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Some of the world's leading inventors and researchers share demos, breakthroughs and visions onstage at the TED conference, TEDx events and partner events around the world. You can also download these and many other videos free on TED.com, with an interactive English transcript and subtitles in up to 80 languages. TED is a nonprofit devoted to Ideas Worth Spreading.
 
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Artificial intelligence is all around us ... and the future will only bring more of it. How can we ensure the AI systems we build are responsible, safe and sustainable? Ethical AI expert Genevieve Bell shares six framing questions to broaden our understanding of future technology -- and create the next generation of critical thinkers and doers.…
 
What is a weapon in the Information Age? From microscopic "smart dust" tracking devices to DNA-tracing tech and advanced facial recognition software, journalist Sharon Weinberger leads a hair-raising tour through the global, unregulated bazaar of privatized mass surveillance. To rein in this growing, multibillion-dollar marketplace that often cater…
 
Suspicious emails: unclaimed insurance bonds, diamond-encrusted safe deposit boxes, close friends marooned in a foreign country. They pop up in our inboxes, and standard procedure is to delete on sight. But what happens when you reply? Follow along as writer and comedian James Veitch narrates a hilarious, weeks-long exchange with a spammer who offe…
 
Biodiversity is the key to life on Earth and reviving our damaged planet, says ecologist Thomas Crowther. Sharing the inside story of his headline-making research on reforestation, which led to the UN's viral Trillion Trees Campaign, Crowther introduces Restor: an expansive, informative platform built to enable anyone, anywhere to help restore the …
 
People around the world are demanding clean air -- and cities are starting to respond, says electrification advocate Monica Araya. She takes us on a world tour of urban areas that are working to fully electrify their transportation systems over the next decade, shifting to emission-free motorcycles, cars, buses, ferries and beyond. See what a futur…
 
Could we exit our solar system, and enter another? Astrophysicist Philip Lubin discusses the awesome potential of using lasers to propel small spacecraft, enabling humanity's first interstellar missions. Learn how this transformative technology could help us reach Proxima Centauri, the nearest star to our own -- and fundamentally alter our understa…
 
Can technology create a democracy that's fast, fair ... and even fun? Digital minister Audrey Tang shares how Taiwan avoided a COVID-19 shutdown in early 2020 through innovations like developing apps to map mask availability, crowdsourcing ideas that could become laws and creating a "humor over rumor" campaign to combat disinformation with comedy. …
 
We take a break from our normal weekly classes in this episode, as Nate Miller from Miller Retirement Group in Kansas interviews Ann about how she started her federal benefits career. Join us as Ann dives into her beginnings, and ultimately how she helps federal employees with retirement today! Disclaimer: All information presented is for informati…
 
Ann revisits social security and medicare for federal employees in this episode. Listen in as Ann discusses the decision of when and how to take social security and how medicare fits in with your federal healthcare plan! Disclaimer: All information presented is for informational purposes only and intended for a general audience. No information pres…
 
Karen DeSalvo, the chief health officer at Google, explains the partnership between big tech and public health in slowing the spread of COVID-19 -- and discusses a new contact tracing technology recently rolled out by Google and Apple that aims to ease the burden on health workers and provide scientists critical time to create a vaccine. (This virt…
 
Originally presented as a webinar presentation on May 13th, 2020, Ann discusses what to do when things out of your control (such as the stock market, the economy, political and social crises) seem to derail your retirement plan. Disclaimer: All information presented is for informational purposes only and intended for a general audience. No informat…
 
As you age, you gradually lose the ability to refocus your eyes -- a phenomenon as old as humanity itself -- leading to a reliance on bifocals, contacts and procedures like LASIK surgery. Electrical engineer Nitish Padmanaban offers a glimpse of cutting-edge tech that's truly a sight for sore eyes: dynamic, autofocusing lenses that track your sight…
 
Ann gets back to basics with TSP 101. She discusses the history and details of the Thrift Savings Plan, and explains the different ways to invest it. Disclaimer: All information presented is for informational purposes only and intended for a general audience. No information presented in this podcast should be used or construed as an offer to sell, …
 
Bringing together social security, pension, and healthcare, Ann dives into advanced planning, a crucial way of maximizing all your federal retirement benefits! Disclaimer: All information presented is for informational purposes only and intended for a general audience. No information presented in this podcast should be used or construed as an offer…
 
Before the coronavirus pandemic, bioengineer Jim Collins and his team combined the power of AI with synthetic biology in an effort to combat a different looming crisis: antibiotic-resistant superbugs. Collins explains how they pivoted their efforts to begin developing a series of tools and antiviral compounds to help fight COVID-19 -- and shares th…
 
In this episode Ann goes into detail about how to calculate your FERS pension. This is critical information when you're working as a federal employee, as it can dictate when you should (or want) to retire! Disclaimer: All information presented is for informational purposes only and intended for a general audience. No information presented in this p…
 
Join Ann in this episode as she discusses the power of Roth IRA's, and how the CARES Act may allow federal employees to take advantage of a potential Roth conversion using TSP funds. Disclaimer: All information presented is for informational purposes only and intended for a general audience. No information presented in this podcast should be used o…
 
Originally presented as a webinar lunch and learn on April 8th, 2020, this episode covers multiple strategies of 'protecting' your retirement. Disclaimer: All information presented is for informational purposes only and intended for a general audience. No information presented in this podcast should be used or construed as an offer to sell, a solic…
 
Part of a series, TSP 301 discusses how market volatility can affect your Thrift Savings Plan along with allocation strategies. Presented as a webinar on April 1st, 2020. Disclaimer: All information presented is for informational purposes only and intended for a general audience. No information presented in this podcast should be used or construed …
 
Looking to put your skills to use to fight the pandemic? Consider joining The Global Hack, a virtual hackathon designed to rapidly develop solutions to the coronavirus crisis. Designer and technologist Marko Russiver shares the motivation behind a movement looking to help people build post-pandemic resilience. (This virtual conversation is part of …
 
In this episode Ann discusses several strategies that federal employees can use for long term care purposes as well as the ins and outs of how long term care insurance works. This was presented and recorded as a webinar lunch and learn. Disclaimer: All information presented is for informational purposes only and intended for a general audience. No …
 
The world is more connected than ever, but some communities are still cut off from vital resources like electricity and health care. In this solution-oriented talk, activist Johanna Figueira discusses her work with Code for Venezuela -- a platform that gathers technologists to address Venezuela's needs for information and medical supplies -- and sh…
 
To work safely, self-driving cars must avoid obstacles -- including those just out of sight. And for this to happen, we need technology that sees better than humans can, says electrical engineer David Lindell. Buckle up for a quick, groundbreaking tech demo as Lindell explains the significant and versatile potential of a high-speed camera that can …
 
How comfortable are you with robots taking over your life? Covering a wide range of potential applications -- from the mundane (robot house cleaner) to the mischievous (robot sex partner) to the downright macabre (uploading your brain to live on after death) -- technology strategist Lucy Farey-Jones shares data-backed evidence of how our willingnes…
 
What if the government ran more like Silicon Valley? Engineer Matt Cutts shares why he decided to leave Google (where he worked for nearly 17 years) for a career in the US government -- and makes the case that if you really want to make an impact, go where your help is needed most.By Matt Cutts
 
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