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Zeynep Tufekci: We're building a dystopia just to make people click on ads | TED Talk
We're building an artificial intelligence-powered dystopia, one click at a time, says techno-sociologist Zeynep Tufekci. In an eye-opening talk, she details how the same algorithms companies like Facebook, Google and Amazon use to get you to click on ads are also used to organize your access to political and social information. And the machines aren't even the real threat. What we need to understand is how the powerful might use AI to control us -- and what we can do in response.
artificialintelligence  advertising  facebook  ted 
29 days ago by jorgebarba
Should emotions be taught in schools? |
Our unresolved, unacknowledged feelings can lead us into anxiety, arguments and worse. Some educators believe it’s time to give our kids emotional instruction along with their ABCs.
emotions  education  futureofeducation  work  futureofwork  ted 
5 weeks ago by jorgebarba
Why we need to create AI that thinks in ways we can’t even imagine |
We usually think of AI as faster and better versions of human brains, but if we want technology to progress by leads and bounds, we must make AI that is like nothing else on Earth, says digital visionary Kevin Kelly.
artificialintelligence  ted 
5 weeks ago by jorgebarba
4 thought-provoking questions to spark conversation |
We’re on the brink of a future beyond what we can fathom — a future with driverless cars, designer babies, intelligent robots, and digital doppelgangers. Who will you choose to be in that future? How will it change you?
ethics  genetics  transportation  ted 
5 weeks ago by jorgebarba
Can you teach a computer to be funny? |
Here’s one example of a machine-generated joke: “Why did the chicken cross the road? To see the punchline.” Learn about the work that scientists are doing to make AI more LOL.
artificialintelligence  humor  ted 
5 weeks ago by jorgebarba
Where in the world is the most advanced e-government? Estonia. |
This tiny republic has the most startups per person and the fastest broadband speeds, and it offers something no other country does: e-residency. Estonia is aiming to create the ideal information society. Technology thinker and entrepreneur Andrew Keen goes there to find out how it works.
estonia  europe  Internet  ted  government 
5 weeks ago by jorgebarba
Scott Galloway: How Amazon, Apple, Facebook and Google manipulate our emotions | TED Talk | TED.com
The combined market capitalization of Amazon, Apple, Facebook and Google is now equivalent to the GDP of India. How did these four companies come to infiltrate our lives so completely? In a spectacular rant, Scott Galloway shares insights and eye-opening stats about their dominance and motivation -- and what happens when a society prizes shareholder value over everything else.
amazon  google  apple  facebook  ted  marketing 
november 2017 by jorgebarba
Why we need to create AI that thinks in ways we can’t even imagine |
We usually think of AI as faster and better versions of human brains, but if we want technology to progress by leads and bounds, we must make AI that is like nothing else on Earth, says digital visionary Kevin Kelly.
artificialintelligence  ted 
august 2017 by jorgebarba
Machines might be better than humans at creativity. What can we do? |
But some jobs — and industries — will still require a human touch. Technology researchers Andrew McAfee and Erik Brynjolfsson have a guess as to which ones.
artificialintelligence  automation  Creativity  design  work  futureofwork  ted 
august 2017 by jorgebarba
How TED Chooses The Young Changemakers Who Become TED Fellows
The fellows get a chance to present their ideas at TED to an enormous global audience. Want to join? You’ll need a great idea, authenticity, and a willingness to collaborate.
ted  FastCompany 
august 2017 by jorgebarba
Are you ready for the impending age of robots? |
Economist Robin Hanson thinks the era of ems — robots with artificial copies of human brains — could occur in the next century. Read his astonishing predictions … and prepare for your jaw to drop.
artificialintelligence  robots  robotics  automation  ted 
june 2017 by jorgebarba
Expert Asserts That Universal Basic Income Would Eliminate Poverty
Rutger Bregman, a Dutch historian and basic income advocate gave a TED Talk on Universal Basic Income and how pulling people out of poverty will give them more choice in life. Such a move could have an impressive impact on areas such as mental and general health, and even drug use.
economics  ted 
june 2017 by jorgebarba
How technology has transformed how we connect-and reject-in the digital age |
We have more romantic choices than ever before — and much more uncertainty. Psychotherapist and relationship therapist Esther Perel surveys how tech has completely changed the age-old process of dating and mating.
