Into the Black: the winning stories

cara rose defabio
Jan 24, 2018 · 5 min read

Our grand prize winner, Rounding Corrections, is innovative in its format as well as its main character.

An AI designed to profile ATM users for marketing purposes, starts noticing people crying when they check their accounts. We see the financial troubles of these ‘weepers’ spelled out in ones and zeros, and follow our unlikely hero, who names themselves ‘George’, as they search for information that could help prevent these hardships. When George finds accounts that have amassed large stockpiles of money, it decides to round down instead of up, and funnel those pennies into a dividend fund. In the end, technology accomplishes what we could not achieve ourselves: a redistribution scheme that holds abusers accountable and ensures no one is left in tears.

Economic Security Project

It’s time to end poverty and rebuild the middle class in America. We believe cash is an effective way to achieve that.

cara rose defabio

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Economic Security Project

It’s time to end poverty and rebuild the middle class in America. We believe cash is an effective way to achieve that.