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Singularity University Blog | Singularity University: “Humanity’s Grandest Challenges”

July 7, 2009

Source: Singularity University Blog — Jul 7, 2009 | Singularity University staff

Singularity University is pleased to invite the public to a panel discussion with leading experts on “Humanity’s Grandest Challenges,” on Thursday, July 9 at 7pm PT (NASA Ames Research Park).

RSVP link: http://sugrandchallengesjuly9.eventbrite.com

Exponentially accelerating “grand challenges” will take political power, significant investments, and necessitate the development of equally accelerating technologies to affect the large numbers of people required to make a real difference – locally and… read more

Singularity University Blog | TechCrunch: “Singularity University executive program: Ray Kurzweil’s Opening Address”

November 14, 2009

Source: Singularity University Blog — Nov 14, 2009 | Singularity University staff

Via Jason Kinkaid of TechCrunch. For the whole article, see http://www.techcrunch.com/2009/11/13/singularity-university-executive-program-ray-kurzweils-opening-address/

“Over the last week Singularity University, an educational institution based at NASA Ames that draws some world’s top technologists and futurists, has been holding an Executive Program with the goal of preparing executives for the "imminent disruption and opportunities resulting from exponentially accelerating technologies". The roster of instructors is impressive, with a number of top

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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 | Singularity University Cafe blends science, technology at Maker Faire 2010

May 20, 2010

Source: Singularity University Blog — May 20, 2010 | Singularity University staff

Maker Faire Attendees Can Win a $15,000 Seat at an Upcoming Singularity University Exponential Technologies Executive Program. How would you positively impact a billion people within ten years? How would you use science and technology to address grand challenges such as water, healthcare, and education? Singularity University invites you to visit the “Singularity University Café” at this weekend’s Maker Faire to learn about these grand challenges, and hear how new… read more

Singularity University Blog | Jessica Scorpio 7/23 – Quad day

August 7, 2009
Jessica Scorpio

Source: Singularity University Blog — Aug 7, 2009 | Singularity University staff

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

twitter.com/jessicascorpio

8:35am – Reading the news in Moffett Field at the NASA Ames Research Center. Off to class in a couple minutes.

9:10 am – Brainstorming on how energy problems can be solved and innovation applied to help 1 billion people! Dividing up into groups

10:15 am – All the teams generated lots of ideas… Now which ones will actually work? Let the group assess!… read more

Singularity University Blog | Sofya Yampolsky on the 3-D printing of houses

January 15, 2010

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

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=172Wne1t_2Q

Sofya Yampolsky was a student at Singularity University’s Graduate Studies Prgram 2009 (GSP-09), representing a GSP Team Project focused on bringing 3-D printing of homes to the developing world.

The ACASA team project examined how these exponentially growing technologies could be applied to the problem of sub-standard housing, concluding that advances in Rapid Additive Manufacturing (RAM) technologies could be used to construct customizable, affordable, and environmentally sustainable… read more

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. [...]

Singularity University Blog | SU launch at TED conference

February 15, 2009

Source: Singularity University Blog — Feb 15, 2009 | Singularity University staff

Singularity University Blog | Singularity University kicks off first executive program tomorrow

November 5, 2009

Source: Singularity University Blog — Nov 5, 2009 | Singularity University staff

After a great inaugural Graduate Studies Program this summer, SU is readying to welcome the first Executive Program class on Friday. SU chancellor Ray Kurzweil will set the stage for the program in his opening keynote tomorrow evening. With world-class faculty, a inter-disciplinary, 9-day curriculum, and a few special guests including author Jonathan Zittrain, we believe the Executive Program is set to create a new

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Singularity University Blog | Press Release: 2010 Graduate program announced, applications accepted through march 15

February 22, 2010
Ray Kurzweil during a GSP-09 Session

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

Singularity University (SU) announced the dates for the second year of its Graduate Studies Program (GSP), and a 200% class size increase to accommodate 80 of the top students from around the globe. In addition, SU is pleased to announce the availability of numerous full and partial scholarships for the GSP.

“The past year has demonstrated tremendous global challenges, and

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Singularity University Blog | Singularity University – successful first week

July 7, 2009

Source: Singularity University Blog — Jul 7, 2009 | Singularity University staff

Dear SU Associate Founders, Faculty, Students and Friends -

We’ve just completed our first week of Singularity University and I have to say that I’m extremely pleased and proud of what we have created. It is real, off and running, and here to stay.

From the Student perspective, we have pulled together an incredible group of brilliant and dedicated graduate students who are all entrepreneurs, driven and passionate about taking on the world’s grand challenges. When we selected our students based upon the criteria of academic excellence, demonstrated entrepreneurship and big-picture thinking, we did not know we’d be attracting fun, high-spirited and good natured individuals as well. I’m pleased the traits matched-up!… read more

Singularity University Blog | BusinessWeek: “Singularity University gives execs a view of the future”

November 24, 2009
Business Week

Source: Singularity University Blog — Nov 24, 2009 | Singularity University staff

by E. B. Boyd

In his various roles as a computer programmer, an emergency-medicine physician, and the director of Microsoft Medical Media Lab, Michael Gillam stays well ahead of the advances that are transforming health care. Yet even he can be caught unawares by the pace of technological change.

Gillam was reminded of this recently during a nine-day boot camp aimed at instructing professionals on

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

November 8, 2010

SU women frontier

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

Dr. Rohit Khare – Networks and Computing Systems

April 30, 2010

Dr Rohit Khare explains the fundamentals of networks and computing systems. Filmed during the November 2009 Executive Program at Singularity University, NASA Ames Research Center, Silicon Valley, CA.… read more

Singularity University Blog | 5 tips to winning a hack-a-thon competition

August 7, 2009
iPhoneDevCamp

Source: Singularity University Blog — Aug 7, 2009 | Singularity University staff

On July 31st, a group of Singularity University students and I decided to attend iPhoneDevCamp at Yahoo HQ – for an impromptu field trip. Our goal: to gain first-hand experience of the rapid pace of innovation in Silicon Valley. And maybe build a cool app to enter into the hack-a-thon competition. The result was an app called “Gettaround” (www.gettaround.com).

20,000 lines of code, 2 days, and just 4 hrs of sleep later, our app won the “Best Money Making App” category (sponsored by Mobclix) in the hack-a-thon. Here is a short clip of our presentation for the judges:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5JFfd6-uS7Q… read more

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