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'6/13/2024 2:54:20 PM'

Why AI needs a "nutrition label" | Kasia Chmielinski

What do sandwiches have to do with AI? Data reformist Kasia Chmielinski helps us think about artificial intelligence with a useful food metaphor — and breaks down why AI systems should have "nutrition labels" to ensure the development of fairer, m...

'6/12/2024 2:57:13 PM'

Entertainment is getting an AI upgrade | Kylan Gibbs

AI has the power to bring your favorite fictional characters to life, says technologist Kylan Gibbs. Introducing Caleb, an "AI agent" with personality and internal reasoning, he demonstrates how AI-powered characters can interact with people in no...

'6/11/2024 2:35:53 PM'

Even healthy couples fight — the difference is how | Julie and John Gottman

Can conflict actually bring you and your partner closer? It depends on how you fight, say Julie and John Gottman, the world's leading relationship scientists. They share why the way couples fight can predict the future of their relationships — and...

'6/10/2024 2:53:08 PM'

What DEI gets wrong — and how to do it right | Paolo Gaudiano

Social entrepreneur Paolo Gaudiano explains why many companies are taking the wrong approach to diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) initiatives — by overly focusing on one thing. To avoid backlash and costly turnover, he shows the key change lea...

'6/7/2024 2:44:35 PM'

Why broken hearts hurt — and what heals them | Yoram Yovell

What's the relationship between physical and mental pain, and how can you ease both? Revealing how your experiences of love, loss and pain are deeply intertwined, neuroscientist Yoram Yovell sheds light on the surprising role of your brain's endor...

'6/6/2024 2:56:31 PM'

How to use venture capital for good | Freada Kapor Klein

Freada Kapor Klein isn't your typical venture capitalist. She's thrown out the standard investment playbook in order to close the opportunity gap for low-income communities. She explains how her firm is investing in entrepreneurs and startups solv...

'6/5/2024 2:35:33 PM'

A snack's journey from the farm to your mouth | Aruna Rangachar Pohl

How does a biscuit make it from the farm to your plate? Sustainable development leader Aruna Rangachar Pohl unpacks the long journey of one of India's most beloved snacks, revealing how the current industrial farming model is eating the planet. Le...

'6/4/2024 3:01:27 PM'

Your right to repair AI systems | Rumman Chowdhury

For AI to achieve its full potential, non-experts need to contribute to its development, says Rumman Chowdhury, CEO and cofounder of Humane Intelligence. She shares how the right-to-repair movement of consumer electronics provides a promising mode...

'6/3/2024 2:46:47 PM'

The difference between false empathy and true support | Chezare A. Warren

There's a right way and wrong way to do empathy, says author and scholar Chezare A. Warren. So how do we get it right? He unpacks the source of false empathy and explains the key shift in perspective we need to build healthy relationships and trul...

'5/31/2024 2:57:36 PM'

12 predictions for the future of technology | Vinod Khosla

Techno-optimist Vinod Khosla believes in the world-changing power of "foolish ideas." He offers 12 bold predictions for the future of technology — from preventative medicine to car-free cities to planes that get us from New York to London in 90 mi...

'5/31/2024 2:51:40 PM'

How to imagine a better future for democracy | adrienne maree brown and Baratunde Thurston

US democracy needs repair — and care is the answer, says author adrienne maree brown in conversation with writer and activist Baratunde Thurston. In a sweeping discussion on what it means to be an active citizen, they unpack how to design a futur...

'5/30/2024 2:52:38 PM'

My quest to cure prion disease — before it's too late | Sonia Vallabh

Biomedical researcher Sonia Vallabh's life was turned upside down when she learned she had the genetic mutation for a rare and fatal illness, prion disease, that could strike at any time. Thirteen years later, her search for a cure has led to new ...

'5/30/2024 2:48:52 PM'

An optimist's take on reskilling in the age of AI | Sagar Goel

One in three workers globally will see their jobs disrupted by AI and tech advancements this decade — but there's a way to stay ahead of the curve. Skill-building strategist Sagar Goel shares practical examples from a partnership with the Singapor...

'5/29/2024 3:01:31 PM'

Courage, the most important virtue | Bari Weiss

In an unflinching look at issues that widen the political divide in the US, journalist and editor Bari Weiss highlights why courage is the most important virtue in today's polarized world. She shares examples of people who have spoken up in the fa...

'5/28/2024 2:58:11 PM'

The problem with being "too nice" at work | Tessa West

Are you "too nice" at work? Social psychologist Tessa West shares her research on how people attempt to mask anxiety with overly polite feedback — a practice that's more harmful than helpful — and gives three tips to swap generic, unhelpful observ...

'5/24/2024 2:52:01 PM'

Are we celebrating the wrong leaders? | Martin Gutmann

We tend to celebrate leaders for their dramatic words and actions in times of crisis — but we often overlook truly great leaders who avoid the crisis to begin with. Historian Martin Gutmann challenges us to rethink what effective leadership actual...

'5/23/2024 2:38:53 PM'

With AI, anyone can be a coder now | Thomas Dohmke

What if you could code just by talking out loud? GitHub CEO Thomas Dohmke shows how, thanks to AI, the barrier to entry to coding is rapidly disappearing — and creating software is becoming as simple (and joyful) as building LEGO. In a mind-blowin...

'5/22/2024 2:49:35 PM'

The good news you might have missed | Angus Hervey

Whether or not you believe the world is doomed might depend on where you get your news, says journalist Angus Hervey. He delivers stories of progress that mainstream media organizations missed last year — from advances in clean energy to declining...

'5/21/2024 2:46:37 PM'

How to fight for democracy in the shadow of autocracy | Fatma Karume

Democracy may be an abstract concept, but it holds the very essence of our autonomy and humanity, says lawyer and human rights advocate Fatma Karume. Sharing her journey navigating a tumultuous political transition in Tanzania that put her life at...

