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Good | Getaround: The future of car-sharing

January 12, 2012

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Source: Good — December 27, 2011

Getaround, a San Francisco-based peer-to-peer startup, may have a more sustainable vision of the future of car-sharing.

Instead of owning, maintaining, and operating its own fleet of cars (which is how Zipcar works), Getaround owns no vehicles, which may help it avoid problems like those that plague Zipcar. [...]

Good | SU startup Getaround featured in Good magazine’s infographic ‘What does tomorrow look like?’

January 12, 2012

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Source: Good — December 6, 2011

Singularity University startup Getaround was featured in Good magazine’s roundup “The GOOD 100,” in an interactive infographic exploring the question “What does tomorrow look like?” See the infographic here. From their magazine issue: “The Next Big Thing.”

Good | What does tomorrow look like? To assemble our second-ever GOOD 100 list (check out the first here), we surveyed culture and politics to pick out trends and seemingly minor moments… read more

Singularity Hub | Senstore wants to make a tricorder that monitors the entire body

January 12, 2012

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Source: Singularity Hub — January 12, 2012 | Peter Murray

What a great place that Singularity University is. Smart, motivated people coming together to make the world a better place through technology. This past summer a group of talented students put their heads together to tackle the Global Health grand challenge. What they came up with was a hardware platform built into a t-shirt for which developers might design sensory applications.

Out of that one… read more

A personal message from Peter Diamandis | Official launch of the $10 million Qualcomm Tricorder X Prize

January 11, 2012

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Dear SU and KurzweilAI family and friends:

I’m very pleased to announce the launch of the $10M Qualcomm Tricorder X Prize. I had a chance to announce live on stage this morning at CES, during the opening keynote. Details below. I hope we’ll have a number of SU teams and Kurzweil readers enter to compete!

Peter

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Forbes | Ray Kurzweil on the future of innovation at Singularity University

October 12, 2011

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Source: Forbes — October 12, 2011 | Ted Greenwald

Ray Kurzweil, radical futurist and prophet of innovation, holds up a smartphone. “This device is a billion times more valuable per constant dollar than the computer I used as a student at MIT in the late ’60s,” he says. “In 25 years, it will be the size of a blood cell. And it will be a billion times more powerful.”

The famously far-thinking inventor and author — critics would… read more

A letter from Ray Kurzweil | Supporting an endeavor that will benefit over one billion people within 10 years

June 5, 2011

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Dear friends,

I’d like to request your support for an endeavor that will benefit the lives of over one billion people within 10 years. 

As you may know, I’m the co-founder and chancellor of Singularity University (SU), now in its third successful year. Each year, SU assembles an international class of the brightest graduate students — top achievers from diverse disciplines and backgrounds — to participate in our unique Singularity… read more

Singularity University Blog | 2011 Graduate Studies Program team projects announced

January 10, 2011

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Source: Singularity University Blog — Jan 10, 2011 | Singularity University staff

Each summer, the Graduate Studies Program class (GSP) is challenged with “Ten to the Ninth Plus” team projects — a highlight of the ten week program. The students spend several weeks working toward the goal of developing ideas and solutions that have the potential to positively impact at least one billion people within ten years. Teams from GSP09 and GSP10 have already made significant progress. This year, GSP11… read more

Singularity University Blog | First international executive program: a successful week in Brazil

November 23, 2010
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Source: Singularity University Blog — Nov 23, 2010 | Singularity University staff

As our alumni will tell you, the experience of Singularity University programs is unique and powerful. And, bringing the experience to students outside of Silicon Valley has been an important goal since our founding (and a frequent request from our international community). So, we’re excited to share the success of the first 6-day Executive Program earlier this month hosted by our international education partner FIAP in Sao… read more

Singularity University Blog | Nokia supports Singularity University as 5th corporate founder

November 10, 2010
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Source: Singularity University Blog — Nov 10, 2010 | Singularity University staff

Support Focused on New Approaches to Technological Innovation, Sustainable Development

Nokia has joined Singularity Univeristy as a Corporate Founder. The collaboration will leverage Nokia’s commitment to global communications innovation and sustainability by supporting Singularity University’s programs, and Ten to the Ninth Plus (10^9+) Team Projects focused on solving key global issues. Nokia joins Google, Autodesk, ePlanet Ventures, and the Kauffmanread more

Singularity University Blog | Thiel Foundation awards $50,000 grant to Singularity University

November 9, 2010
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Source: Singularity University Blog — Nov 9, 2010 | Singularity University staff

The Thiel Foundation has awarded it a $50,000 grant for curriculum development of Singularity University. The grant will leverage the Thiel Foundation’s vision and domain expertise to support and expand Singularity University’s Policy, Law, and Ethics (PLE) curriculum track.

Founded by entrepreneur and philanthropist Peter Thiel, the Thiel Foundation promotes personal, economic, and political freedom. Among other projects, the Foundation sponsors innovative scientific research and new… read more

Singularity University Blog | Women @ the frontier of innovation and entrepreneurship

November 8, 2010

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Source: Singularity University Blog — Nov 8, 2010 | Singularity University staff

Bringing together a diverse group of innovators and entrepreneurs, from different backgrounds and industries, is key to Singularity University’s vision for changing the world. To that end, SU recently hosted Women @ the Frontier, the first in a series of forums featuring top women entrepreneurs, humanitarians, innovators, scientists and techies creating positive change around the globe.

Led by SU Founding Architect Susan Fonseca-Klein and moderated by… read more

Singularity University Blog | A look into the October Executive Program

October 29, 2010

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Source: Singularity University Blog — Oct 29, 2010 | Singularity University staff

Last Friday, we graduated our latest Executive Program class with inspiring talks from students and faculty, handshakes and hugs with new friends, and a review of the incredible nine days the class spent on the leading edge of exponential technologies.

We strive to bring together a diverse mix of backgrounds and industries for each Executive Program, for an enriching experience, and EPF10 did not disappoint. The 41… read more

Singularity University Blog | Registration open for next executive program: December 9-12, 2010

October 22, 2010
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Source: Singularity University Blog — Oct 22, 2010 | Singularity University staff

Earlier today we wrapped the October Executive Program with a diverse group of participants from 15 nations. Inspiring discussions, new connections, and engaging speakers amid the backdrop of NASA Ames — the program was a great experience for all!

So, in true Singularity University fashion, we are looking to the future and to our first 4-day Executive Program scheduled for December 9-12.

The 4-day program will… read more

Singularity University Blog | Singularity University appoints Neil Jacobstein to President

October 15, 2010

Source: Singularity University Blog — October 15, 2010 | Singularity University staff

Singularity University has announced the appointment of Neil Jacobstein as the first President of the organization. Singularity University (SU) is a non-profit organization based at NASA Ames Research Park, and is supported by a group of Corporate Founders including Google, Kauffman Foundation, Autodesk, and ePlanet Ventures.

Since the University’s founding in 2008, Jacobstein has served the University part-time as co-chair of the Artificial Intelligence and Robotics Track. As… read more

Singularity University Blog | Singularity University releases application for 2011 Graduate Studies Program

October 6, 2010

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Source: Singularity University Blog — October 6, 2010 | Singularity University staff

Following the successful conclusion of our second annual Graduate Studies Program, with 80 entrepreneurs, researchers, and leaders from 6 continents and 35 countries, Singularity University is excited to release the application for the 2011 Graduate StudiesProgram, to be held at SU’s main campus at the NASA Ames Research Park in California’s Silicon Valley.

The GSP11 summer program runs 10 -weeks, from June 19 through August 28, 2011.… read more

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