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The art of neural networks | Mike Tyka
TEDxTUM 2015 • Tags: AI, Art, Computers, Creativity, Engineering, Poetry, Science, Technology, Visualization
Did you know that art and technology can produce fascinating results when combined? Mike Tyka, who is both artist and computer scientist, talks about the power of neural networks. These algorithms are capable to transform computers into artists that can generate breathtaking paintings, music and even poetry. About Mike Tyka Dr. Mike Tyka studied Biochemistry [read more]
The art of neural networks | Mike Tyka | TEDxTUM

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Let’s talk about mental health | Dominique de Marné
TEDxTUM 2019 • Tags: Addiction, Compassion, Connection, Depression, Health, Illness, Mental health, Mindfulness, Personal growth, Personality, Social Change, Stigma, Suicide
Why do we support a colleague when they’re in the hospital with a broken leg, but tiptoe around the topic when they’re suffering from depression? With her own history of mental health issues, Dominique knows better than most that talking can change everything — and about the potentially catastrophic consequences of not taking care of [read more]

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Disappearable Computing and what it means to us | Nikolaj Hviid
TEDxTUMSalon 2016 • Tags: Big Data, Biotech, Business, Computers, Data, Future, Germany, Medicine, Senses, Society, Technology, Work
Interaction with computers evolved drastically over the last three decades – we went from punchcards to terminal to graphical interfaces and smartphones. As we start wearing increasingly tiny computers very close to our body on a day-to-day basis, Nikolaj Hviid projects this trend into the future. What if computers disappear completely to become part of [read more]
Disappearable Computing and what it means to us | Nikolaj Hviid | TEDxTUMSalon

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Laugh, Think, Cry, Laugh Again | Jessamyn Fairfield
TEDxTUM 2017 • Tags: Cancer, Communication, Community, Death, Education, Family, Humor, Life, Science
Comedy is a way to show our humanity. Comedy makes people listen. Have you ever tried to get a physicist to talk about their academic research at a stand-up night? Jessamyn uses comedy to communicate difficult topics, and humanize things which can be hard to talk about. She tells us how comedy has influenced her [read more]
Laugh, Think, Cry, Laugh Again | Jessamyn Fairfield | TEDxTUM

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6 Steps to Improve Your Emotional Intelligence | Ramona Hacker
TEDxTUM 2017 • Tags: Community, Compassion, Emotions, Intelligence, Learning, Life, Self, Self improvement, Society
Sometimes emotions don’t make sense, and sometimes being emotional doesn’t mean you’re emotionally intelligent. Growing up, rationality often came before emotions for Ramona, but as she grew older and realized that she had never actively learned how to deal with her emotions and that she wasn’t the only one who lacked this skill, she knew [read more]
6 Steps to Improve Your Emotional Intelligence | Ramona Hacker | TEDxTUM

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Why data should be over-the-counter | Jenny Rankin
TEDxTUM 2015 • Tags: Classroom, Data, Decision making, Design, Education, Education reform, Higher education, Interface design, Multimedia, Personal education, Presentation, Product design, Reform, Science, Teaching, Visualization
Data is critical, but data has not always lead to success. If data is not communicated clearly, the results can be disastrous. Design lets us communicate data so it can be understood. Dr. Rankin believes that “when we’re fluent in visualizing our ideas, we can communicate them across global boundaries, across spoken language barriers, and [read more]
Why data should be over-the-counter | Jenny Rankin | TEDxTUM

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Live Improv Theater | Bake This
TEDxTUM 2015 • Tags: Art, Comedy, Entertainment, Humor, Theater
Bake This, the English-speaking improv group from Munich, perform on stage with the help of the TEDxTUM audience. Their games are fun, spontaneous and inspire people to say “yes and”. About Bake This Bake This was founded in 2011 by a group of theatre loving expatriates and was the first improv group in Munich to [read more]
Live Improv Theater | Bake This | TEDxTUM

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The fascinating intelligence of birds | Auguste von Bayern
TEDxTUM 2016 • Tags: Animals, Birds, Brain, Cognitive science, Communication, Exploration, Intelligence, Relationships, Science
Did you know that despite expressions such as “bird-brain”, birds are very intelligent creatures? To demonstrate this, Auguste von Bayern brings Dohli, a jackdaw who is very close to her, on stage to be the first corvid ever to appear in a TEDx talk. She goes on to explain how certain bird species can innovate, [read more]
The fascinating intelligence of birds | Auguste von Bayern | TEDxTUM

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What you need to do to keep eating meat in the future | Vincent Fricke
TEDxTUM 2019 • Tags: Animals, Climate Change, Consciousness, Consumerism, Food, Mindfulness, Shopping
Vincent Fricke loves eating meat — but the chef also sees the issues of our current meat production and consumption, which causes far-reaching consequences for our planet and might even lead to meat no longer being available. In this talk, he highlights 4 easy steps towards more ethical meat consumption, so that our children and [read more]

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Relax, leading is about trusting your team | Sarah Fleischer
TEDxTUMSalon 2016 • Tags: Big problems, Business, Communication, Community, Creativity, Engineering, Future, Germany, Global issues, Innovation, Leadership, Mobility, Motivation, Sustainability, Transportation
In an increasingly fast-moving world, transportation is one of the Big Problems of the future. Such challenges need to be tackled in an interdisciplinary manner. Sarah Fleischer is part of a student team at the Technical University of Munich which is building a Hyperloop pod as part of the global competition launched by SpaceX. Their [read more]
Relax, leading is about trusting your team | Sarah Fleischer | TEDxTUMSalon

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The potential of brain stimulation | Sandro Krieg
TEDxTUM 2016 • Tags: Brain, Cancer, Future, Health, Medicine, Mental health, Neurology, Neuroscience, Public health, Science, Surgery
Sandro Krieg works with something we hope we will never experience: the diagnosis of brain tumors. However, a technique called nTMS promises hope in removing such tumors: it can accurately map the areas of the brain affected by the tumor so that it can be safely removed. But the method goes even further – with [read more]
The potential of brain stimulation | Sandro Krieg | TEDxTUM

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Personalized health — harnessing the power of diversity | Burkhard Rost
TEDxTUM 2014 • Tags: Biology, Computer Science, Genetics, Germany, Health, Medicine, Science
Do the differences between your genes and my genes matter, and if so, how? What does the future of personalized health look like? Burkhard Rost, one of the leading researchers in computational biology, takes us through some fascinating findings from his research, and envisions a future where personalized health can help harness the power of [read more]
Personalized health -- harnessing the power of diversity | Burkhard Rost | TEDxTUM

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How to make elections fairer – a glimpse of math for democracy | Peter Gritzmann
TEDxTUM 2019 • Tags: Algorithm, Democracy, Math, Politics, Public Policy, Science
How can it happen that, in an election, the voters’ will is turned upside down? Our voting systems are never entirely fair, but math can help at least make them fairer. One natural goal is to optimize the size, shape, and location of the electoral districts. In this talk, Peter Gritzmann sheds light on the [read more]

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Less queuing, more safety – the power of crowd simulations | Angelika Kneidl
TEDxTUM 2017 • Tags: Computers, Design, Future, Math, Technology
Everybody knows these problems: queuing for the toilet, not knowing which route to take to your destination, or being stuck in a huge group of people. Buildings and events are designed to avoid these scenarios, but their design only accounts for standards and static rules, overlooking social behaviors of their users. Angelika likes to observe [read more]
Less queuing, more safety - the power of crowd simulations | Angelika Kneidl | TEDxTUM

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Create a universe out of a single line | Simon James
TEDxTUM 2016 • Tags: Adventure, Art, Arts Education, Career, Communication, Creation, Creativity, Culture, Failure, Self, Self improvement, Work
Simon James creates “two-dimensional sculptures” – paintings made of layers of chalk material sanded down. He takes us on a journey of how he discovered his personal style as an artist, including moments of panic, joy, surprise, and awe. Amongst other lessons on life, his stories remind us that just because something broke, it doesn’t [read more]
Create a universe out of a single line | Simon James | TEDxTUM

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There can be no human 2.0 without a humanity 2.0 | Philipp Reisinger
TEDxTUM 2014 • Tags: Biomedical Engineering, Culture, German, Germany, Humanities, Medicine, Religion, Social Justice, Sociology, Spirituality
Are we ready as a species to face the increasing possibility of human-enhancing technologies becoming part of our society? In a thought-provoking talk, Philipp Reisinger, philosopher, theologian and future analyst, takes us on a reflective journey on what society could do to prepare itself for the disruptions that will be brought by these technologies. About [read more]
There can be no human 2.0 without a humanity 2.0 | Philipp Reisinger | TEDxTUM

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