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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 | 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

Singularity University Blog | Press release: Singularity University projects to address “Humanity’s Grand Challenges”

August 26, 2009

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

Graduate Studies Student Teams Address Global Problems through Scientific, Technological Collaboration and Innovation

Inaugural Graduate Studies Program Concludes with Team Presentations to the Singularity University Community, Closing Ceremonies at Moffett Field

MOFFETT FIELD, Calif. – August 26, 2009 – Following an intensive nine-week graduate-level interdisciplinary program, Singularity University (SU) today announced that University’s Graduate Studies Program (GSP) student team projects will be unveiled at the August 27 presentation to SU faculty and staff and leaders from the Silicon Valley community in an open academic exercise.… read more

Singularity University Blog | Brad Templeton on internet in-security

January 15, 2010

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

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t8QuUEwrKm8

Brad Templeton, Chairman of the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF), describes the future of online security, privacy and society. This lecture is from Singularity University’s Graduate Summer Program 2009. Brad is also the author of the influential “10 Big Myths of Copyright Explained”.

EFF: http://www.eff.org
Wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brad_Templeton
10 Myths: http://www.templetons.com/brad/copymyths.html

Singularity University | Exponential Medicine 2013

Dates: February 4 – 9, 2013
Location: Santa Clara, California

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Exponential Medicine at Singularity University is a one-of-a-kind program that focuses on disruptive, game-changing exponential technologies that will revolutionize the practice of medicine and radically transform healthcare and the biomedical industry in the decade ahead.

Exponential Medicine at Singularity University is a one-of-a-kind program that focuses on disruptive, game-changing exponential technologies that will revolutionize the practice of medicine and radically transform healthcare and… read more

Singularity University Blog | Highlights from day one at Singularity University

June 30, 2009

Source: Singularity University Blog — Jun 30, 2009 | Singularity University staff

Yesterday was the first day of the Singularity University summer session. I was at the NASA Ames campus throughout the day to witness and record the event on video for the Hub (see highlight video footage at the end of this post). The energy at the University is absolutely thrilling. Its hard even to convey in words. Tons of smart, motivated people are gathered to discuss, debate, and learn about… read more

Singularity University Blog | WIRED: “Singularity University: A day in the Life”

November 10, 2009
Singularity University participants engage in a discussion with Peter Diamandis

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/day-in-the-life/.

The Singularity University routine is nonstop. Breakfast at 7:30 am — good, wholesome food, regrettably low on sugary and fatty goodness — followed by a

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Singularity University Blog | Applications closed for SU’s graduate studies program 2010

March 7, 2010

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

The application period for Singularity University’s 2010 Graduate Studies Program for this coming summer has passed, ending March 15. Many thanks to all those who applied. From this point forward, applications will only be considered on an exceptional basis and will require a referral.

An early round of applications has already been evaluated, and an initial selection of acceptances have been made. Over the next two weeks, our faculty… read more

San Francisco Chronicle | Peter Diamandis entrepreneur reaches to skies to benefit Earth

July 10, 2014

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Source: San Francisco Chronicle — July 5, 2014 | Julian Guthrie

 

Singularity U was founded in 2008, Diamandis said, with a mission of inspiring students, entrepreneurs and executives to create companies that have an impact on a billion people positively within 10 years.

The name Singularity U was taken from a term that Ray Kurzweil used to describe the point at which computer intelligence surpasses human intelligence.

The unaccredited university holds a 10-week graduate level summer… read more

The New York Times | Merely human? That’s so yesterday

June 11, 2010

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The New York Times — June 11, 2010 | Ashlee Vance

On a Tuesday evening this spring, Sergey Brin, the co-founder of Google, became part man and part machine. About 40 people, all gathered here at a NASA campus for a nine-day, $15,000 course at Singularity University, saw it happen.

While the flesh-and-blood version of Mr. Brin sat miles away at a computer capable of remotely steering a robot, the gizmo rolling around… 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?… read more

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

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

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