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Best of TEDTalks 2011, #14: Consent of the Networked -- Fight for Your Online Rights, or Lose Them

Rebecca MacKinnon | Posted 02.06.2012 | Technology
Rebecca MacKinnon

2011-12-07-etefdktttedd.jpgIt is at the emergent digital intersection between corporate and political power where the most subtle and insidious threat to democracy lies.

Rebecca MacKinnon On Internet Freedom

Posted 03.05.2012 | Technology

In this special year-end collaboration, TED and The Huffington Post are excited to count down 18 great ideas of 2011, featuring the full TEDTalk with ...

Best of TEDTalks 2011, #15: Self-Driving Cars Roll Their Way In

Sebastian Thrun | Posted 02.05.2012 | Technology
Sebastian Thrun

2011-12-06-thrundkjfkdjfkd.jpgSelf-driving cars can make traffic safer, as they never blink or focus on switching the radio station. They have no blind spots, and they can simultaneously process information at a rate that no human can match.

Sebastian Thrun: Google's Driverless Car

Posted 12.09.2011 | Technology

In this special year-end collaboration, TED and The Huffington Post are excited to count down 18 great ideas of 2011, featuring the full TEDTalk with ...

Best of TEDTalks 2011 #16: The Birth of a Word

Deb Roy | Posted 02.04.2012 | Technology
Deb Roy

2011-12-05-debroyted.jpgWe are creating learning systems to interpret the intended meaning of social media comments made "in the wild." We call our television dataset the TV Genome.

Deb Roy: The Birth Of A Word

Posted 12.09.2011 | Technology

In this special year-end collaboration, TED and The Huffington Post are excited to count down 18 great ideas of 2011, featuring the full TEDTalk with ...

Best of TEDTalks 2011 #17: On Regret (Premiere)

Kathryn Schulz | Posted 02.01.2012 | Technology
Kathryn Schulz

2011-12-02-edterjekjfkjeeted.jpgAt a time of year when most people are looking to the future and enumerating their resolutions for the new year, I encourage you to take a moment and dwell on your regrets instead.

Kathryn Schulz On Regret (Premiere)

Posted 12.09.2011 | Technology

In this special year-end collaboration, TED and The Huffington Post are excited to count down 18 great ideas of 2011, featuring the full TEDTalk with ...

18 Great Ideas From 2011 That Can Shape 2012

Arianna Huffington | Posted 01.31.2012 | Technology
Arianna Huffington

On behalf of The Huffington Post and TED, we are delighted to invite you on a year-end journey of ideas that can help shape the world in 2012. Starting today, we will be counting down 18 of 2011's most impactful TEDTalks.

Kevin Slavin: How Algorithms Shape Our World

Ted | Posted 12.09.2011 | Technology

In this special year-end collaboration, TED and The Huffington Post are excited to count down 18 great ideas of 2011, featuring the full TEDTalk with ...

JR's Wholesome Illegalities

Bill Lasarow | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Bill Lasarow

While there has been a continuing push and pull between the presence of serious public art and graffiti vandalism for decades, at least one artist has taken it to the streets in a strikingly new way.

TEDMED 2009: The Missing Piece In Understanding Our Health

Alana B. Elias Kornfeld | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Alana B. Elias Kornfeld

Whenever we visit a physician we fill out questionnaires that refer only to our genetics and lifestyle, but we're never asked about environment. This is the missing link to our health.