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Google launches Solve for X think-tank site

updated 04:45 pm EST, Mon February 6, 2012

Google outs Solve for X site for global problems

Google has just launched a new website dubbed 'We Solve for X' that aims to encourage visitors to read about and discuss 'radical' technology for solving global problems. The problems and their likely solutions would affect billions of people. Radical, Google wrote, would refer to the proposed solutions that resemble science fiction.

The forum will thus focus on technology-based thinking and teamwork. Richard DeVaul, a head scientist for Google X, said the site would tackle transforming education, improving agriculture five-fold by making better decisions, creating carbon-negative bio-fuels, and working on synthetic biology, among others.

DeVaul also promised more videos will be added to the site and its dedicated YouTube page with presentations of the issues to be brainstormed over.

These online events would differ from the similar in idea to the TED talks (Technology, Entertainment, Design) which are annual conferences with some satellite events that feature big-name speakers but more limited audiences. Solve for X is potentially more democratic and would allow everyone to contribute to the topic at hand.






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