Social media is a threat to democracy: Carole Cadwalladr speaks at TED2019

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Journalist Carole Cadwalladr explores how social media platforms like Facebook exerted an unprecedented influence on voters in the Brexit referendum and the 2016 US presidential election.

How Hannah Gadsby broke comedy

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“I don’t think I’m qualified to speak my own mind,” says Australian comic Hannah Gadsby. “I’m not so good at turning the thinking into the talking. And you’re wondering how someone who’s so bad at the chat could be a stand-up comedian?” She starts off her TED Talk by promising the audience three ideas and []

How Twitter shapes global public conversation: Jack Dorsey speaks at TED2019

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At TED2019, head of TED Chris Anderson and TED current affairs curator Whitney Pennington Rodgers join Twitter and Square CEO Jack Dorsey to discuss the health of the global conversation and how Twitter could change what it incentivizes users to do — moving away from outrage and mob behavior and towards productive, healthy conversation.

Meet the 2019 TED Fellows and Senior Fellows

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The TED Fellows program turns 10 in 2019 — and to mark this important milestone, we’re excited to kick off the year of celebration by announcing the impressive new group of TED2019 Fellows and Senior Fellows! This year’s TED Fellows class represents 12 countries across four continents; they’re leaders in their fields — ranging from astrodynamics []

Want to speak at TED2020? Enter our worldwide Idea Search

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If you have an idea the world needs to hear, put your name forward to speak at next year’s TED conference! We’ve just opened applications in our TED2020 Idea Search, a worldwide hunt for the next great idea. The theme of TED2020 is UNCHARTED. The future is more uncertain than it’s ever been; we’re looking []

In Case You Missed It: Highlights from day 1 of TED2019

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The theme of TED2019 is “Bigger than us,” and day 1 did not disappoint. Even though it had just three sessions, they were chock-full of compelling ideas and calls for action.

Brené Brown plans a Netflix special, and more TED news

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The TED community is busy as ever! Below, a few highlights. Brené Brown special planned for Netflix. As she announced on Instagram, vulnerability expert Dr. Brené Brown has partnered with Netflix for a one-hour special: The Call to Courage. In the show, Dr. Brown will explain how to embrace vulnerability as a source of power []

Announcing the speaker lineup for TED2019: Bigger than us

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TED has unveiled its ambitious speaker lineup for the April conference, themed “Bigger than us.” Why? As Head of TED Chris Anderson puts it: “The theme ‘Bigger than us’ can mean so many things. AI. The arc of history. Ideas and things at a giant scale. Cosmology. Grand ambition. An antidote to narcissism. Moral purpose….” []

Discover 8 big ideas for global change — as they’re revealed live at TED2019

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You’ve watched lots of TED Talks. But have you ever watched a full session of the TED Conference, from beginning to end? On Tuesday, April 16, 2019, at 8pm ET/5pm PT, you’re invited to join us for a full session of talks from TED2019, beamed live to you from our theater in Vancouver, British Columbia. []

Remembering Emily Levine

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“That’s what’s so extraordinary about life: It’s a cycle of generation, degeneration, regeneration.” The humorist Emily Levine has died, after an extraordinary life spent questioning the very nature of reality. A philosopher-comic, she tore apart classics and physics and pop culture, and then, in trickster fashion, stuck them together in ways that created not just []

Audacity: 8 big, bold ideas for global change unveiled in Session 4 of TED2019

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In the program guide for Session 4 of TED2019, “Audacity,” a group of eight mysterious figures stands silhouetted in black. That’s because the speakers in this session were a total surprise — to those in TED audience and to those tuning in via Twitter Live from around the world. These eight speakers all have big, []

Greta Thunberg nominated for Nobel Peace Prize and other TED news

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The TED community is brimming with new projects and ideas. Below, a few highlights. Youth climate change protests kick off across the world. Students from 112 countries skipped school in mid-March to join climate activist Greta Thunberg’s School Strike for Climate demanding government action on climate change. The global event was part of the Fridays []

From TED2019 speakers: 14 websites and links that you didn’t know you needed in your life

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We’re excited about the lineup for TED2019: “Bigger than us”. So excited that we compiled a list of websites, links and pages from this year’s speakers that you didn’t know you needed. But you do. 1. AI Weirdness Adventures in the often hilarious antics of AI algorithms as they try to imitate human datasets, like []

The key to creativity? Start paying attention: Joseph Gordon-Levitt speaks at TED2019

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“I’m an actor, so I’m a bit of an expert on … well, nothing really,” says Joseph Gordon-Levitt onstage at TED2019. Jokes aside, there’s one thing he does know really well: what it feels like to get attention. He’s gotten a lot of it — since he played Dougie on Family Ties in the late []

One year in, The Audacious Project ideas make ever-bigger waves

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One year ago, TED launched The Audacious Project — an initiative to help change-makers with big, bold ideas for tackling global challenges find the support to make their visions a reality. What’s happened since has been amazing. Thousands of people in the US are awaiting trials at home rather than in jail cells now because []

Intelligence: Notes from Session 3 of TED2019

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Session 3 featured a dazzling celebration of intelligence — from the knowledge coded in our DNA (and a new way we could rewrite it) to one of the most astonishing tech demos ever seen at TED. Let’s jump right in. The event: Talks and performances from TED2019, Session 3: Intelligence, hosted by TED’s Chris Anderson. []