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Breaking Out of the Corporate Bubble With Uncommon Partners

For big companies, success is a blessing and a curse. You don’t get big without doing something (or many things) very right. It might start with an invention or service the world didn’t know...

Singularity University’s Exponential Medicine Kicks Off Today in San Diego

Technology is enabling us to explore groundbreaking new ideas in medicine, and as a result the medical field is advancing more rapidly than ever before. AI is helping find faster, better ways of diagnosing,...

This Week’s Awesome Stories From Around the Web (Through October 27)

ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE The AI Cold War That Could Doom Us All Nicholas Thompson | Wired "At the dawn of a new stage in the digital revolution, the world’s two most powerful nations are rapidly retreating into positions...

This Week’s Awesome Stories From Around the Web (Through October 20)

DIGITAL MEDIA Actors Are Digitally Preserving Themselves to Continue Their Careers Beyond the Grave Erin Winick | MIT Technology Review "Earlier this year Last Jedi visual-effects supervisor Ben Morris told Inverse that the Star Wars franchise is now scanning all its leads....

This Week’s Awesome Stories From Around the Web (Through October 13)

ROBOTICS Boston Dynamics' Atlas Robot Shows Off Parkour Skills Erico Guizzo | IEEE Spectrum "The remarkable evolution of Atlas, Boston Dynamics’ most agile robot, continues. In a video posted today, Atlas is seen jumping over a log and...

This Week’s Awesome Stories From Around the Web (Through October 6)

ROBOTICS The Demise of Rethink Robotics Shows How Hard It Is to Make Machines Truly Smart Will Knight | MIT Technology Review "There’s growing interest in using recent advances in AI to make industrial robots a lot smarter and more useful....

This Week’s Awesome Stories From Around the Web (Through September 29)

ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE How Google's DeepMind Will Train Its AI Inside Unity's Video Game Worlds Sean Captain | Fast Company "DeepMind, part of Google parent company Alphabet, is going big on virtual world AI training through a deal...

Innovation Is on the Rise Worldwide. How Do You Measure It?

How do you measure innovation? Thanks to dropping costs, technology has become far more accessible than it used to be, and its proliferation has unleashed the creativity and resourcefulness of people around the world. We...

Technology and Compassion: A Conversation With the Dalai Lama

From how we get around to how we spend our time to how we manage our health, technology is changing our lives—not to mention economies, governments, and cities around the world. Tech has brought...

This Week’s Awesome Stories From Around the Web (Through September 22)

ROBOTICS Meet the Winner of Robotics' World Cup Editorial Staff | MIT Technology Review "If you are under the impression that the recent soccer World Cup was won by a fine French team that triumphed over Croatia...

This Week’s Awesome Stories From Around the Web (Through September 15)

GENETICS Plan to Build a Genetic Noah's Ark Includes a Staggering 66,000 Species George Dvorsky | Gizmodo "As its name implies, this group had initially planned to sequence the genomes of at least 10,000 vertebrate species,...

This Week’s Awesome Stories From Around the Web (Through September 8)

TECHNOLOGY Google Turns 20: How an Internet Search Engine Reshaped the World Editorial Staff | The Verge "No technology company is arguably more responsible for shaping the modern internet, and modern life, than Google. The company that...

This Week’s Awesome Stories From Around the Web (Through September 1)

ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE Artificial Intelligence Is Now a Pentagon Priority. Will Silicon Valley Help? Cade Metz | The New York Times "The consultants and planners who try to forecast threats think AI could be the next technological game...

This Week’s Awesome Stories From Around the Web (Through August 25)

ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE God Is in the Machine Carl Miller | The Times Literary Supplement "Algorithms have changed, from Really Simple to Ridiculously Complicated. They are capable of accomplishing tasks and tackling problems that they’ve never been able...

Singularity University’s Global Summit Kicks off Today in San Francisco

Singularity University’s (SU) third annual Global Summit begins today in San Francisco, running through Wednesday, August 22. The Singularity Hub team will be there to give you a look inside the event with articles...

This Week’s Awesome Stories From Around the Web (Through August 18)

FUTURE What the Year 2050 Has in Store for Humankind Yuval Noah Harari | Wired "Humankind is facing unprecedented revolutions, all our old stories are crumbling and no new story has so far emerged to replace them....

This Week’s Awesome Stories From Around the Web (Through August 11)

MIXED REALITY I Tried Magic Leap and Saw a Flawed Glimpse of Mixed Reality's Amazing Potential Adi Robertson | The Verge "Whether or not it’s cooler than most people think, the Magic Leap One is cooler than...

This Week’s Awesome Stories From Around the Web (Through August 4)

TECHNOLOGY Apple Is Worth One Trillion Dollars Ian Bogost | The Atlantic "Tech magnates crow too often about 'changing the world,' but this is what it really looks like, for good and for ill. It’s what railroads...

This Week’s Awesome Stories From Around the Web (Through July 28)

ROBOTICS Can a Robot Be a Very Good Doggo? Boston Dynamics Hopes So Nick Lucchesi | Inverse "Boston Dynamics has plans to take its robotic helpers mainstream next year: By July 2019, it will be on pace...

This Week’s Awesome Stories From Around the Web (Through July 21)

FUTURE OF WORK This Is What Work Will Look Like in 2100 Jared Lindzon | Fast Company "Some futurists believe that automation will push future workers to tasks that are quintessentially human, and that things like standardized...

This Week’s Awesome Stories From Around the Web (Through July 14)

COMPUTING The US May Have Just Pulled Even With China in the Race to Build Supercomputing's Next Big Thing Martin Giles | MIT Technology Review "While there’s plenty of national pride wrapped up in the race to...

This Week’s Awesome Stories From Around the Web (Through June 23)

ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE What It's Like to Watch an IBM AI Successfully Debate Humans Dieter Bohn | The Verge "It looks like a huge leap beyond that other splashy demonstration we all remember from IBM when Watson mopped the...

This Week’s Awesome Stories From Around the Web (Through June 16)

ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE This Wild, AI-Generated Film Is the Next Step in 'Whole-Movie Puppetry' Sam Machkovech | Ars Technica "Their plan required Benjamin to do the following: cobble together footage from public domain films, face-swap the duo's database...

This Week’s Awesome Stories From Around the Web (Through June 9)

ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE The World's Most Powerful Supercomputer Is Tailor Made for the AI Era Martin Giles | MIT Technology Review "The team at Oak Ridge says Summit is the first supercomputer designed from the ground up to...

This Week’s Awesome Stories From Around the Web (Through June 2)

BIOTECH Gene Therapy Is Saving Children’s Lives—but Screening to Discover Who Needs It Is Lagging Behind Emily Mullin | MIT Technology Review “The company behind the drug, AveXis, is seeing the most dramatic results in children who...

This Week’s Awesome Stories From Around the Web (Through May 26)

ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE How the Enlightenment Ends Henry A. Kissinger | The Atlantic “Paradoxically, as the world becomes more transparent, it will also become increasingly mysterious. What will distinguish that new world from the one we have known?...

This Week’s Awesome Stories From Around the Web (Through May 19)

TRANSPORTATION Elon Musk Presents His Tunnel Vision to the People of LA Jack Stewart and Aarian Marshall | Wired “Now, Musk wants to build this new, 2.1-mile tunnel, near LA’s Sepulveda pass. It’s all part of his...

This Week’s Awesome Stories From Around the Web (Through May 12)

ROBOTICS Boston Dynamics’ SpotMini Robot Dog Goes on Sale in 2019 Stephen Shankland | CNET “The company has 10 SpotMini prototypes now and will work with manufacturing partners to build 100 this year, said company co-founder and...

This Week’s Awesome Stories From Around the Web (Through May 5)

ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE How Can We Be Sure AI Will Behave? Perhaps by Watching It Argue with Itself. Will Knight | MIT Technology Review “Having AI programs argue with one another requires more sophisticated technology than exists currently....

This Week’s Awesome Stories From Around the Web (Through April 28)

CRYPTOCURRENCY Let's Destroy Bitcoin  Morgan Peck | MIT Technology Review "No one can copy an individual bitcoin, but anyone can copy the idea of Bitcoin. So how might a government, or a corporation, or even ordinary people,...

How Large Organizations Can Embrace Innovation in Digital Health

In an interview at Singularity University’s Exponential Medicine in San Diego, Eugene Borukhovich described how big companies like his can better embrace digital health technologies. Borukhovich is the global head for digital health incubation and innovation at Bayer,...

This Week’s Awesome Stories From Around the Web (Through April 21)

ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE Pedro Domingos on the Arms Race in Artificial Intelligence Christoph Scheuermann and Bernhard Zand | Spiegel Online “AI lowers the cost of knowledge by orders of magnitude. One good, effective machine learning system can do...

This Week’s Awesome Stories From Around the Web (Through April 14)

ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE AI Learns a New Trick: Measuring Brain Cells Robbie Gonzalez | Wired “For three months, I spent three or four hours a day, five or six days a week, in a small room, peering through...

