TED on the Brain – The power of algorithms and open innovation

By now most people are familiar with TED talks, and many have had the opportunity to attend a TED conference or one of the many independently organized TEDx community events. If you haven’t done so yet, it’s definitely worth your time… and your mind will thank you.

TED is a nonprofit organization whose philosophy is centered on “Ideas Worth Spreading.” With that focus in mind, TED conferences bring together an amazing variety of speakers, each thought leaders in their respective fields, and challenges them “to give the talk of their lives.”

In addition to the live events, the talks are all recorded and made available at ted.com. And since the talks are all relatively short in duration, it’s easy to spend hours browsing through the online archive viewing one exceptional speaker after another.

To give you a taste of what’s available, check out the following sampling of talks related to the power of algorithms and open innovation:

Raffaello D’Andrea: The astounding athletic power of quadcopters (16:08)

Massimo Banzi: How Arduino is open-sourcing imagination (15:47)

Charles Leadbeater: The era of open innovation (18:58)



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