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Head of TED Chris Anderson speaks with some of the world’s most interesting people to dig into the provocative and powerful ideas of our time.

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Head of TED Chris Anderson speaks with some of the world’s most interesting people to dig into the provocative and powerful ideas of our time.

    Simon Sinek | Work is never going back to normal

    Simon Sinek | Work is never going back to normal

    Work as we knew it is undergoing seismic shifts as the pandemic in the U.S. wanes. As some businesses reopen, even people lucky enough to work from home face big questions. What lessons do we take from this past year? How should we lead? How should we talk to each other? How should we even relate to work? Chris turns to Simon Sinek, a thinker and writer on leadership, for some candid guidance in this moment of reinvention.

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    • 46 min
    How COVID vaccines are revolutionizing medicine | Adrian Hill

    How COVID vaccines are revolutionizing medicine | Adrian Hill

    This past year, scientists racing to stop the novel coronavirus delivered vaccines at a pace and scale the world has never seen before. Adrian Hill, director of Oxford University's vaccine research institute, recounts how he and his team developed the AstraZeneca vaccine. He explains why the challenges were as much about logistics as science, and predicts how the rapid creation of all COVID vaccines could change the pace of medical progress—even in realms beyond vaccines. This episode was recorded on March 8, 2021.

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    • 1 hr 6 min
    The race to build AI that benefits humanity | Sam Altman

    The race to build AI that benefits humanity | Sam Altman

    In this new season of the TED Interview, conversations with people who make a case for...optimism. Not some blind, hopeful feeling but the conviction that somewhere out there are solutions that, given the right attention and resources, can guide us out of the dark place we’re in. We share those ideas—and the people propelling them—to light a possible path forward.

    For the first episode: AI. Will innovation in artificial intelligence drastically improve our lives, or destroy humanity as we know it? From the unintended consequences we've suffered from platforms like Facebook and YouTube to the danger of creating technology we can't control, it's easy to see why people are afraid of a world powered by AI. But in this interview, OpenAI CEO Sam Altman makes a case for AI's potential to make the future better for all of us—and explains how his company is leading that charge with an unusual new business model.

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    • 1 hr 9 min
    A special announcement from TED on climate

    A special announcement from TED on climate

    Today, we're re-sharing a conversation with Christiana Figueres, because we've got a special update for you from TED. On Saturday, October 10, we'll launch Countdown: an exciting new global initiative to champion and accelerate solutions to the climate crisis, turning ideas into action. To get involved, tune in to the global launch which will be live-streamed at youtube.com/ted on October 10 at 11am ET.

    In 2015, Christiana Figueres brokered the historic Paris Agreement to combat climate change. She gives an inside look at the negotiations that led to a commitment from 195 countries to work toward a low carbon future and discusses her current work on COUNTDOWN, an ambitious new initiative from TED aiming to reduce greenhouse gas emissions to net-zero.

    • 1 hr 7 min
    Malala Yousafzai on why educating girls changes everything

    Malala Yousafzai on why educating girls changes everything

    The youngest winner of the Nobel Peace Prize, Malala Yousafzai has been an international advocate for girls' education since she was 15 years old and was shot by the Taliban for speaking out about girls' education. Now, as a fresh graduate of Oxford University (and job seeking!), she urges us not to forget about the girls who still lack access to a classroom. She describes why learning was crucial to her as a young girl in Pakistan and how the fight for girls' education is inextricably linked with the coronavirus pandemic and recent calls for racial justice. This virtual conversation is part of TED2020, hosted by TED's current affairs curator Whitney Pennington Rodgers. It was recorded July 8, 2020.

    • 34 min
    The role of the wealthy in achieving equality with Darren Walker

    The role of the wealthy in achieving equality with Darren Walker

    Born in a charity hospital and now president of the Ford Foundation, Darren Walker has been on both sides of the “inequality equation." He explains the need for the wealthy to acknowledge their complicity in a system that sustains racism and injustice, the importance of nuance in addressing complex systemic issues in the U.S., and the role philanthropy can play in rectifying the social and economic imbalances that disproportionately hurt Black Americans. This virtual conversation is part of TED2020, hosted by head of TED Chris Anderson. It was recorded July 1, 2020.

    • 46 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
196 Ratings

196 Ratings

Emz3184 ,

Monica Lewinsky is my hero

Fantastic interview. Monica has so much depth and substance. How she talks about trauma, humiliation, aloneness is inspiring.

Soohie💖 ,

Thank You !

Thanks you for opening conversations that we all need to have and listen to, for inspiring me, for giving me the opportunity to listen to some of the world most incredible thinkers and doers.
I am humbled, uplifted and inspired and I look forward to many more interviews soon. Please keep doing what you are doing !
🙏💚🌺🌏🌈

SabinaOnTheMountian ,

Inspired

Thank you TED and Chris. Your eagerness to understand is infectious. I feel challenged, called apon, find myself questioning and curious about how to make ‘positive’ drive in my circle of influence. Don’t stop what you are doing - I’m a part of your circle.

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