dating  love  ted 
april 2017 by jorgebarba
How to get power |
In a democracy, power resides with the people. Here’s some helpful advice on how you can get your share, from civics educator Eric Liu.
howto  power  activism  storytelling  ted  democracy 
april 2017 by jorgebarba
Empathy is overrated |
While it may result in tremendous good, empathy can also be narrow, biased and surprisingly insensitive, argues psychology professor Paul Bloom.
empathy  psychology  ted 
april 2017 by jorgebarba
Should emotions be taught in schools? |
Our unresolved, unacknowledged feelings can lead us into anxiety, arguments and worse. Some educators believe it’s time to give our kids emotional instruction along with their ABCs.
education  futureofeducation  work  futureofwork  ted  emotions 
march 2017 by jorgebarba
What should the future of capitalism look like? |
Should we retire labels like capitalism or socialism? Can we embrace the messy, uncategorizable economic reality? Two economists discuss
capitalism  economics  ted  socialism 
march 2017 by jorgebarba
Three transformative ways to think about the future |
Want to reframe your view of what lies ahead? Innovation consultant Ari Wallach shares three transformative ways of thinking that could help us tackle our toughest problems.
futurism  innovation  ted 
march 2017 by jorgebarba
Will universal basic income end inequality? Maybe. |
But these 3 alternative solutions could be faster ways to achieve increased opportunity, prosperity and equality.
economics  inequality  ted  labor 
march 2017 by jorgebarba
The rise of the useless class |
Historian Yuval Noah Harari makes a bracing prediction: just as mass industrialization created the working class, the AI revolution will create a new unworking class.
artificialintelligence  algorithms  work  futureofwork  automation  economics  ted 
march 2017 by jorgebarba
Kevin Slavin: How algorithms shape our world | TED Talk | TED.com
We live in a world run by algorithms, computer programs that make decisions or solve problems for us. In this riveting, funny talk, Kevin Slavin shows how modern algorithms determine stock prices, espionage tactics, even the movies you watch. But, he asks: If we depend on complex algorithms to manage our daily decisions — when do we start to lose control?
algorithms  ted 
september 2016 by jorgebarba
Adam Grant: The surprising habits of original thinkers | TED Talk | TED.com
How do creative people come up with great ideas? Organizational psychologist Adam Grant studies "originals": thinkers who dream up new ideas and take action to put them into the world. In this talk, learn three unexpected habits of originals — including embracing failure. "The greatest originals are the ones who fail the most, because they're the ones who try the most," Grant says. "You need a lot of bad ideas in order to get a few good ones."
creativity  innovation  ted  leadership  experimentation 
april 2016 by jorgebarba
Astro Teller: The unexpected benefit of celebrating failure | TED Talk | TED.com
"Great dreams aren't just visions," says Astro Teller, "They're visions coupled to strategies for making them real." The head of X (formerly Google X), Teller takes us inside the "moonshot factory," as it's called, where his team seeks to solve the world's biggest problems through experimental projects like balloon-powered Internet and wind turbines that sail through the air. Find out X's secret to creating an organization where people feel comfortable working on big, risky projects and exploring audacious ideas.
google  innovation  management  ted  experimentation 
april 2016 by jorgebarba
Jennifer Doudna: We can now edit our DNA. But let's do it wisely | TED Talk | TED.com
Geneticist Jennifer Doudna co-invented a groundbreaking new technology for editing genes, called CRISPR-Cas9. The tool allows scientists to make precise edits to DNA strands, which could lead to treatments for genetic diseases … but could also be used to create so-called "designer babies." Doudna reviews how CRISPR-Cas9 works — and asks the scientific community to pause and discuss the ethics of this new tool.
genetics  biotech  biology  ted  medicine 
march 2016 by jorgebarba
Daniel H. Cohen: For argument’s sake | TED Talk | TED.com
Why do we argue? To out-reason our opponents, prove them wrong, and, most of all, to win! ... Right? Philosopher Daniel H. Cohen shows how our most common form of argument — a war in which one person must win and the other must lose — misses out on the real benefits of engaging in active disagreement.