'5/20/2024 2:39:39 PM'

The luminous mystery of fireflies | Wan Faridah Akmal Jusoh

There are more than 2,000 firefly species, found on every continent except for Antarctica — an astonishing diversity of movement and light. Firefly scientist Wan Faridah Akmal Jusoh explores the mysteries of these little beetles that light up the ...

'5/17/2024 2:48:37 PM'

The science of lifespan — and the impact of your five senses | Christi Gendron

What you experience through your senses — sight, smell, hearing, taste and touch — can impact how healthy you are and how long you live, says neurobiologist Christi Gendron. She explores how environmental cues like temperature, light and even just...

'5/15/2024 2:33:11 PM'

With spatial intelligence, AI will understand the real world | Fei-Fei Li

In the beginning of the universe, all was darkness — until the first organisms developed sight, which ushered in an explosion of life, learning and progress. AI pioneer Fei-Fei Li says a similar moment is about to happen for computers and robots. ...

'5/15/2024 2:31:30 PM'

How fantasy worlds can spark real change | Annalee Newitz

When the world's problems have you weary, journalist and science fiction writer Annalee Newitz suggests a good dose of escapist fiction to refresh your perspective. Step into the whimsical world of science fiction, cosplay and "goblincore" to see ...

'5/14/2024 2:55:37 PM'

Why the world needs more builders — and less "us vs. them" | Daniel Lubetzky

We're programmed to think every issue is binary: "us vs. them." But Daniel Lubetzky, the founder of KIND Snacks, says the real enemy isn't a person but a mindset. He introduces a new initiative that aims to bring together "builders" from around th...

'5/13/2024 3:00:42 PM'

An activist investor on challenging the status quo | Bill Ackman

Bill Ackman has made billions of dollars — and a name for himself — as an activist investor, buying up stock to push for change at companies. In this wide-ranging conversation with author and business ethics professor Alison Taylor, Ackman discuss...

'5/10/2024 2:27:02 PM'

1 simple question that could improve women's health | Meryam Sugulle

There's a reliable indicator of a woman's future likelihood of cardiovascular disease — but it rarely gets asked about, says obstetrician and researcher Meryam Sugulle. She delves into the role of the placenta in pregnancy, how it can predict heal...

'5/9/2024 6:12:28 PM'

How far away is a ceasefire? An update on Gaza and the Rafah invasion | Ian Bremmer

In an exploration of conflict and diplomacy, president and founder of Eurasia Group and GZERO Media Ian Bremmer joins TED's Helen Walters to unravel the ideological underpinnings, contrasting objectives and humanitarian crises defining the current...

'5/9/2024 2:46:18 PM'

How aerosols brighten clouds — and cool the planet | Sarah J. Doherty

Here's a conundrum: the same aerosol pollutants that harm human health also help cool the climate, says atmospheric scientist Sarah J. Doherty. Is there a way to clean up the air without warming the planet? Exploring the unintended consequences of...

'5/8/2024 2:57:03 PM'

Welcome to the world of audio computers | Jason Rugolo

In an exclusive preview of unreleased technology, designer and inventor Jason Rugolo unveils an entirely new kind of computer you can talk to like a friend. This "audio computer" — which can augment the sounds around you, translate conversations i...

'5/7/2024 2:30:19 PM'

Why US politics is broken — and how to fix it | Andrew Yang

The electoral system in the United States needs a redesign, says political reformer Andrew Yang. Exposing the flaws of a system built on poor incentives, he proposes a cost-effective overhaul inspired by primary elections already working in places...

'5/6/2024 2:55:18 PM'

The US has a teacher shortage — here's how to fix it | Randy Seriguchi Jr.

How much should we invest in teachers, and what should new investment actually involve? Education innovator Randy Seriguchi Jr. suggests the US should create a "G.I. Bill" for teachers, with a particular emphasis on uplifting Black male profession...

'5/3/2024 2:44:49 PM'

Is your partner "the one?" Wrong question | George Blair-West

Marrying for love is a relatively recent phenomenon for humanity, and we still don't fully understand what it means for building successful relationships, says author and psychiatrist George Blair-West. Drawing from his extensive experience workin...

'5/2/2024 3:00:42 PM'

How the US is destroying young people's future | Scott Galloway

In a scorching talk, marketing professor and podcaster Scott Galloway dissects the data showing that, by many measures, young people in the US are worse off financially than ever before. He unpacks the root causes and effects of this "great interg...

'5/1/2024 2:50:34 PM'

How to govern AI — even if it's hard to predict | Helen Toner

No one truly understands AI, not even experts, says Helen Toner, an AI policy researcher and former board member of OpenAI. But that doesn't mean we can't govern it. She shows how we can make smart policies to regulate this technology even as we s...

'5/1/2024 2:48:47 PM'

The workers rebuilding communities after natural disasters | Saket Soni

As climate change leads to more and more natural disasters, a group of workers is showing up at one site after another to rebuild and repair. Labor organizer Saket Soni tells the stories of Resilience Force — the group of mostly immigrant workers ...

'4/30/2024 2:47:22 PM'

My epic journey becoming the fastest person to paddle around Australia | Bonnie Hancock

What challenges lie ahead of a staggering 12,700-kilometer paddle around the entire continent of Australia? Crocodiles and sharks were just the beginning, says Ironwoman Bonnie Hancock. Reflecting on her remarkable feat of becoming the fastest per...

'4/29/2024 2:33:21 PM'

How AI is unlocking the secrets of nature and the universe | Demis Hassabis

Can AI help us answer life's biggest questions? In this visionary conversation, Google DeepMind cofounder and CEO Demis Hassabis delves into the history and incredible capabilities of AI with head of TED Chris Anderson. Hassabis explains how AI mo...

