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Empowering tech: A sneak peek of session 6 at TEDGlobal 2014

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Technology isn’t just a nice-to-have. Across the world, it’s helping to extend rights, open up lines of communication and create new opportunities. In this session, we explore how technology can transform a variety of lives.

The speakers who’ll appear in this session:

The founder of the Center for Digital Inclusion, Rodrigo Baggio helps marginalized communities get comfortable with technology and use it to improve their communities.

Bruno Torturra is the face of Media Ninja, an experimental live-streaming network that gained global attention for its innovative coverage of the 2013 protests in Brazil.

Steve Song helps underserved communities get access to low-cost voice and internet services through his organization, Village Telco. He wonders if “television white spaces,” the spectrum between channels, could help in this pursuit.

Syed Karim is creating a network of small satellites that could make access to Internet content easy for anyone with a smartphone, satellite dish or simple antennae.

Ana Tijoux’s latest album has been called “some of the most dazzling hip-hop this year” by MTV, but her tracks also draw from her Chilean heritage.

Miguel Nicolelis researches neural pathways and prosthetics. His team created the mind-controlled robotic exoskeleton that helped a paraplegic man deliver the opening kick of this year’s World Cup.

Curious what these speakers had to say? Read our recap of these talks.

And below, check out the introduction video for this session.

Video credits:

Manuel Nogueira Author /Director
Adriana Barbosa Producer
Suélen Mariano Project Manager
Erika Suzuki Human Subject
Modular Safari Sound
Daniel Rodrigues Composition
Fernando Magalhães Generative Graphics
Daniel Rotatori (Manguinha) Editor
Aline Lata Making of