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Human-machine superintelligence: how to live and prosper with AI

George Zarkadakis | Posted 01.25.2016 | Technology
George Zarkadakis

Marvin Minsky, one of the fathers of AI, published a book in 1986 with the title "Society of Mind" where he described a theory of intelligence. Minky'...

Five Ways to Travel for Free in 2016

William D. Chalmers | Posted 01.22.2016 | Travel
William D. Chalmers

Travel can be cheap, but it is never free. Couch-surfing is cheap -- but not free. Joining the Peace Corps will allow you to travel, but you have to give up years of your life. House-sitting at Aunt Jennifer's in Boca is cheap, but not free -- think of all those cats.

Let's Get Virtual

Wikistrat | Posted 01.19.2016 | Technology

I work at a virtual organization which operates a virtual community of professionals. This means that I work at a virtual entity whose employees are in different offices, cities and countries (and even on different continents), and with a network of experts who collaborate remotely. And I love it!

This New App Will Change The Way You Think About Thinking

The Huffington Post | Rahel Gebreyes | Posted 01.19.2016 | Healthy Living

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10 Steps to Eradicate Corruption

Miguel Marshall | Posted 01.18.2016 | Politics
Miguel Marshall

My proposed solution to eradicate corruption, starting at a local level, is simple. We should introduce a startup mentality into policy making, where we can come up with solutions quickly, validate them efficiently and scale them once they gain traction.

Start-ups Wars: The New Financing Force Awakens in 2016

Victoria Silchenko | Posted 12.28.2015 | Business
Victoria Silchenko

2016 marks the start of a new era in venture financing and capital formation and if you are an entrepreneur searching the galaxy for capital, well, to borrow a Star Wars saying - May the Force be With You.

What the King of France and a Fortune 500 CEO Have in Common

Hippo Reads | Posted 12.18.2015 | Business
Hippo Reads

By Trevor Madigan, CEO of The Vision Lab What do Louis XIV and a Fortune 500 CEO have in common? For most of the 20th century, it was their style of...

Three Smart Ways to Tap the Power of Crowdfunding

John Bowen | Posted 11.18.2015 | Business
John Bowen

It's no secret that crowdfunding is rapidly becoming a go-to method for entrepreneurs to access much needed capital -- and attract attention from the ...

The 4 Things Every Entrepreneur Must Get Right

John Bowen | Posted 10.30.2015 | Business
John Bowen

As business owners, we all want to be successful on purpose -- achieving tremendous results by design instead of stumbling toward them. With that in mind, here's a roadmap to help you bridge the gap between where you are today and where you want to be down the road.

Crowdsourcing Platforms: A Unique, Cost-Effective Strategy for Start-Up Success

Casey Cavanagh | Posted 10.16.2015 | Business
Casey Cavanagh

When it comes to designing essential brand elements, such as a logo and website, start-ups and small businesses today can either create their own or hire someone to do it for them.

'Uber For Activists' Connects Dissidents With Skilled Professionals

The Huffington Post | Krithika Varagur | Posted 11.17.2015 | Impact

Update: The Huffington Post has partnered with to publish activist blogs from places like Iran and Syria. You can read them all he...

Uberdose: 911 for People Who Should Call for Help, But Won't

Jason Friesen | Posted 10.09.2015 | Impact
Jason Friesen

As a paramedic that worked along the U.S.-Mexico border until 2010, my colleagues and I responded to a lot of heroin and painkiller overdoses. Some of them we got to in time, while in others we got there too late -- not to mention the many we never heard about.

Uncle Sam Wants YOU To Help Solve National Challenges

The Huffington Post | Alexander Howard | Posted 10.07.2015 | Technology

You might know that the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) uses challenges to stimulate innovation, including competitions ar...

White House Explores How 'Citizen Science' Can Help Society

The Huffington Post | Alexander Howard | Posted 09.30.2015 | Technology

Doing experiments isn't just for the birds, and it's not just for the professional scientists, either. Long before anyone ever thought of "crowdsourc...

So You Want to Be a (Citizen) Scientist?

Aaron Dubrow | Posted 09.29.2015 | Science
Aaron Dubrow

The National Science Foundation (NSF) has got you covered. NSF supports citizen science and crowdsourcing efforts across all areas of science, whether your passion is scanning the night sky, exploring your own backyard or playing video games.

A 25,000 Node Human Data Platform Just Raised $50 Million

Alex Salkever | Posted 09.28.2015 | Technology
Alex Salkever

Premise has essentially built the world's largest channel check machine by building a technology stack to connect 25,000 people around the world to requests from large institutions. These people, largely outside of the U.S. earn small bits of money for doing quick field research.

An Invitation for Crowdsourced Dream Work

Erin McElroy | Posted 09.23.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Erin McElroy

One way to get better at engaging your dreams, both waking dreams and those of the night, is to talk about them. Since dreams operate on the level of ...

Nelson Mandela Poster Project -- Innovation Insights From Open Crowdsourcing

Soren Petersen | Posted 09.13.2015 | Impact
Soren Petersen

Who might be more likely to dream up breakthrough ideas, the lone genius or a smart individual imbedded in a diverse social network? Western culture...

How the Crowd Can Help Make Entrepreneurs Out of South Africa's Unemployed Youth

Dr. Maha Hosain Aziz | Posted 09.16.2015 | World
Dr. Maha Hosain Aziz

This is the last in a series of political risk and prediction blog posts linked to Dr Aziz's upcoming political comic book, The Global Kid (note: 100%...

5 Ways Finding the Right Fiverr Gig is Like Finding the Right Realtor and How Not to Be Frustrated by Either!

Lee Davenport | Posted 09.02.2015 | Business
Lee Davenport

The process of finding the right designer on Fiverr feels interestingly similar to finding the right real estate agent. Here's how to do both well.

How Crowdsourcing Anti-Corruption Policy Might Ease Brazil's Legitimacy Crisis

Dr. Maha Hosain Aziz | Posted 09.01.2015 | World
Dr. Maha Hosain Aziz

If there is no sufficient effort to tackle this growing legitimacy crisis through crowdsourcing or other strategies, the future is likely to be very bleak. The gap between the government and citizens will continue to widen, leading to these possible futures in Brazil.

Crowdsourcing the Redesign of Capitalism

Soren Petersen | Posted 08.05.2015 | Business
Soren Petersen

If we are unwilling to utilize our innate flexibility and cooperation, we may yet see a repeat of ancient (the Roman Empire) and not so ancient (the USSR) history and there are no guarantees such a meltdown could not happen here as well.

How Tech Helped Deliver Wedding Memories To A Bed-Ridden Mother

Mashable | Alexandra Ma | Posted 08.03.2015 | Technology

When 29-year-old Samantha Carisch walked down the aisle in Sonoma, California, last month, her heart rate pulsated at 115 bmp -- a range typically as...

An Interview With School of Visual Arts' Creativity Master Richard Wilde on His New Book, The Process: A New Foundation in Art and Design

Christopher Lee Nutter | Posted 07.30.2015 | Arts
Christopher Lee Nutter

Disruptive ideas. Innovation. Creativity. These buzz words drive the conversations in branding, business, visual design and the arts. And all three boil down to the same pressing question -- how do you create something new?

One Man is Crowdfunding an End to Gun Violence

NationSwell | Posted 07.17.2015 | Impact

Gun By Gun has crowdsourced more than $80,000, using the money to collect more than 750 guns in four cities over the course of five campaigns to end gun violence.