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Aired 1 year ago 38:48
Ray Kurzweil on what the future holds next | The TED Interview
Join head of TED Chris Anderson for a very special conversation with legendary inventor and computer scientist Ray Kurzweil, recorded live onstage at TED2018. Listen in to hear what the man who makes a living from predicting the future arc of technology thinks is coming our way next -- including a specific prediction of when he thinks technology will finally gain human levels of language understanding.
Aired 9 months ago 1:23
Sincerely, X from TED
Sincerely, X is back with more episodes and a new host: poet and TED speaker Sarah Kay. Coming up this season:Â A former cult member, struggling to re-write the script of her life. AÂ preacher who rejects the idea of hell. A sociopath on why people like her have been unfairly demonized by society. And a lot more. Find out more at luminary.link/ted.Â
Aired 1 year ago 59:58
David Deutsch on the infinite reach of knowledge
It can be easy to believe that humans are insignificant. Weâ€™re specks of dust on a random planet in a vast universe. Less powerful than elephants. Fewer than ants. But David Deutsch believes thatâ€™s all beside the point, because humans possess one unique skill: attaining knowledge. David Deutsch â€“ Oxford professor, father of quantum computing, recluse â€“ convinced Chris years ago to take over leadership of TED with his ideas about knowledge. In this mind-bending conversation, the two dive into his theory that the potential reach of knowledge is infinite. They explore how knowledge first developed, why it sets us apart and what all of these heady concepts really mean for our present and future. To find out more about TED, please visit TED.com.