'4/29/2024 1:28:48 PM'

An updated action plan for solving the climate crisis — and a look at progress to date | Ryan Panchadsaram, Anjali Grover and David Biello

When it comes to climate, what are we doing right and where should we focus our efforts next? Systems innovator Ryan Panchadsaram and strategist Anjali Grover talk with TED science curator David Biello about the latest on the world's progress towa...

'4/26/2024 2:47:50 PM'

The secret ingredient of business success | Pete Stavros

Too often, employees are unmotivated and unhappy, with no real incentive to invest much of anything into their place of work. Investment expert Pete Stavros thinks there's a better way, and he's on a mission to rethink corporate structures to expa...

'4/25/2024 3:01:29 PM'

How to live with fire | Oral McGuire

Uncontrolled fire threatens nature — but the right kind of fire can maintain the health and balance of the land, says fire management expert Oral McGuire. As a leader in the Nyungar community of southwestern Australia and a former firefighter, he ...

'4/24/2024 2:38:58 PM'

The weird and wonderful art of Niceaunties | Niceaunties

Welcome to the "Auntieverse" — a surreal tribute to "auntie culture" by artist Niceaunties, inspired by the spirit of the women who care for each other and their families. From sushi-bedecked cars with legs to hot tub baths full of ramen, Niceaunt...

'4/23/2024 2:47:31 PM'

The art of persuasive storytelling | Kelly D. Parker

"Storytelling is one of the most powerful marketing and leadership tools there is," says communications expert Kelly D. Parker. She explains how stories make proposals of all kinds more memorable — and shows how you can craft a compelling narrativ...

'4/22/2024 3:08:21 PM'

A climate solution? The wisdom passed down through generations | Louise Mabulo

Louise Mabulo grew up on seemingly strange farming tips from her parents and grandparents — like planting crops during a full moon or burying a rock beneath them. Now a farmer and climate activist herself, she sees how these practical nuggets of w...

'4/22/2024 2:58:04 PM'

What is an AI anyway? | Mustafa Suleyman

When it comes to artificial intelligence, what are we actually creating? Even those closest to its development are struggling to describe exactly where things are headed, says Microsoft AI CEO Mustafa Suleyman, one of the primary architects of the...

'4/19/2024 2:48:18 PM'

How AI will step off the screen and into the real world | Daniela Rus

The convergence of AI and robotics will unlock a wonderful new world of possibilities in everyday life, says robotics and AI pioneer Daniela Rus. Diving into the way machines think, she reveals how "liquid networks" — a revolutionary class of AI t...

'4/18/2024 2:58:33 PM'

How to be an active citizen and spark change | Gabriel Marmentini

What does it mean to be an active citizen? It's about more than just voting and paying taxes, says social entrepreneur Gabriel Marmentini. He explains why we can't rely on the state alone to solve all our problems — and presents the four key ingre...

'4/17/2024 2:58:21 PM'

A Palestinian and an Israeli, face to face | Aziz Abu Sarah and Maoz Inon

How can Israelis and Palestinians achieve peace? Palestinian peacemaker Aziz Abu Sarah and Israeli peacemaker Maoz Inon discuss the immeasurable tragedies they've experienced growing up in the region — and how they choose reconciliation over reven...

'4/16/2024 2:42:09 PM'

What you can do to stop economic crime | Hanjo Seibert

It might sound like the plot of a movie, but economic crime is all around us — from drug trafficking and fraud to cybercrimes, tax evasion and more. Economic crime fighter Hanjo Seibert breaks down the complexities of money laundering and how we c...

'4/11/2024 2:42:19 PM'

Why you should disappoint your parents | Desiree Akhavan

When filmmaker Desiree Akhavan told her Iranian immigrant parents she was in love with a woman, she knew they would object. She explains why it's worth the risk to let people get to know the real you.

'4/10/2024 2:43:46 PM'

Can cannabis help you sleep? Here's the science | Jen Walsh

Can cannabis actually treat insomnia? It's complicated, says sleep physiologist Jen Walsh. While the plant has been used across time and cultures, there's been little scientific research on how it impacts sleep disorders like insomnia. That's prec...

'4/9/2024 2:50:31 PM'

A new national park to reclaim Indigenous land | Tracie Revis

In a part of the United States with more than 17,000 years of human history, cultural preservation advocate Tracie Revis is working to turn the Ocmulgee Mounds into Georgia's first national park and preserve. This park would be co-managed by the M...

'4/9/2024 2:40:55 PM'

Ideas change everything — and what's next for TED | Chris Anderson and Monique Ruff-Bell

TED is on a mission to discover and champion the ideas that will shape tomorrow. Reflecting on the evolution of that mission, TED's Chris Anderson and Monique Ruff-Bell cast a visionary gaze on the organization's future — including a revamped tagl...

'4/8/2024 2:56:44 PM'

Can AI catch criminals at sea? | Dyhia Belhabib

Can AI help catch oceanic outlaws? From drug smugglers to modern-day pirates, maritime crime fighter Dyhia Belhabib introduces Heva: an AI-powered tool that aggregates international criminal records to detect and stop crime that might otherwise ge...

'4/5/2024 2:55:03 PM'

Music, movement and poetry | Tunde Olaniran

Joined onstage by four dancers, multidisciplinary artist Tunde Olaniran smolders through a set of songs powered by experimental electronic beats.

'4/4/2024 2:45:24 PM'

A futuristic vision for Latin America, rooted in ancient design | Catalina Lotero

What would Latin America look like if colonization hadn't interrupted its ancient civilizations? Imagining a future where ancestral knowledge intertwines with modern aesthetics, designer Catalina Lotero shows how "pre-Columbian futurism" draws ins...

'4/3/2024 2:55:09 PM'

How to spot a cult | Sarah Edmondson

Nobody joins a cult on purpose, says Sarah Edmondson, a former member of the infamous Nxivm cult and one of the three whistleblowers that led to its downfall. She explains how she got ensnared in this highly manipulative group — and then escaped i...

