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Kenneth Cukier: Big data is better data

Duration: 15:51

Self-driving cars were just the start. What's the future of big data-driven technology and design? In a thrilling science talk, Kenneth Cukier looks at what's next for machine learning -- and human knowledge.

     
Kenneth Cukier: Big data is better data

Sally Kohn: Don't like clickbait? Don't click

Duration: 04:36

Doesn't it seem like a lot of online news sites have moved beyond reporting the news to openly inciting your outrage (and your page views)? News analyst Sally Kohn suggests — don't engage with news that looks like it just wants to make you mad. Instead, give your precious clicks to the news sites you truly trust.

     
Sally Kohn: Don't like clickbait? Don't click

Andrew Connolly: What's the next window into our universe?

Duration: 17:39

Big Data is everywhere — even the skies. In an informative talk, astronomer Andrew Connolly shows how large amounts of data are being collected about our universe, recording it in its ever-changing moods. Just how do scientists capture so many images at scale? It starts with a giant telescope …

     
Andrew Connolly: What's the next window into our universe?

Avi Reichental: What's next in 3D printing

Duration: 09:04

Just like his beloved grandfather, Avi Reichental is a maker of things. The difference is, now he can use 3D printers to make almost anything, out of almost any material. Reichental tours us through the possibilities of 3D printing, for everything from printed candy to highly custom sneakers.

     
Avi Reichental: What's next in 3D printing

Janet Iwasa: How animations can help scientists test a hypothesis

Duration: 05:07

3D animation can bring scientific hypotheses to life. Molecular biologist (and TED Fellow) Janet Iwasa introduces a new open-source animation software designed just for scientists.

     
Janet Iwasa: How animations can help scientists test a hypothesis

Shai Reshef: An ultra-low-cost college degree

Duration: 10:48

At the online University of the People, anyone with a high school diploma can take classes toward a degree in business administration or computer science - without standard tuition fees (though exams cost money). Founder Shai Reshef hopes that higher education is changing "from being a privilege for the few to a basic right, affordable and accessible for all."

     
Shai Reshef: An ultra-low-cost college degree

Margaret Gould Stewart: How giant websites design for you (and a billion others, too)

Duration: 12:56

Facebook’s “like” and “share” buttons are seen 22 billion times a day, making them some of the most-viewed design elements ever created. Margaret Gould Stewart, Facebook’s director of product design, outlines three rules for design at such a massive scale—one so big that the tiniest of tweaks can cause global outrage, but also so large that the subtlest of improvements can positively impact the lives of many.

     
Margaret Gould Stewart: How giant websites design for you (and a billion others, too)

Alessandro Acquisti: Why privacy matters

Duration: 15:00

The line between public and private has blurred in the past decade, both online and in real life, and Alessandro Acquisti is here to explain what this means and why it matters. In this thought-provoking, slightly chilling talk, he shares details of recent and ongoing research -- including a project that shows how easy it is to match a photograph of a stranger with their sensitive personal information.

     
Alessandro Acquisti: Why privacy matters

Molly Stevens: A new way to grow bone

Duration: 14:52

What does it take to regrow bone in mass quantities? Typical bone regeneration — wherein bone is taken from a patient’s hip and grafted onto damaged bone elsewhere in the body — is limited and can cause great pain just a few years after operation. In an informative talk, Molly Stevens introduces a new stem cell application that harnesses bone’s innate ability to regenerate and produces vast quantities of bone tissue painlessly.

     
Molly Stevens: A new way to grow bone

Andrew Fitzgerald: Adventures in Twitter fiction

Duration: 11:55

In the 1930s, broadcast radio introduced an entirely new form of storytelling; today, micro-blogging platforms like Twitter are changing the scene again. Andrew Fitzgerald takes a look at the (aptly) short but fascinating history of new forms of creative experimentation in fiction and storytelling.

     
Andrew Fitzgerald: Adventures in Twitter fiction

Jason Pontin: Can technology solve our big problems?

Duration: 10:03

In 1969, Buzz Aldrin’s historical step onto the moon leapt mankind into an era of technological possibility. The awesome power of technology was to be used to solve all of our big problems. Fast forward to present day, and what's happened? Are mobile apps all we have to show for ourselves? Journalist Jason Pontin looks closely at the challenges we face to using technology effectively ... for problems that really matter.

     
Jason Pontin: Can technology solve our big problems?

Amy Webb: How I hacked online dating

Duration: 17:27

Amy Webb was having no luck with online dating. The dates she liked didn't write her back, and her own profile attracted crickets (and worse). So, as any fan of data would do: she started making a spreadsheet. Hear the story of how she went on to hack her online dating life -- with frustrating, funny and life-changing results.

     
Amy Webb: How I hacked online dating
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