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Meet the TEDGlobal 2017 Fellows
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Meet the new class of TEDGlobal 2017 Fellows! Representing 18 countries — including, for the first time in our program, Somalia, Uruguay, Liberia and Zimbabwe — this class clears a high bar of talent, creativity and eccentricity. Among those selected, you’ll find a Somali computer scientist catalyzing the tech scene in Somalia and Somaliland; a […]

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TED Prize winner Sarah Parcak unearths ancient mysteries on “60 Minutes”
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What’s the best way to find something lost on the ground, like a historical site from a civilization lost to time? For archaeologist Sarah Parcak, the answer’s obvious — from way up above, using satellites, of course. As a space archaeologist, she’s found the lost city of Tanis (of Indiana Jones: Raiders of the Lost […]

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Filmmaker Jen Brea gets a Sundance fellowship, Pamela Ronald makes the case for engineered rice, and more
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Behold, your recap of TED-related news: A new Sundance grant helps indie films get seen. Making a film is hard enough — but getting the film seen by an audience can be just as difficult, especially in this era of non-stop media shifts. To help, Sundance just launched the Creative Distribution Fellowship — and among […]

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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 […]

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In memory of Benjamin Barber
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Benjamin Barber spoke at TED Global 2013. Photo by James Duncan Davidson. Nation states are failing miserably on some of the more urgent global challenges of the modern age — especially climate change, predatory capitalism, terrorism and forced migration. Nations are increasingly closed, parochial and outdated, slow to respond to the pressures of a fast […]

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A celebrated building turns 50…and other TED news
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Behold, your recap of TED-related news: Habitat turns 50! First conceptualized in 1961 as part of architect Moshe Safdie’s thesis at McGill University, Habitat 67 has gone on to inspire several generations of architects. Combining high-rise living with community connection, Habitat’s concrete cluster of homes challenged the contemporary notions of apartment complexes and Brutalist architecture. […]

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The VOID returns to TED, Ghostbusters style
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Two years ago, a prototype VR experience re-imagined the way we interact with virtual reality by interweaving the digital and physical space — and one year ago, it held its lines-out-the-door premiere at TED2016. Today, THE VOID has locations in Times Square, New York; Dubai, United Arab Emirates; and Salt Lake City, Utah (where it was conceived) — and plans to expand. […]

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TEDsters get to know students around the world, thanks to EverFi
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At TED2017, attendees could interact with students from around the world inside the EverFi social space. Photo: Marla Aufmuth / TED EverFi is supporting the TED2017 community in having a direct hand in changing the future. As a leader in connecting education to the real world since launching at TED in 2008, EverFi allows attendees to meet […]

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The duty we owe to strangers: David Miliband speaks at TED2017
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David Miliband asks us to see the refugee crisis as a test of our humanity — and our humility. He speaks at TED2017, April 26, 2017, Vancouver, BC, Canada. Photo: Bret Hartman / TED David Miliband came to TED with a specific message: The global refugee crisis is not unsolvable — and it’s actually a test […]

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Connection and community: The talks of Session 7 of TED2017
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We’re more connected than ever before but, in some parts of the world, life has never been more difficult. From refugee camps full of people displaced by war to urban blight in the developed world, our problems are growing more complex. But in that strife lies opportunity. In the seventh session of TED2017, hosted by […]

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Video: Watch how five TEDx organizers share an idea around the world
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First, watch this wonderful new promo for TED’s mobile app — a wander through five countries and communities, linked by a love for great ideas. TED’s filmmakers asked the help of five TEDx organizers to make a video highlighting TED’s mobile app, the result became something much more: visual evidence that ideas bring people together. To […]

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