'4/2/2024 2:52:25 PM'

Want to succeed in business? Find a problem to solve | Anthony Tan and Amane Dannouni

Anthony Tan — the CEO of Grab, Southeast Asia's leading super-app — talks about launching a business that not only turns a profit but also helps people and the environment. In conversation with digital strategist Amane Dannouni, Tan discusses the ...

'4/2/2024 2:50:04 PM'

What happens to sex in midlife? A look at the "bedroom gap" | Maria Sophocles

Menopause isn't just hot flashes, says gynecologist and sexual medicine specialist Maria Sophocles. It's often accompanied by overlooked symptoms like painful sex or loss of libido. Shedding light on what she calls the "bedroom gap," or the differ...

'4/1/2024 3:09:44 PM'

A comedian's take on how to save democracy | Jordan Klepper

Conversation is a battlefield with only one winner. Or is it? Comedian and author Jordan Klepper believes we can get better at talking to each other (and perhaps save democracy) by learning how to lose.

'3/29/2024 2:45:34 PM'

The human cost of coal mining in China | Xiaojun "Tom" Wang

Xiaojun "Tom" Wang grew up in the Chinese province of Shanxi, the world's largest coal producer. Each year, more than a billion tons of coal are dug out of Shanxi's mountains, and the impacts are devastating — from massive landslides to damaged cu...

'3/28/2024 2:56:10 PM'

How to live with economic doomsaying | Philipp Carlsson-Szlezak

Economic crises can and do happen. But for every true crisis, there are many false alarms, says economist Philipp Carlsson-Szlezak. He explains how to live with the media's pervasive economic doomsaying, why we should stop treating financial forec...

'3/27/2024 2:47:16 PM'

Your invitation to help build a sustainable future | Jim Snabe

"If we want to avoid a climate disaster, we need much more radical leadership," says Jim Snabe, who knows a thing or two about leadership as chairman of the world's largest maritime shipping company. In a stirring talk, he encourages companies to ...

'3/27/2024 2:46:24 PM'

Let your garden grow wild | Rebecca McMackin

Many gardeners work hard to maintain clean, tidy environments ... which is the exact opposite of what wildlife wants, says ecological horticulturist Rebecca McMackin. She shows the beauty of letting your garden run wild, surveying the success she'...

'3/26/2024 2:52:09 PM'

Why don't we have better robots yet? | Ken Goldberg

Why hasn't the dream of having a robot at home to do your chores become a reality yet? With three decades of research expertise in the field, roboticist Ken Goldberg sheds light on the clumsy truth about robots — and what it will take to build mor...

'3/25/2024 2:50:14 PM'

3 steps to better connect with your fellow humans | Amber Cabral

How can you effectively support people at work and in your community, especially when they're different from you? Inclusion strategist Amber Cabral shares three steps you can take to build connection — emphasizing that even small, everyday actions...

'3/22/2024 2:53:19 PM'

How business leaders can renew democracy | Daniella Ballou-Aares

How much should business leaders speak out about threats to democracy? It's a question many corporations are wrestling with these days. Business and democracy leader Daniella Ballou-Aares shows why companies have both the ability and the responsib...

'3/21/2024 2:35:44 PM'

How to choose clothes for longevity, not the landfill | Diarra Bousso

Buying cheap clothing online can be satisfying, but it comes with not-so-hidden environmental costs. When designer Diarra Bousso was growing up in Senegal, her family bought and created new outfits for longevity rather than on impulse — an intenti...

'3/20/2024 2:44:48 PM'

AI and the paradox of self-replacing workers | Madison Mohns

As companies introduce AI into the workplace to increase productivity, an uncomfortable paradox is emerging: people are often responsible for training the very systems that might displace them. AI ethics advocate Madison Mohns presents three leade...

'3/19/2024 3:02:13 PM'

5 lessons on happiness — from pop fame to poisonous snakes | Mike Posner

Singer-songwriter Mike Posner took a break from his music to take a walk — a very long walk, across the entire United States. He shares five lessons he learned from his epic, eventful trek (snakes might be involved) and how it helped him find the ...

'3/18/2024 2:41:43 PM'

Dear fellow refugees, here's how I found resilience | Chantale Zuzi Leader

Chantale Zuzi Leader is one of the millions of displaced people around the world. In a deeply moving talk, she reflects on losing her family, home and sense of safety — only to break through and ultimately find community and hope. It's an astoundi...

'3/15/2024 2:36:02 PM'

The miracle of organ donation — and a breakthrough for the future | Abbas Ardehali

Organ transplants save lives, but they come with challenges: every minute a healthy donated organ is on ice increases risk. And even if things go perfectly, rejection of the organ is still possible. Cardiothoracic surgeon Abbas Ardehali introduces...

'3/14/2024 2:50:19 PM'

Meet mini-grids — the clean energy solution bringing power to millions | Tombo Banda

Hundreds of millions of people lack access to electricity in Sub-Saharan Africa, relying on highly polluting diesel and firewood for power and light. Working to brighten the future in her home country of Malawi and beyond, energy access innovator ...

'3/13/2024 2:58:26 PM'

How a sanctuary for self-expression can change lives | Reed J. Williams and Lindsay Morris

After bringing her son to a summer camp for gender-nonconforming children, photographer Lindsay Morris launched a project to share the campers' stories with the world. One of them, Reed J. Williams, is now a powerful advocate for transgender youth...

'3/12/2024 2:45:40 PM'

A path to social safety for migrant workers | Ashif Shaikh

Hundreds of millions of migrant workers travel within their countries to seek out means of survival — often leaving behind all they know for months or even years. Many face poverty and exploitation, and they need a robust social safety net to prot...

