Ideapod Scholarship, ADC Forum and Ideapod

Publish Date: Sep 01, 2015

The Scholarship

Together with ADC Forum, Ideapod is awarding a US$2000 scholarship for the best idea on the future of work. University students worldwide are invited to enter.

To apply, just answer the following question on about the future of work, using the #futureofwork:

"What will Artificial Intelligence mean for work?"

The best response, made using Ideapod's 1000 character limit, will scoop the prize.

Why This Question?

We created this scholarship because one of the most exciting and talked about technologies today is Artificial Intelligence (AI).

Whether you are optimistic or pessimistic about what Ray Kurzweil has termed the "Singularity" - that moment when the intelligence of one machine outstrips all humanity - we can all agree the effects will be tremendous.

For some, the concept of intelligent machines is worrying. Many are concerned that machine intelligence has the capability to take away our livelihoods and ultimately destroy humanity as we know it.

Others take a more optimistic view. They predict that machines will make us our work more efficient and only remove the jobs that people don't need (or want) to do, freeing us to pursue the creative instead of the repetitive.

Either way, the Singularity could arrive faster than many believe:

Whatever you think about the Singularity, one thing's for certain: technology is going to continue to change human life in enormously important ways, and the implications for our working lives are very real.


To be eligible for this scholarship, you must meet the following criteria:

  • You must be a student (undergraduate or postgraduate) enrolled in a degree at an accredited University, anywhere in the world.
  • Your idea should include the #futureofwork in the body of the idea.

How to Apply

To be awarded this scholarship, students must create an idea on Ideapod responding to the question "what will Artificial Intelligence mean for work?" Ideas can be up to 1000 characters long, and can include an image or YouTube/Vimeo video.

To create an idea, you first need to create an account on Ideapod. You can do so here:

Once you have created an account, you will be able to login to Ideapod. When you create your idea, make sure to include the hashtag #futureofwork in the text of your idea.


The ADC Forum and Ideapod will award US$2000 to the winning student. The 10 ideas with the most number of supports on Ideapod will be submitted to a group of ADC Forum judges. They will then decide a winner from the finalists.

About Ideapod and ADC Forum

Ideapod is a social platform for sharing ideas. Ideas can be 1000 characters long and can include an image or YouTube/Vimeo video. We also have a new mobile app called Capture where users can create 40 second video ideas. If you would like to begin testing Capture, please email:

ADC Forum is an Australian, non-political, not-for-profit leadership organisation which brings together leaders from business, government, the public sector, academia and the broader community to improve their understanding of key issues affecting Australia. You can learn more about ADC Forum here:

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