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mannyr
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How many times have you been in the car, driving through the city, and seen a street artist painting or performing on the sidewalk? How many times have you been curious about where they’re from, what they like to paint, or who they are? If you’ve seen an artist you like, you probably have no idea how to find out any of these things. My idea is to create a platform that provides street artists the ability to post their work, as well as their bio and contact information, so that if someone likes their work, they can contact the artist and purchase their work from them. This could be useful for street artists trying to make it in the art world ...Read more

How many times have you been in the car, driving through the city, and seen a street artist painting or performing on the sidewalk? How many times have you been curious about where theyre from, what they like to paint, or who they are?

If youve seen an artist you like, you probably have no idea how to find out any of these things. My idea is to create a platform that provides street artists the ability to post their work, as well as their bio and contact information, so that if someone likes their work, they can contact the artist and purchase their work from them. This could be useful for street artists trying to make it in the art world by allowing them to make passive income by selling their work. My idea is to start this platform in Miami, since thats where Im located, but Id love feedback on how to make it scalable to other cities and other countries.

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kira_g
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With more and more employees reporting mental fatigue and burnout, especially since the start of COVID, companies are starting to put actions into place, offering more mental health resources, webinars, and trainings. However, these actions are typically for employees once they’ve already started burning out, which doesn’t necessarily mitigate the burnout. I propose a more proactive solution: an Employee Burnout Tracker. This tracker would link to project management software, like Jira and Asana, and it would measure employee workloads by measuring assignments given to them and deadlines. If an employee is coming close to being overloaded with work, it proactively informs the employee’s manager, so the manager can start to look for ways to alleviate workload or redistribute assignments, so the ...Read more

With more and more employees reporting mental fatigue and burnout, especially since the start of COVID, companies are starting to put actions into place, offering more mental health resources, webinars, and trainings. However, these actions are typically for employees once they’ve already started burning out, which doesn’t necessarily mitigate the burnout.

I propose a more proactive solution: an Employee Burnout Tracker. This tracker would link to project management software, like Jira and Asana, and it would measure employee workloads by measuring assignments given to them and deadlines. If an employee is coming close to being overloaded with work, it proactively informs the employee’s manager, so the manager can start to look for ways to alleviate workload or redistribute assignments, so the employee is supported before they become burned out.

I believe my solution will be valuable for enterprises in helping improve employee experience and retention. If you are a corporate buyer: is this something you’d be interested in for your workforce?

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jon_leavens
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I am thinking of creating a plugin to help track and share gift suggestions with people, so people can receive and give gifts they actually want.  Currently, gifting is challenging: you could take a gamble and give someone a gift they don’t actually want. You could ask their friends or family what to get them, but they might not be able to clearly identify someone else’s taste and know what they would actually want. With this plugin, you’d simply allow it to track your web browsing activity (similar to social media), and others you allow to see your activity would get personalized gift recommendations for you.  Is this something you’d use?

I am thinking of creating a plugin to help track and share gift suggestions with people, so people can receive and give gifts they actually want. 

Currently, gifting is challenging: you could take a gamble and give someone a gift they don’t actually want. You could ask their friends or family what to get them, but they might not be able to clearly identify someone else’s taste and know what they would actually want. With this plugin, you’d simply allow it to track your web browsing activity (similar to social media), and others you allow to see your activity would get personalized gift recommendations for you. 

Is this something you’d use?

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Anonymous
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My idea is for an app that trains virtual assistants like Amazon Alexa and Google home to understand accented English better. The program will use thousands of hours of audio from different accents and machine learning to help these virtual assistants better interpret English with accents. What do you think? Would this be helpful for you or anyone you know?

My idea is for an app that trains virtual assistants like Amazon Alexa and Google home to understand accented English better. The program will use thousands of hours of audio from different accents and machine learning to help these virtual assistants better interpret English with accents. What do you think? Would this be helpful for you or anyone you know?

