DailyDirt: You Say You Want A Revolution...
from the urls-we-dig-up dept
- The Buckminster Fuller Institute has an annual challenge that will award $100,000 to support strategies that will "make the world work for 100% of humanity, in the shortest possible time, through spontaneous cooperation, without ecological offense or the disadvantage of anyone." The deadline for submission is April 11th, and the prize will be awarded in November. [url]
- Contests/challenges seem to be an effective way to kickstart innovation and maximize resources for investment. A study of thousands of software contests concludes that the scope and uncertainty of a problem should be explicitly addressed when designing a challenge in order to optimize the incentives and performance of any innovation tournament. [url]
- The AI XPRIZE is looking for some kind of artificial intelligence that can get a standing ovation for delivering a TED talk. The rules are not set in stone yet, but it looks like the winner will be the best lying bot ever created -- or else it might present an irrefutable criticism of humanity itself. [url]