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 | NASA Ames director, Dr. S. Pete Worden

January 26, 2009

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

Singularity University Blog | Vint Cerf – The internet today

October 6, 2009

Source: Singularity University Blog — Oct 6, 2009 | Singularity University staff

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KeAIwLp9YmA

During a July 2009 lecture at Singularity University, Vint Cerf (‘the father of the internet’ and Google Chief Internet Evangelist) gives a comprehensive overview of the state of the internet today, and what issues are arising as it continues to evolve. Includes discussions about IPv6, the need for cloud computing standards, the growing Asian prominence online, and the interplanetary internet.

Singularity University Blog | Philip Rosedale – Virtual worlds and second life

February 2, 2010

Source: Singularity University Blog — Feb 2, 2010 | Singularity University staff

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J3LFqX6YNY0

Philip Rosedale, founder of Second Life, discusses the future of virtual worlds. Filmed at Singularity University’s Graduate Student Program 2009, NASA Ames Research Center, Silicon Valley.

Reason | Singularity University’s Salim Ismail on the age of technological disruption

May 9, 2013

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Source: Reason — May 9, 2013 | Tracy Oppenheimer

“All of the structures that we use to run the world today — our civics, our politics, our legal systems, healthcare, education — are all structured for a world 100 or 200 years ago, not for the world of today. So we think we’re in for a lot of disruption,” says Salim Ismail, founding director of Singularity University.

ReasonTV’s Tracy Oppenheimer caught up with Salim at… read more

Singularity University Blog | CNET: “Singularity University seasons executives for the future”

November 11, 2009
Peter Diamandis leads a session for Singularity University

Source: Singularity University Blog — Nov 11, 2009 | Singularity University staff

CNET reporter Daniel Terdiman spent a day with SU’s Executive Program. Full coverage of his experience is at http://news.cnet.com/8301-13772_3-10394876-52.html.

"MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif.–While I’m sure that many of the people in the room were familiar with prediction markets, I wonder how many of them had ever seen an active one up close and personal before.

"Providing that sense of deep immersion, of course, was exactly the

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Singularity University Video | John Mauldin: the end game

April 14, 2010

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Source: Singularity University Video — Apr 14, 2010 | Singularity University staff

John Mauldin, best-selling financial author, discusses his view of the debt cycle, and the coming de-leveraging recession. Filmed during the Executive Program March 2010 at Singularity University, NASA Ames, Silicon Valley.

Singularity University Blog | The New York Times explained — our singular purpose

June 13, 2010

Salim Ismail

Source: Singularity University Blog — June 12, 2010 | Salim Ismael

We were pleased to see a long article featuring Singularity University appeared in today’s New York Times titled “Merely Human? That’s So Yesterday.”  While factually accurate, the narrow focus of the article may lead readers away from the core goal of our program, which is to leverage accelerating technologies to address [...]… read more

Singularity University Blog | SU names GSP-09 students

July 30, 2009

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

  • Singularity University (SU) is announcing the 40 students participating in the inaugural Graduate Studies Program (GSP)
  • Students will use multiple social media channels to share insights and experiences throughout the GSP
  • Home towns, background, and education for each student are included in individual SU profile URLs
  • Twenty-five students received full or partial scholarships from Singularity University, and Singularity University Corporate Founding Sponsors, Google and ePlanet Ventures
  • GSP kicked off at NASA Ames, Moffett Field on June 29, 2009 and concludes August 28, 2009

Summary

Singularity University — the new academic institution with the goal of preparing the next generation of leaders to address “humanity’s grand challenges” — today named the 40 students participating in the inaugural Graduate Studies Program (GSP). Hailing from 13 countries, and from a cross-range of academic and business backgrounds, the students of Singularity University truly represent the next generation of leaders and innovators to address the major issues facing our world. And, throughout the summer program, students will share insights and daily experiences using social media channels, such as WordPress, Twitter, Facebook, YouTube and Picasa.