'3/11/2024 2:33:44 PM'

3 mysteries of the universe — and a new force that might explain them | Alex Keshavarzi

We're still in the dark about what 95 percent of our universe is made of — and the standard model for understanding particle physics has hit a limit. What's the next step forward? Particle physicist Alex Keshavarzi digs into the first results of t...

'3/8/2024 3:46:18 PM'

Why are women still taken less seriously than men? | Mary Ann Sieghart

Women are routinely underestimated, overlooked, interrupted, talked over or mistaken for someone more junior at the workplace. Author Mary Ann Sieghart calls this the "authority gap" — all the ways women are (still) taken less seriously than men, ...

'3/7/2024 3:48:06 PM'

The unsung heroes fighting malnutrition | Shruthi Baskaran-Makanju

The pastoralists in Africa sustainably produce meat and milk to help feed the continent. But their way of life — and work — is under threat. Food systems advocate Shruthi Baskaran-Makanju explains how best to preserve these vital communities and w...

'3/6/2024 4:06:08 PM'

How to lead with radical candor | Kim Scott

"How can you say what you mean without being mean?" asks CEO coach and author Kim Scott. Delving into the delicate balance between caring and challenging when leading in the workplace, she introduces "radical candor" as the way to give constructiv...

'3/6/2024 3:54:34 PM'

How to find creativity and purpose in the face of adversity | Suleika Jaouad

How can you find strength during life's most difficult moments? Author Suleika Jaouad's experience detailed in the documentary "American Symphony," an intimate portrait of her life as she grapples with illness, is a testament to finding a pathway ...

'3/5/2024 3:53:31 PM'

How to bridge political divides — from two friends on opposing sides | Samar Ali and Clint Brewer

On paper, law professor Samar Ali and public affairs strategist Clint Brewer seem to come from very different — and perhaps opposing — backgrounds. But their friendship shows why political polarization in the US isn't as intractable as we might th...

'3/4/2024 3:42:54 PM'

How business can improve the world, not just the bottom line | Esha Chhabra

"Sustainability has become more marketing than action," says environmental business journalist Esha Chhabra. Challenging conventional business models solely focused on profit, she shares how regenerative companies that embed purpose into every fac...

'3/1/2024 3:57:08 PM'

How AI and democracy can fix each other | Divya Siddarth

We don't have to sacrifice our freedom for the sake of technological progress, says social technologist Divya Siddarth. She shares how a group of people helped retrain one of the world's most powerful AI models on a constitution they wrote — and o...

'3/1/2024 3:54:42 PM'

The drumline meets the danceline | Mahogany-N-Motion

Mahogany-N-Motion, a student-run women's dance group from Spelman College in Atlanta, Georgia, delivers a drumline-infused performance that brings the crowd to its feet.

'2/29/2024 3:44:34 PM'

The billion-dollar problem in education | Tanishia Lavette Williams

Standardized testing is deeply woven into the fabric of US education, but does it foster genuine learning? Educator Tanishia Lavette Williams sheds light on the racial biases, financial costs and limited effectiveness of this kind of testing — cal...

'2/29/2024 3:39:30 PM'

A meditation on Rumi and the power of poetry | Leili Anvar

In an ode to the Persian language, author Leili Anvar unfurls the work of 13th-century mystic poet Rumi and reflects on how poetry gives meaning to our lives.

'2/28/2024 3:47:45 PM'

What's the point of digital fashion? | Karinna Grant

What if you could own more clothes without crowding your closet or growing your carbon footprint? Introducing the dematerialized future of your wardrobe, digital fashion entrepreneur Karinna Grant talks about the brands selling pixelated clothes v...

'2/27/2024 3:48:41 PM'

How poop turns into forests | Ludmila Rattis

Did you know the world's largest tropical forest is partly formed by seeds emerging from poop? Ecologist Ludmila Rattis reveals the surprisingly fruitful benefits of letting nature take care of its own business, sharing how the digestive habits of...

'2/26/2024 3:47:23 PM'

How clicking a single link can cost millions | Ryan Pullen

Is cybercrime getting easier? Cybersecurity expert Ryan Pullen dives into his work investigating massive digital breaches and testing security blindspots — which led to him gaining access to the software controls of a well-known building in London...

'2/23/2024 3:58:57 PM'

The 5 tenets of turning pain into power | Christine Schuler Deschryver

A supportive community is the key to cultivating resilience and unlocking healing. Sharing the story of a transformative recovery program for survivors of sexual violence in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, human rights activist Christine Sch...

'2/23/2024 3:10:14 PM'

TED is 40 — here's how it all started | Chris Anderson and Richard Saul Wurman

To celebrate TED's 40th anniversary, Head of TED Chris Anderson and TED's founder Richard Saul Wurman reflect on the conference's transformative journey — from its inception as a daring experiment blending technology, entertainment and design to i...

'2/22/2024 3:47:29 PM'

Can nanoparticles help fight hunger? | Christy L. Haynes

A game-changing solution to the global food crisis could come from something so tiny you can't see it with the naked eye. Nanomaterials chemist Christy Haynes describes her team's work designing nanoparticles that could protect plants from disease...

'2/21/2024 3:52:42 PM'

Is climate change slowing down the ocean? | Susan Lozier

Ocean waters are constantly on the move, traveling far distances in complex currents that regulate Earth's climate and weather patterns. How might climate change impact this critical system? Oceanographer Susan Lozier dives into the data, which su...

'2/20/2024 3:52:02 PM'

How to design for dignity during times of war | Slava Balbek

What happens when architecture meets empathy? Through the challenges of the Russian invasion of Ukraine, architect and humanitarian Slava Balbek, who volunteers part-time on the front lines, highlights the importance of designing for dignity when ...

'2/16/2024 3:45:40 PM'

The Herds, a vast act of theater to spark climate action | Amir Nizar Zuabi

Theater has the power to transform the most pressing issues of our time from news stories into human stories, says director and playwright Amir Nizar Zuabi. Recounting his work on the journey of Little Amal — a 13-foot puppet symbolizing the refug...