argument  psychology  communication  philosophy  ted 
march 2016 by jorgebarba
Building a psychologically safe workplace: Amy Edmondson at TEDxHGSE
The Novartis Professor of Leadership and Management at Harvard Business School is well known for her work on teams.
management  leadership  productivity  teams  teamwork  collaboration  ted 
february 2016 by jorgebarba
We Are Now At Peak TED — Backchannel — Medium
In 2016, the celebrated and reviled conference doubled down on its TED-ness
virtualreality  ted 
february 2016 by jorgebarba
Why I want you to steal my ideas |
Writer Seth Godin explains why it’s absolutely fine if you steal his ideas … you have to promise to make them better.
creativity  ted 
january 2016 by jorgebarba
Ellen Jorgensen: Biohacking -- you can do it, too | TED Talk | TED.com
We have personal computing — why not personal biotech? That’s the question biologist Ellen Jorgensen and her colleagues asked themselves before opening Genspace, a nonprofit DIY bio lab in Brooklyn devoted to citizen science, where amateurs can go and tinker with biotechnology. Far from being a sinister Frankenstein's lab (as some imagined it), Genspace offers a long list of fun, creative and practical uses for DIY bio.
biohacking  biotech  diy  ted 
january 2016 by jorgebarba
Allan Savory: How to green the world's deserts and reverse climate change - YouTube
"Desertification is a fancy word for land that is turning to desert," begins Allan Savory in this quietly powerful talk. And terrifyingly, it's happening to about two-thirds of the world's grasslands, accelerating climate change and causing traditional grazing societies to descend into social chaos. Savory has devoted his life to stopping it. He now believes -- and his work so far shows -- that a surprising factor can protect grasslands and even reclaim degraded land that was once desert.
globalwarming  africa  climate  environment  ted 
december 2015 by jorgebarba
Climate Change Is Happening. Here's How We Adapt | Alice Bows-Larkin | TED Talks - YouTube
Imagine the hottest day you've ever experienced. Now imagine it's six, 10 or 12 degrees hotter. According to climate researcher Alice Bows-Larkin, that's the type of future in store for us if we don't significantly cut our greenhouse gas emissions now. She suggests that it's time we do things differently—a whole system change, in fact—and seriously consider trading economic growth for climate stability.
climate  environment  ted 
december 2015 by jorgebarba
Nancy Duarte: The secret structure of great talks | TED Talk | TED.com
From the "I have a dream" speech to Steve Jobs’ iPhone launch, many great talks have a common structure that helps their message resonate with listeners. In this talk, presentation expert Nancy Duarte shares practical lessons on how to make a powerful call-to-action.
presentation  storytelling  ted  communication 
november 2015 by jorgebarba
The Future of Flying Robots | Vijay Kumar | TED Talks - YouTube
At his lab at the University of Pennsylvania, Vijay Kumar and his team have created autonomous aerial robots inspired by honeybees. Their latest breakthrough: Precision Farming, in which swarms of robots map, reconstruct and analyze every plant and piece of fruit in an orchard, providing vital information to farmers that can help improve yields and make water management smarter.
robots  drones  ted  farming  agriculture 
november 2015 by jorgebarba
Screen Time - Part II
When we go online, we present a digital version of ourselves. How do we transform when we interact inside our screens? In this episode, TED speakers explore the expanding role of our "second selves."
algorithms  virtualworlds  npr  digitization  ted 
september 2015 by jorgebarba
Screen Time - Part I
It's normal for us to always be glued to our screens. So how are they changing us, and how will they shape our future? This hour, TED speakers explore our ambivalent relationships with our screens.
mobile  npr  ted  technology  virtualreality 
september 2015 by jorgebarba
Falling in love is the easy part
Did you know you can fall in love with anyone just by asking them 36 questions? Mandy Len Catron tried this experiment, it worked, and she wrote a viral article about it (that your mom probably sent you). But … is that real love? Did it last? And what’s the difference between falling in love and staying in love?
love  relationships  ted 
september 2015 by jorgebarba
10 things you didn't know about orgasm
"Bonk" author Mary Roach delves into obscure scientific research, some of it centuries old, to make 10 surprising claims about sexual climax, ranging from the bizarre to the hilarious. (This talk is aimed at adults. Viewer discretion advised.)
biology  anatomy  psychology  orgasm  sex  ted 
august 2015 by jorgebarba
How to live with robots
As machines grow ever more intelligent, they're emerging not just as powerful tools, but close companions. These talks -- while offering some whizzy demos -- examine how robots are becoming an intimate part of our lives.
robotics  robots  ted 
august 2015 by jorgebarba
How to run a company with (almost) no rules
What if your job didn’t control your life? Brazilian CEO Ricardo Semler practices a radical form of corporate democracy, rethinking everything from board meetings to how workers report their vacation days (they don’t have to). It’s a vision that rewards the wisdom of workers, promotes work-life balance — and leads to some deep insight on what work, and life, is really all about. Bonus question: What if schools were like this too?
leadership  management  ted 
august 2015 by jorgebarba
The math behind basketball's wildest moves
Basketball is a fast-moving game of improvisation, contact and, ahem, spatio-temporal pattern recognition. Rajiv Maheswaran and his colleagues are analyzing the movements behind the key plays of the game, to help coaches and players combine intuition with new data. Bonus: What they're learning could help us understand how humans move everywhere.
mat  sports  datamining  basketball  nba  ted 
july 2015 by jorgebarba
How this FBI strategy is actually creating US-based terrorists
There's an organization responsible for more terrorism plots in the United States than al-Qaeda, al-Shabaab and ISIS combined: The FBI. How? Why? In an eye-opening talk, investigative journalist Trevor Aaronson reveals a disturbing FBI practice that breeds terrorist plots by exploiting Muslim-Americans with mental health problems.
fbi  terrorism  ted 
july 2015 by jorgebarba
How augmented reality will change sports ... and build empathy
Chris Kluwe wants to look into the future of sports and think about how technology will help not just players and coaches, but fans. Here the former NFL punter envisions a future in which augmented reality will help people experience sports as if they are directly on the field — and maybe even help them see others in a new light, too.
virtualreality  augmentedreality  datamining  sports  ted 
july 2015 by jorgebarba
What do we do when antibiotics don’t work any more?
Penicillin changed everything. Infections that had previously killed were suddenly quickly curable. Yet as Maryn McKenna shares in this sobering talk, we've squandered the advantages afforded us by that and later antibiotics. Drug-resistant bacteria mean we're entering a post-antibiotic world — and it won't be pretty. There are, however, things we can do ... if we start right now.
medicine  ted  healthcare 
june 2015 by jorgebarba
4 Must-Watch Inspirational TED Talks on Creativity in Business
Get inspired and let the creative juices flow with expert advice from these top TED speakers.
creativity  ted  innovation  inc 
june 2015 by jorgebarba
Where are the baby dinosaurs?
In a spellbinding talk, paleontologist Jack Horner tells the story of how iconoclastic thinking revealed a shocking secret about some of our most beloved dinosaurs.
paleontology  dinosaurs  ted 
june 2015 by jorgebarba
Creative problem-solving in the face of extreme limits
Navi Radjou has spent years studying "jugaad," also known as frugal innovation. Pioneered by entrepreneurs in emerging markets who figured out how to get spectacular value from limited resources, the practice has now caught on globally. Peppering his talk with a wealth of examples of human ingenuity at work, Radjou also shares three principles for how we can all do more with less.
creativity  innovation  ted 
january 2015 by jorgebarba
6 ideas from creative thinkers to shake up your work routine
To improve your ability to think creatively, try one of these changes to your work routine.
writing  creativity  tips  procrastination  inspiration  ted 
november 2014 by jorgebarba
To create for the ages, let's combine art and engineering
"Visionaries not only believe that the impossible can be done, but that it must be done."
art  design  engineering  leadership  ted 
november 2014 by jorgebarba
From Curiosity To Discovery
Why do some people spend years trying to answer a single question, or even risk their lives to discover something new? In this hour, TED speakers explore how curiosity leads to unexpected places.
Curiosity  creativity  ted 
september 2014 by jorgebarba
Should we redesign humans?
