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15 May 2017

Inside the Invention Factory of Polymath Nathan Myhrvold

This confidant of Bill Gates wants to reinvent how inventions are born. He created a huge patent library and a “start-up factory” that has produced prototypes of nuclear reactors, antennas and radars, but also 900 new bread recipes...

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14 June 2016

Bloomberg Advantage: Myhrvold sees AI interesting for investing

Nathan P Myhrvold CEO/Co-Founder Intellectual Ventures Management LLC Discussing the current invention environment and what he looks for before investing in technologies like artificial intelligence.

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14 June 2016

The Biggest Problem With Flying Cars Is The Pilots

The key to making effective flying cars is eliminating the need for a human pilot, according to Nathan Myhrvold, the co-founder and chief executive of Intellectual Ventures. "The problem with flying cars is that we're not all good enough to fly them," he said at a session at Bloomberg's 2016 Technology Conference in San Francisco. "The leading cause of plane crashes is pilot error."


13 November 2015

Unnatural Acts of Discovery and Invention

Nathan Myhrvold challenges British aristocrat Matt Ridley's view that government just gets in the way of the natural evolution of science and invention - that too much taxpayer money is spent on science, and that patents hinder progress.


11 November 2015

Where Does Technological Innovation Come From?

Nathan Myhrvold squares off with author and journalist Matt Ridley on the source of true technological innovation. Nathan takes Ridley to task on a number of issues and defends the critical role government investment plays in basic scientific research, discusses the importance of patents and awards, and clarifies the true nature of parallel discovery in innovation.


03 November 2015

Exclusive Interview with Nathan Myhrvold

Nathan Myhrvold explains the role of invention in solving the most difficult problems for the poorest people in the world, shares thoughts on how to manage teams of smart people to accomplish great things and discusses the value of failure in the game of invention.


19 October 2015

Entrepreneurship

Nathan Myhrvold provides his thoughts on entrepreneurship, the characteristics of successful invention and innovation, and more alongside the likes of Sir Richard Branson, Sir James Dyson and other successful entrepreneurs.


18 May 2015

Myhrvold’s innovative vaccine storage

How do you keep vaccines cool in hot developing countries without electricity? CNN's Fareed Zakaria talks with Nathan Myhrvold about his new invention, Arktek.


26 November 2014

Nathan Myhrvold Delivers the Straight Poop on Foodborne Illnesses at Harvard

Eater's Boston editor, Rachel Leah Blumenthal, reviews Nathan Myhrvold's speech on foodborne illnesses and food fads from Harvard University's annual Science & Cooking public lecture series.


08 August 2014

Nathan Myhrvold loves the business of ideas

Heather Clancy with ZDNet, discusses how the former Microsoft innovation chief is reinventing intellectual property protection and creating a new framework for stimulating innovation across a very wide spectrum of disciplines.


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