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 | Singularity University appoints Neil Jacobstein to President

October 15, 2010

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

Singularity University has announced the appointment of Neil Jacobstein as the first President of the organization. Singularity University (SU) is a non-profit organization based at NASA Ames Research Park, and is supported by a group of Corporate Founders including Google, Kauffman Foundation, Autodesk, and ePlanet Ventures.

Since the University’s founding in 2008, Jacobstein has served the University part-time as co-chair of the Artificial Intelligence and Robotics Track. As… read more

Singularity University Blog | Justyna Zander 08/21 – One day of the team project – SU Phase 3

August 25, 2009
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Source: Singularity University Blog — Aug 25, 2009 | Singularity University staff

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

Humanity’s Crisis and Disaster Response Team

5:30 am: Dismissed the tone of my cell-phone alarm. I cannot do it anymore. Sleepless University is reaching its boundaries.

6:00 am: Coffee… So pleasant. Piece and quiet. And the Music – my first inspiration.

Finally woke up to check and answer some emails from/to my colleagues from the German office. I am working there for Fraunhofer Institute. Here is the group. So nice to see them again. ;)

6:30 am: Oh, we got some chapter proposals for our new book. Check it out soon in CRC Press.

7:15 am: Time to get up.… read more

Singularity University Blog | Dr. Michel Gelobter discusses the future of energy

January 15, 2010

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


Dr. Michel Gelobter, co-Chair of the Energy & Environment track at Singularity University, discusses the future of energy with Salim Ismail, Executive Director of SU. Michel is the founder of Cooler, Inc.

Cooler, Inc.: http://www.climatecooler.com

The Wall Street Journal | The future is so bright, it’s dematerializing

February 25, 2012

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The Wall Street Journal — February 25, 2012 | Matt Ridley

Dematerialization is one of the reasons that Peter Diamandis and Steven Kotler give for the future’s being “better than you think” in their new book, Abundance. Mr. Diamandis founded the X Prizes, which handsomely reward those who reach certain far-minded goals in technology, medicine, energy and ecology.

As well as the X Prizes, Mr. Diamandis is cofounder and chairman of Singularity University, where the futurist Ray… read more

Singularity University Blog | SU opening ceremony

June 24, 2009

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

NASA Kicks Off 2009 International University Programs
Rachel Prucey, Steve Brody & Denise Vardakas

NASA Ames Research Center, Moffett Field, Calif., will welcome more than 500 guests, including an international cadre of students and faculty from nearly 40 countries for the International Space University and Singularity University Opening Ceremony on June 29, 2009. The ceremony will be held in the Mountain View Center for the Performing Arts and will… read more

Singularity University Blog | WIRED: “Singularity University, day two: Rearranging atoms with Ralph Merkle”

November 9, 2009

Source: Singularity University Blog — Nov 9, 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-rearranging-atoms-with-ralph-merkle/.

“If you rearrange the atoms in coal, you get diamond. If you rearrange the atoms in sand, you get silicon. How atoms are arranged is fundamental to

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Singularity University Blog | John Mauldin: financial expert presents “The end game” tonight

March 4, 2010

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Source: Singularity University Blog — Mar 4, 2010 | Singularity University staff

Join Singularity University’s winter Executive Program students, and the local business community for tonight’s special event featuring John Mauldin, New York Times best-selling author and recognized financial expert. Tonight’s presentation of “The End Game” will explore how the world’s major economies will develop over the next ten years – an especially crucial topic for current and aspiring entrepreneurs, investors and VCs.

When: Thursday, March 4 @ 7:30… read more

Business Wire | Singularity University and CNBC partner to launch exponential finance conference in New York

February 26, 2014

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Business Wire — February 26, 2014

Exponential Finance will take place June 10-11, 2014, in New York.

The event will bring together top business leaders and government officials with the next generation of entrepreneurs to engage in dynamic and forward-thinking discussions on the exponential technologies that are creating the next greatest wave of transition in industry, business and finance.

Peter H. Diamandis cofounded SU with futurist and Google’s Director of Engineering Ray Kurzweil. [...]

John Mauldin's "Thoughts from the Frontline" | Welcome to the Future

May 11, 2010

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Source: John Mauldin's "Thoughts from the Frontline" — March 6, 2010 | John Mauldin

We are in an era of accelerating change, moving toward a future that will be profoundly different from the past we grew up in. But what will the nature of that change be? What will the future look like?

For the last 7 days I have been in an executive program designed by Singularity University to give some insight into that complex question.… read more

Singularity University Blog | SU presents Al Seckel and “Your Mind’s Eye”

July 25, 2009

Source: Singularity University Blog — Jul 25, 2009 | Singularity University staff

Your Mind’s Eye: The World’s Most Powerful Illusions and What they Tell Us about How We Think and Perceive

Come see, experience, and take delight in some of the world’s most powerful visual and other sensory illusions. The illusions presented in this talk will not just be confined to the visual senses, but there will be auditory ones too, including cross-modal examples of sound influencing what you see, and… read more

Singularity University Blog | Andrew Hessel on the future of synthetic biology

December 1, 2009

Source: Singularity University Blog — Dec 1, 2009 | Singularity University staff


Singularity University Executive Director Salim Ismail talks with Andrew Hessel after his lecture at the inaugural Executive Program. ‘Synthetic biology will rival the IT industry in the next ten years’.

Singularity University Blog | 2011 Graduate Studies Program team projects announced

January 10, 2011

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Source: Singularity University Blog — Jan 10, 2011 | Singularity University staff

Each summer, the Graduate Studies Program class (GSP) is challenged with “Ten to the Ninth Plus” team projects — a highlight of the ten week program. The students spend several weeks working toward the goal of developing ideas and solutions that have the potential to positively impact at least one billion people within ten years. Teams from GSP09 and GSP10 have already made significant progress. This year, GSP11… 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 | SU Videos: in any language, with your help

August 25, 2009
dotSUB translations of Singularity University videos

Source: Singularity University Blog — Aug 25, 2009 | Singularity University staff

As the inaugural Graduate Studies Program of 2009 (GSP-09) is ending, we will be ready to quickly progress into new projects, and new phases at the Singularity University. (I wish I could have written “ready to take a month or two off”, but no, that is not going to be the case!) In the previous months, we have released videos, that illustrated our goals. Matt Rutherford, our Media Producer and his dedicated team, recorded countless hours of lectures, workshops, events, team meetings, interviews, and more.

One of the questions that we have asked since the beginning was, since much of the experience of the Graduate Studies Program is very difficult if not impossible to replicate elsewhere, how can we maximize our global impact? The material we have is priceless, and we want it to reach as many people as possible! There are millions of people who would be interested in taking advantage of our materials, and have the means, broadband internet connection, etc. But there are many, whose level of English understanding is not high enough to follow an advanced lecture on nanotechnology, or robotics, or personalized medicine.… read more

Singularity University Blog | Dr. Daniel Reda on biotechnology fundamentals

January 15, 2010

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


Dr. Daniel Reda, co-Chair of the Biotechnology and Bioinformatics track at Singularity University, introduces the key concepts and breakthroughs in biotechnology and bioinformatics. Filmed during the November 2009 Executive Program at Singularity University. Daniel is also the co-founder of CureTogether, an online community for open-source health research.

CureTogether: http://curetogether.com

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