Societal Innovation

A Few Critical Climate Technology Breakthroughs Multiplied…

This post also appears on Medium. 12–15 entrepreneurs, driven by entrepreneurial energy and passion for a vision, and a little bit of luck, could change…

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“20 Percent Doctor Included” & Dr. Algorithm: Speculations…

Healthcare has a radical opportunity to reinvent itself.  Healthcare today often results in suboptimal patient outcomes despite doctors doing the best they can within the…

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Vinod Khosla — Silicon Valley legend and early investor…

In this edition of “Lessons from the C-suite,” Advisory Board’s Eric Larsen sits down with Vinod Khosla, founder and president of Khosla Ventures and prolific…

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This is Climate: Innovating Solutions

From renewable energy to electric vehicles to artificial intelligence, innovative technologies are being deployed and scaled in new ways to slow the effects of climate…

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Down to Zero Podcast | Chase Value, Not Valuation

In this episode, Rajesh Swaminathan shares his views on climate – from why Climate 1.0 was not a failure to which 12 sectors within climate…

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Exponentially | Inside Tech’s Fight Against Climate…

Vinod joins Azeem Azhar in this episode of Exponentially to discuss the importance of technology and innovation to reach net-zero emissions.

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Fortune | Global Sustainability Forum 2023

Vinod joins executives and leaders across sectors to discuss the future of sustainability and the green economy. Courtesy of Fortune

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Future of Britain | How Will Technology Help Fight…

Samir Kaul joins Michelle You, CEO of Supercritical, and reporter Jon Sopel at the Tony Blair Institute for Global Change Future Of Britain conference to…

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TEDxBoston | World Needs 12 Good Instigators to Address…

Vinod Khosla, Partner at Khosla Ventures, provides a powerful overview of what is needed to address climate change. He says the world needs 12 good…

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Is Aging Solvable?

Matt Kaeberlein, Chief Science Officer of Optispan, explores the science behind aging and the potential strategies to enhance healthspan.

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What AI is Making Possible

Ilya Sutskever, co-founder and Chief Scientist at OpenAI, sits down with Sven Strohband to discuss AGI, LLMs and more.

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Imagination in Action | Vinod’s vision for Artificial…

In this talk, Vinod focuses on the transformative potential of AI and the pivotal role it will play in shaping the future.

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ARPA-E Energy Innovation Summit | Vinod Khosla

At the 2023 ARPA-E Energy Innovation Summit, renowned businessman and investor Vinod Khosla delivers a keynote address on “getting climate right” and how technology developed…

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Siddhartha Mukherjee and Anand Parikh On A New Way…

More than 50 years ago, President Nixon announced a moonshot to cure cancer. But the cure never came. More than half a million Americans still…

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MIT’s Angela Belcher on Cancer, Green Synthesis, and…

About a decade ago, when the President of MIT approached Angela Belcher about doing cancer research, Belcher turned her down. After all, Belcher is a…

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Can Batteries Solve Everything?

You want to do what’s right for the planet. So you buy an all-electric car. Right? Well… not always. Jay Whitacre, one of the country’s…

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How AI Destroys Businesses… and Creates New Ones

Artificial intelligence is upending the way business is done, and shifting who has the advantage. We talk with Harvard Business School’s Karim Lakhani about why…

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Why Entrepreneurs Ignore an Aging America – At Their…

After tennis great Serena Williams announced her retirement from tennis, she tweeted out an article from Joseph Coughlin, head of the MIT AgeLab. Williams said…

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Jeff Wilke: From Amazon Exec to Rebuilding American…

When Jeff Wilke left Amazon in 2021, where – since 2016 – he had served as CEO of Amazon Worldwide Consumer, his next chapter could…

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How A Tough 2022 Could Reshape Biotech

From massive supply chain issues to wary investors, 2022 is turning out to be a tough year for biotech. But it’s also a sector that’s…

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Can a Burger Save Us?

Patrick Brown makes burgers for a living, but he’ll tell you without hesitation: he has no interest in making burgers. So how did a Stanford…

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Turning Pollution into Jet Fuel (and Yoga Pants)

Sure, lots of business leaders have big dreams. But when Jennifer Holmgren tells you she wants to turn pollution into both jet fuel and yoga…

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What Smart Companies Know about Working with the Government

Silicon Valley and Washington, D.C., aren’t always two peas in a pod. The “move fast, break things” approach may not square with a cautious-at-all-costs outlook.…

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Why Nextdoor CEO Sarah Friar Took A Big Career Risk

When Sarah Friar quit as the CFO of Square, CEO Jack Dorsey wasn’t thrilled. But she felt compelled to take the leap. Friar explains why…

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Financial Times | Vinod Khosla: AI and climate investors…

This post also appears on Financial Times. As the US and China rivalry intensifies, Vinod Khosla argues breakthrough technologies – especially in AI and climate…

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Can We Replace Every Coal Plant by 2040?

