Sal Khan is the founder and CEO of Khan Academy, a nonprofit organization on a mission to provide free, world-class education to anyone, anywhere.

Why you should listen

From humble beginnings as a YouTube channel offering short educational lessons via video, Khan Academy today offers free courses to more than 150 million registered users around the world. The nonprofit provides learning tools for parents, teachers and kids in more than 50 languages, and they partner with school districts across the US that serve historically under-resourced students. Khan Academy launched Khanmigo, the first AI tutor built on GPT-4 technology and designed around learning science principles.

Khan is also the founder of the Khan Lab School, a nonprofit laboratory school in California, and cofounder of both, a nonprofit that offers free tutoring over Zoom, and Khan World School, a nonprofit online high school. He has been profiled by 60 Minutes and was recognized as one of TIME's "100 Most Influential People in the World" in 2012. He is the author of Brave New Words, a book on AI to be released in 2024.

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Whether you’re thrilled or terrified by it, there’s no question that the time of artificial intelligence has come. Session 2 of TED2023 looked at some of the reasons to get excited about this transformational moment — and gave space to those who have expressed concern about the future it may usher in. The event: Talks […]

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Behold, your recap of TED-related news: Habitat turns 50! First conceptualized in 1961 as part of architect Moshe Safdie’s thesis at McGill University, Habitat 67 has gone on to inspire several generations of architects. Combining high-rise living with community connection, Habitat’s concrete cluster of homes challenged the contemporary notions of apartment complexes and Brutalist architecture. […]

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