Forum - Sixty Second Idea to Improve the World

Forum - Sixty Second Idea to Improve the World

An imaginative, quirky solution to a challenge of our age. Podcast weekly on Tuesdays.

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  • personalised computer algorithm 03 Mar 2015

    Tue, 3 Mar 15

    Duration:
    6 mins

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    Zoubin Gharamani,Professor of Information Engineering at Cambridge University in the UK,imagines a future in which we all have a personalised computer algorithm that can help teach us any subject we want to learn – from algebra to art history, particle physics to Portuguese.

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  • A 'culture-translator' 24 Feb 2015

    Tue, 24 Feb 15

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    6 mins

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    Business guru Erin Meyer wants to invent a tool which would allow you to see how those from other countries perceive and understand your behaviour. For instance, if, when negotiating a merger in China, you sit casually at the seat farthest from and facing the door, a micro-dot sized ‘earphone’ would tell you that you have accidentally signalled to your hosts that you are the big boss of your group.

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  • TenBlock = ideas for everyone 10 Feb 15

    Tue, 10 Feb 15

    Duration:
    5 mins

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    Every PC, laptop, tablet or smartphone should have 10 of the world’s most important texts included in it, says financial journalist Paul Vigna. And because this 'TenBlock' would be just text, the app wouldn’t take up much space and would bring some of the most important thoughts in human history directly to millions of people.

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  • Magic Paper Feb 3 2015

    Tue, 3 Feb 15

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    Novelist Mohsin Hamid suggests Magic Paper for writing on will bring creative benefits as well as providing privacy and flexibility. It is ordinary paper you can write on with pen or pencil, fold or tear, but will also store words for you to amend and edit. Magic.

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