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Poverty isn't a lack of character; it's a lack of cash | Rutger Bregman

“Ideas can and do change the world,” says historian Rutger Bregman, sharing his case for a provocative one: guaranteed basic income. Learn more about the idea’s 500-year history…

Walking as a revolutionary act of self-care | T. Morgan Dixon and Vanessa Garrison

“When black women walk, things change,” say T. Morgan Dixon and Vanessa Garrison, the founders of the health nonprofit GirlTrek. They’re on a mission to reduce the leading…

Why school should start later for teens | Wendy Troxel

Teens don’t get enough sleep, and it’s not because of Snapchat, social lives or hormones — it’s because of public policy, says Wendy Troxel. Drawing from her experience…

A climate solution where all sides can win | Ted Halstead

Why are we so deadlocked on climate, and what would it take to overcome the seemingly insurmountable barriers to progress? Policy entrepreneur Ted Halstead proposes a transformative solution…

What makes life worth living in the face of death | Lucy Kalanithi

In this deeply moving talk, Lucy Kalanithi reflects on life and purpose, sharing the story of her late husband, Paul, a young neurosurgeon who turned to writing after…

3 guidelines for creating safer AI | Stuart Russell

How can we harness the power of superintelligent AI while also preventing the catastrophe of robotic takeover? As we move closer toward creating all-knowing machines, AI pioneer Stuart…

3 principles for creating safer AI | Stuart Russell

How can we harness the power of superintelligent AI while also preventing the catastrophe of robotic takeover? As we move closer toward creating all-knowing machines, AI pioneer Stuart…

How human noise affects ocean habitats | Kate Stafford

Oceanographer Kate Stafford lowers us into the sonically rich depths of the Arctic Ocean, where ice groans, whales sing to communicate over vast distances — and climate change…

Thoughts on humanity, fame and love | Shah Rukh Khan

“I sell dreams, and I peddle love to millions of people,” says Shah Rukh Khan, Bollywood’s biggest star. In this charming, funny talk, Khan traces the arc of…

Poetry, music and identity | Jorge Drexler

One night in 2002, a friend gave Jorge Drexler the chorus to a song and challenged him to write the rest of it using a complex, poetic form…