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 | Bob Metcalfe – Enernet talk

July 12, 2009

Source: Singularity University Blog — Jul 12, 2009 | Singularity University staff

The public is welcome to join SU students, faculty and Internet pioneer Bob Metcalfe for his talk about Enernet on Monday July 13th at 7:00 pm. Bob is the Co-Chair for Singularity University’s track on Networks & Computing Systems:

Speaker: Bob Metcalfe (Enernet)
Time: Monday July 13th 7:00pm to 8:00pm
Location: NASA Ames – Eagle Room (Bld 943)
Space Limited: RSVP bruce@singularityu.orgread more

Singularity University Blog | Daniel Kraft on the future of medicine

December 1, 2009

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


Daniel Kraft discusses the future of medicine with Salim Ismail, Executive Director of Singularity University, after his lecture at the inaugural Executive Program.

Singularity University Blog | Thiel Foundation awards $50,000 grant to Singularity University

November 9, 2010
Thiel Foundation

Source: Singularity University Blog — Nov 9, 2010 | Singularity University staff

The Thiel Foundation has awarded it a $50,000 grant for curriculum development of Singularity University. The grant will leverage the Thiel Foundation’s vision and domain expertise to support and expand Singularity University’s Policy, Law, and Ethics (PLE) curriculum track.

Founded by entrepreneur and philanthropist Peter Thiel, the Thiel Foundation promotes personal, economic, and political freedom. Among other projects, the Foundation sponsors innovative scientific research and new… read more

Singularity University Video | Peter Diamandis: the best way to predict the future

March 29, 2010

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Source: Singularity University Video — March 29, 2010 | Singularity University staff

Peter Diamandis, Chairman and Co-Founder of Singularity University, discusses the best way to predict the future, and shares his personal philosophies on innovation and the commercial space industry. Flimed at Singularity University’s Executive Program, March 2010.… read more

Singularity University Blog | Big Brains meet the future

August 20, 2009
Singularity University students get regular access to technology superstars like PayPal co-founder and hedge fund manager, Peter Thiel. (Credit: Daniel Terdiman/CNET)

Source: Singularity University Blog — Aug 20, 2009 | Singularity University staff

by Daniel Terdiman | CNET News (August 20, 2009)

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif.–Sitting in a classroom, listening to students explain their approach to an assignment to develop an initiative to impact the lives of a billion people over ten years, one could be forgiven for taking it all with a grain of salt.

After all, student projects like this are usually peppered with holes, naive assumptions, and unrealistic goals.… read more

Singularity University Blog | Shawna Pandya on information-age disaster response

January 15, 2010

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


Shawna Pandya was a student at Singularity University’s Graduate Studies Prgram 2009 (GSP-09), representing a GSP Team Project focused on leveraging exponential advances in technology to aid disaster response.

Civiguard Technologies (formerly XIDAR Systems), is developing mobile phone applications and portable medical technologies to assist civilians and officials alike in crisis, disaster and pandemic situations. The CiviCast application allows any civilian with a smart phone to receive… read more

Singularity University Blog | Peter Diamandis – video interview at CPM2

March 31, 2009

Source: Singularity University Blog — Mar 31, 2009 | Singularity University staff

Singularity Hub is proud to present an exclusive video interview with Xprize founder and Singularity University Vice Chancellor Peter Diamandis that we took during Singularity University’s CPM2. As many of our readers know, Singularity University held its second Curriculum Planning Meeting (CPM2) at its NASA Ames headquarters this past weekend. CPM2 was a two day meeting where the faculty, advisors, and staff of Singularity University convened to discuss and plan… read more

Singularity University Blog | WIRED: “Singularity University, day two: Peter Diamandis Thinks Big”

November 9, 2009
Peter Diamandis on a zero gravity flight

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-peter-diamandis-thinks-big/.

After dinner on day two of Singularity University, Peter Diamandis gives a fantastic presentation about the X-Prize and what it means. This is a guy

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Singularity University Blog | TechNewsWorld: “The trouble with augmented reality and other cool tech,” guest post by SU trustee Sonia Arrison

February 24, 2010

Source: Singularity University Blog — February 24, 2010 | Singularity University staff

This is a guest post by Sonia Arrison, Trustee and Associate Founder of Singularity University. Sonia is a TechNewsWorld columnist and a senior fellow in technology studies at the California-based Pacific Research Institute.

She is author of two previous books (Western Visions and Digital Dialog) as well as numerous PRI studies on technology issues.

Her forthcomingread more

GigaOm | Singularity University to launch $50 million venture fund to tackle the world’s grand challenges

January 28, 2014

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Source: GigaOm — January 23, 2014 | Signe Brewster

SU was started in 2008 by X Prize founder Peter Diamandis and Google director of engineering Ray Kurzweil. It has grown to encompass educational programs aimed at executives and graduate students and the accelerator.

GetaroundMade in Space and Modern Meadow are among the participating startups. It also has a new program that pairs its startups with established companies like Lowe’s, Coca-Cola, Unicef and Hershey’s. Miller said said that while the… read more

Singularity University Blog | SU first three weeks in pictures

July 22, 2009

Source: Singularity University Blog — Jul 22, 2009 | Singularity University staff

With the first three weeks of the Singularity University summer session complete the Hub is here to give you a summary of what has been happening. My personal impression is that the school is off to a fantastic start. Call me biased if you want, but considering the quality of students involved, the prestige of the faculty and guest speakers, and the vast array of activities that have occurred it… read more

Singularity University Blog | Dan Barry on the future of robotics

December 1, 2009

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


Singularity University Executive Director Salim Ismail interviews Dan Barry, former NASA astronaut and robotics entrepreneur, about the future of robotics and what we can expect over the next ten years.

Singularity University Blog | First international executive program: a successful week in Brazil

November 23, 2010
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Source: Singularity University Blog — Nov 23, 2010 | Singularity University staff

As our alumni will tell you, the experience of Singularity University programs is unique and powerful. And, bringing the experience to students outside of Silicon Valley has been an important goal since our founding (and a frequent request from our international community). So, we’re excited to share the success of the first 6-day Executive Program earlier this month hosted by our international education partner FIAP in Sao… read more

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
Justyna Zander

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

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