This is an absolutely must-see TED talk. Having seen a preview a few weeks ago, I couldn’t wait to see the amazing data visualisations that would come out of five years of video and audio analysis around a baby learning how to talk.
That was cool enough. What I didn’t expect was how Deb Roy has since applied his research in language acquisition to the intersection of public
media and online conversations. Think ABC’s #QandA on steroids, but instead of just monitoring or displaying the hashtag, it’s mapping every public conversation and connection that’s taking place around a program or individual broadcast.
The screengrab above is from the presentation, and shows the connections being made with an individual piece of content.
Deb Roy’s full TED talk video below.