Explore ideas in the managed TED Talks library

Terms of Usage

The TED organization encourages to share TED Talks that are licensed for distribution under our Creative Commons license, Attribution–Non Commercial–No Derivatives (or the CC BY – NC – ND 4.0 International). Therefore we provide and share the managed TED library under the same  Creative Commons (CC) license.

The usage of the TED library is free of charge within the free, public available Noggle client. We do not remix or modify the TED content in any form.  We do not provide direct access, host or embedd TED talks in the Noggle application or on our website. The Noggle Library just allows to search and find links to the original talks hosted on the website. The library only provides links to TED talks which are published on the public available website.

The main source used for our library is the public available listing of TED talks in the public google spreadsheet available at the following link: public GoogleDocs TEDTalks spreadsheet

We attribute TED as the owner of the TED Talk in each search result listing when using the managed library and include a link to the talk on the original website. The purpose of the managed TED library is to support the vision of TED and to share ideas and make them easily retrievable with direct forwarding to the orignial content on

How to use the managed TEDTalks library?

This tutorial shows how to use the managed TEDTalks library. The integrated managed TEDTalks library can scan the TEDTalks via the noggle client. Furthermore, you can use all integrated cognitive recommendation features to link public TEDTalks with your individual, personal documents.

Step 1: Select the managed TEDTalks Library

Open the library panel, switch to managed libraries and select the TEDTalks library:

Managed TEDTalks Library

Managed TEDTalks Library




Step 2: Search for specific TED Talks

Now your are able to specifiy search querries to browse and search the TED Talks library from within your client. With a click on the ” Intelligent Open ” button, you will directly forwarded to the page with the respective video talk.



Step 3: Cluster the search results and build cognitive curated playlists via our KnowledgeMap

Noggle can create and cluster all found TED Talks for the subject with the integrated KnowledgeMap feature. By using the integrated cognitive AI processing engine, you can use and browse automatically generated knowledge maps to research and browse the search results.




Step 5: Use the cognitive “Recommender Button” to show related content

If you have found an interesting TED Talk, you can use the “Recommend” button and Noggle will instantly search and present a list with all TED Talks that are related to the selected one. This cognitive retrieval feature also works across different libraries. You can, for example, select different libraries with the Library Manager panel. When you press the “Recommend” button, noggle will also search for related documents from all current selected libraries. This way, you can use public TED talks to retrieve personal documents that are related with a presentation. Or the other way: You can search documents, activate the TED library within the Library Manager panel, and press the “Recommend” button on your document. This way, Noggle will pull up TED talks that are related to your personal document.


What would a robot see in TED Talks? …beautiful TED Talk maps

What would happen if we fed a robot with all the TED talks from the most inspiring leaders in the world over the last 10 years and asked key questions of the robot afterwards? Review beautiful TED Talk maps generated by the Noggle knowledge assistant.

Would the robot answer similarly to how we as humans would? Is current machine-learning and cognitive artificial intelligence able to learn and teach a “dump” robot about our world? No theoretical talk about the future of AI—let’s see what we can get out of this technology today.

So I took the publicly available TED talks from their website (, 2,224 talks as of today, 2006-2016) and used the summaries and transcripts to feed our robot; a state-of-the art machine-learning AI algorithm.

After the robot gathered all the content—which took only seconds—we asked it key questions. The robot uses a cognitive-pattern detection algorithm across all talks, so it looks for common patterns within the presentations of all speakers. The robot builds patterns and presents its findings about key topic clusters in a colorful knowledge map – TED Talk maps. The size of the cluster represents the number of talks that have been assigned to a given thematic cluster. The most important clusters are shown in the center. So behind each cluster is the respective number of TED talks that deal with the cluster name shown.

Our natural language processing “robot” works like a natural human response would have: our brains use cognitive shortcuts to make sense of our increasingly complicated world, and the shortcuts used here by our machine learning algorithm seem to have the same effect. Out of these 520 hours of video, the robot was able to extract the important shortcuts with cognitive text processing.

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Download the spreadsheet with all details here: