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Singularity university founder runs a school for startups

September 11, 2011
Peter Diamandis

After reading Ray Kurzweil’s book, The Singularity Is Near, Peter Diamandis decided to convene some of the world’s most brilliant young minds in the heart of Silicon Valley, give them a crash course on the fastest-changing technologies of our time, and then unleash them like smart missiles to solve the world’s biggest problems.

Singularity University goes international with executive program in Brazil

September 27, 2010


Singularity University (SU) announced today that it is launching its first international program, in Brazil.

In partnership with FIAP (one of Brazil’s foremost technology universities), the six-day executive program will be held November 8-13, 2010 at the FIAP campus in São Paulo. The program is open to the public, and is designed for professionals and graduate-level students — from executives to MBA students to entrepreneurs to government… read more

Singularity University Kicks Off First Executive Program

November 6, 2009

Singularity University (SU) will launch the SU Executive Program at the NASA Ames Research Center, Moffett Field, Calif. on Saturday.

The nine-day program is designed to educate, inform and prepare executives for the imminent disruption and opportunities resulting from exponentially accelerating technologies.

The SU Executive Program addresses six fields experiencing exponentially accelerating change: AI and Robotics, Nanotechnology, Biotechnology and Bioinformatics, Medicine and Human Machine Interface, Networks… read more

Singularity University Launches Inaugural Summer Program At Moffett Field

June 25, 2009

Singularity University (SU) — the new academic institution with the goal of preparing the next generation of leaders to address “humanity’s grand challenges” — today announced the selection of 40 students to represent the inaugural class for the Graduate Summer Program (GSP). Singularity University narrowed the final 40 students from a pool of more than 1,200 candidate applications around the globe. The summer program begins on June 29, 2009, based… read more

Singularity University plans massive upgrade

August 27, 2012

Singularity University

Singularity University is planning to exponentially advance itself, transforming from a provider of short supplemental classes into a sort of innovation pipeline, with a rich website and conference series on one end, an expanding array of classes in the middle, and at the other end incubation labs for startups and corporate skunkworks teams, as well as a strong global alumni network, Wired Business reports.

The ongoing… read more

Singularity University Presents “Humanity’s Grandest Challenges”

July 9, 2009

Singularity University has invited the public to a panel discussion on “grand challenges” in water, health, the environment, and energy on Thursday, July 9 at 7pm PT at NASA Ames Research Park.

* Moderator: Mr. Vijay Vaitheeswaran, Writer for The Economist, Author of “Zoom”
* Global Public Health: Dr. Larry Brilliant, President, Skoll Urgest Threats Funds
* Climate: Dr. Chris Field, Carnegie/Stanford, U.S. Rep… read more

Singularity University releases two lecture videos

October 7, 2009

Singularity University has posted on YouTube the first two videos of lecturers in the recent Graduate Studies Program at NASA Ames.

Vint Cerf (“the father of the Internet” and Google Chief Internet Evangelist) gives a comprehensive overview of the state of the Internet today and new issues, including IPv6, the need for cloud computing standards, the growing Asian prominence online, and the interplanetary Internet.

Bob Metcalfe,… read more

Singularity University to Study Accelerating Technologies, Launches at NASA Ames

February 3, 2009

With the support of NASA, Google and a broad range of technology thought leaders and entrepreneurs, a new university will launch in Silicon Valley this summer with the goal of preparing the next generation of leaders to address “humanity’s grand challenges.”

Singularity University (SU) ( will open its doors in June 2009 on the NASA Research Park campus with a nine-week graduate-level interdisciplinary curriculum designed to facilitate… read more

Singularity University to Unveil Breakthrough Solutions for ‘Global Grand Challenges’ at Sept. 13 Briefing

September 8, 2010


This summer, 80 students from 35 nations were challenged to apply innovations in exponentially advancing technologies to solve some of the world’s “grand challenges” with a focus on food, water, energy, upcycle, and space industries.

On Monday, September 13, at 9:30am PT/12:30pm ET, in a webinar briefing, Singularity University co-founders Dr. Ray Kurzweil, Dr. Peter H. Diamandis, and faculty headread more

Singularity University webinar today: sneak preview

September 13, 2010

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Former astronaut Dan Barry, M.D., PhD, faculty head of Singularity University, will join Singularity University co-founders Dr. Ray Kurzweil and Dr. Peter H. Diamandis on Monday, September 13, at 9:30am PT/12:30pm ET, in a live video webinar briefing to unveil this summer’s Graduate Studies Program student projects.

The projects aim to impact a billion people within ten years.

A Q&A session… read more

Sir Tim Berners-Lee Unveils Foundation For Free, Open Web

September 16, 2008

Tim Berners-Lee and the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation have unveiled the World Wide Web Foundation.

The organization’s mission is to advance a free and open Web and extend the Web’s benefit to all people around the world, especially to underserved communities to share knowledge, access services, do business, participate in government, and communicate creatively.

Sir, There’s a Camera in Your Head

November 17, 2010

Wafaa Bilal, an Iraqi photography professor at New York University, is implanting a camera in the back of his head to broadcast a live stream of images, once a minute, from the camera to visitors to a new museum in Qatar.

The work is sparking a debate on campus over the competing values of creative expression and student privacy.

The artwork, titled “The 3rd I,” is intended as… read more

Siri lifts veil on intelligent assistant

May 29, 2009

Siri, a San Jose company, has announced that it would offer an “intelligent agent” for the iPhone that responds to natural-language queries to find movie theaters, book restaurant reservations and airline flights, buy from online retail sites, and even answer trivia questions.

Siri: Your Personal Assistant for the Mobile Web

February 5, 2010

Siri, a new iPhone app based on SRI International’s ambitious CALO artificial intelligence project, transcribes spoken text and routes these commands to the right web services.

The company, for example, pulls concert data from StubHub, movie times from MovieTickets, movie reviews from Rotten Tomatoes, restaurant data from Yelp and you can order a taxi through TaxiMagic.

Siri’s creators demonstrate predictive assistant for office workers

June 27, 2013


SRI, is developing Bright, an intelligent assistant that could someday know what information you need before you even ask, MIT Technology Review reports.

Initially, Bright is meant to cut down on the cognitive overload faced by workers in high-stress, data-intensive jobs like emergency response and network security.

But it could eventually trickle down to laptops and smartphones as a “cognitive desktop” and… read more

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