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5 TEDtalks Sage Intacct Users Should Stop and Watch Now

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In this new series, we're rounding up 5 TEDtalks for people of all industries. This week, we've gathered five TEDtalks for Sage Intacct users. You might be at Sage Intacct advantage this week, so we thought you might enjoy spending your downtime on these short videos. Get inspired and open your mind to the insightful ideas of these innovators, writers, and tech geniuses.

Inside the mind of a master procrastinator

Tim Urban uncovers what happens when we procrastinate. He explains the brains of procrastinators to non-procrastinators. This fun talk might seem like what Urban calls “The Dark Playground,” but this 15-minute exploration into procrastination is actually a practical way to spend your time learning how to engage your Rational-Decision Maker. Sage Intacct users will benefit from this inspiring, funny way to put their brain in a positive, thoughtful place.

The currency of the new economy is trust

Rachel Botsman researches collaboration and trust; she shares her ideas on "reputation capital” in this 18-minute talk on how new systems rely on trust as a currency. She explores how trust has a real-world value and the reputation trail we leave behind us. She considers the context of trust and how that can affect our actions in the future. This talk will make you consider your own reputation capital. Sage Intacct users will enjoy the idea of change from reputation as a general idea to a worthwhile measurement of currency. Imagine if Sage Intacct starts measuring your own reputation. Crunch those numbers!

How AI can enhance our memory, work and social lives

This short, 10-minute talk from Siri co-creator Tom Gruber explores the idea of artificial intelligence and how it should collaborate with us, instead of competing with us. He discusses memory and how we can use machines to help us analyze and manage our lives. If you’re a Sage Intacct user, you’ll benefit from the opportunity to imagine how the world might change if we could remember every detail of our lives, like those little things we tend to forget: books, names, faces, interactions. Gruber’s idea is that AI should bring all these together to help us make smarter decisions and have more meaningful interactions.


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Forget Wi-Fi. Meet the new Li-Fi Internet 

Harald Haas is a communications innovator who brought the idea of Li-Fi into reality. Using LEDs and solar cells, this technology makes access to the Internet possible even if the furthest-reaching areas of the world. High speed wireless signals can be communicated through light and that’s what the future of the Internet might look like. Sage Intacct users will benefit from this exploration into how we might do business and even just connect to the Internet at home in the future.

The jobs we'll lose to machines — and the ones we won't

This 4:36-video comes from machine learning expert Anthony Goldbloom explores the difference between what humans do well and what machines do well. That difference will become more important as more jobs are automated. What’s that difference? This quick and eye-opening TEDtalk will explain. Spending a few minutes on this talk will benefit Sage Intacct users by exploring the reality of what will happen when we automate the future. Will machines free us up from repetitive tasks so that we can focus on the really big challenges in our industries?

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