'2/16/2024 3:30:16 PM'

What the world can learn from Ukraine's fight for democracy | Olesya Khromeychuk

"A flourishing democracy next door is a scary thing for an autocrat," says Ukrainian historian Olesya Khromeychuk. Detailing the history of Ukraine's long struggle for sovereignty and freedom — against Russian tsars, communist dictators and now th...

'2/15/2024 3:48:57 PM'

When you inform women, you transform lives | Paige Alexander

Access to information is the key to unlocking human rights for all, says equality champion Paige Alexander. From educating female entrepreneurs on how to launch life-sustaining businesses to murals, billboards and other creative ways of sharing vi...

'2/14/2024 3:12:01 PM'

An Israeli and a Palestinian talk peace, dignity and safety | Ali Abu Awwad and Ami Dar

Israel and Palestine have grappled with enduring territorial disputes and complex geopolitical tensions across generations. In this profound TED Membership conversation, Palestinian peace activist Ali Abu Awwad and Israeli founder of Idealist.org ...

'2/13/2024 4:02:23 PM'

How sci-fi informs our climate future — and what to do next | Zainab Usman

Science fiction authors have warned us for decades: division among global leaders can quickly create dystopia. Political economist Zainab Usman thinks present-day power struggles may seriously hinder the world's ability to fight climate change, wi...

'2/12/2024 3:37:29 PM'

Life's an obstacle course — here's how to navigate it | Maryam Banikarim

"Instead of seeing life's challenges as obstacles, I see them as an obstacle course — a fascinating array of tests that I'm curious to see if I can pass," says community builder Maryam Banikarim. Telling the story of her experience emigrating from...

'2/9/2024 3:45:15 PM'

"Atalanta" | The Merian Ensemble

Chamber music group The Merian Ensemble delight with an evocative, transporting performance of Nicole Chamberlain's "Atalanta" for flute, oboe, bass clarinet, harp and viola.

'2/8/2024 3:54:35 PM'

The climate solutions worth funding — now | Jonathan Foley

When it comes to climate solutions, "now is better than new, and time is more important than tech," says scientist Jonathan Foley. He presents a six-part framework to more efficiently address climate change, from better aligning capital with carbo...

'2/7/2024 3:45:37 PM'

6 tips on being a successful entrepreneur | John Mullins

Sometimes, you need to break the rules to innovate — but which ones? Entrepreneurship professor John Mullins shares six counter-conventional mindsets for entrepreneurs looking to think strategically, navigate challenges and change the world.

'2/6/2024 3:41:49 PM'

What makes someone vote against their political party? | Sarah Longwell

Our brains are hardwired to crave community and belonging — a tribal instinct that drives politics in the United States, says political strategist Sarah Longwell. She shares what she learned trying to convince people to vote against their politica...

'2/5/2024 4:00:39 PM'

Wild, intricate sculptures — made out of my hair | Laetitia Ky

Artist Laetitia Ky has a unique medium: using the hair on her head (and some wire), she creates incredible sculptures of objects, animals, people and more, promoting messages of bodily autonomy and self-acceptance. She shares how she came to creat...

'2/2/2024 3:50:09 PM'

How babies think about danger | Shari Liu

Are babies oblivious to danger? It's not that simple, says cognitive scientist Shari Liu. Sharing surprising insights (and plenty of baby videos) from studies of early human development, Liu highlights the unexpected ways babies perceive and respo...

'2/1/2024 3:39:08 PM'

Lessons from the past on adapting to climate change | Laprisha Berry Daniels

Laprisha Berry Daniels' grandparents left the Southern United States and migrated north to Detroit in the 1950s — a move that could be considered a big "climate change." Now, as a public health social worker, Berry Daniels mines the survival strat...

'1/31/2024 3:55:43 PM'

Leadership in the age of AI | Paul Hudson and Lindsay Levin

Leaders can't be afraid to disrupt the status quo, says pharmaceutical CEO Paul Hudson. In conversation with TED's Lindsay Levin, he shares how AI eliminates "unglamorous work" and speeds up operations while collaborations across competitors can d...

'1/30/2024 3:44:46 PM'

A reframing of masculinity, rooted in empathy | Gary Barker

Urging us to turn away from voices perpetuating harmful stereotypes, gender equality advocate Gary Barker shares three insights on fostering a culture of care, compassion and connection among men. "We are the most wired-to-care species on the plan...

'1/29/2024 4:02:34 PM'

What if a simple blood test could detect cancer? | Hani Goodarzi

Catching cancer at its earliest stages saves lives. But in a body made up of trillions of cells, how do you spot a small group of rogue cancer cells? Biomedical researcher Hani Goodarzi discusses his lab's discovery of a new class of RNAs that, wh...

'1/26/2024 10:23:07 PM'

"Universe" / "Statues" / "Liberation" | Buzz

Electro-pop artist Buzz unfurls an enchanting, genre-bending performance of three original songs.

'1/25/2024 4:06:20 PM'

Can a simple brick be the next great battery? | John O'Donnell

The world relies on manufacturing, and manufacturing relies on heat — a massive contributor to global carbon emissions, responsible for a quarter of the world's fossil fuel use. Energy entrepreneur John O'Donnell has figured out a better, cleaner ...

'1/24/2024 3:55:49 PM'

Advice for leaders on creating a culture of belonging | Melonie D. Parker

Google's chief diversity officer Melonie D. Parker joins journalist and host of the "TED Tech" podcast Sherrell Dorsey for a conversation on fostering belonging and opportunity in the workplace. Learn more about how companies can sustainably promo...

