For all their talents, neural nets have a strange unwillingness to say three simple words: “I don’t know.”
Elon Musk is going to learn the hard way that Twitter is a political and sociological problem, not an engineering one.
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…
Are Large Language Models like GPT-3 showing signs of emergent intelligence? And can we train them to become good citizens?
On this week's TED Radio Hour, a special episode on the story of human life expectancy and the unsung virtues of generational diversity.
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…
Most people discounted the possibility of a viral pandemic sweeping the world and killing millions—until it happened. Are we making the same mistake…
The Ukraine conflict offers a crucial test for war in the information age: Can you deplatform a rogue nation into military surrender?
The bestselling author of Drive and A Whole New Mind explains why you should build a "failure resumé"—and discusses how he built his latest book out of…
The bestselling author of Drive (and many others) joins me to talk about his new book, The Power Of Regret.
More than three decades ago a Stanford professor proposed a uniform way of expressing your odds of dying from a specific cause: the micromort. It’s time…
Why the killer app of virtual reality right now is just sitting in a room, looking at things.