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Angelos Chaniotis , Professor in the School of Historical Studies, joins Andrew Keen to revisit the origins of democracy for an episode of How to Fix Democracy , a collaboration of the Bertelsmann Foundation and Humanity in Action. The two discuss why democracy began...
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"In a perverse way, the refutation of a great conjecture can be even better news than its success, since the failure makes clear that our imagined map of the mathematical world is seriously wrong. Defeat can be productive, the reverse of a Pyrrhic victory." In a column for Quanta Magazine , Robbert Dijkgraaf , Director and Leon Levy Professor, celebrates the mathematical conjecture, covering how conjectures are proven, what makes a particular conjecture great, and the essential role conjecture plays in the advancement of mathematics.
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"At a talk at the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton, New Jersey, on Saturday, [Demis Hassabis] addressed a packed auditorium with a lightning summary of where AI has been and where it's going." Writing for ZDNet , Tiernan Ray covers Demis Hassabis's May 4...
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"Against the general tendency to diminish the relevance of the humanities, and history in particular, I wanted to reaffirm the value of academic research, even the seemingly most abstruse research, to understand some long-term dynamics of modern capitalism." Francesca Trivellato , Professor in the...