How computers learn to recognize objects instantly | Joseph Redmon
by TED
3 hours ago ∗ Views: 8,765
Ten years ago, researchers thought that getting a computer to tell the difference between a cat and a dog would be almost impossible. Today, computer ...
The stories behind The New Yorker's iconic covers | Françoise Mouly
by TED
1 day ago ∗ Views: 21,814
Meet Françoise Mouly, The New Yorker's art director. For the past 24 years, she's helped decide what appears on the magazine's famous cover, from the...
What six years in captivity taught me about fear and faith (English subtitles) | Ingrid Betancourt
by TED
2 days ago ∗ Views: 57,003
Full English subtitles are available for this talk -- click the CC button in the bottom right of your screen to turn subtitles on.) In 2002, the Colom...
Can art amend history? | Titus Kaphar
by TED
3 days ago ∗ Views: 33,349
Artist Titus Kaphar makes paintings and sculptures that wrestle with the struggles of the past while speaking to the diversity and advances of the pre...
Meet Spot, the robot dog that can run, hop and open doors | Marc Raibert
by TED
4 days ago ∗ Views: 251,269
That science fiction future where robots can do what people and animals do may be closer than you think. Marc Raibert, founder of Boston Dynamics, ...
Why I still have hope for coral reefs | Kristen Marhaver
by TED
1 week ago ∗ Views: 52,800
Corals in the Pacific Ocean have been dying at an alarming rate, particularly from bleaching brought on by increased water temperatures. But it's not ...
You owe it to yourself to experience a total solar eclipse | David Baron
by TED
1 week ago ∗ Views: 323,683
On August 21, 2017, the moon's shadow will race from Oregon to South Carolina in what some consider to be the most awe-inspiring spectacle in all of n...
A simple new blood test that can catch cancer early | Jimmy Lin
by TED
1 week ago ∗ Views: 55,285
Jimmy Lin is developing technologies to catch cancer months to years before current methods. He shares a breakthrough technique that looks for small s...
How cohousing can make us happier (and live longer) | Grace Kim
by TED
2 weeks ago ∗ Views: 175,513
Loneliness doesn't always stem from being alone. For architect Grace Kim, loneliness is a function of how socially connected we feel to the people aro...
Hamilton vs. Madison and the birth of American partisanship | Noah Feldman
by TED
2 weeks ago ∗ Views: 55,493
The divisiveness plaguing American politics today is nothing new, says constitutional law scholar Noah Feldman. In fact, it dates back to the early da...
How I fail at being disabled | Susan Robinson
by TED
2 weeks ago ∗ Views: 50,118
Born with a genetic visual impairment that has no correction or cure, Susan Robinson is legally blind (or partially sighted, as she prefers it) and en...
The human insights missing from big data | Tricia Wang
by TED
2 weeks ago ∗ Views: 54,728
Why do so many companies make bad decisions, even with access to unprecedented amounts of data? With stories from Nokia to Netflix to the oracles of ....
Why our screens make us less happy | Adam Alter
by TED
2 weeks ago ∗ Views: 179,685
What are our screens and devices doing to us? Psychologist Adam Alter has spent the last five years studying how much time screens steal from us and h...
Can clouds buy us more time to solve climate change? | Kate Marvel
by TED
3 weeks ago ∗ Views: 44,224
Climate change is real, case closed. But there's still a lot we don't understand about it, and the more we know the better chance we have to slow it d...
How a handful of tech companies control billions of minds every day | Tristan Harris
by TED
3 weeks ago ∗ Views: 176,827
A handful of people working at a handful of tech companies steer the thoughts of billions of people every day, says design thinker Tristan Harris. Fro...