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

October 22, 2010
EPF2010 Mosaic

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

CiviGuard: SU GSP-09 spin-out company wins first customer

May 27, 2010

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Congratulations are in order for GSP-09 alumni Tim Coleman, Shawna Pandya, and Zubin Wadia and the rest of the CiviGuard team for their first city customer win in the Emergency Communications 2.0 space!  Check out Zubin’s Gov 2.0 Expo presentation for more details, and the full news release below.
As one of the companies launched from [...]… read more

Singularity University Blog | Sam Zaid 07/23 – Lecture day @ SU!

August 5, 2009
Sam Zaid

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

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

twitter.com/samzaid

Sam Zaid

SingularityU GSP 09

Track: Artificial Intelligence & Robotics

12:10AM – Just came back from our Group C Super Secret team meeting. Not that secret but here’s a shot of our secret boardroom!

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

January 12, 2012

Getaround is the new Zipcar small

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 University Blog | A most Singular project

February 3, 2009

Source: Singularity University Blog — Feb 03, 2009 | Singularity University staff

Over the last 2-3 months, a lot of people have been watching my tweets and listened to my various conversations wondering what exactly I’m up to. I haven’t been able to say much, but can now finally talk about it. Biting lips for this long has been tough, but I can finally say I’m heading up Singularity University – some great coverage from TechCrunch and CNet (among… read more

Singularity University Blog | Larry Smarr – Supercomputing and the human brain

November 2, 2009

Source: Singularity University Blog — Nov 2, 2009 | Singularity University staff

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QCWGf3CxvRc

Larry Smarr discusses the state of the art in supercomputing, with a focus on how current computation compares to the human brain and when supercomputers will surpass human processing power. Current supercomputers are estimated to match the human visual cortex and will reach human brain’s computational ability within the next twenty years.

Singularity University Blog | Neil Jacobstein: Artificial Intelligence – what, how, and when

February 12, 2010

Source: Singularity University Blog — Feb 12, 2010 | Singularity University staff

Part One:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lhzbIIffA64

Part Two:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qxhFFrCTDxY

Neil Jacobstein, co-Chair of the AI and Robotics track at Singularity University. Filmed during the November 2009 Executive Program at the NASA Ames Research Center in Mountain View, CA.

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

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