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Exploring the World of Chatbots   Recently updated !

Did you already have a productive conversation with a chatbot? This blog post gives a short introduction to how bots have developed from funny games to serious business. Today Chatbots are starting to make an impact on our world. Recently the story of Microsoft’s Xiaoice, a Chinese language chatbot, surfaced. Reports are […]


How to achieve happiness by writing love letters to strangers

Going through life minding your own business can be a safe way to live, especially in a big city. However, going through life submerged only in your own world can develop into depression and loneliness. What if you could improve your happiness by helping others and exploring your city? Living in […]


Ode to the Odds #1
The Sound of Vienna

This month we start a new series in the TEDxVienna Blog, in which we want to introduce you to all the quirks of Vienna: Our bloggers uncover unusual facts and trivia, and weird aspects of Vienna you may never have noticed. Whether you are Viennese or have moved to the […]


Coffee House Readings #16: Simple as that

For my first Coffee House Reading, I wanted to share a book with you that has taught me something different than any other book I’ve read so far: The Laws of Simplicity in Design, Technology, Business and Life by John Maeda. I’ve chosen this particular book, because I usually don’t simplify […]


What Is The Link Between Garbage And Creativity?

If you’ve noticed the trash cans around Vienna, then you know they try to lure you into doing the right thing with playful phrases and creativity. Most of the time it’s difficult to find English equivalents for the witty slogans without providing lengthy explanations. When friends visit from out of […]


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Coffee House Readings #11: The Laws of Medicine

Does medicine have universal laws that doctors and patients can count on? It oftentimes seems like this is not the case. And still, there’s an apparent need for it. This 1.5 hour read is a book that even busy interns can manage to squeeze into their around-the-clock working schedule. And […]


O Home, where art thou?
Vienna through the eyes of the homeless.

Vienna, ranked “the most livable city”, is often associated with music, art and coffee… but let us scratch the beautiful surface and see what is hiding underneath. Although Vienna houses a wide mix of people, there are some that you probably have looked at, chosen to not really see and […]


RESTART – Creating art spaces for creatives

On September, 17th 2015, Anish Kapoor and Ai Weiwei led a 8-mile-walk between their artworks in London as an act of solidarity with refugees around the world: “We are demanding creativity of others, recognizing that those who leave their country and go on a journey across the water full of […]


Coffee House Readings #10: Love Warrior

“I was loved. If love could prevent pain, I’d never have suffered.” If honesty had a name, I would call her Glennon Melton Doyle. She is not only the author of her autobiographical book “Love Warrior” but also of her own remarkable life. This month’s book review is about the heartwarming story of […]