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  • It's time for women to run for office | Halla Tómasdóttir - Duration: 19 minutes.

    • 12 hours ago
    • 12,042 views
    With warmth and wit, Halla Tómasdóttir shares how she overcame media bias, changed the tone of the political debate and surprised her entire nation when she ran for president of Iceland -- inspirin...
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  • 4 ways to build a human company in the age of machines | Tim Leberecht - Duration: 11 minutes.

    • 1 day ago
    • 36,158 views
    In the face of artificial intelligence and machine learning, we need a new radical humanism, says Tim Leberecht. For the self-described "business romantic," this means designing organizations and w...
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  • Your company's data could help end world hunger | Mallory Soldner - Duration: 11 minutes.

    • 3 days ago
    • 30,352 views
    Your company might have donated money to help solve humanitarian issues, but you could have something even more useful to offer: your data. Mallory Soldner shows us how private sector companies can...
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  • How America's public schools keep kids in poverty | Kandice Sumner - Duration: 13 minutes.

    • 3 days ago
    • 59,832 views
    Why should a good education be exclusive to rich kids? Schools in low-income neighborhoods across the US, specifically in communities of color, lack resources that are standard at wealthier schools...
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  • Your smartphone is a civil rights issue | Christopher Soghoian - Duration: 7 minutes, 45 seconds.

    • 1 week ago
    • 99,364 views
    The smartphone you use reflects more than just personal taste ... it could determine how closely you can be tracked, too. Privacy expert Christopher Soghoian details a glaring difference between th...
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  • Enough with the fear of fat | Kelli Jean Drinkwater - Duration: 12 minutes.

    • 1 week ago
    • 213,523 views
    In a society obsessed with body image and marked by a fear of fat, Kelli Jean Drinkwater engages in radical body politics through art. She confronts the public's perception of bigger bodies by brin...
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  • "St. James Infirmary Blues" | Silk Road Ensemble + Rhiannon Giddens - Duration: 8 minutes, 44 seconds.

    • 1 week ago
    • 20,407 views
    Singer Rhiannon Giddens joins international music collective Silk Road Ensemble to perform "St. James Infirmary Blues," spiking the American folk song that Louis Armstrong popularized in the 1920s ...
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  • Everything you hear on film is a lie | Tasos Frantzolas - Duration: 16 minutes.

    • 1 week ago
    • 118,126 views
    Sound design is built on deception — when you watch a movie or TV show, nearly all of the sounds you hear are fake. In this audio-rich talk, Tasos Frantzolas explores the role of sound in storytell...
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  • The unexpected challenges of a country's first election | Philippa Neave - Duration: 10 minutes.

    • 2 weeks ago
    • 56,168 views
    How do you teach an entire country how to vote when no one has done it before? It's a huge challenge facing fledgling democracies around the world — and one of the biggest problems turns out to be ...
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  • How loss helped one artist find beauty in imperfection | Alyssa Monks - Duration: 13 minutes.

    • 2 weeks ago
    • 54,028 views
    Painter Alyssa Monks finds beauty and inspiration in the unknown, the unpredictable and even the awful. In a poetic, intimate talk, she describes the interaction of life, paint and canvas through h...
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  • TED Residency - Channel

    • 27 videos
    The TED Residency program is an incubator for breakthrough ideas. It is free and open to all via a semi-annual competitive application. Those chosen as TED Residents spend four months at TED headquart
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  • How the US should use its superpower status | Ian Bremmer - Duration: 15 minutes.

    • 2 weeks ago
    • 56,827 views
    Americanization and globalization have basically been the same thing for the last several generations. But the US's view of the world -- and the world's view of the US -- is changing. In a fast-pac...
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  • What a driverless world could look like | Wanis Kabbaj - Duration: 11 minutes.

    • 2 weeks ago
    • 466,343 views
    What if traffic flowed through our streets as smoothly and efficiently as blood flows through our veins? Transportation geek Wanis Kabbaj thinks we can find inspiration in the genius of our biology...
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  • Inside the mind of a former radical jihadist | Manwar Ali - Duration: 17 minutes.

    • 2 weeks ago
    • 151,948 views
    "For a long time, I lived for death," says Manwar Ali, a former radical jihadist who participated in violent, armed campaigns in the Middle East and Asia in the 1980s. In this moving talk, he refle...
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  • Machine intelligence makes human morals more important | Zeynep Tufekci - Duration: 17 minutes.

    • 3 weeks ago
    • 79,931 views
    Machine intelligence is here, and we're already using it to make subjective decisions. But the complex way AI grows and improves makes it hard to understand and even harder to control. In this caut...
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  • A temporary tattoo that brings hospital care to the home | Todd Coleman - Duration: 9 minutes, 40 seconds.

    • 3 weeks ago
    • 102,337 views
    What if doctors could monitor patients at home with the same degree of accuracy they'd get during a stay at the hospital? Bioelectronics innovator Todd Coleman shares his quest to develop wearable,...
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  • Can a divided America heal? | Jonathan Haidt - Duration: 20 minutes.

    • 3 weeks ago
    • 119,140 views
    How can the US recover after the negative, partisan presidential election of 2016? Social psychologist Jonathan Haidt studies the morals that form the basis of our political choices. In conversatio...
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  • We've stopped trusting institutions and started trusting strangers | Rachel Botsman - Duration: 17 minutes.

