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How IBM Watson can mine knowledge from TED Talks

How IBM Watson can mine knowledge from TED Talks

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By Jeffrey Coveyduc, Director, IBM Watson, and Emily McManus, Editor, TED.com Imagine being able to ask a panel of TED speakers: Will having more money make me happy? Will new innovations give me a longer life? A new technology from IBM Watson is set to help people explore the ideas inside TED Talks videos — []

TED wins 11 Webby Awards

TED wins 11 Webby Awards

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Today, as the winners of the 2015 Webby Awards were announced, our jaws hit the floor. Between TED and TED-Ed, we won a total of 11 awards — which means we’re tied with Always’ #LikeAGirl campaign for the most Webby Awards of the year. TED.com won seven awards, for Websites: Events (both the judges’ award and the fan-voted []

All 50 TED Talks shown for a split-second on 60 Minutes

All 50 TED Talks shown for a split-second on 60 Minutes

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On April 19, 60 Minutes aired a segment called “When TED talks, people listen” about what happens when our talks are shared across the world. We told you the story behind the segment, which was more than a year in the making, but many of you have said: You want to watch all the talks that appeared in it. []

On 60 Minutes, the impact of TED Talks

On 60 Minutes, the impact of TED Talks

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On tonight’s episode of 60 Minutes, a segment called “TED Talks” tells the story of three TED speakers whose talks rippled out into the world, transforming their own lives as well as the lives of many people who watched. Amy Cuddy shared a deeply personal story that sparked her research into “power posing”; Bryan Stevenson used his talk []

60 Minutes previews “TED’s excellent adventure”

60 Minutes previews “TED’s excellent adventure”

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. On Sunday night, 60 Minutes will take a look at what they call “TED’s excellent adventure.” In a segment to air on April 19 at 7pm ET/PT, the powerhouse television newsmagazine will talk to TED speakers to find out exactly what happens when their big ideas are shared with the world for free. In the []

The TIME 100 for 2015 is filled with TED connections

The TIME 100 for 2015 is filled with TED connections

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As we perused the Time 100 today, the magazine’s annual list of the 100 most influential people of the year, we couldn’t help but notice many familiar faces. Among those included for 2015: investment expert Mellody Hobson, public interest lawyer Bryan Stevenson, novelist Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, political scientist Samantha Power, economist Thomas Piketty and mental healthcare advocate Vikram Patel. Below, watch []

Remembering Homaro Cantu

Remembering Homaro Cantu

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At TED2011, chefs Homaro Cantu and Ben Roche of the Chicago restaurant Moto showed us the unique alchemy that kept diners in their restaurant chuckling as they ate: champagne grapes, maki rolls printed on paper, a Cuban cigar that tastes like a Cuban sandwich, nachos that are actually dessert. Bouncing with enthusiasm, Cantu sold us []

A look at the TEDWomen 2015 speaker lineup

A look at the TEDWomen 2015 speaker lineup

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The speakers and performers who’ll be a part of TEDWomen 2015 know a bit about “Momentum.” Each of them has pushed forward fascinating research, created something out of a bold idea or moved the needle on a cause that’s central to them. The 34 speakers on our lineup — soon to be joined by a []

TED nominated for 7 Webby Awards

TED nominated for 7 Webby Awards

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“Who wins the Internet?” That’s the question that the Webby Awards posed on social media as they released the slate of 2015 nominees yesterday.  So we are excited to see that TED and TED-Ed between us are up for seven awards. Update: We won a few! and couldn’t be more thrilled and grateful. We’re nominated in Websites: Events, as well as []

Announcing our new TED Fellows channel on Medium.com

Announcing our new TED Fellows channel on Medium.com

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The TED Fellows are an extraordinary group of 368 people — artists, scientists, entrepreneurs and more — each at the beginning of a landmark career, and each with a story to tell, a truly unique voice. So when the folks at Medium.com asked us to create a publication for the TED Fellows, we jumped at []

10 objects that inspired a TED Prize wish

10 objects that inspired a TED Prize wish

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Dave Isay was shocked to learn he was in the running for the 2015 TED Prize. And yet, today his TED Prize wish — to grow StoryCorps’ “digital archive of the collective wisdom of humanity” — was granted, fueled by $1 million and the vigor of TED’s global community. Could your idea win the next TED []

Reflections on TED2015: What people are saying around the web

Reflections on TED2015: What people are saying around the web

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With TED2015 wrapped, attendees, speakers and journalists alike are sharing their reflections on the experience. Below, some highlights: David Rothkopf was an open critic of TED, calling our talks “chicken nuggets for the brain.” But the experience of attending TED2015 and speaking during Session 1 changed his mind. The Washington icon now writes, “I was []

Watch TED Talks on your Apple TV

Watch TED Talks on your Apple TV

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A cure for those what-do-I-watch-now moments: starting today, TED is on Apple TV. In our beautifully designed new Apple TV channel, you can watch TED’s full library of talks (1900+ of them and counting) and our expanding collection of playlists (more than 200 of them, from “Architectural inspiration” to “Talks to watch when every conceivable []

Creative ignition: A recap of the fiery talks in Session 10 of TED2015

Creative ignition: A recap of the fiery talks in Session 10 of TED2015

In a session that honors the “deeply practical and the entirely improbable,” pyromantics and biosynthetic designers meet artists and flag-worshippers. Helen Walters, host of Session 10: Creative Ignition, calls this session a “celebration of the catalytic thinking that reshapes the world around us.” Here’s a recap: How to reboot society. Lewis Dartnell asks us to []