Video: How we get duped by common sense

In an SFI Community Lecture, Duncan Watts talks about how we get duped by shared assumptions and demonstrates how learning to suspect our common sense can lead to better solutions. Watch the lecture.

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Video: The evolutionary puzzle of human friendship

Friends sacrifice for one another without apparent concern for consequences or reciprocation. In a June 27 community lecture in Santa Fe, SFI Omidyar Fellow alumnus Dan Hruschka explored the evolutionary puzzle of human friendship. Watch the video.

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Video: What Computers Teach Us About Being Human

In a February community lecture, Brian Christian shared his experiences as a "confederate" in an annual man vs. computer "Turing Test," offering insights on ways computers are reshaping what it means to be human. Watch his presentation here.

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New book: Duncan Watts on how common sense fails us

A new book by Duncan Watts reviews recent research in social science and social networking and shows how what we call common sense can mislead us and undermine our ability to address complex issues in business, government, and life.

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Video: The science & practice of cooperation

In an October 13 SFI public lecture, Harvard's Yochai Benkler questions the centuries-old practice of managing people through rewards and punishment and reviews successful institutions that succeed through cooperation. Watch the video here.

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