About Singularity University

Singularity University (SU) is an interdisciplinary university whose mission is to assemble, educate and inspire a cadre of leaders who strive to understand and facilitate the development of exponentially advancing technologies in order to address humanity's grand challenges.

With the support of a broad range of leaders in academia, business and government, SU hopes to stimulate groundbreaking, disruptive thinking and solutions aimed at solving some of the planet's most pressing challenges. SU was founded in 2009 by Peter Diamandis and Ray Kurzweil, and is based at the NASA Ames campus in Silicon Valley.

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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
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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

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 | Google support of Singularity University for increased global access and diversity in tech

January 30, 2015

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Singularity University, the technology focused education institute and global business accelerator has announced a new multi-million dollar agreement with Google aimed at breaking down barriers to technology innovation by creating opportunities for a more diverse group of entrepreneurs from around the world.

Through the agreement, Google will provide $1.5 million annually for the next two years to help fund qualified and selected candidates to Singularity University’s (SU) flagship Graduate… read more

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