It always seems impossible until it’s done— Nelson Mandela
And another quote on the importance of real-world experience:
Nothing ever becomes real till it is experienced — John Keats
This article is not a compilation of quotes but a practical how-to guide with personal stories of people who landed their desired jobs. In the following, I want to share five inspiring journeys, from which I am sure you can take some insights to apply to your own career.
Samir Sheriff shares his journey from several years in the corporate world to joining real-world AI projects, and finally securing a software…
This article will share insights on how to build lean startups that change society for the better and leave a positive impact on the planet.
There are hundreds of use cases where AI can help to do exactly this. Impact-driven startups have the potential to solve real-world problems, tackle environmental problems, and improve the lives of many people, especially vulnerable populations.
Billions of dollars are already flowing into AI ventures, which are primarily addressing profit gains and industrial automation. The AI for Good movement where often commercial meets social value is slowly picking up.
Kennedy Wangari is a Data Scientist, based in Kenya. An AI Community Leader and Innovator, Kennedy is passionate about tech communities, and harnessing the power of data and innovative AI technology to make a better and easier tomorrow. He’s a firm believer in the power of open source: words, knowledge, and ideas should be accessible to everyone.
I believe that we can apply AI to tackle, and solve complex problems, in numerous domains, thus providing fundamentally new approaches to every problem and situation in this data-driven world.
The AI-powered future looks promising, and I would love to be part of…
I interviewed Marisa Tschopp who is an organizational psychologist conducting research about Artificial Intelligence from a humanities perspective with a focus on psychological and ethical questions. She is also a corporate researcher at scip AG, a technology and cybersecurity company based in Zurich. And she is the Women in AI Ambassador for Switzerland.
Today on April 17th, 2020, 11 months after Omdena started, we woke up to humbling news.
Omdena and its Covid19 project are displayed on the Nasdaq billboard in Times Square in New York City. Taking into account the troubling times the world is currently in, we are deeply humbled and grateful that our effort is seen as a little contribution to solve this global crisis.
For the longest time, I believed that there was only one purpose of life: To be happy.
People go to a bar, to a show, into a relationship, on a vacation, through a challenging career.
All to achieve happiness in some way.
If you look around you, most people are pursuing happiness in their lives.
“Once I do this, I will be happy.”
Now, here is the thing. The story of the road to happiness is a hoax.
There is no road to happiness.
By first of all realizing that happiness can’t be a finite goal in itself.
When you slow down and pay attention to how and what you eat, you will not only bring more joy to eating and improve your weight management but also experience significantly higher energy levels.
The following tips stem from an online webinar that I hosted with leading nutritional therapist and TEDx speaker Olga Hamilton. As the webinar was highly appreciated by all participants, I share with you the key learnings.
When you eat, then eat only! Consuming food is already enough of an activity. No need to watch Netflix or Youtube.
Set everything aside and take a break to enjoy…
An old Cherokee tribe chief was teaching his grandson about life…
“A fight is going on inside me,” he said to the boy.
“It is a terrible fight and it is between two wolves.
“One is evil — he is anger, envy, sorrow, regret, greed, arrogance, self-pity, guilt, resentment, inferiority, lies, false pride, superiority, self-doubt, and ego.
“The other is good — he is joy, peace, love, hope, gratitude, humility, kindness, benevolence, empathy, generosity, truth, compassion, and faith.
“This same fight is going on inside you — and inside every other person, too.”
The grandson thought about it for a…
An estimation of the undetected Covid-19 cases is important for authorities to plan economical policies, make decisions around different stages of lockdown, and to work towards the production of intensive care units.
As we have crossed a psychological mark of 1 million Covid-19 patients around the globe, more questions are popping up regarding the capabilities of our health care systems to contain the virus. One of the major worries is the systematic uncertainty in the number of citizens who have hosted the virus…
Takafumi’s Ted talk on mindfulness reached more than 600.000 views and includes insights on mindfulness, happiness, and reducing suffering.