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The Moneyball Effect: How smart data is transforming criminal justice, healthcare, music, and even government spendingThe Moneyball Effect: How smart data is transforming criminal justice, healthcare, music, and even government spending

Posted By Kate Torgovnick May

When Anne Milgram became the Attorney General of New Jersey in 2007, she was stunned to find out just how little data was available on who was being arrested, who was being charged, who was serving time in jails and prisons, and who was being released. “It turns out that most big criminal justice agencies […]

Playlist

If you liked Amy Webb, you’ll love…If you liked Amy Webb, you’ll love…

Posted By Kate Torgovnick May

For the past week, Amy Webb has been inspiring people to calculate their own algorithm for love. Her laugh-out-loud TED Talk, about reverse engineering her online dating profile and, essentially, data-ing her way into her perfect relationship has gotten a lot of attention, including on The Frisky and Pop Sugar. As Webb’s talk continues to […]

Technology

Wonderfully nerdy online dating success stories, inspired by today’s talk about the algorithm of loveWonderfully nerdy online dating success stories, inspired by today’s talk about the algorithm of love

Posted By Jessica Gross

When yet another romantic relationship came “burning down in a spectacular fashion,” Amy Webb sought the advice of her friends and family, including her grandmother. “She said, ‘Stop being so picky,’” Webb recalls in today’s talk. “‘True love will find you when you least expect it.’” This advice struck Webb, who as a digital strategist […]

Technology

TED Weekends: Big data gets personalTED Weekends: Big data gets personal

Posted By Shirin Samimi-Moore

At TED2011, Deb Roy shared his talk, “The birth of a word,” describing when he and his wife, Rupal Patel, brought home their baby boy for the first time. The pair sought to shoot a different kind of home video: in every room of their house, a camera recorded eight to ten hours of footage […]

Q&A

A boy and his camera: A Q&A with photography powerhouse Rick SmolanA boy and his camera: A Q&A with photography powerhouse Rick Smolan

Posted By TED Guest Author

Teen reporters Sadie Cruz and Nia Ashley conducted lots of interviews with speakers at the TEDYouth conference on November 17. Their Q&As will run on the TED Blog over the next few weeks. Here, a interview conducted by Sadie.  Photographer Rick Smolan brought the flavor of homes across the United States to life, helped 25,000 photographers capture […]

Technology

On our reading list: The Human Face of Big Data

Posted By Kate Torgovnick May

Rick Smolan enlisted an unusual partner for the release of his new coffee table book, The Human Face of Big Data — FedEx. Yes, Smolan orchestrated a meeting with the shipping giant so that 10,000 copies of the book would be delivered simultaneously today, November 20, to a large group of influential people around the […]

TEDYouth

Teens: Compare your stats with kids around the worldTeens: Compare your stats with kids around the world

Posted By Emily McManus

TED speaker Rick Smolan is asking students between the ages of 13 and 18 to become “Data Detectives” for a new project he’s unveiling today — and that he will talk about at TEDYouth this Saturday. By answering a 20-question online survey, teenagers will help build a data set that will let then compare themselves to […]

Technology

Calling all teens: Become a data detectiveCalling all teens: Become a data detective

Posted By Kate Torgovnick May

Just by living our plugged-in lives, each of us is producing a constant stream of data. Little snippets are left behind of what we search, what we buy, where we go, what we tweet … This endless flow of numbers is referred to as “big data,” data sets so large that they require sophisticated parsing […]