Bob Mumgaard, CEO of Commonwealth Fusion, sits down with Vinod Khosla to discuss fusion – both where we are today and the progress he expects…

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Getting to the Impossible

Vinod Khosla gives a whirlwind tour of the many companies in our portfolio that are inventing the future and getting to the impossible.

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MIT Media Lab | AI for Impact with Vinod Khosla

Join Vinod Khosla as he shares his views on technology and AI and how he envisions it changing the future.

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Venture capital accelerates food technology innovation

Start-ups are now the predominant source of innovation in all categories of food technology. Venture capital can accelerate innovation by enabling start-ups to pursue niche…

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Fixing Healthcare | How Venture-backed Tech is Transforming…

Hear Vinod Khosla’s thoughts on technology, the venture world, and it’s influence on healthcare as he discusses the topic of “Fixing Healthcare” with Robert Pearl.…

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Vinod Khosla: Hubris and Paranoia | UCSF The Health…

Vinod Khosla, founder of Khosla Ventures and cofounder of Sun Microsystems. Vinod is an entrepreneur, investor, and technologist as well as a mentor to entrepreneurs…

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Fortune Brainstorm Health | Investing in Resilience

Join the conversation with Vinod Khosla and Christina Farr as they discuss important topics including the pandemic and the dire situation in India, climate change,…

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NeurIPS | AI, Can it be a Climate Changer?

Join Vinod Khosla as he discusses AI and climate change at the 2020 NeurIPS Conference.

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Startup Health | Investing in the Future of Healthcare…

The global pandemic ushered in a new era of health innovation. Join StartUp Health founders Steven Krein and Unity Stoakes for an interactive Fireside Chat…

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MIS2019 | Fireside Chat with Vinod Khosla & Dr. Toby…

In this video, Vinod Khosla speaks with Toby Cosgrove, Executive Advisor at the Cleveland Clinic, about the future of healthcare.

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ApplySci Silicon Valley | Vinod Khosla and Lisa Weiner…

Vinod Khosla and Lisa Weiner, Curator of ApplySci, have a wide ranging discussion on the role of AI in the future of healthcare.

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Tough Tech Summit | Vinod Khosla chat with Katie Rae

Vinod Khosla sits with Katie Rae, CEO and Managing Partner at MIT’s The Engine, to discuss the firm’s investment thesis of societal reinvention and the…

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A Glimpse into the Future

Vinod Khosla sits down with Sam Altman, CEO of OpenAI, to discuss the company’s ambitions in building an intelligence that is smarter and more capable…

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Stanford Seminar in Artificial Intelligence in Healthcare…

Vinod Khosla discusses the future of healthcare investing and the impact AI will have on the sector, from doctors day-to-day responsibilities to patient outcomes.

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Reinventing Societal Infrastructure with Technology 

As a technology optimist I like to say, “what can be imagined technologically reasonably can be invented” is more true than not and more a…

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AI: Scary for the Right Reasons

This post also appears on Hackernoon. Artificial intelligence, AI, has grabbed headlines, hype, and even consternation at the beast we are unleashing. Every powerful technology can…

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Economics of AI Workshop | AI: Musings of a Technology…

Vinod Khosla talks about the AI revolution, including its broad implications and the large structural changes it will catalyze across industries.

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AIMA: 2nd US – India Conference | Imagine Harnessing…

Hear from Vinod Khosla on pushing entrepreneurs to excellence, the innovation mindset, and how entrepreneurs can use technology to invent the future they want.

