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Singularity University Blog | Singularity University General Studies Program 2010: opening highlights

June 25, 2010

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Source: Singularity University Blog — June 25, 2010 | Singularity University staff

Thank you to all the 300+ people that were able to attend our Graduate Studies Program 2010 Opening Ceremonies and party on Monday night!
This was a great kick-off event and our 80 amazing students from all over the world thoroughly enjoyed meeting guests and hearing from keynote speakers Larry Brilliant, Larry Page, Dan Barry, Peter [...]… read more

Singularity University Blog | Shawna Pandya 07/17 – Flying high @ SU

July 28, 2009
Shawna Pandya

Source: Singularity University Blog — Jul 28, 2009 | Singularity University staff

GSP-09: Student’s Perspective, by Shawna Pandya
(SU’s 2009 Graduate Studies Program)

Singularity University.

It started with passionate people and a daring idea. 10^9+.

SU co-founder & Vice-Chancellor Peter Diamandis has a brain-wave…

Then came the structure – Singularity University. They built it, and we came. 40 of the world’s emerging leaders, students and innovators from 14 countries and countless disciplines…given 9 weeks to create and perpetuate ideas to positively impact 1 billion people. Nothing intimidating about that, right?

Singularity University Blog | Exploring the brain-computer interface: Singularity U partners with X Prize Labs @ MIT

January 7, 2010
Brain-Computer Interface

Source: Singularity University Blog — Jan 7, 2010 | Singularity University staff

Imagine a direct connection between the human brain and the world’s most powerful computers… What if you could type with your thoughts? Or help the blind to see? Or give an amputee control over his bionic arm? How can the Brain-Computer Interface (BCI) positively affect humanity’s grandest challenges?

Singularity University partnered with X Prize Lab @ MIT for the 2-day “Brain-Computer Interfaces: Igniting a Revolution”read more

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

Singularity University Blog | First curriculum planning meeting (Jan 2009)

January 14, 2009

Source: Singularity University Blog — Jan. 14, 2009 | Singularity University staff

Singularity University’s First Curriculum Planning Meeting, Jan 14th 2009 at NASA Research Park.

Joining:… read more

Singularity University Blog | Bob Metcalfe discusses the Enernet

October 6, 2009

Source: Singularity University Blog — Oct 6, 2009 | Singularity University staff

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cA811EPzwLI

Bob Metcalfe, founder of 3Com and co-inventor of the ethernet, gives a lecture at Singularity University in July 2009. Metcalfe outlines the Enernet, applying the internet model to one of the most pressing issues facing the globe today, energy.… read more

Singularity University Blog | Ray Kurzweil at the SU / MIT / X PRIZE BCI Workshop

January 22, 2010

Source: Singularity University Blog — Jan 22, 2010 | Singularity University staff

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=15sh05wrQ6Y

Ray Kurzweil discusses the future of BCI (Brain-Computer Interfaces) at a workshop at the X-Prize lab at MIT, January 2010. This workshop was co-sponsored by Singularity University.

Singularity University Blog | Google donates 50 Android phones to Singularity University

July 6, 2009

Source: Singularity University Blog — Jul 6, 2009 | Singularity University staff

Thanks Google!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ACXaFfUimwE

Singularity University Blog | WIRED: “Singularity University: Cracking the (Human) Code”

November 10, 2009

Source: Singularity University Blog — Nov 10, 2009 | Singularity University staff

Wired Senior Editor Ted Greenwald is embedded with Singularity University’s inaugural 10-day Executive Program. Follow his coverage of the entire program at http://www.wired.com/epicenter/singularity-university/. Ted is also Tweeting using #singularityu.

See Ted’s full post at http://www.wired.com/epicenter/2009/11/singularity-university-decharms/.

The greatest mysteries yield the biggest opportunities. And for Christopher deCharms, the human brain is the most mysterious thing of all.

A neuroscientist specializing in real-time

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Singularity University Video | Aubrey de Grey: in pursuit of longevity

March 29, 2010

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Source: Singularity University Video — Mar 29, 2010 | Singularity University staff

Aubrey de Grey, Chief Science Officer, SENS Foundation, speaks about the future of regenerative medicine and human longevity. Filmed during the 2009 Graduate Summer Program at Singularity University.

Singularity University Blog | Singularity University welcomes 2010 Graduate Studies Program participants

June 15, 2010

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

Class size doubled to accommodate growing interest in addressing “Humanity’s Grand Challenges” through scientific and technological collaboration | Singularity University (SU) — the academic institution with the goal of preparing the next generation of leaders to address “humanity’s grand challenges” — today announced the second year of its Graduate Studies Program (GSP), and a doubled class size to accommodate 80 of the top students from 35 nations around the globe.… read more

Singularity University Blog | Rod Furlan 07/21 – Rod’s timeline

July 28, 2009
Rod Furlan

Source: Singularity University Blog — Jul 28, 2009 | Singularity University staff

GSP-09: Student’s Perspective, By Rod Furlan
(SU’s 2009 Graduate Studies Program)

Follow Rod on twitter at rfurlan

7:18:51 AM

Today I will be covering a day in the life of a Singularity University student #singularityu

7:20:34 AM

Just got up, getting ready for class. We were asked to show up earlier today to discuss our Phase #1 assigment. #singularityu

8:07:02 AM

Walking to breakfast, I AM’ running late!

8:09:55 AM

Cafeteria with Hangar One in the background http://twitpic.com/b3zl2

8:14:38 AM

Breakfast not at the usual place today. That is what I get for not checking the online calendar for updates lol

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Singularity University Blog | Highlights from SU’s Summer 2009 program

January 15, 2010

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

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ugLCy7rLXaQ

The 2009 Graduate Studies Program was the inaugural 9-week summer program at Singularity University. Here is a brief overview of some of the robotics and space tracks within SU, including the Vertical Motion Simulator at NASA Ames, advanced robotics at Willow Garage, and a Zero-G flight simulation. Music courtesy of Philip Sheppard.

http://singularityu.org/programs/graduate-studies-program/

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

January 11, 2012

Tricorder concept (credit: Qualcomm)

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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Singularity University Blog | NASA Ames director, Dr. S. Pete Worden

January 26, 2009

Source: Singularity University Blog — Jan 26, 2009 | Singularity University staff

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