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Behind the SingularityU Summit - Nathaniel Calhoun

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This article was published on 2 December 2016

Nathaniel Calhoun explains how challenge prizes can be deployed to tackle complex problems, like world hunger.

We went behind the scenes at the SingularityU Summit in Christchurch in November to talk to a few of the presenters about their big ideas.

Nathaniel Calhoun, Singularity University director of global grand challenges, talked to us about how the motivation of participants in challenges like the X-Prize can be geared not just to one-variable problems ("build a reusable rocket") but to much more complex matters, like alleviating world hunger: