Is corporate office culture sexist and discriminatory against women?

Sexism is still very much a hot button issue, even in 2020. The workforce is one of many stages this debate plays on. Men and women both feel the effects, with one side saying women are protected in the work face, maybe even too much. Level: Intermediate: B1/B2Running Time: 90 minutes + Materials included This … Read more Is corporate office culture sexist and discriminatory against women?

TED Talk: We’re building a dystopia just to make people click on ads

The benefits and opportunities of machine learning (ML) algorithms translate to pioneering applications that can improve the way processes and tasks are completed. There are different ways to develop and use a machine learning system, so the benefits of a ML system are thus dependent on the way it is used for a particular purpose. … Read more TED Talk: We’re building a dystopia just to make people click on ads

TED Talk: How the US Government Spies on People Who Protest — Including You

How the US government spies on people who protest -- including you | Jennifer Granick

Governments should protect individuals so they are not persecuted for their beliefs, lifestyle or sexual orientation. To this end, privacy is a must. While some supporters would argue that mass-surveillance programmes help in the fight against criminals and make the world safer, some detractors argue that –on the pretext of stopping terrorist attacks− some government … Read more TED Talk: How the US Government Spies on People Who Protest — Including You

TED Talk: How to Separate Fact and Fiction Online

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Individual motivations for reading online news are certainly varied. The information posted online carries the imminent possibility of being false or incorrectly analysed. Hence, determining the truthfulness of online resources is a vital aspect to make the most out of the information we find on the news online. However, it remains an incontestable fact that, … Read more TED Talk: How to Separate Fact and Fiction Online

TED Talk: Beware Online Filter Bubbles

Eli Pariser | TED2011 Beware online "filter bubbles"

Internet and tech companies are responsible for the filtering and personalisation of web results, determining how online users discover and act on information. There are many advantages that can be taken from web content personalisation. Relevance, speediness, and customisation can be included among them. However, it can be argued that the personalisation of web content … Read more TED Talk: Beware Online Filter Bubbles

TED Talk: We’ve Stopped Trusting Institutions and Started Trusting Strangers

We’ve Stopped Trusting Institutions and Started Trusting Stranger

Trust is an essential trait of all human relationships. It is, furthermore, the foundation around which all human relationships coexist. The necessity for trust derives from our interdependence with other individuals. Thus, it is safe to think that people will generally do their best to comply with their civic obligations. Although our trust may have … Read more TED Talk: We’ve Stopped Trusting Institutions and Started Trusting Strangers

TED Talk: One Seed at a Time, Protecting the Future of Food

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The world’s environment is changing quickly but the ability of nature to adapt is far too slow. Taking precautions to ensure food security is a prudent step to safeguard the lives of many millions of people around the globe. What is also desperately needed to work alongside this effort is to reverse the current trend … Read more TED Talk: One Seed at a Time, Protecting the Future of Food

Business: Foreign Direct Investment and Its Benefits

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Warmer questions What ways can a country raise capital (money) for its industries and citizens? Can you think of any countries which are able to do this successfully? What are the general benefits and drawbacks of doing this in a country? Reading section The nuts and bolts When a company owns another company in a … Read more Business: Foreign Direct Investment and Its Benefits

How Does Science Fiction Influence the Real World?

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Warmer questions  Have you seen any sci-fi films or tv shows? What are your favourites and why? Can you describe any futuristic technology that you’ve seen in these shows? Are they realistic? Could they become reality one day? Do you feel that modern technology, like being able to have video calls with multiple people from … Read more How Does Science Fiction Influence the Real World?

TED Talk: How Diversity Makes Teams More Innovative

Rocío LorenzoatTED@BCG How diversity makes teams more innovative

The last 20 years have seen a rapid change to the way we live our lives, for the better. Bringing more diverse workers into companies not only make them more representative but also allows for cognitive diversity. This means that when we have different people in a given workgroup, we allow for new ways of … Read more TED Talk: How Diversity Makes Teams More Innovative

How to Revive Free Healthcare for Everyone

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Warmer questions When was the last time you went to a hospital? What was it like? Do you have to pay for medical treatment in your country? If you could improve public healthcare in three ways, what would you do and why? Reading section Healthcare as a human right Health care may be defined as … Read more How to Revive Free Healthcare for Everyone

TED Talk: Should We Create a Solar Shade to Cool the Earth?

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The topic of geoengineering will become an increasingly popular item in the news. The chance to give humanity time to move to sustainable technologies and green energy is an opportunity that is worth taking. Sadly, there are many drawbacks and such a project on this global scale has never been done before. For geoengineering to … Read more TED Talk: Should We Create a Solar Shade to Cool the Earth?