TEDxWaltham 2018

What is the value of a memory? | Prasant Atluri | TEDxWaltham
14:12
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What is the value of a memory? | Prasant Atluri | TEDxWaltham

Prasant Atluri, MD, discusses how we can choose meaningful and memorable experiences that strengthen our relationships. Dr. Atluri spent much of his early life studying and training.  After graduating from Stanford University with a degree in Computer Systems Engineering, he became an Orthopaedic Surgeon, specializing in surgery of the upper extremity. In this talk, Prasant discusses how the quest for elite performance may negatively impact our remembered life.  He shares the insights he has gained through a variety of adventures, ranging from fly fishing in Montana to the “Death March” in the Grand Canyon to the Global Space Balloon Challenge.  He explains how the relationship between time and memory can be leveraged to organize our remembered past.  Dr. Atluri proposes a strategy to populate our memories with memorable experiences, including our friends, family, ​and community — “effectively making them a greater part of our accessible lives.” This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at https://www.ted.com/tedx "Prasant is an Orthopedic Surgeon, with training in Upper Extremity and Microvascular subspecialty from the Philadelphia Hand Center. He is a member of the American Society for Surgery of the Hand, the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons and the Chicago Society for Surgery of the Hand. He is now a partner in the largest Upper Extremity Surgery private practice in the Chicago area, specializing in surgery of the hand, wrist, elbow and shoulder. He speaks Spanish and can converse in Telugu and Hindi. In his free time, he enjoys pursuing meaningful adventures with his friends and family and is an avid runner. He resides in Chicago with his" "wife and three children." This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at https://www.ted.com/tedx
'WE' can Save 'US'. Millions of Youth. Hidden Stories. | Irfan Kalender & Fares Dehbi | TEDxWaltham
12:39
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'WE' can Save 'US'. Millions of Youth. Hidden Stories. | Irfan Kalender & Fares Dehbi | TEDxWaltham

'WE' can Save 'US'. Millions of Youth. Hidden Stories. Our Journeys. The Powerful Positive Impact of Technology.   Two teenagers, Irfan Kalender & Fares Dehbi, Scribers from Turkey and Qatar/Morocco, share their stories of bullying and depression and their road to recovery, making a compelling case for the transformative power of social technology that cultivates creativity, cultural awareness and enriching global connections. Global Scribes: Youth Uniting Nations,  a For Youth, By Youth platform, merges 'my virtual life' and ‘my life off-the-tech-grid’  in a dynamic Create. Connect. Collaborate. community." This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at https://www.ted.com/tedx Irfan is an 11th grade student in Haydarpaşa High School İstanbul, Turkey expecting to graduate in 2019. He is interested in other cultures and languages from around the world and aspires to study linguistics in a leading university after high school. He is passionate about creating world peace. Fares is a senior in high school originally from Morocco and currently living in Qatar. He has been singing since age 7 and is now half-way to breaking a Guinness world record by learning to sing 90 countries’ national anthems in their native languages. He has performed in an off-Broadway show in New York, and loves to empower more people like him to get out of their shells and shine! This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at https://www.ted.com/tedx
The Invisible Power and Brilliance of the Human Mind | Ken Manning | TEDxWaltham
17:09
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The Invisible Power and Brilliance of the Human Mind | Ken Manning | TEDxWaltham

Ever wonder where peace of mind, clarity and calm come from? In this talk, Ken describes the mechanics behind how the human mind works and shares the implications of this understanding in business, psychology, and ultimately the quality of our lives. This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at https://www.ted.com/tedx Ken has spent his life looking for the keys to mental well-being and personal productivity, and how to use those keys to help others have great lives and get a lot done. He is the co-founder of Insight Principles, a global consulting company bringing a powerful understanding of how the human mind works into corporations and training consultants and coaches to do the same. He has been a trainer, consultant, psychotherapist, and business leader for over 25 years. As a licensed psychologist, Ken is a past member of the Massachusetts Psychological Association, the APA, and the National Register of Health Service Providers in Psychology. He has also been an Associate Professor at the Massachusetts School of Professional Psychology. He has been married for 32 years, has a grown son, two stepdaughters and five active grandchildren. He loves the outdoors, music, photography, woodworking and spending time with family and friends. This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at https://www.ted.com/tedx
Why AI Will Save My Life the Second Time Around | Iya Khalil | TEDxWaltham
09:38
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Why AI Will Save My Life the Second Time Around | Iya Khalil | TEDxWaltham

Iya Khalil found herself waking up in the Emergency Room with no recollection of exiting her flight from San Francisco. She was told she suffered from a life threatening embolism and the outcome was uncertain. Thankfully she recovered, but when she asked her doctor if the event could have been predicted and consequently prevented entirely, the answer was no. As a theoretical physicist turned computational biologist, Iya has dedicated her career to leveraging AI and machine learning to predict and optimize patient outcomes to treatments, so was deeply dissatisfied with the response. Great strides have been made since her hospitalization. We now have the ability to measure and mathematically learn the complexity underlying disease and response to treatment. We now have the technological capability to measure all aspects of our health throughout our lifetimes and leverage powerful mathematics to precisely predict what will happen and how to change it- which is why Iya is confident that AI will indeed save her life the second time around. This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at https://www.ted.com/tedx Iya is a technology entrepreneur and physicist with a vision of transforming medicine into a discipline that is quantitative, predictive, and patient-centric via big data analytic approaches. She co-founded two big data companies, Via Science and GNS Healthcare, which are underpinned by a proprietary computational engine that she co-invented. Dr. Khalil’s expertise spans applications from drug discovery and development to treatment algorithms that can be applied at the point of care. She was recognized by President Obama as a leading entrepreneur in genomic medicine. She was named to the PharmaVOICE 100 list of the most inspiring people in the life sciences industry for bringing people from healthcare and life sciences together to change patients’ lives with predictive modeling. Iya serves on the board of the Accelerated Cure Project and the Scientic Advisory Board of Biocentury Innovations. Recently, she was appointed to the Massachusetts Center for Health Information and Analysis (CHIA) Oversight Council by Governor Baker. This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at https://www.ted.com/tedx