'1/23/2024 3:45:34 PM'

Your creative superpowers can help protect democracy | Sofia Ongele

"Democracy is more fun and inviting when you take it into your own hands," says creator and activist Sofia Ongele. Sharing how she's using coding and social media to defend democracy, Ongele invites us to identify our own creative superpowers — wh...

'1/22/2024 3:55:39 PM'

Do gut microbes control your personality? | Kathleen McAuliffe

Biologist Kathleen McAuliffe dives into new research that suggests certain bacteria in your gut can influence major parts of who you are, from your personality to life-changing neurological disorders. Learn more about how this emerging science cou...

'1/19/2024 3:55:59 PM'

How film changes the way we see the world | Ava DuVernay

"People told me this was an unadaptable book, so the only logical thing to do was to try to adapt it," says writer, producer and filmmaker Ava DuVernay of her work taking the award-winning title "Caste" from page to screen. In conversation with Pa...

'1/18/2024 3:59:12 PM'

Fight for justice — even if you don't live to see it | Golriz Lucina

Storyteller Golriz Lucina recounts how the historic sacrifice of Iranian 19th-century poet and mystic Táhirih planted the seeds for the "Woman, Life, Freedom" protests today, offering an inspiring lesson in the value of acting with conviction — ev...

'1/17/2024 3:48:21 PM'

What if advertising was honest? | Sylvester Chauke

After years of brand building, marketing veteran Sylvester Chauke realized that his industry had sold the world on overconsumption, with devastating consequences. He shares how marketers could instead promote sustainability with "honest ads" that ...

'1/16/2024 3:55:47 PM'

The beauty of wildlife — and an artistic call to protect it | Isabella Kirkland

"I think of my paintings as alarm clocks," says artist Isabella Kirkland. "They're reminders of what's at stake; the only problem is we keep pushing the snooze button." Investigating humanity's relationship to nature, she shares work that takes a ...

'1/16/2024 3:52:55 PM'

Let curiosity lead | Yara Shahidi

Don't second-guess what "distracts" you, says actor-producer Yara Shahidi; that's your curiosity coming through. The star of hit shows like "black-ish" and "grown-ish" tells how she learned to spot clues to her own future — and how you can, too.

'1/12/2024 4:00:06 PM'

Could AI give you X-ray vision? | Tara Boroushaki

What if a robot could find and deliver your lost phone? AI researcher Tara Boroushaki presents how she's using wireless signals and sensors to create AI-powered goggles with "X-ray vision," creating a dynamic new tool with applications from improv...

'1/11/2024 3:59:19 PM'

What happens when we deny people abortions? | Diana Greene Foster

How does getting an abortion — or not — influence a woman's life? Demographer Diana Greene Foster puts forward the results of The Turnaway Study, her landmark work following nearly 1,000 women through abortion or childbirth, presenting definitive ...

'1/10/2024 3:42:52 PM'

How to build democracy — in an authoritarian country | Tessza Udvarhelyi

"Today, Hungary is in the gray zone between a dictatorship and a democracy," says activist Tessza Udvarhelyi. "This did not happen overnight." In a rousing talk, she reminds us just how close any country can come to authoritarianism — and offers o...

'1/9/2024 8:50:03 PM'

The US vs. itself — and other top global risks in 2024 | Ian Bremmer

2024 will be a dangerous year for the world, says Ian Bremmer, president and founder of Eurasia Group and GZERO Media. Forecasting the top geopolitical risks set to play out in the months to come, he untangles what's in store for the war in Ukrain...

'1/9/2024 5:36:54 PM'

It's time for infectious generosity. Here's how | Chris Anderson

What would happen to humanity if generosity went viral? Sharing transformative stories from around the world, head of TED Chris Anderson outlines why the time has come for the internet to realize its power to supercharge small acts of kindness, ch...

'1/8/2024 3:53:49 PM'

Is alternative meat the recipe for a healthier planet? | Tao Zhang

A Chinese saying goes, "There's no pleasure in eating without meat." And the data backs that up: every year, China consumes 26 percent of the world's meat and 45 percent of its seafood — numbers that could grow alongside rising incomes. Impact inv...

'1/5/2024 3:59:25 PM'

Enough red tape — we need to say yes to clean energy | Rich Powell

Climate innovation leader Rich Powell dives into the bureaucracy, bottlenecks and not-in-my-backyard attitude preventing the US from achieving its green energy goals, warning that we need about 10,000 new clean energy projects to be built in the U...

'1/5/2024 3:54:34 PM'

Don't be a jerk to your barista — and other thoughts on frontline work | Adriann Negreros

All jobs, especially those held by frontline workers, should have dignity and the ability to turn into great careers, says change management expert Adriann Negreros. From shift flexibility to ending work on time, he outlines what he calls the "han...

'1/4/2024 3:51:31 PM'

The vital data you flush down the toilet | Newsha Ghaeli

"Everybody pees and poops — and we know that urine and stool contain a rich source of information on our health," says data detective Newsha Ghaeli. Exploring the growing field of wastewater epidemiology, she shows how studying sewage can (anonymo...

'1/3/2024 3:57:58 PM'

What's your leadership language? | Rosita Najmi

In a globe-trotting career that has spanned corporations, governments, nonprofits and philanthropy, Rosita Najmi has often found herself translating among them. Instead of focusing on leadership style, she makes the case for becoming fluent in the...

'1/2/2024 3:56:10 PM'

Life is hard. Art helps | Liana Finck

Cartoonist Liana Finck's drawings hold our hands through life's predicaments, big and small: dating, breakups, what to make for dinner, how to leave a party without being rude, how to think about our relationship with God. In a funny, moving talk,...

'12/21/2023 3:44:32 PM'

Why businesses need a dreamer's magic and a doer's realism | Beth Viner

At work, the dreamers often get credit for the big ideas, but they can also sometimes seem untethered to reality to the doers, who are trying to ... get things done. It's when these two types of humans work in harmony that business magic happens, ...

