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Screen gems: The art onscreen at TED2018

Screen gems: The art onscreen at TED2018

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A monumental part of what brings the TED conference to life is the speakers and the amazing ideas they share on the TED stage. But here’s a riddle: What also shares the spotlight with each person who spends their 3 to 18 minutes speaking on the red dot? The magnificent session art, of course! TED []

TEDFilms: Four new short films premiered at TED2018

TEDFilms: Four new short films premiered at TED2018

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For the TED conference this year, we wanted to entertain attendees between talks — and support and encourage up-and-coming filmmakers. Meet TEDFilms, a new program for promoting the creation of original short films. Executive-produced by Sinéad McDevitt and led up by TED’s director of Production and Video Operations, Mina Sabet, the short films acted as a []

More TED2018 conference shorts to amuse and amaze

More TED2018 conference shorts to amuse and amaze

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Even in the Age of Amazement, sometimes you need a break between talks packed with fascinating science, tech, art and so much more. That’s where interstitials come in: short videos that entertain and intrigue, while allowing the brain a moment to reset and ready itself to absorb more information. For this year’s conference, TED commissioned []

Announced at TED2018: TED’s Hindi-language Star Plus TV series “TED Talks India: Nayi Soch” renewed for three seasons

Announced at TED2018: TED’s Hindi-language Star Plus TV series “TED Talks India: Nayi Soch” renewed for three seasons

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New York, NY (April 13, 2018)—TED announced today that its highly acclaimed Star Plus TV prime-time series TED Talks India: Nayi Soch, a Hindi-language TV and digital series hosted by Shah Rukh Khan which premiered last fall, has been renewed for three more seasons. The first season, which featured speakers delivering inspiring and informative talks []

Announced at TED2018: Google’s new TalkToBooks search

Announced at TED2018: Google’s new TalkToBooks search

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Here onstage at TED2018, futurist Ray Kurzweil has just formally announced a new way to query the text inside books using something called semantic search — which is a search on ideas and concepts, rather than specific words. Called TalkToBooks, the beta-stage product uses an experimental AI to query a database of 120,000 books in []

How to rebuild trust … Frances Frei speaks at TED2018

How to rebuild trust … Frances Frei speaks at TED2018

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“It’s my belief that trust is the foundation for everything we do,” says Harvard Business School professor Frances Frei, “and that if we can learn to trust on another more, we can have unprecedented human progress.” What to do, then, when trust is broken? In companies, there are many reasons that a rupture can happen. []

Insanity. Humanity. Notes from Session 8 at TED2018

Insanity. Humanity. Notes from Session 8 at TED2018

The seven speakers lived up to the two words in the title of the session. Their talks showcased both our collective insanity — the algorithmically-assembled extremes of the Internet — and our humanity — the values and desires that extremists astutely tap into — along with some speakers combining the two into a glorious salad. []

Scenes from the Tech Playground at TED2018

Scenes from the Tech Playground at TED2018

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Assembled by our tech curator Alex Moura, six exhibits around the theater explore the hands-on, playful and human side of tech. Every exhibit is in some way touchable, relatable — not a piece of shiny gear in a plexiglas box but instead something to step into and be part of and play with. Meet our []