What if Our Devices Could Read Our Emotions?

What if Our Devices Could Read Our Emotions?

Today’s technology has virtually unlimited IQ and little to no emotional intelligence. But what if our devices could read our emotions through our facial expressions? In this Ted Talk, computer scientist Rana el Kaliouby demonstrates groundbreaking technology that can read our emotions by quantifying our facial expressions and matching them to corresponding emotions. The powerful “emotion…

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Tony Fadell

Tony Fadell and The First Secret of Design

In his TED Talk, Tony Fadell explains that the first secret of design is noticing the little things in everyday life. Habits are formed when we become used to the everyday things we do. Whether it’s peeling off the sticker on a ripe plum or putting the fitted sheet on the bed, these things have…

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Tell Me How You Make Toast

Got a Problem? Tell Me How You Make Toast

Tom Wujec  reveals unexpected truths about how we can solve our biggest problems at work by asking people to “first, tell me how you make toast.” Tom Wujec, a Fellow at Autodesk, explores how you can tackle big problems with creative problem solving. In his Ted Live video “Got a Wicked Problem? First, Tell Me How…

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Our Unhealthy Obsession with Choice

Our Unhealthy Obsession with Choice

Renata Salecl is a Senior Researcher at the Institute of Criminology, Faculty of Law at the University of Ljubljana, and holds a professorship at Birkbeck College, University of London, studying the effect choice has in our lives and whether or not it is an unhealthy obsession. In her TED video, “Our Unhealthy Obsession with Choice,” Renata explores the…

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Curly Fry Conundrum

The Curly Fry Conundrum

Jennifer Golbeck, a Computer Scientist at the University of Maryland and Director of the Human – Computer Interaction Lab, explores how the internet has changed how behavior patterns are monitored in her TED video “The Curly Fry Conundrum: Why Social Media ‘Likes’ Say More Than You Might Think.” Social media has enabled companies to collect…

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Hackers are the Internet’s Immune System

Hackers are the Internet’s Immune System

Having access to information is a currency of power and hackers possess powerful skills in our digital age. Keren Elazari, Cyber Security Industry Analyst for Gigaom Research, argues the need for hackers in today’s tech savvy culture in her TED video, “Hackers: the Internet’s Immune System.” Keren points to them as an exceptional force for change…

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What's Wrong With Your Password

What’s Wrong With Your Password?

Lorrie Faith Cranor, an online privacy expert from Carnegie Mellon University, explains the need for a sophisticated password in today’s online environment and what’s wrong with your password right now. In Lorrie’s recent TED video, “What’s Wrong With Your Password,” she explains how previous password policies required users to only have one non-letter character in their…

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Beware of Online Filter Bubbles

Beware of Online Filter Bubbles

Eli Pariser, author of the book, The Filter Bubble, discusses how information on the Internet is not as balanced as we think and how online filter bubbles affect us all. In his recent video for TED Talk, Eli explores how search results can be affected by online filter bubbles with filters based on a person’s interests and commonalities…

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Abha Dawesar on Life in the "Digital Now"

Abha Dawesar on Life in the “Digital Now”

Abha Dawesar is an award winning novelist and artist, who lives in the “digital now.” In her TED Talk video, Abha Dawesar explains her theory about how life is developed through time and experiences. She believes that technology has interrupted the flow of time and the gap between what we perceive and what we can measure is…

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Kelly McGonigal on How to Make Stress Your Friend

Kelly McGonigal on How to Make Stress Your Friend

Kelly McGonigal is a health psychologist at Stanford University. In her recent video for TED Global, Kelly McGonigal talks about how people cope with stress. Previously, Kelly focused on the negative side effects that stress can have on your body. Now, Kelly suggests that changing your opinion and focusing on the upsides of stress can…

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Matt Cutts Says Try Something New for 30 Days

Matt Cutts Says Try Something New for 30 Days

Matt Cutts is an engineer for Google and wants you to try something new. In his video for TED Talks, Matt Cutts dares viewers to step outside of their comfort zones and try something new for thirty consecutive days. Matt suggests that adding and subtracting habits is a great way to escape that feeling of being…

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Importance of Thought Leadership

The Importance of Thought Leadership & Your Brand

Behind every great brand is a thought leader blazing a new trail. The importance of thought leadership has grown and it has quickly become another ‘must do’ for companies looking to differentiate themselves from the competition. The internet is saturated with all types of content these days… from crazy dog dance videos promoting new causes…

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