ClubTED presents “The birth of a word” by Deb Roy

MIT researcher Deb Roy wanted to understand how his infant son learned language -- so he wired up his house with video cameras to catch every moment (with exceptions) of his son's life, then parsed 90,000 hours of home video to watch "gaaaa" slowly turn into "water." Astonishing, data-rich research with deep implications for how we learn.

Beyond the personal example, the new data-driven methods for analyzing and modeling human linguistic and social behavior have huge implications. We hope to scratch the surface in understanding the implications during our discussion.


Please note that the TED video presenter will not be attending the event (unless the presenter catches this open invite or our influential members are able to invite her / him).
This Meetup works like a book club, but the discussion topics are clips from TED (, "Ideas Worth Spreading". During each Meetup, we'll watch an approx. 20 minute TED talk and then spend an hour discussing the ideas presented.

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  • A former member
    A former member

    I'm not going to make it so someone can take my spot

    March 6, 2013

  • Spiro C.

    Sorry! Crap came up at work.

    March 6, 2013

  • Jean B.

    Interesting topic. Look forward to a spot opening.

    March 2, 2013

  • Spiro C.

    I hope 2 spots open up!

    February 28, 2013

  • Amal a.

    Love the idea of the meet-up! looking forward to discussing TED ideas

    February 23, 2013

  • David M.

    Looking forward to it!

    February 23, 2013

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    February 22, 2013

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