Health, life and love: The talks of Session 4 of TED2017

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Health, life and love: The talks of Session 4 of TED2017

Session 4 of TED2017 kicked off with an interview with perhaps the greatest athlete of all time, Serena Williams, and closed with the potentially world-changing announcement of this year’s TED Prize wish from Raj Panjabi. In between, the session saw a surprise talk directly from the Vatican by His Holiness Pope Francis — the culmination of []

Found Sound Nation: Making music together at TED2017

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Found Sound Nation: Making music together at TED2017

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Our friends at Found Sound Nation made this great 3-minute video to show us what’s going on at TED2017 this week — a collaborative music-making experience. If you’re here, stop by, and if you’re watching online … check back in on Friday to hear what people created together. Credits: Found Sound Nation: Jeremy Thal Christopher []

Connection and meaning: The talks of TED en Español at TED2017

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Connection and meaning: The talks of TED en Español at TED2017

It’s a historic moment for TED. On Tuesday, we officially launched TED en Español with the first-ever full TED session in Spanish. Curated and hosted by TED’s Spanish curator, Gerry Garbulsky, six speakers covered a wide range of topics, from how the detection of gravitational waves opens a new window to understand the universe to []

Conexión y sentido: las conferencias TED en Español en TED2017

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Conexión y sentido: las conferencias TED en Español en TED2017

Es un momento histórico para TED. El martes lanzamos oficialmente TED en Español con la primera sesión completa de TED en español. Dirigida y presentada por Gerry Garbulsky, director de TED en Español, seis conferencistas cubren un amplio rango de temas, desde cómo las ondas gravitaciones abren una nueva ventana para entender el universo, hasta []

The human response: The talks of Session 3 of TED2017

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The human response: The talks of Session 3 of TED2017

The world is changing faster than ever, bringing with it brand-new problems, while our most persistent troubles — like poverty and health — haven’t gone anywhere. One thing has become abundantly clear: our machines aren’t going to save us; people are. How do we respond to problems new and old with humanity and dignity? In the []

How we’ll face a fundamental threat to the market economy: Martin Ford at TED2017

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Two hundred years ago, the Luddites rebelled against weaving technology. In 1964, US President Lyndon B. Johnson received “The Triple Revolution” memo that laid out the threat of job displacement due to automation. We’ve been concerned about technology displacing humans for a long time, says futurist Martin Ford. And that’s had a strange effect on us. “Because of []

Our robotic overlords: The talks of Session 2 of TED2017

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Our robotic overlords: The talks of Session 2 of TED2017

Are machines going to save or destroy us? It’s a question we’ve been grappling with since we first put 1s and 0s together to create computer code. And it feels like we’re no closer to answering it; machines are growing smarter by the day, and while they’re taking us to places we’ve never imagined, we []