and thinkers who explore essential aspects of what makes us human. Visit uctv.tv/humanities

    • video
    The Deep Learning Revolution

    The Deep Learning Revolution

    Artificial intelligence (AI) is a branch of engineering that has traditionally ignored brains, but recent advances in biologically-inspired deep learning have dramatically changed AI and made it possible to solve difficult problems in vision, planning and natural language. If you talk to Alexa or use Google Translate, you have experienced deep learning in action. This new technology opens a Pandoras box of problems that we must confront regarding privacy, bias and jobs. Terry Sejnowski, PhD, explains how his research strives understand the computational resources of brains and to build linking principles from brain to behavior using computational models. Series: "Exploring Ethics" [Show ID: 35462]

    • 1 hr 24 min
    • video
    Fashion Enabling Compassion - Compassion Beyond Borders

    Fashion Enabling Compassion - Compassion Beyond Borders

    Evie Evangelou, the founder of Fashion 4 Development believes fashion and the arts are invaluable tools for communication. She describes her work with the UN and designers to create a more compassionate world. Series: "Compassion Beyond Borders" [Show ID: 35907]

    • 18 min
    • video
    Compassion in Times of Crisis: Struggle and Hope in the Moria Refugee Camp - Compassion Beyond Borders

    Compassion in Times of Crisis: Struggle and Hope in the Moria Refugee Camp - Compassion Beyond Borders

    Three front line workers describe their experiences at the Moria refugee camp in Greece. United by compassion and hope, hear how NGOs, volunteers, and healthcare workers are working together to help those in need and prepare for COVID-19 outbreaks in the camp. Series: "Compassion Beyond Borders" [Show ID: 35905]

    • 31 min
    • video
    Helping Others Through Compassion and Action: An Interview with Runa Khan - Compassion Beyond Borders

    Helping Others Through Compassion and Action: An Interview with Runa Khan - Compassion Beyond Borders

    Runa Khan lives and works in Bangladesh. Her passion lies in helping others through humanitarian efforts in refugee camps, healthcare, and climate change initiatives. Hear how she turns compassion into action and finds hope in challenging times like the COVID-19 pandemic. Series: "Compassion Beyond Borders" [Show ID: 35904]

    • 19 min
    • video
    How to Empower Yourself through Advocacy: An Interview with Brandon Farbstein - Compassion Beyond Borders

    How to Empower Yourself through Advocacy: An Interview with Brandon Farbstein - Compassion Beyond Borders

    Brandon Farbstein has found a way to harness his experiences to empower others to create change in the world. Instrumental in passing anti-bullying legislation and a champion of spreading positivity through social media, Brandon shares what motivates him to continue his work in advocacy. Series: "Compassion Beyond Borders" [Show ID: 35903]

    • 11 min
    • video
    Building Opportunities and Resilience During COVID-19: An Interview with Twyla Garrett - Compassion Beyond Borders

    Building Opportunities and Resilience During COVID-19: An Interview with Twyla Garrett - Compassion Beyond Borders

    How do you find the strength to thrive in the era of COVID-19? Twyla Garrett shares her personal story of overcoming childhood trauma to build the life she wanted and create a business model that supports others on their path to change. Series: "Compassion Beyond Borders" [Show ID: 35901]

    • 16 min

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