'12/20/2023 3:59:12 PM'

When AI can fake reality, who can you trust? | Sam Gregory

We're fast approaching a world where widespread, hyper-realistic deepfakes lead us to dismiss reality, says technologist and human rights advocate Sam Gregory. What happens to democracy when we can't trust what we see? Learn three key steps to pro...

'12/19/2023 3:45:48 PM'

My mission to change the narrative of mental health | Glenn Close

Legendary actor and mental health advocate Glenn Close is on a quest to change how we think about mental health, starting with her decision to speak out about her own family's struggles — a brave choice considering the stigma that pervades the top...

'12/18/2023 3:57:14 PM'

Why you should embrace mediocrity | Crispin Thurlow

From "elite" pickles to "premium" baby diapers, marketers are constantly telling us to seek superiority — but "by the simple law of averages, most of us have to live a life more ordinary," says sociolinguist Crispin Thurlow. He invites us to embra...

'12/15/2023 7:49:23 PM'

Why AI will spark exponential economic growth | Cathie Wood

Investor Cathie Wood explores this unique moment in technology, which she sees as being marked by the simultaneous evolution of five pivotal innovation platforms — a scenario unparalleled in history. Exploring the role of AI in reshaping economic ...

'12/15/2023 3:41:37 PM'

"Hey Look Ma, I Made It" / "Believer" | Detroit Youth Choir

Detroit Youth Choir rocks the house with a performance of "Hey Look Ma, I Made It" by Panic! At The Disco and "Believer" by Imagine Dragons, putting their vocals (and dance moves) on full display.

'12/15/2023 3:35:33 PM'

How to build a global pro-democracy movement | Yordanos Eyoel

"Democracy is the most compelling vision we have for self-governance," says freedom advocate Yordanos Eyoel. Taking a stand against predatory and opportunist authoritarian forces, she shares how to reimagine, accelerate and protect the pro-democra...

'12/14/2023 3:59:14 PM'

What happens as we die? | Kathryn Mannix

Have we lost the practical wisdom of what happens as people die? With lessons from a career witnessing thousands of people's final breaths, palliative care expert Kathryn Mannix urges us to demystify the experience of death, sharing how a better u...

'12/14/2023 3:56:17 PM'

How acts of kindness sparked a global movement | Asha Curran

"We underestimate the power of our own generous actions," says Asha Curran, CEO of the global generosity movement GivingTuesday. Sharing stories of people making a difference through simple acts of kindness, she shows how generosity, even in its s...

'12/13/2023 3:57:46 PM'

Time is running out on climate change. The metaverse could help | Cedrik Neike

The metaverse could be our key to making real progress in the fight against climate change, says engineer Cedrik Neike. Examining how AI-powered modeling eliminates the trial and error of wasteful industries, he explores how this emerging technolo...

'12/11/2023 3:45:25 PM'

Life lessons from Beethoven's Symphony No. 9 | Benjamin Zander

Legendary conductor Benjamin Zander explains his view on the difference between "positive thinking" and "possibility" (one's a fraud; the other's the real thing, he says) and intersperses delightful stories from a lifetime in music with a sing-alo...

'12/11/2023 2:19:21 PM'

TED Explores: A New Climate Vision | TED Countdown

The impacts of climate change are growing, but so are the world's attempts to stop them. Hosted by Manoush Zomorodi of the TED Radio Hour, this special TED documentary examines the rapid technological revolution underway — and the real possibility...

'12/8/2023 4:07:49 PM'

How stress drains your brain — and what to do about it | Nicole Byers

Do you ever feel extra forgetful? Stress could be the culprit. In a fascinating talk about how your memory works, neuropsychologist Nicole Byers shares the science behind how stress drains your brain's resources, making it harder to remember thing...

'12/8/2023 4:00:20 PM'

Why science needs to get behind natural medicine | Jeff Chen

Pharmaceutical companies often only patent drugs they can monetize, creating synthetic versions of remedies already available in nature. In this quick talk, physician and entrepreneur Jeff Chen offers a path to affordable, effective natural medici...

'12/8/2023 3:58:50 PM'

The unifying power of grace | Sean Goode

"Will you forgive me?" asks community leader Sean Goode. He proposes that the promise of forgiveness before wrongdoing — what he calls "unapologetic grace" — can empower people to share their truths and create space to bridge our differences.

'12/8/2023 3:55:13 PM'

How stem cells orchestrate healing — and how to speed it up | Kevin Stone

From synthetic embryos to lab-grown skin, we live in a brave new world of stem cell advances. So why can it still take years to recover from injury? Orthopedic surgeon Kevin Stone is working to accelerate the body's healing response so you could r...

'12/8/2023 3:19:06 PM'

The future of repairing the human body | Nina Tandon

As humans live longer than ever before, we need our implants to last as long as we do, says bioengineer Nina Tandon. Using stem cells and digital fabrication, she's working on growing anatomically precise spare parts for the human body, replacing ...

'12/8/2023 3:15:45 PM'

True love — and the myth of "happily ever after" | Francesca Hogi

"The fairytale industrial complex has been lying to you," says love coach and podcast host Francesca Hogi. Having spent years talking to thousands of people about their romantic hopes and dreams, she introduces a new possibility for our collective...

'12/7/2023 10:02:01 PM'

The transformative potential of AGI — and when it might arrive | Shane Legg and Chris Anderson

As the cofounder of Google DeepMind, Shane Legg is driving one of the greatest transformations in history: the development of artificial general intelligence (AGI). He envisions a system with human-like intelligence that would be exponentially sma...

'12/7/2023 7:17:11 PM'

AI's single point of failure | Rob Toews

"The world's most important advanced technology is nearly all produced in a single facility," says AI expert Rob Toews. He describes how one company in Taiwan, TSMC, manufactures nearly all the most advanced semiconductor chips — a crucial technol...