Category: Talks

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The Challenge of Visualizing

The Challenge of Visualizing the Artificial Intelligence

In his work with IBM Watson system, Mauro Martino is exploring the brand new landscape made accessible by the enormous amount of data and tools that are capable of analyzing it. This terra incognita is full with unexpected discoveries and...

Responsible parenting: Create memories, not expectations
Op. 2 | Stanislav Yudin & Asnate Rancane

Op. 2

An improvisation based on daina (a Latvian folk song) “the evening dusk”. Vocal by Asnate Rancāne, bass by Stanislav Yudin, who is also the author of this improvisation. Stanislav is inspired by ethno music, Asnate — by improvisation. This is...

When rebelling is justified

When rebelling is justified

Do you participate and take action when the city needs you? Dāvis Kaņepe tells his story about the importance of “unlocking” the doors that get closed in front of you. Dāvis Kaņepe is a well-known culture activist and film director,...

Mārtiņš Zaumanis

How green asphalt roads will save you tax money

Mārtiņš Zaumanis is an asphalt researcher – member of a rare breed of professionals that rarely anyone has heard of. In his talk, Mārtiņš speaks about his belief: that asphalt can be fully recyclable and produced in environmentally friendlier way....

Aha! Now I Get How Everybody Lives

Aha! Now I Get How Everybody Lives

Imagine the world as a street ordered by income. Everyone lives somewhere on the street. The poorest lives to the left and the richest to the right. Everybody else lives somewhere in between. Anna Rosling-Rönnlund tries to figure out how...

Nature-inspired architecture

With the budget 10 times smaller than average — how do you make a country's World Expo pavilion rank amongst the Top 10? How do you make Shaolin monks fly? And how do you architect a sacred place for Latvians?...

Heidi Reinson

Decisive details: can we predict others’ decisions?

Heidi’s mission is to combine the two distinct research areas – marketing and cognitive science – in the most practical way. At TNS, Heidi has conducted neuromarketing studies and consumer behavior experiments, as well as spoken at seminars and conferences...

Valdis Zatlers: Death Can Positively Impact Your Life

Death can positively impact your life

You would expect the former President of a country to speak about politics, right? But in his TEDxRiga talk, Valdis Zatlers brings up a different topic: one that many consider a taboo — death.