Simon Cowell and Will.i.am Planning Show to Find the Next Steve Jobs

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Would you watch an American Idol or X-Factor show for finding America's next great entrepreneurial talent?

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Simon Cowell and Will.i.am hope the answer to that question is a hearty "yes," because they're reportedly planning exactly that show, reports The Sun.

"We’re working on a project called X Factor for Tech — and it’s going to be out of this world," Will.i.am told The Sun.

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Will.i.am is a known techie and tech education advocate, often calling for better STEM education in low-income schools and recently having his song beamed from Mars.

"It’s about getting in touch with youth and giving them a platform to express themselves — whether that’s in science or mathematics," the rapper added.

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Cowell's not quite as outspoken an technology for technology and innovation, but we're excited to see where this project goes.

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