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Voting should be mandatory

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With an increasingly violate political climate, the case can be made that voting should be mandatory. There are points to both sides. One side believes that …

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Are beauty pageants for women empowering?

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The media and it’s portrayal of women has left a lot to be desired, according to some. There has been a lot of debate about how …

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Is corporate office culture sexist and discriminatory against women?

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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 …

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Are we raising sexist sons and men?

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Sexism is still very much a hot button issue, even in 2020. Men and women both feel the effects of the debate. One side says that …

TED Talk Lessons

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

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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 …

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Saving Venice from Floods

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Venice is a city that is undergoing many changes, from the effects of climate change to difficulties managing the vast numbers of tourists. Learning about the …

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Begging should be banned

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With the economy getting as low as it is, and people losing their jobs, some people have turned to begging in order to make enough. However, …

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Automation and AI will help society

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Automation is when we take something that otherwise is done by humans, such as driving and make them automated. AI is Artificial Intelligence, which means technology …

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IBM Debater Project: Argue With a Machine?

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We are living in extraordinarily rich times. Within the span of my own childhood and adulthood I’ve seen computers begin as boxes the size of a …

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

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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 …

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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 …

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TED Talk: Beware Online Filter Bubbles

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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 …

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

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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 …

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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 …

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Can a Cure for Diabetes Be Found Through Surgery

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Warmer questions Do you have a sweet tooth? How many cakes and sweets do you eat each week? What are the effects of eating too much …

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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 …

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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 …

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TED Talk: How Diversity Makes Teams More Innovative

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …