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TED en Español: TED’s first-ever Spanish-language speaker event in NYC

TED en Español: TED’s first-ever Spanish-language speaker event in NYC

Thursday marked the first-ever TED en Español speaker event hosted by TED in its New York City office. The all-Spanish daytime event featured eight speakers, a musical performance, five short films and fifteen one-minute talks given by members of the audience. The New York event is just the latest addition to TED’s sweeping new Spanish-language []

Playlist: 10 TEDWomen talks for Earth Day

Playlist: 10 TEDWomen talks for Earth Day

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Earlier this week, I had the privilege and honor to plant trees with the daughter and granddaughter of environmentalist Wangari Maathai. In recognition of her life’s work promoting “sustainable development, democracy and peace,” Maathai received the 2004 Nobel Peace Prize. She was a lifelong activist who founded the Green Belt Movement in 1977. At that []

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 []

Considering Steven Pinker at TED2018

Considering Steven Pinker at TED2018

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Linguist and psychologist Steven Pinker’s talk at the end of TED2018 Session 1 argued enthusiastically that humanity has, as a whole, made remarkable progress toward prosperity, peace and happiness — backing up his assertions with charts that showed an optimistic trajectory. But is that the whole story? A roundtable of TED Fellows — including scientists []

Univision and TED launch TED en Español podcast to bring ideas worth spreading to Spanish-speaking audiences

Univision and TED launch TED en Español podcast to bring ideas worth spreading to Spanish-speaking audiences

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NEW YORK – APRIL 5, 2018 – Univision Communications Inc. (UCI), the leading media company serving Hispanic America, and TED, the nonprofit devoted to ideas worth spreading, announced today they have joined forces to launch TED en Español, TED’s first non-English podcast. The TED en Español podcast will make Spanish-language TED Talks available to the []

A new initiative for launching big, audacious ideas

A new initiative for launching big, audacious ideas

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Social entrepreneurs often walk a tough road. Their ideas seek to improve life for communities that can’t afford to pay a lot, if anything, and without the support of funding options like venture capital, bank loans and stock markets, their best option to fund their ideas is generally the philanthropic sector. This requires an endless []

Remembering Maestro José Antonio Abreu

Remembering Maestro José Antonio Abreu

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When Maestro José Antonio Abreu lifted his baton, magic sparked to life. Young people from diverse backgrounds played classical music that could take your breath away, yes, but something deeper transpired too — they demonstrated the skills for both personal and cultural thriving. Abreu founded “El Sistema,” the network of youth orchestras, choirs and music []

How we’re making the TED iOS app more accessible for all

How we’re making the TED iOS app more accessible for all

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In line with TED’s mission of spreading ideas, we strive to make our platforms accessible to all users. Designing for accessibility means ensuring that all users can interact with your product and your content — including users who have disabilities or difficulties using traditional interactions. This includes users who are blind, visually-impaired, hard of hearing []

Meet the Spring 2018 class of TED Residents!

Meet the Spring 2018 class of TED Residents!

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On March 12, TED welcomed its latest class to the TED Residency program, an in-house incubator for breakthrough ideas. These 19 Residents will spend 14 weeks in TED’s New York headquarters working and thinking together; the class includes exceptional people from all over the map, including Brazil, the Netherlands and Korea. The new Residents include: []

TED gets a fresh new look on TV apps

TED gets a fresh new look on TV apps

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TED fans with an Android TV or Amazon FireTV will see a newly reimagined app — one that offers far more than just a sleek new design — beginning today. We’re giving you more relevant talk suggestions, provided daily on the homepage. With our new layout, the app’s playlists and talks are easier than ever to []

New podcast alert: WorkLife with Adam Grant, a TED original, premieres Feb. 28

New podcast alert: WorkLife with Adam Grant, a TED original, premieres Feb. 28

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Adam Grant to Explore the Psychology of Unconventional Workplaces as Host of Upcoming New TED Original Podcast “WorkLife” Organizational psychologist, professor, bestselling author and TED speaker Adam Grant is set to host a new TED original podcast series titled WorkLife with Adam Grant, which will explore unorthodox work cultures in search of surprising and actionable []

The Big Idea: How to find and hire the best employees

The Big Idea: How to find and hire the best employees

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So, you want to hire the best employee for the job? Or perhaps you’re the employee looking to be hired. Here’s some counterintuitive and hyper-intuitive advice that could get the right foot in the door. Expand your definition of the “right” resume Here’s the hypothetical situation: a position opens up at your company, applications start []