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Daryl Chen

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Ideas from the intersections: A night of talks from TED and Brightline

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Ideas from the intersections: A night of talks from TED and Brightline

At the intersections where we meet and collaborate, we can pool our collective wisdom to seek solutions to the world’s greatest problems. But true change begs for more than incremental steps and passive reactions — we need to galvanize transformation to create our collective future. To celebrate the effort of bold thinkers building a better []

Wow. Just wow. Notes from Session 7 of TED2018

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Wow. Just wow. Notes from Session 7 of TED2018

What we need sometimes is a little awe, a little wonder. This session of TED Talks was designed to provoke an exquisite human emotion: the sense that the world is bigger and stranger than you’d known. Without further ado, wow. A blueprint for how humans and machines can coexist. American researchers are leading AI discoveries, []

What on earth do we do? Notes from Session 6 of TED2018

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What on earth do we do? Notes from Session 6 of TED2018

This beautiful blue marble, our shared earth: On a sunny morning in Vancouver, we pack into the darkened TED theater to learn more about its mysteries, its challenges, and how we might help it thrive. There’s no shiny “nature porn” here (well, maybe a little bit) but a clear-eyed look at what’s going right and []

The next renewable resource? The cold of space … Aaswath Raman speaks at TED2018

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The next renewable resource? The cold of space … Aaswath Raman speaks at TED2018

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There’s a particular occupational hazard associated with covering TED conferences: having your mind blown. University of Pennsylvania physicist and applied engineer Aaswath Raman does just that with his rethinking of air-conditioning. Now, as anyone who’s ever escaped to the movies on a scorching day can attest, sitting in a room that has been artificially chilled to Arctic []

In Case You Missed It: Exploring the amazing (in every sense of the word) at day 1 of TED2018

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In Case You Missed It: Exploring the amazing (in every sense of the word) at day 1 of TED2018

TED2018, themed “The Age of Amazement,” kicked off Tuesday with two eye-opening sessions of talks from this year’s TED Fellows — with tech and science demos, music, dance and comedy — as well as the opening of exhibits and, of course, a memorable Session 1 full of bold ideas, tough truths and jaw-dropping creative visions. []

Doom. Gloom. Outrage. Uproar. Notes and feelings from Session 1 of TED2018

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Doom. Gloom. Outrage. Uproar. Notes and feelings from Session 1 of TED2018

Let it be noted, says co-host Chris Anderson, that this year’s TED started with a roaring cheer and with a scream of anguish. Our job this week is to explore what’s amazing, in every sense of the word, from the jaw-droppingly wonderful to the shocking and urgent. So Chris and co-host Helen Walters have decided []

Exploring the boundaries of legacy at TED@Westpac

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Exploring the boundaries of legacy at TED@Westpac

Legacy is a delightfully complex concept, and it’s one that the TED@Westpac curators took on with gusto for the daylong event held in Sydney, Australia, on Monday December 11th. Themed around the idea of “The Future Legacy,” the day was packed with speakers who took on topics ranging from education to work-health balance to designer babies.

Why not? Pushing and prodding the possible, at TED@IBM

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Why not? Pushing and prodding the possible, at TED@IBM

We know that our world — our data, our lives, our countries — are becoming more and more connected. But what should we do with that? In two sessions of TED@IBM, the answer shaped up to be: Dream as big as you can. Speakers took the stage to pitch their ideas for using connected data []

Breakthroughs: The talks of TED@Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany

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Breakthroughs: The talks of TED@Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany

Humanity is defined by its immense body of knowledge. Most times it inches forward, shedding light onto the mysteries of the universe and easing life’s endeavors in small increments. But in some special moments, knowledge and understanding leap forward, when one concentrated mind or one crucial discovery redirects the course of things and changes the []