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Google in the New Era of Computing

In this talk, hear from Google SVP, Sundar Pichai, as he discusses the evolution of new technology and how patterns of usage have shifted with…

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TechCrunch | The Reinvention of Medicine: Dr. Algorithm…

This post also appears on TechCrunch.  The “practice of medicine” developed through tradition and the experiential evolution of best practices with small-scale medical research studies…

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Fireside Chat with Google Co-Founders, Sergey Brin…

Larry Page and Sergey Brin sit down with Vinod Khosla to discuss a wide range of topics including the acquisition that never was, why computers…

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Rockefeller University Insight Lecture Series | 2030:…

“Silicon Valley is not a place but a state of mind.” – Vinod Khosla In this talk, Vinod will speak about the ways in which he’s…

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New Solutions to Age Old Problems

In this video, hear from Jay Kimmelman, the co-founder and CEO of Bridge International Academies as he discusses how to disrupt the status quo in…

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Fortune | Technology Will Replace 80-Percent of What…

This post was also published by Fortune.  Data-driven healthcare won’t replace physicians entirely, but it will help those receptive to technology perform their jobs better.…

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Forbes | The big green opportunity: Transforming clean…

This post also appears in Forbes. Clean tech as we see it continues to be a large opportunity – one that we believe will create…

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Strata Rx | A Conversation with Vinod Khosla and Tim…

Vinod Khosla and Tim O’Reilly on the future of healthcare, the shift from the practice of medicine to the science of medicine, and the disruption…

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Fireside Chat with Bill Gates

Vinod Khosla and Bill Gates sit down for a wide ranging discussion on everything from the possibilities of science-driven innovation, how the US can maintain…

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TechCrunch | Will We Need Teachers or Algorithms?

This article appears in the January 2012 issue of Tech Crunch here. Editor’s note: This is Part III of a guest post written by legendary…

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TechCrunch | Do we Need Doctors or Algorithms?

This article is also posted on TechCrunch. Editor’s note: This is Part II of a guest series written by legendary Silicon Valley investor Vinod Khosla,…

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Forbes | Vinod Khosla’s “Fail” Strategy

In this video, Forbes’ journalist, Kym McNicholas, talks with Vinod Khosla as he discusses ignoring experts, failure and the black swan thesis of energy transformation,…

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Forbes | Black Swan Thesis of Energy Transformation 

The looming twin challenges of climate change and energy production are too big to be tackled by known solutions and time-honored traditions. Incremental remedies are…

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The Innovation Ecosystem

In this video, hear from John Hennessy, the President of Stanford University, as he discusses the innovation ecosystem – what is key to making it…

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Scientific American | In Search of the Radical Solution

This podcast appears on Scientific American. In a one-on-one dialogue, conducted before an audience of energy entrepreneurs and financiers at the recent GoingGreen conference in…

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Foreign Policy | Long Shots 

This article appears in the December 2010 issue of Foreign Policy here. Why throwing money at today’s clean-energy technologies could keep us from discovering tomorrow’s.…

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Greentech Media | Corn Ethanol: Time to Move On 

This post also appears on greentechmedia. We are approaching the expiration of tax subsidies for corn ethanol. Established in 2004, the initial purpose of the subsidy…

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The Washington Post | A Simpler Path to Cutting Carbon…

This post also appears in the The Washington Post. If our goal is carbon reduction, a cap-and-trade or carbon-pricing bill, with its likely compromises, would…

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Stanford Graduate School of Business: Green Tech Must…

Zero emission buildings and hybrid vehicles, have broad appeal, but any climate change solution must first make economic sense in order to truly be effective…

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Harvard Business Review | Reasons for long-term optimism…

This article is also published by Harvard Business Review. A Conversation with Vinod Khosla by Alison Berkley Wagonfeld From Vinod Khosla’s perspective, the world’s economic future looks bright.…

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Stanford Podcast | The Black Swans of Energy Invention

In this podcast with the Stanford Entrepreneurship Corner, hear from Vinod Khosla as he shatters conventional wisdom on energy reduction and instead encourages entrepreneurs to solve…

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The Architecture of Audacity: Assessing the Impact…

In 1997, a dozen heads of state  joined almost 3,000 participants from 137 countries in Washington, D.C. for the world’s first Microcredit Summit. During the…

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A Model for Implementing the “Bicycle Commute Economy” 

The economic development of India’s 600 million strong rural population presents formidable challenges and also great opportunities. A model called RISC – Rural Infrastructural &…

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The Microcredit Summit Campaign as a Social Movement

The Microcredit Summit Campaign (‘the Campaign’) has played a lead role in advocating for microfinance as one of the most important strategies to reduce poverty.…

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Microfinance: Enabling the Power of Ideas & Entrepreneurial…

In this deck, get Vinod Khosla’s perspective on micro finance and how it can enable entrepreneurial energy for the other half.

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