The creation of Disney's masterpiece, Snow White, gives us a preview of what may be coming with AI algorithms sophisticated enough to pass for sentient…
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Why the most interesting ideas happen at the borders between disciplines — and my new role as the host of the TED Interview.
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A journey to the Library Of Congress reminds me that tools for thought and the information commons do not just belong to the world of software.
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Some thoughts on the temporal rhythm of a creative workflow—and a fantastic new software tool for creating timelines.
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For all their talents, neural nets have a strange unwillingness to say three simple words: “I don’t know.”
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Elon Musk is going to learn the hard way that Twitter is a political and sociological problem, not an engineering one.
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Put aside the question of whether machines are capable of understanding the world—the more relevant question right now is whether they are capable of…
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Are Large Language Models like GPT-3 showing signs of emergent intelligence? And can we train them to become good citizens?
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On this week's TED Radio Hour, a special episode on the story of human life expectancy and the unsung virtues of generational diversity.
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In the latest installment of my series on creative workflows, we turn to what may be the most important question of all: how do you turn hunches and…
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Most people discounted the possibility of a viral pandemic sweeping the world and killing millions—until it happened. Are we making the same mistake…
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The Ukraine conflict offers a crucial test for war in the information age: Can you deplatform a rogue nation into military surrender?
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