Eric Siegel never thought he would experience a machine acting in a way that he would subjectively consider to be intelligent. IBM's Watson, however, changed all of that.
The ancient word philanthropy means loving humanity. You can help other people in a number of ways - with your ideas, your time, your energy, or with your money.
While jazz is a uniquely American invention that created rhythms from scratch, Quincy Jones says the genius of the art form can also be found in its appropriation of classical instruments.
Is the frequency of extreme weather events a sign that global warming is gaining pace and exceeding predictions?
Megan Smith talks about the role technologies like mobile and the Internet play in giving a voice to billions of people who up until this point had none.
There are potentially a lot more discoveries to be made within our oceans, with as little as 5% of it explored so far.
One hundred years ago, your doctor was responsible for your health. Now, thanks to technology, we're at the point where we can all be the CEO of our own health.
I believe imagination was a God-given tool says, Rainn Wilson in the XPRIZE Insights video below. Wilson sees arts education, therefore, as an empowering tool, which "helps define a person for who they are in their integral self."
According to a new study, the number of planets in our galaxy that could potentially support life as we know it could be as high as 40 billion.
Instead of predicting what a human might do, this computer is incredibly fast at recognizing what a human is doing.
"Today I'm going to work on my water machine to supply clean water to 4 billion people." Dean Kamen wouldn't be able to say that unless he happened to be an eternal optimist.
It isn't feasible to think that the potential tripling or even quadrupling of energy demand in the coming years can be met with renewable energy sources.
The very fact that Bach's music is so profound and so uplifting and the man is clearly not a saint makes it all the more interesting.
Anousheh Ansari, the first female private space explorer, believes that if world leaders experienced what she did, they would come up with very different policies.
If creativity and optimism are childish fancies, bring it on. The adult world needs more of that.