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What do MP3s and Magic Spells Have in Common?

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Both spells and music were born from a freely available folk culture, but are now sold as commercial goods. There are thousands of artists (and witches!) trying to figure out how to make a living in an age where their products can be infinitely copied. And with commercialization, the morality and legality of sharing these once open cultural products has become complicated.

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Can Video Games Become the Next Spectator Sport?

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Does Math Really Exist?

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Is Developing Artificial Intelligence (AI) Ethical?

Idea Channel reflects on the benefit (or threat?) of Artificial Intelligence.

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