TEDTalk

Quantum Computing

The Promise of Quantum Computers

Matt Langione talks about the promise and magic of quantum computers. Speaking next to an actual IBM quantum computer, he explains how these machines solve complex challenges like developing vaccines and calculating financial risk in an entirely new way that’s exponentially faster than the best supercomputers — and shares why industries should prepare now for […]

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Quantum Computing

Shohini Ghose on a Beginner’s Guide to Quantum Computing

A quantum computer isn’t just a more powerful version of the computers we use today; it’s something else entirely, based on emerging scientific understanding — and more than a bit of uncertainty. Enter the quantum wonderland with TED Fellow Shohini Ghose and learn how this technology holds the potential to transform medicine, create unbreakable encryption […]

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AI

Why the Danger of AI is Weirder Than You Think

The danger of artificial intelligence isn’t that it’s going to rebel against us, but that it’s going to do exactly what we ask it to do, says AI researcher Janelle Shane. From the video description: Sharing the weird, sometimes alarming antics of AI algorithms as they try to solve human problems — like creating new […]

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Robotics

Origami Robots that Reshape and Transform Themselves

Jamie Paik explores more creative forms of robots. From the video description: Taking design cues from origami, robotician Jamie Paik and her team created “robogamis”: folding robots made out super-thin materials that can reshape and transform themselves. In this talk and tech demo, Paik shows how robogamis could adapt to achieve a variety of tasks […]

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