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From Google X to the Algorithm for Happiness

A conversation with Mo Gawdat


Within the context of the Lab Meetings, we invite Mo Gawdat to dialogue with Ramon Sangüesa about the formula for happiness, the contradictions of the major technology companies and about the projects and laboratory work of the search engine that will dominate the world.

Mo Gawdat has spent a large part of his career at three of the most influential technology companies in the world: IBM, Microsoft and Google. He is currently the Chief Business Officer of Google [X], one of the world’s cutting-edge labs, which is highly secretive and determining the advances technologies will follow. Among projects already revealed we find, among others: self-driving cars, the famous Google Glass, Project Loon to provide an Internet service via balloons in the stratosphere, an anti-tremor spoons for patients with Parkinson’s and neuronal networks for voice recognition and artificial  vision.

Following twelve years of research into happiness. Gawdat developed an algorithm to re-establish happiness when an event throws us off course. His algorithm was subjected to the toughest of tests in 2014 with the sudden death of his son Ali. Following this event, he wrote the book Solve for Happy: Engineer Your Path to Joy (North Star Way, 2017).

The Lab Meetings have as their objective the holding of dialogues with relevant figures in innovation in its different fields and manifestations.

Presenters: Ramon Sangüesa

Participants: Mo Gawdat

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