The summer class is composed of 26 men and 14 women, ranging in age from 22 to 47 years old. The 13 nations represented are: USA, Canada, Israel, United Kingdom, Mexico, Brazil, India, New Zealand, Poland, Portugal, Turkey, Czech Republic, and Russia.

Singularity University is modeled after the successful International Space University, founded at MIT in 1987, which has become one of the leading interdisciplinary, international and intercultural institutions for the study of space. The GSP is a nine-week graduate-level interdisciplinary curriculum designed to facilitate understanding, collaboration, and innovation across a broad range of carefully chosen scientific and technological disciplines whose developments are exponentially accelerating. SU summer program classes began June 29, 2009, based at NASA Ames Research Park on Moffett Field.

Singularity University Blog | Dr. Ray Kurzweil keynotes the executive program

January 15, 2010

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

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bis0euOhy58

Dr. Ray Kurzweil is the Chancellor of Singularity University and is a technology entrepreneur, inventor, futurist, and author (including 2005′s “The Singularity is Near”). Here, Ray delivers the opening speech at the 2009 Executive Program at Singularity University.

Singularity Hub | Senstore wants to make a tricorder that monitors the entire body

January 12, 2012

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Source: Singularity Hub — January 12, 2012 | Peter Murray

What a great place that Singularity University is. Smart, motivated people coming together to make the world a better place through technology. This past summer a group of talented students put their heads together to tackle the Global Health grand challenge. What they came up with was a hardware platform built into a t-shirt for which developers might design sensory applications.

Out of that one… read more

Singularity University Blog | Singularity University officially launches at NASA ames

February 2, 2009

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

A shockwave passed through the singularity community today with the public launch of Singularity University at the NASA Ames campus in Silicon Valley. Singularity University aims to assemble a world class community of thought leaders, academics, and entreprenuers across the many fields of exponentially advancing technologies (nanotechnology, genetics, medicine, artificial intelligence, etc.) in order to address humanity’s grand challenges.

With significant backing from Google and NASA, and… read more

Singularity University Blog | Ray Kurzweil wins The Economist’s 2009 Innovation Award

October 28, 2009
Ray Kurzweil

Source: Singularity University Blog — Oct 28, 2009 | Singularity University staff

Great news! SU co-founder and chancellor, Ray Kurzweil was just selected to receive the 2009 Economist Innovation Award, in the category of Computing and Telecoms, for his optical character recognition and speech recognition technology.

Ray is one of just eight individuals worldwide chosen to receive what is described as the “Oscars of Innovation,” to celebrate his work that has had great impact on business and… read more

Singularity University Blog | ‘Geek is the New Black’: SU sponsors ‘She’s Geeky’ unconferences

February 5, 2010
Susan Fonseca-Klein, Shawna Pandya (GSP-09 Alum), and She

Source: Singularity University Blog — Feb 5, 2010 | Singularity University staff

Demonstrating its commitment to a broader, women-focused initiative, Singularity University (SU) — the academic institution with the goal of preparing the next generation of leaders to address “humanity’s grand challenges” — recently became a Corporate Sponsor of She’s Geeky, a series of national technology unConferences for women. With the sponsorship, SU underscores its continued commitment to supporting and advancing women in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM), as well… read more

Fortune | A different kind of incubator

May 23, 2013

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Source: Fortune — May 23, 2013 | Ted Greenwald

Like high-schoolers yearning for Harvard, many startups aspire to be accepted to a top accelerator program such as Y Combinator or TechStars. But what if you aim not to build the next Facebook but to solve pressing global problems?

That’s the core criterion for admission to SU Labs. “We’re not going to take a company that might make a nice return but has no value in… read more

Singularity University Blog | ISU/SU opening ceremony: Peter Diamandis

July 6, 2009

Source: Singularity University Blog — Jul 6, 2009 | Singularity University staff

X PRIZE Foundation Chairman and CEO, Peter Diamandis is also the Chairman and Vice-Chancellor of Singularity University and Co-creator of the International Space University. This video highlights Peter’s speech at the Singularity University and International Space University Opening Ceremony, June 29th 2009, Mt View, CA.

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