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Belonging in technology -- what I learned from Steve Jobs | Andrew B. Williams | TEDxUWMilwaukee

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Published on Nov 17, 2014

This talk was given at a local TEDx event, produced independently of the TED Conferences. Andrew B. Williams is a successful humanoid roboticist who, despite his great successes, argues that a huge portion of the population is made to feel like they don't belong in technology. Andrew's story ranges from designing soccer robots, to competing in Robocup (a global robot-soccer tournament), to working for Apple for a position designed specifically for him by Steve Jobs.

Andrew B. Williams is a humanoid robotics professor who studies how robots can learn creativity through social interaction. He shares stories on how fostering a sense of belonging in students can lead to a more diverse, creative workforce and how a serendipitous meeting with Steve Jobs led to him becoming Apple’s first senior engineering diversity manager.

About TEDx, x = independently organized event In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At a TEDx event, TEDTalks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. These local, self-organized events are branded TEDx, where x = independently organized TED event. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events are self-organized.* (*Subject to certain rules and regulations)

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