    • 3 weeks ago
    • 78,122 views
    Something profound is changing our concept of trust, says Rachel Botsman. While we used to place our trust in institutions like governments and banks, today we increasingly rely on others, often st...
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  • Ballroom dance that breaks gender roles | Trevor Copp and Jeff Fox - Duration: 15 minutes.

    • 4 weeks ago
    • 57,606 views
    Tango, waltz, foxtrot ... these classic ballroom dances quietly perpetuate an outdated idea: that the man always leads and the woman always follows. That's an idea worth changing, say Trevor Copp a...
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  • 5 ways to lead in an era of constant change | Jim Hemerling - Duration: 13 minutes.

    • 4 weeks ago
    • 57,593 views
    Who says change needs to be hard? Organizational change expert Jim Hemerling thinks adapting your business in today's constantly-evolving world can be invigorating instead of exhausting. He outline...
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  • Art can heal PTSD's invisible wounds | Melissa Walker - Duration: 9 minutes, 49 seconds.

    • 1 month ago
    • 49,395 views
    Trauma silences its victims, says creative arts therapist Melissa Walker, but art can help those suffering from the psychological wounds of war begin to open up and heal. In this inspiring talk, Wa...
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  • The beauty of what we'll never know | Pico Iyer - Duration: 10 minutes.

    • 1 month ago
    • 80,072 views
    Almost 30 years ago, Pico Iyer took a trip to Japan, fell in love with the country and moved there. A keen observer of the human spirit, Iyer professes that he now feels he knows far less about Jap...
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  • How we talk about sexual assault online | Ione Wells - Duration: 14 minutes.

    • 1 month ago
    • 50,249 views
    We need a more considered approach to using social media for social justice, says writer and activist Ione Wells. After she was the victim of an assault in London, Wells published a letter to her a...
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  • 4 reasons to learn a new language | John McWhorter - Duration: 10 minutes.

    • 1 month ago
    • 127,740 views
    English is fast becoming the world's universal language, and instant translation technology is improving every year. So why bother learning a foreign language? Linguist and Columbia professor John ...
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  • What reality are you creating for yourself? | Isaac Lidsky - Duration: 11 minutes.

    • 1 month ago
    • 214,368 views
    Reality isn't something you perceive; it's something you create in your mind. Isaac Lidsky learned this profound lesson firsthand, when unexpected life circumstances yielded valuable insights. In t...
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  • We can start winning the war against cancer | Adam de la Zerda - Duration: 12 minutes.

    • 1 month ago
    • 47,716 views
    Learn about the latest advances in the war against cancer from Stanford researcher Adam de la Zerda, who's working on some cutting-edge techniques of his own. Using a remarkable imaging technology ...
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  • Immigrant voices make democracy stronger | Sayu Bhojwani - Duration: 12 minutes.

    • 1 month ago
    • 36,123 views
    In politics, representation matters — and that's why we should elect leaders who reflect their country's diversity and embrace its multicultural tapestry, says Sayu Bhojwani. Through her own story ...
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  • What you need to know about CRISPR | Ellen Jorgensen - Duration: 9 minutes, 54 seconds.

    • 1 month ago
    • 80,700 views
    Should we bring back the wooly mammoth? Or edit a human embryo? Or wipe out an entire species that we consider harmful? The genome-editing technology CRISPR has made extraordinary questions like th...
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  • Technology hasn't changed love. Here's why | Helen Fisher - Duration: 19 minutes.

    • 1 month ago
    • 91,253 views
    In our tech-driven, interconnected world, we've developed new ways and rules to court each other, but the fundamental principles of love have stayed the same, says anthropologist Helen Fisher. In t...
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  • Can we build AI without losing control over it? | Sam Harris - Duration: 14 minutes.

    • 1 month ago
    • 322,337 views
    Scared of superintelligent AI? You should be, says neuroscientist and philosopher Sam Harris -- and not just in some theoretical way. We're going to build superhuman machines, says Harris, but we h...
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  • How we're harnessing nature's hidden superpowers | Oded Shoseyov - Duration: 13 minutes.

    • 1 month ago
    • 88,188 views
    What do you get when you combine the strongest materials from the plant world with the most elastic ones from the insect kingdom? Super-performing materials that might transform ... everything. Nan...
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  • Photos that give voice to the animal kingdom | Frans Lanting - Duration: 3 minutes, 35 seconds.

    • 2 years ago
    • 353,091 views
    Nature photographer Frans Lanting uses vibrant images to take us deep into the animal world. In this short, visual talk he calls for us to reconnect with other earthly creatures, and to shed the me...
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  • Averting the climate crisis | Al Gore - Duration: 16 minutes.

    • 9 years ago
    • 143,639 views
    http://www.ted.com With the same humor and humanity he exuded in An Inconvenient Truth, Al Gore spells out 15 ways that individuals can address climate change immediately, from buying a hybrid to i...
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  • Thomas Heatherwick: Building the Seed Cathedral - Duration: 17 minutes.

    • 5 years ago
    • 147,390 views
    http://www.ted.com A future more beautiful? Architect Thomas Heatherwick shows five recent projects featuring ingenious bio-inspired designs. Some are remakes of the ordinary: a bus, a bridge, a po...
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