The Future of Humanity Institute is pleased to announce the winners of our 2013 competition.
Competition Results: Enhancing Humanity’s Collective Wisdom
In 2013 The Future of Humanity Institute ran a prize competition open to students in Science, Economics, Sociology, Law, History & Politics.
Entrants submitted a two-page ‘thesis proposal’ consisting of a 300 word abstract and an outline plan of a thesis on a topic related to enhancing humanity’s collective wisdom.
We had received many strong proposals for the competition; Professor Nick Bostrom and Dr. Toby Ord have reviewed all submitted entries and our top four winners have been selected and notified.
“Practical Mechanism Design for Information Elicitation and Aggregation”
Blake Riley, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign
“Common narratives, common solutions: Understanding Wikipedia’s consensus—building strategies”
Heather Ford, Oxford Internet Institute, University of Oxford
“Improving Noncognitive Skills: A Tool to Alleviate the Consequences of Global Poverty”
Samura Atallah, Harvard University
“Preparing for the Challenges Ahead: Cost-Effective Interventions in the Educational System”
Hampus Ljungberg, Lund University