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  • Looking for a job? Highlight your ability, not your experience | Jason Shen February 20, 2018
    Very few of us hold jobs that line up directly with our past experiences or what we studied in college. Take TED Resident Jason Shen; he studied biology but later became a product manager at a tech company. In this quick, insightful talk about human potential, Shen shares some new thinking on how job seekers […]
    Jason Shen
  • How we can build AI to help humans, not hurt us | Margaret Mitchell February 20, 2018
    As a research scientist at Google, Margaret Mitchell helps develop computers that can communicate about what they see and understand. She tells a cautionary tale about the gaps, blind spots and biases we subconsciously encode into AI -- and asks us to consider what the technology we create today will mean for tomorrow. "All that […]
    Margaret Mitchell
  • The secret to great opportunities? The person you haven't met yet | Tanya Menon February 16, 2018
    We often find ourselves stuck in narrow social circles with similar people. What habits confine us, and how can we break them? Organizational psychologist Tanya Menon considers how we can be more intentional about expanding our social universes -- and how it can lead to new ideas and opportunities.
    Tanya Menon
  • 3 creative ways to fix fashion's waste problem | Amit Kalra February 15, 2018
    What happens to the clothes we don't buy? You might think that last season's coats, trousers and turtlenecks end up being put to use, but most of it (nearly 13 million tons each year in the United States alone) ends up in landfills. Fashion has a waste problem, and Amit Kalra wants to fix it. […]
    Amit Kalra
  • Fashion that celebrates African strength and spirit | Walé Oyéjidé February 15, 2018
    "To be African is to be inspired by culture and to be filled with undying hope for the future," says designer and TED Fellow Walé Oyéjidé. With his label Ikiré Jones (you'll see their work in Marvel's "Black Panther"), he uses classic design to showcase the elegance and grace of often-marginalized groups, in beautifully cut […]
    Walé Oyéjidé
  • Why I train grandmothers to treat depression | Dixon Chibanda February 14, 2018
    Dixon Chibanda is one of 12 psychiatrists in Zimbabwe -- for a population of more than 16 million. Realizing that his country would never be able to scale traditional methods of treating those with mental health issues, Chibanda helped to develop a beautiful solution powered by a limitless resource: grandmothers. In this extraordinary, inspirational talk, […]
    Dixon Chibanda
  • The virginity fraud | Nina Dølvik Brochmann and Ellen Støkken Dahl February 13, 2018
    The hymen is still the most misunderstood part of the female body. Nina Dølvik Brochmann and Ellen Støkken Dahl share their mission to empower young people through better sex education, debunking the popular (and harmful) myths we're told about female virginity and the hymen.
    Nina Dølvik Brochmann and Ellen Støkken Dahl
  • The surprising ingredient that makes businesses work better | Marco Alverà February 13, 2018
    What is it about unfairness? Whether it's not being invited to a friend's wedding or getting penalized for bad luck or an honest mistake, unfairness often makes us so upset that we can't think straight. And it's not just a personal issue -- it's also bad for business, says Marco Alverà. He explains how his […]
    Marco Alverà
  • Capitalism isn't an ideology -- it's an operating system | Bhu Srinivasan February 12, 2018
    Bhu Srinivasan researches the intersection of capitalism and technological progress. Instead of thinking about capitalism as a firm, unchanging ideology, he suggests that we should think of it as an operating system -- one that needs upgrades to keep up with innovation, like the impending take-off of drone delivery services. Learn more about the past […]
    Bhu Srinivasan
  • 3 lessons of revolutionary love in a time of rage | Valarie Kaur February 9, 2018
    What's the antidote to rising nationalism, polarization and hate? In this inspiring, poetic talk, Valarie Kaur asks us to reclaim love as a revolutionary act. As she journeys from the birthing room to tragic sites of bloodshed, Kaur shows us how the choice to love can be a force for justice.
    Valarie Kaur
  • "My Fine Reward" | Tito Deler February 9, 2018
    Blues musician Tito Deler combines the sounds of his New York upbringing with the style of pre-war Mississippi Delta blues. He takes the stage, singing and strumming a stirring rendition of his song, "My Fine Reward."
    Tito Deler
  • How protest is redefining democracy around the world | Zachariah Mampilly February 8, 2018
    The democratic process is messy, complicated and often inefficient -- but across Africa, activists are redefining democracy by putting protest at its center. In an illuminating talk, political scientist Zachariah Mampilly gives us a primer on the current wave of protests reshaping countries like Tunisia, Malawi and Zimbabwe -- and explains how this form of […]
    Zachariah Mampilly
  • This company pays kids to do their math homework | Mohamad Jebara February 8, 2018
    Mohamad Jebara loves mathematics -- but he's concerned that too many students grow up thinking that this beautiful, rewarding subject is difficult and boring. His company is experimenting with a bold idea: paying students for completing weekly math homework. He explores the ethics of this model and how it's helping students -- and why learning […]
    Mohamad Jebara
  • How architecture can create dignity for all | John Cary February 7, 2018
    If architect and writer John Cary has his way, women will never need to stand in pointlessly long bathroom lines again. Lines like these are representative of a more serious issue, Cary says: the lack of diversity in design that leads to thoughtless, compassionless spaces. Design has a unique ability to dignify and make people […]
    John Cary
  • How we can help hungry kids, one text at a time | Su Kahumbu February 6, 2018
    Su Kahumbu raises badass cows -- healthy, well-fed animals whose protein is key to solving a growing crisis in Africa: childhood nutritional stunting. With iCow, a simple SMS service she developed to support small-scale livestock farmers, the TED Fellow is helping farmers across the continent by texting them tips on caring for and raising animals. […]
    Su Kahumbu
  • This deep-sea mystery is changing our understanding of life | Karen Lloyd February 6, 2018
    How deep into the Earth can we go and still find life? Marine microbiologist Karen Lloyd introduces us to deep-subsurface microbes: tiny organisms that live buried meters deep in ocean mud and have been on Earth since way before animals. Learn more about these mysterious microbes, which refuse to grow in the lab and seem […]
    Karen Lloyd
  • How to fix a broken heart | Guy Winch February 5, 2018
    At some point in our lives, almost every one of us will have our heart broken. Imagine how different things would be if we paid more attention to this unique emotional pain. Psychologist Guy Winch reveals how recovering from heartbreak starts with a determination to fight our instincts to idealize and search for answers that […]
    Guy Winch
  • How I use Minecraft to help kids with autism | Stuart Duncan February 2, 2018
    The internet can be an ugly place, but you won't find bullies or trolls on Stuart Duncan's Minecraft server, AutCraft. Designed for children with autism and their families, AutCraft creates a safe online environment for play and self-expression for kids who sometimes behave a bit differently than their peers (and who might be singled out […]
    Stuart Duncan
  • From death row to law graduate | Peter Ouko February 2, 2018
    Peter Ouko spent 18 years in Kamiti Prison in Kenya, sometimes locked up in a cell with 13 other grown men for 23 and a half hours a day. In a moving talk, he tells the story of how he was freed -- and his current mission with the African Prisons Project: to set up […]
    Peter Ouko
  • 6 space technologies we can use to improve life on Earth | Danielle Wood February 1, 2018
    Danielle Wood leads the Space Enabled research group at the MIT Media Lab, where she works to tear down the barriers that limit the benefits of space exploration to only the few, the rich or the elite. She identifies six technologies developed for space exploration that can contribute to sustainable development across the world -- […]
    Danielle Wood