TED Talk: We’re building a dystopia just to make people click on ads

The benefits and opportunities of machine learning (ML) algorithms translate to pioneering applications that can improve the way processes and tasks are completed. There are different ways to develop and use a machine learning system, so the benefits of a ML system are thus dependent on the way it is used for a particular purpose. … Read more

TED Talk: How the US Government Spies on People Who Protest — Including You

How the US government spies on people who protest -- including you | Jennifer Granick

Governments should protect individuals so they are not persecuted for their beliefs, lifestyle or sexual orientation. To this end, privacy is a must. While some supporters would argue that mass-surveillance programmes help in the fight against criminals and make the world safer, some detractors argue that –on the pretext of stopping terrorist attacks− some government … Read more

TED Talk: How to Separate Fact and Fiction Online

ted talk. how to tell fact from fiction online

Individual motivations for reading online news are certainly varied. The information posted online carries the imminent possibility of being false or incorrectly analysed. Hence, determining the truthfulness of online resources is a vital aspect to make the most out of the information we find on the news online. However, it remains an incontestable fact that, … Read more

TED Talk: Beware Online Filter Bubbles

Eli Pariser | TED2011 Beware online "filter bubbles"

Internet and tech companies are responsible for the filtering and personalisation of web results, determining how online users discover and act on information. There are many advantages that can be taken from web content personalisation. Relevance, speediness, and customisation can be included among them. However, it can be argued that the personalisation of web content … Read more

TED Talk: We’ve Stopped Trusting Institutions and Started Trusting Strangers

We’ve Stopped Trusting Institutions and Started Trusting Stranger

Trust is an essential trait of all human relationships. It is, furthermore, the foundation around which all human relationships coexist. The necessity for trust derives from our interdependence with other individuals. Thus, it is safe to think that people will generally do their best to comply with their civic obligations. Although our trust may have … Read more

TED Talk: One Seed at a Time, Protecting the Future of Food

food security debate

The world’s environment is changing quickly but the ability of nature to adapt is far too slow. Taking precautions to ensure food security is a prudent step to safeguard the lives of many millions of people around the globe. What is also desperately needed to work alongside this effort is to reverse the current trend … Read more

TED Talk: How Diversity Makes Teams More Innovative

Rocío LorenzoatTED@BCG How diversity makes teams more innovative

The last 20 years have seen a rapid change to the way we live our lives, for the better. Bringing more diverse workers into companies not only make them more representative but also allows for cognitive diversity. This means that when we have different people in a given workgroup, we allow for new ways of … Read more

TED Talk: Should We Create a Solar Shade to Cool the Earth?

should we use a solar shade to cool the earth. ted talks. geoengineering.

The topic of geoengineering will become an increasingly popular item in the news. The chance to give humanity time to move to sustainable technologies and green energy is an opportunity that is worth taking. Sadly, there are many drawbacks and such a project on this global scale has never been done before. For geoengineering to … Read more

TED Talk: The Era of Personal DNA Testing Is Here

The pros and cons of DNA testing is not yet clear. How doctors, consumers, governments, and DNA testing companies (like 23 and me) come to an arrangement which benefits everyone is still some time away. When also including new potential uses for the technology it becomes ever clearer that this topic will be around for … Read more

TED Talk: What Really Motivates People to Be Honest in Business

TED Talk Business: What Really Motivates People to Be Honest in Business

The world of business is often filled with ethical dilemmas. Every leader is to make decisions, and the decisions they do make can determine whether their leadership is based on an honest framework or not. Motivation aside, it is in the interest of business that both leaders and employees align their own ethical standards with … Read more