For all the IT fans, tech geeks, digital dreamers, and data-hungry people out there, here are 10 great ways to get inspired today.

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In this eye-opening talk, technologist Jeremy Howard shares the latest developments shaping the computers of tomorrow.

 

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Biomedical engineer Mark Kendall describes the new technology that can eliminate the need for needles and syringes.

 

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Sherry Turkle is a professor in the Program in Science, Technology and Society at MIT and the founder and director of the MIT Initiative on Technology and Self. In this talk, she looks at how the digital world is affecting human communication and connection.

 

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Engineer and futurist Ray Kurzweil explores the hypothesis that the next leap in human brain development will have a lot to do with the technologies we use.

 

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Cancer technologist Jorge Soto reflects on the potential for using open-source technology to detect early signs of cancer.

 

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MIT researchers Pattie Maes and Pranav Mistry discuss technologies that are shaping how humans and computers interact.

 

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Researcher Frederic Kaplan takes the audience on a historical and geographical simulation of Venice that spans 1,000 years.

 

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Health and technology activist Joel Selanikio examines game changing developments in collecting and storing healthcare data.

 

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CERN scientist Andy Yen discusses encryption technology as it relates to the privacy of the emails we send.

 

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Robotics entrepreneur Keller Rinaudo introduces a pint-sized robot that can interact with its owner.