TEDxBarcelona: TED 2015
By Thomas Macaulay
This month TEDxBarcelona will stream part of the annual TED conference in Vancouver. This year’s conference promises to challenge perceived wisdom and offer innovative visions of the future under the theme of Truth & Dare.
The first session, “What Are We Thinking?” explores our perceptions of reality. The second, “Machines That Learn,” examines the prospects for artificial intelligence. The final session, “Out of This World,” is a voyage from the origins of life to the future of space travel. The speakers include astronomer Sara Seager, whose work led to the discovery of the first exoplanet with an atmosphere, Chris Urmson, Director of Self-Driving Cars at Google, and Jason Padgett, an artist who was diagnosed with acquired savant syndrome and synaesthesia following a brain injury.
The $8,500 tickets to the main event in Vancouver are sold out but see it here in Barcelona for just €7. There will also be opportunities for networking and some food and drink at the event’s conclusion. (Streaming in English with no subtitles.)