The big idea: What your casual online behavior reveals to hackers (and what to do about it)

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The big idea: What your casual online behavior reveals to hackers (and what to do about it)

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It seems these days, everybody’s getting hacked. With so much of our most sensitive information stored on servers in some remote part of the world, it seems concerningly easy for malicious hackers to worm their way past secure firewalls and into bank accounts, credit card databases, corporate emails and even hospital systems. On a global []

What will the future look like? Elon Musk speaks at TED2017

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What will the future look like? Elon Musk speaks at TED2017

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In conversation with TED’s Head Curator Chris Anderson, serial entrepreneur and future-builder Elon Musk discusses his new project digging tunnels under LA, Hyperloop, Tesla, SpaceX and his dreams for what the world could look like. Below, highlights from the conversation. Why are you boring? “We’re trying to dig a hole under LA, and this is to []

Future visions: The talks of TEDGlobalNYC

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Future visions: The talks of TEDGlobalNYC

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The advance toward a more connected, united, compassionate world is in peril. Some voices are demanding a retreat, back to a world where insular nations battle for their own interests. But most of the big problems we face are collective in nature and global in scope. What can we do, together, about it? In a []

Meet the Fall 2017 class of TED Residents

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Meet the Fall 2017 class of TED Residents

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On September 11, TED welcomed its latest class to the TED Residency program, an in-house incubator for breakthrough ideas. Residents spend four months in TED’s New York headquarters with other exceptional people from all over the map—including the Netherlands, the UK, Tennessee and Georgia. The new Residents include: A filmmaker creating a movie experience that []

Healing hearts at the intersection of modern medicine and indigenous culture

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Healing hearts at the intersection of modern medicine and indigenous culture

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Worldwide, nearly one out of every hundred children is born with a congenital heart disease, which can vary from defective vessels and leaky valves, to holes in the heart. Dr. Franz Freudenthal (TED Talk: A new way to heal hearts without surgery) deals in the latter as a pediatric cardiologist who has developed a better, []

TED and Star India greenlight “TED Talks India: Nayi Soch” TV series, hosted by Shah Rukh Khan

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TED and Star India greenlight “TED Talks India: Nayi Soch” TV series, hosted by Shah Rukh Khan

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Today we confirmed some exciting news about TED’s most ambitious television project yet: a major network series in India hosted by megawatt Bollywood film star Shah Rukh Khan. The program will air on Star India, one of India’s largest media conglomerates and our partner in production. TED Talks India: Nayi Soch, which translates to “new thinking,” marks []

The big idea: 3 reasons to be kind to educators

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Any dedicated educator can tell you: A teaching job extends far beyond the hours of the school day. Molding the minds of future leaders while simultaneously ferrying them across the rapids of childhood and adolescence — and dealing with the economics of the job — is a calling not for the faint of heart. Here []

We asked 3 experts: How will AI change our lives in the near future?

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We asked 3 experts: How will AI change our lives in the near future?

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Imagine a world where your car drives itself, your fridge does the grocery shopping, and robots work alongside you. Rapid advances in artificial intelligence are turning that world into a near-future possibility. But what will that future really look like, and how will it change our lives? We spoke with three artificial intelligence experts at []

Symbolic logic: How African alphabets got to the TEDGlobal stage

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Symbolic logic: How African alphabets got to the TEDGlobal stage

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TEDGlobal 2017 was an important homecoming to the African continent, and a ton of work went into creating an authentic experience, from the curation of talks to the music to the graphics and stage design. Saki Mafundikwa, a graphic designer, filmmaker, design teacher and founder of the Zimbabwe Institute of Vigital Arts (and a TED []

Break the mold: The talks of TED@BCG 2017

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Break the mold: The talks of TED@BCG 2017

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Complex times require a bold embrace of diversity and difference — and an ability to turn the unknown into an advantage. How can we tap into the unexpected? For a fifth year, BCG has partnered with TED to bring experts in education, diversity, AI, biology and more to the stage to share ideas from the forefront []

Hurricanes, monsoons and the human rights of climate change: TEDWomen chats with Mary Robinson

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Hurricanes, monsoons and the human rights of climate change: TEDWomen chats with Mary Robinson

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Two years ago, former president of Ireland Mary Robinson graced the TEDWomen stage with a moving talk about why climate change is not only a threat to our environment, but also a threat to the human rights of many poor and marginalized people around the world. Mary is an incredible person who inspires me greatly. []

Achievement unlocked: TEDx celebrates 100,000 talks!

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Achievement unlocked: TEDx celebrates 100,000 talks!

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Ideas never sleep — and neither does the TEDx archive.  Since going online in 2009, the archive has amassed thousands of perspective-shifting talks from across the world — and we’ve just reached 100,000! So, to celebrate TEDx and its rich library of incredible ideas (honestly, where else but on the TEDx archive will you hear []

12 things I know for sure: Anne Lamott speaks at TED2017

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Author Anne Lamott recently turned 61. So she’s compiled the following list of “every single true thing I know.” A brief recap: All truth is a paradox. “Life is a precious unfathomably beautiful gift, and it is impossible here,” she says. Life is “filled with heartbreaking sweetness and beauty, floods and babies and acne and Mozart, []

Monica Lewinsky’s Favorite TED Talks to Help Prevent Bullying

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Monica Lewinsky’s Favorite TED Talks to Help Prevent Bullying

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These talks were selected by Monica Lewinsky, in honor of National Bullying Prevention Month. October is National Bullying Prevention Month in the U.S., and chances are you know someone who’s been bullied — or you’ve been bullied yourself. Here, I’ve curated a list of TED and TEDx Talks that I feel unpack different aspects of []

Sneak peek: First look at the TEDWomen 2017 lineup

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Sneak peek: First look at the TEDWomen 2017 lineup

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This November, we’re gathering in New Orleans for three days of TEDWomen — to share talks about bridging the world today and the world we all hope to build. Today, we’re announcing the first speakers on our lineup, a mix of powerful voices, creative insights and committed activism that will set the tone for our []

How to build the future: Talks from TED#Brightline

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How to build the future: Talks from TED#Brightline

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Let’s face it: it’s hard to get stuff done. How can we, together, realize our most ambitious dreams? To celebrate the efforts of smart people who are changing the world while doing business as usual, TED has partnered with the Brightline Initiative, a non-commercial coalition of leading organizations dedicated to helping leaders turn ideas into []