The age of bioengineering is upon us, with scientists' understanding of how to engineer cells, tissues and organs improving at a rapid pace. Here, how this could affect the future of our physical bodies.
bioengineering  ted 
august 2014 by jorgebarba
The future of medicine | Playlist | TED
Take this tour of medicine's future with some of the trailblazing doctors charting its course. Once you've seen a transplantable human kidney created from a 3D printer, almost anything is imaginable ...
medicine  future  ted 
august 2014 by jorgebarba
How does my brain work? | Playlist | TED.com
How exactly does the brain -- a 3-pound snarl of nervous tissue -- create inspired inventions, the feeling of hunger, the experience of beauty, the sense of self? Researchers at the edge of science explain …
brain  neuroscience  ted 
august 2014 by jorgebarba
How we make choices | Playlist | TED.com
Illuminating talks on why some choices are so tough and how we can choose to make better ones. (Or are we in control of our own choices at all?)
decisionmaking  decision_making  psychology  ted 
august 2014 by jorgebarba
Geoffrey West: The surprising math of cities and corporations | Talk Video | TED.com
Physicist Geoffrey West has found that simple, mathematical laws govern the properties of cities — that wealth, crime rate, walking speed and many other aspects of a city can be deduced from a single number: the city's population. In this mind-bending talk from TEDGlobal he shows how it works and how similar laws hold for organisms and corporations.
ted  biology  cities  complexity  math  science 
august 2014 by jorgebarba
What Is Original? : TED Radio Hour : NPR
When is copying flattery, when is it thievery, and when is it sheer genius? In this hour, TED speakers explore how sampling, borrowing, and riffing make all of us innovators.
creativity  innovation  npr  ted 
august 2014 by jorgebarba
From mach-20 glider to hummingbird drone
"What would you attempt to do if you knew you could not fail?" asks Regina Dugan, then director of DARPA, the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency. In this breathtaking talk she describes some of the extraordinary projects — a robotic hummingbird, a prosthetic arm controlled by thought, and, well, the internet — that her agency has created by not worrying that they might fail. (Followed by a Q&A with TED's Chris Anderson)
ted  innovation  darpa  leadership 
july 2014 by jorgebarba
TEDxSanJoseCA 2012 - Doug Dietz - Transforming Healthcare for Children and Their Families - YouTube
As a principal designer for GE Healthcare, Doug had been designing diagnostic imaging equipment for more than 20 years when he realized that young patients' actual experience of this cutting -- edge technology was, well, awful. Children were often so terrified by the prospect of lying alone inside the huge, noisy machine that they often had to be sedated just to get through the experience. Doug put together a team of experts to solve this problem, including staff from a local children's museum, kids and hospital staff. The result was an innovative, design-driven solution that utterly transformed the experience for children. In addition to holding 6 utility patents and over 16 design patents, Doug teaches creative innovation as a part of the GE "innovation at work" initiative and is Lead Design Architect for two key design incubators.
design  experience_design  experiencedesign  ted  healthcare  innovation 
july 2014 by jorgebarba
Why We Collaborate : TED Radio Hour : NPR
In this hour, TED speakers unravel ideas behind the mystery of mass collaborations that build a better world.
collaboration  ted  npr  innovation  productivity 
may 2014 by jorgebarba
Brand Over Brain : TED Radio Hour : NPR
Brands help us assign value to almost everything we buy. But is there a way to know the difference between real and created value? In this episode, TED speakers explore the seductive power of brands.
branding  marketing  ted  psychology  behavior  npr 
may 2014 by jorgebarba
The Money Paradox
How does money motivate, trick, satisfy and disappoint us? In this hour, TED speakers share insights into our relationship with money.
money  behavior  psychology  npr  ted 
may 2014 by jorgebarba
How the Mind Works: 10 Fascinating TED Talks — PsyBlog
How memory works, what visual illusions reveal, the price of happiness, the power of introverts and more…
mind  brain  memory  psyblog  ted 
april 2014 by jorgebarba
Framing The Story : TED Radio Hour : NPR
In this hour, TED speakers explore the art of storytelling — and how good stories have the power to transform our perceptions of the world.
storytelling  npr  persuasion  communication  ted  pixar 
april 2014 by jorgebarba
A seven-minute reminder that the world is incredibly beautiful
Witness some incredible footage taken with high-speed cameras, time lapses and microscopes.
ted  photography  earth 
april 2014 by jorgebarba
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