fbpx

Dr. Sweta Chakraborty | Do Not Trust Your Brain: Innate Biases are the Bane of our Existence

From TEDxYYC 2020

What do we do to make the decisions we make? If you’re not quite sure, then Dr. Sweta Chakraborty’s experience as a risk and behavioural scientist examining the decisions we make might help. Chakraborty’s work is motivated by the need for clear, credible, evidence-based communication to urgently and proactively manage the risks that threaten human security and well-being. She is the U.S. Representative for “We Don’t Have Time,” the Sweden-based tech start-up that launched Greta Thunberg to global renown, as well as the founder and principle of Adapt to Thrive, a venture that seeks to better inform individuals, businesses, and government entities on the complex, interconnected challenges already existing and emerging from a warming planet.

 

Twitter
@swetac

Instagram
@swetachak

Facebook
@Dr.SwetaChakraborty

Youtube
Dr. Sweta Chakraborty

LinkedIn
Dr. Sweta Chakraborty

Website
www.swetachakraborty.com/

Check Out Other Previous Talks

Amy Bishop | Hallelujah – Live Musical Performance

Amy Bishop | Hallelujah – Live Musical Performance

Amy Bishop performs her famous cover of Hallelujah at a live drive-in TEDxYYC event in Calgary. Amy Bishop’s voice is a combination of the smooth of the pavement and the gravel of the road, with the ability to charm listeners with her sweet tones; yet stun audiences with the ability to hit any high note.

read more
Dan Balaban | From Molecules to Electrons: Moving Past Polarization in Energy

Dan Balaban | From Molecules to Electrons: Moving Past Polarization in Energy

The energy discussion has become increasingly polarized. Global demand for energy is continuing to grow at phenomenal rate, but the threat of human-caused climate change is forcing us to explore new ways of producing the energy our modern world needs. The resulting narrative from this tension pits renewables against fossil fuels, demanding that we choose a side. Dan Balaban believes that this narrative is false, unproductive, and unnecessarily polarized.

read more