A Q&A with David FerrucciThe lead researcher for IBM's Watson project on bringing his supercomputer into the real world.
"People Will Misunderstand You"Amazon.com founder and CEO Jeff Bezos explains his philosophy on risk.
Make Friends With the Robots of TomorrowWatch Kismet, Leonardo, and other creations from Cynthia Breazeal's Personal Robotics Group.
Suzanne Collins, Author of the Hunger Games TrilogyHow her dark, bloodthirsty books upended our notions of what young adult fiction should be—and converted waves of skeptical adults in the process.
Lauren Dolgen, Creator of 16 and Pregnant and Teen MomShe makes entertaining advocacy television that actually works.
Trey Parker and Matt Stone, Creators of the Musical The Book of MormonThey reinvigorated Broadway: by taking musicals back to their roots (and making them more like South Park).
The Top Right in BusinessSlate selects five American entrepreneurs who are both wildly inventive and incredibly practical.
Troy Carter, Business Manager for Lady GagaHow he has merged old-time marketing with radical new techniques to turn Gaga Inc. into a powerhouse of music, fashion, and media.
Reed Hastings on the Culture of InnovationThe Netflix CEO explains his company's seven essential values.
Jack Dorsey, Founder of Twitter and SquareTwitter has changed how people communicate. Dorsey's new project Square will transform how you pay for everything.
David Ferrucci, Lead Researcher for IBM's Watson ProjectHow do you improve on a computer that beat the world's best Jeopardy! players? Have Watson team up with humanity.
Salman Khan, Founder of Khan AcademyHis folksy lectures are revolutionizing how kids learn math and science.
The Top Right in CultureSlate selects five American cultural leaders who are both wildly inventive and incredibly practical.
Richard Martin and Meagan Hennessey, Archeophone RecordsBy unearthing lost classics, this husband–and-wife team is helping us rethink the roots of popular music.
Tina Fey, Comic GeniusThe 30 Rock creator solved comedy's alleged "women problem" by fighting chauvinism with funny.
Questions for Richard Martin and Meagan HennesseyThe founders of Archeophone Records talk about why they started their label and the importance of musical history.
Questions for Lauren DolgenThe creator of 16 and Pregnant and Teen Mom talks about her inspiration for the series.
Top RightSlate's list of the 25 Americans who combine inventiveness and practicality: our best real-world problem-solvers.
Do Won Chang, CEO of Forever 21How Do Won Chang has turned Forever 21, his cheap, chic chain of massive mall stores, into the fastest name in fast fashion.
Reed Hastings, CEO of NetflixFirst, he killed the video store. Now he's winning the digital revolution.
Eric Ryan, Co-Founder of MethodHow he's getting consumers to buy green cleaning products by marrying high-end design with environmental science.