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Take WIRED's 3-D virtual tour of the ‪#‎NewSFMOMA‬ → http://sfmoma.me/21AJJ31 via SFMOMA San Francisco Museum of Modern Art
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DeepMind founder Demis Hassabis on how AI will shape the future    
DeepMind’s stunning victories over Go legend Lee Se-dol have stoked excitement over artificial intelligence’s potential more than any event in recent memory. But the Google subsidiary’s AlphaGo...
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Meet the young women who hunt South Africa's poachers— unarmed https://t.co/7lWxn3JdKw 
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A new generation of talent strategies, rooted in evidence-based HR and behavioral insights, is replacing HR practices centered on outdated ideas of human psychology and organizational design
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A Florida waterway is closed today as 300 #manatees congregate near a hot spring https://t.co/SarqLd345o +Discovery
Authorities temporarily shut down Florida's Three Sisters Springs after three hundred manatees gathered in a one-acre area on Monday.
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The Journey Continues…

Dear Friends,

My life has been a dream journey. From a little boy growing up in the Himalayas dreaming of the Star Trek computer, to an immigrant who came to the United States with two suitcases and not much else, to the person responsible for Search at Google, every turn has enriched me and made me a better person.

As I entered the fifteenth year of working at Google, I've been asking myself the question, "what would you want to do for the next fifteen?" The answer has overwhelmingly been: give back to others. It has always been a priority for me to give back to people who are less fortunate, and make time for my family amidst competing work constraints--but on both fronts, I simply want to give and do more.

Now is a good time to make this important life change. Things are in amazing shape. Search is stronger than ever, and will only get better in the hands of an outstanding set of senior leaders who are already running the show day-to-day.

It fills me with pride to see what we have built in the last fifteen years. Search has transformed people’s lives; over a billion people rely on us. Our mission of empowering people with information and the impact it has had on this world cannot be overstated. When I started, who would have imagined that in a short period of fifteen years, we would tap a button, ask Google anything and get the answer. Today, it has become second nature to us. My dream Star Trek computer is becoming a reality, and it is far better than what I ever imagined.

I love Google. It is a company that believes in doing the right thing, a company that believes in doing good in the world, a company… that cares. I look back at my time here with a profound sense of gratitude that I was a part of building this. Now, with pride, gratitude, and joy in my heart, I need to define my next fifteen years. I am eager to see what kind of impact I can make philanthropically, and of course, to spend more time with my family--especially with my wife who I miss spending time with given our incredibly busy lives, and our son who will go to college soon, leaving an empty nest behind.

Feb 26 will be my last day at Google. My relationships are the most important thing I’ve accumulated in life and I’d love for that to continue. Please do drop me a line occasionally and we can have a cup of tea.

As Chief Si’ahl said “Take nothing but memories, leave nothing but footprints!” I am taking so many fond memories with me, and hopefully I’ve left a small footprint here.

With Love,
Amit
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How do you beat writer's block? 

by +Maria Konnikova +The New Yorker 
Graham Greene kept a dream journal to help ward off writer’s block. Credit Photograph by Rene Saint Paul / RDA / Everett
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We should all be feminists, TED Talk by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie 
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"Talent is equally distributed across the human family, but opportunity is not." Find out how +Sama Impact is building a movement to change this. Sama's Q4 Learnings Call:
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Scientists have found parts of the brain that react almost exclusively to the sound of music https://t.co/rhkzAoVaYf via @nytimes
M.I.T. researchers have devised a radical approach to brain imaging that reveals what past studies missed about neural responses to music.
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