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What matters: Notes from Session 11 of TED2018

2018-04-15T03:04:39+00:00 April 15th, 2018|Categories: Inspiration, News|Tags: |

Reed Hastings, the head of Netflix, listens to a question from Chris Anderson during a sparky onstage Q&A on the final morning of TED2018, April 14, 2018. Photo: Ryan Lash / TED What a week. We’ve heard so much, from dystopian warnings to bold visions for change. Our brains are full. Almost. In this session [...]

Screen gems: The art onscreen at TED2018

2018-04-15T03:04:38+00:00 April 15th, 2018|Categories: Inspiration, News|Tags: |

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 [...]

In Case You Missed It: Bold visions for humanity at day 4 of TED2018

2018-04-15T03:04:36+00:00 April 15th, 2018|Categories: Inspiration, News|Tags: |

Three sessions of memorable TED Talks covering life, death and the future of humanity made the penultimate day of TED2018 a remarkable space for tech breakthroughs and dispatches from the edges of culture. Here are some of the themes we heard echoing through the opening day, as well as some highlights from around the conference [...]

Announced at TED2018: Google’s new TalkToBooks search

2018-04-14T03:05:01+00:00 April 14th, 2018|Categories: Inspiration, News|Tags: |

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

2018-04-14T03:05:00+00:00 April 14th, 2018|Categories: Inspiration, News|Tags: |

Authenticity is critical to trust, but “if those of us who are different give in to the temptation to hold back our authentic selves, then the most interesting thing about us — our difference — is muted,” says Harvard Business School professor Frances Frei at TED2018: The Age of Amazement on April 13, Vancouver. Photo: [...]

Body electric: Notes from Session 9 of TED2018

2018-04-14T03:04:59+00:00 April 14th, 2018|Categories: Inspiration, News|Tags: |

Mary Lou Jepsen demonstrates the ability of red light to scatter when it hits our bodies. Can we leverage this property to see inside ourselves? She speaks at TED2018 on April 13, 2018. Photo: Ryan Lash / TED During the week of TED, it’s tempting to feel like a brain in a jar — to [...]