TED talks

deadly colors

This Is the World’s Deadliest Color

A TED-Ed mini-documentary explains the history of poison pigments.
Nathaniel Ainley
5.23.17
jobs

How AI Can Become a “Third Hemisphere” of Our Brains

AI threatens 47 percent of jobs, but can make life better.
Madison Margolin
12.27.16
News

The New X Prize Will Award $5 Million for Innovation in Artificial Intelligence

Teams will be asked to pick their own challenge in AI to address.
Jordan Pearson
2.17.16
Internet

Even Sophisticated AI Can’t Always Tell a Parrot from a Cat

Samim Winiger, an artificial intelligence-experimenting prankster, couldn’t help but test the limits of video captioning AI.
John Wenz
9.15.15
Terraform

​Like a Sea Cucumber

My avatar looked sharper all the time. Smoother motion algorithms, deeper skin fractals, heavier AI. Somewhere in the cloud, his huge, artificially intelligent personality was slyly crunching.
Rudy Rucker
6.29.15
MUSHROOMS

This Man Believes Mushrooms Can Solve Virtually All of Humanity's Problems

According to author and TED speaker Paul Stamets, mushrooms cure disease, soak up toxins, kill unwanted pests, heal our chronically suffering bodies—not to mention taste good in pasta.
Frances B. Cannon
6.5.15
Art

Explore Artist Simon Denny's Absurdist Vision of Silicon Valley

Simon Denny's installations at MoMA PS1 create an unflinchingly faithful and thus deeply confounding portrayal of the tech industry.
Arthur Holland Michel at VICE
4.15.15
Stuff

Artist Simon Denny's Absurdist Vision of Silicon Valley

Where fine art, Silicon Valley, and a Genius-sponsored IRL 'annotation battle' at MoMA PS1 collide.
Arthur Holland Michel
4.14.15
Stuff

TED Talks Aren't Making My Generation Smart – They're Making Us Stupid

I haven't had an independent thought in years. Sometimes, I forget my own name.
David Whelan
11.28.14
Stuff

Humans Have Become Too Good at Lying

From politicians to criminals, relationships to media relations, we're all liars living in a lying world. But how much do we care?
Morwenna Ferrier
11.19.14
Science

​How to Grow an Artificial Penis

The scientists that gave us lab-grown vaginas are now testing lab-grown penises. Equal opportunity genital regeneration.
Becky Ferreira
10.6.14
Stuff

'Effective Altruists' Want to Be Nice in the Most Efficient Way Possible

Charity shouldn't begin at home, they say—it should begin wherever money will do the most amount of good.
Huw Oliver
10.6.14
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