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Anonymous
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My idea: an app that uses AI to diagnose a home repair issue and then guides you through how to fix it. You use your phone camera to take a picture of the issue, the app guides you through other pictures/videos needed or questions to answer to determine the root cause of the issue, and then it guides you through how to solve it. This is for DIY aficionados and home handypeople who want to learn how to fix up simple issues in their homes. 

My idea: an app that uses AI to diagnose a home repair issue and then guides you through how to fix it. You use your phone camera to take a picture of the issue, the app guides you through other pictures/videos needed or questions to answer to determine the root cause of the issue, and then it guides you through how to solve it. This is for DIY aficionados and home handypeople who want to learn how to fix up simple issues in their homes. 

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adamsmith
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For any corporate worker, this will sound familiar: you’ve just finished a proposal, thought process, or project plan, and now it’s time to present to your colleagues. You sigh and prepare for a long night in of building Microsoft Powerpoint slides. Will it be 10 slides, 20, or 50 to convey your idea? Only time will tell. You make yourself a pot of coffee and prepare for the carpal tunnel you’ll experience the following day. It doesn’t have to be like this. As voice-directed technologies progress, so should our ways of communicating with each other, past the casual conversation to the more formal business presentation. I want to make a voice-based presentation builder, where you access the ...Read more

For any corporate worker, this will sound familiar: you’ve just finished a proposal, thought process, or project plan, and now it’s time to present to your colleagues. You sigh and prepare for a long night in of building Microsoft Powerpoint slides. Will it be 10 slides, 20, or 50 to convey your idea? Only time will tell. You make yourself a pot of coffee and prepare for the carpal tunnel you’ll experience the following day.

It doesn’t have to be like this. As voice-directed technologies progress, so should our ways of communicating with each other, past the casual conversation to the more formal business presentation. I want to make a voice-based presentation builder, where you access the microphone of your computer to direct a bot to help you build your presentation— moving shapes, text boxes, and images into alignment. With simple voice commands, you’ll be able to build faster and build with ease— maybe even multi-tasking and doing household chores as you prepare a presentation.

What do you think of this idea: is this something you would use? 

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maggiesilva
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Earlier this year, my mom received a call from who she assumed to be her bank. The caller told her that her account information had been hacked online, and to prevent against fraud, she should provide them with all her bank account numbers, usernames, and passwords, across all accounts. She was getting ready to provide these scammers with all her financial information, when I happened to call her. She told the scammers she would call them back, and she accepted the call from me and told me what was going on. Luckily enough, I had called at just the right time, and her accounts remained safe. The FBI estimated that, in 2020, seniors lost $1 billion in ...Read more

Earlier this year, my mom received a call from who she assumed to be her bank. The caller told her that her account information had been hacked online, and to prevent against fraud, she should provide them with all her bank account numbers, usernames, and passwords, across all accounts. She was getting ready to provide these scammers with all her financial information, when I happened to call her. She told the scammers she would call them back, and she accepted the call from me and told me what was going on. Luckily enough, I had called at just the right time, and her accounts remained safe.

The FBI estimated that, in 2020, seniors lost $1 billion in cybercrimes, and that’s only the crimes that were reported. The true number could be even higher. As more and more becomes accessible through the Internet, keeping your parents offline just isn’t an option— the only option is equipping them with the tools to remain safe from those who deliberately target them. I want to create a platform that helps seniors stay safe online. The platform would include educational components and trainings, as well as web monitoring alerts that sync with their various accounts: financial, social, etc. They can assign loved ones as contacts to help monitor those accounts, and when there is suspicious activity, both seniors and their loved ones are flagged. 

I see the target market being the loved ones of seniors, and the market opportunity being $1 billion and growing each year. As the population continues to age and technological changes grow increasingly, so will those who try to profit off of those changes. 

I am looking for feedback on this idea as well as for potential partners. Do you want to join me in helping make a safe Internet for all?

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