TED Tech

TED Tech

From the construction of virtual realities to the internet of things—technology is changing our world every day. But how can we make sure that the quickly-evolving role that tech plays in our lives is one that builds, empowers, and connects us? Host Sherrell Dorsey guides you through the latest ideas from TED Speakers, uncovering the riveting questions that sit at the intersection of technology, society, science, design, business, and innovation. Listen in every Friday.

  • 26 minutes 21 seconds
    How AI is unlocking the secrets of nature and the universe | Demis Hassabis

    Can AI help us answer life's biggest questions? In this visionary conversation, Google DeepMind cofounder and CEO Demis Hassabis delves into the history and incredible capabilities of AI with head of TED Chris Anderson. Hassabis explains how AI models like AlphaFold — which accurately predicted the shapes of all 200 million proteins known to science in under a year — have already accelerated scientific discovery in ways that will benefit humanity. Next up? Hassabis says AI has the potential to unlock the greatest mysteries surrounding our minds, bodies and the universe.

    14 June 2024, 4:00 am
  • 34 minutes
    The TED AI Show: Why we can't fix bias with more AI w/ Patrick Lin

    Technology is supposed to make our lives better – but who gets to decide how that improvement unfolds, and what values it upholds? Tech ethicist Patrick Lin and Bilawal dig into the hidden -- and not so hidden -- biases in AI. From historically inaccurate images to life-and-death decisions in hospitals, human biases reveal how AI mirrors our own flaws…But can we fix bias? Lin argues that technology alone won't suffice...

    11 June 2024, 7:00 pm
  • 13 minutes 21 seconds
    3 mysteries of the universe — and a new force that might explain them | Alex Keshavarzi

    We're still in the dark about what 95 percent of our universe is made of — and the standard model for understanding particle physics has hit a limit. What's the next step forward? Particle physicist Alex Keshavarzi digs into the first results of the Muon g-2 experiment at Fermilab in Chicago, which found compelling evidence of new particles or forces existing in our universe — a finding that could act as a window into the subatomic world and deepen our understanding of the fabric of reality.

    7 June 2024, 4:00 am
  • 31 minutes 10 seconds
    The TED AI Show: AI may take jobs – but not our creativity w/ artist Claire Silver

    Like many new, exciting artistic technologies before it, the development of AI is begging us to ask: what counts as art? In a provocative conversation, Claire Silver, an anonymous AI collaborative artist, sits down with Bilawal to talk about how AI has revolutionized her own mixed media practice, and why she thinks that AI may be an inextricable part of human creativity in the near future.

    For transcripts for The TED AI Show, visit go.ted.com/TTAIS-transcripts

    4 June 2024, 7:00 pm
  • 14 minutes 1 second
    Can AI catch criminals at sea? | Dyhia Belhabib

    Can AI help catch oceanic outlaws? From drug smugglers to modern-day pirates, maritime crime fighter Dyhia Belhabib introduces Heva: an AI-powered tool that aggregates international criminal records to detect and stop crime that might otherwise get swept away in the tide. After the talk, Sherrell dives deeper into how technology can help us keep our oceans safe. 

    31 May 2024, 4:00 am
  • 40 minutes 28 seconds
    The TED AI Show: What really went down at OpenAI and the future of regulation w/ Helen Toner

    If there’s one AI company that’s made a splash in mainstream vernacular, it’s OpenAI, the company behind ChatGPT. Former board member and AI policy expert Helen Toner joins Bilawal to discuss the existing knowledge gaps and conflicting interests between those who are in charge of making the latest technology – and those who create our policies at the government level.

    For transcripts for The TED AI Show, visit go.ted.com/TTAIS-transcripts

    28 May 2024, 6:00 pm
  • 18 minutes 20 seconds
    The AI-powered tools supercharging your imagination | Bilawal Sidhu

    How is AI changing the nature of human imagination and creativity? Through a mind-bending tour of new techniques he's been tinkering with, creative technologist Bilawal Sidhu shows how anyone can use AI-powered tools — like 3D scans that let you redesign the physical world in real time — to expand the possibilities of artistic expression, often within just minutes. After the talk, join Sherrell in conversation with Bilawal — and learn about our new podcast he’s hosting, the TED AI Show, which can be found anywhere you listen to podcasts. 

    24 May 2024, 4:00 am
  • 27 minutes 25 seconds
    The TED AI Show: Is AI destroying our sense of reality? with Sam Gregory

    Could you spot a deepfake? We’re entering a new world where generative AI is challenging our sense of what’s real and what’s fiction. In our first episode, Bilawal and Sam Gregory, a human rights activist and technologist, discuss how to protect our sense of reality.

    This is an episode of The TED AI Show, TED's newest podcast. Sure, some predictions about AI are just hype – but others suggest that everything we know is about to fundamentally change. Creative technologist Bilawal Sidhu talks with the world’s leading experts, artists, journalists, and more to explore the thrilling, sometimes terrifying, future ahead.

    Listen to The TED AI Show on this feed every Tuesday -- or follow The TED AI Show wherever you get your podcasts.

    For more, visit https://www.ted.com/podcasts/the-ted-ai-show 

    21 May 2024, 9:00 am
  • 13 minutes 13 seconds
    Why don't we have better robots yet? | Ken Goldberg

    Why hasn't the dream of having a robot at home to do your chores become a reality yet? With three decades of research expertise in the field, roboticist Ken Goldberg sheds light on the clumsy truth about robots — and what it will take to build more dexterous machines to work in a warehouse or help out at home.

    17 May 2024, 4:00 am
  • 11 minutes 33 seconds
    AI and the paradox of self-replacing workers | Madison Mohns

    As companies introduce AI into the workplace to increase productivity, an uncomfortable paradox is emerging: people are often responsible for training the very systems that might displace them. AI ethics advocate Madison Mohns presents three leadership principles to embrace technological progress while prioritizing your coworkers' well-being — paving the way for a future where AI enhances human potential.

    10 May 2024, 4:00 am
  • 11 minutes 50 seconds
    How wireless energy from space could power everything | Ali Hajimiri

    Modern life runs on wireless technology. What if the energy powering our devices could also be transmitted without wires? This week we are revisiting a talk by electrical engineer Ali Hajimiri, where he explains the principles behind wireless energy transfer and shares his far-out vision for launching flexible solar panels into space in order to collect sunlight, convert it to electrical power and then beam it down to Earth. Learn how this technology could power everything — and light up our world from space.

    3 May 2024, 4:00 am
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