This Week’s Awesome Stories From Around the Web (Through April 7)

CYBERNETICS A Brain-Boosting Prosthesis Moves From Rats to Humans Robbie Gonzalez | WIRED “Today, their proof-of-concept prosthetic lives outside a patient's head and connects to the brain via wires. But in the future, Hampson hopes, surgeons could...

This Week’s Awesome Stories From Around the Web (Through March 31)

SYNTHETIC BIOLOGY The Next Best Version of Me: How to Live Forever  David Ewing Duncan | Wired “Church is one of the leaders of an initiative called the Genome Project-­Write, or GP-Write, which is organizing the efforts...

Just a Few of the Amazing Things AI Is Doing in Healthcare

In an interview at Singularity University’s Exponential Medicine in San Diego, Neil Jacobstein shared some groundbreaking developments in artificial intelligence for healthcare. Jacobstein is Singularity University’s faculty chair in AI and robotics, a distinguished visiting scholar at...

This Week’s Awesome Stories From Around the Web (Through March 24)

ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE How the AI Cloud Could Produce the Richest Companies Ever Peter Burrows | MIT Technology Review “Amazon, Google, and Microsoft—and to a lesser extent companies like Apple, IBM, Oracle, Salesforce, and SAP—have the massive computing...

Republish Our Content—Singularity Hub Launches Creative Commons

It’s been a long time coming, but we’re excited to finally announce we have officially launched a new way for publishers to easily (and legally) republish our articles on their sites. We believe an important...

This Week’s Awesome Stories From Around the Web (Through March 17)

ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE China Wants to Shape the Global Future of Artificial Intelligence Will Knight | MIT Technology Review “China’s booming AI industry and massive government investment in the technology have raised fears in the US and elsewhere...

This Week’s Awesome Stories From Around the Web (Through March 10)

COMPUTING Google Thinks It's Close to 'Quantum Supremacy.' Here's What That Really Means. Martin Giles and Will Knight | MIT Technology Review “Seventy-two may not be a large number, but in quantum computing terms, it’s massive. This...

This Week’s Awesome Stories From Around the Web (Through March 3)

ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE Inside the Alexa Prize James Vlahos | Wired “The fevered quest for conversational AI has pitted Amazon, Apple, Facebook, Google, and Microsoft in a battle for two vital resources. The first is finite: top-shelf PhDs...

This Week’s Awesome Stories From Around the Web (Through February 24)

COMPUTING Serious Quantum Computers Are Finally Here. What Are We Going to Do With Them? Will Knight | MIT Technology Review "'The thing driving the hype is the realization that quantum computing is actually real,' says Isaac...

The Quest to Transform End-of-Life Medical Care Into a More Human Experience

In an interview at Singularity University’s Exponential Medicine in San Diego, Shoshana Ungerleider spoke about the taboo topic we all eventually confront—death. Ungerleider is an expert in the field of end-of-life care and is working...

This Week’s Awesome Stories From Around the Web (Through February 17)

BIOTECH In the Future We Won’t Edit Genomes—We’ll Just Print Out New Ones Bryan Walsh | MIT Technology Review “'Over the next 10 years synthetic biology is going to be producing all kinds of compounds and materials...

This Week’s Awesome Stories From Around the Web (Through February 10)

SPACE Falcon Heavy Rocket Makes History With Successful First Launch Michael Greshko | National Geographic “'I'm still trying to absorb everything that happened. It seemed surreal to me,' SpaceX CEO Elon Musk said in a post-launch press...
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The Future of Digital Health: Personalized Health Care Beyond the Doctor’s Office

In an interview at Singularity University’s Exponential Medicine in San Diego, Leslie Saxon, founder and executive director of the USC Center for Body Computing, spoke about the Virtual Care Clinic her team is building. The concept for...

This Week’s Awesome Stories From Around the Web (Through February 3)

CRYPTOCURRENCY Making a Crypto Utopia in Puerto Rico Nellie Bowles | The New York Times “Dozens of entrepreneurs, made newly wealthy by blockchain and cryptocurrencies, are heading en masse to Puerto Rico this winter…And these men—because they are almost...
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Why Nothing Cuts Through Complexity Like Visual Thinking

Dan Roam is a management consultant who uses visual thinking to make complicated ideas simple. His books Back of the Napkin and Draw to Win explain how anyone can use visual thinking to improve...

This Week’s Awesome Stories From Around the Web (Through January 27)

COMPUTING China Wants to Make the Chips That Will Add AI to Any Gadget Yiting Sun | MIT Technology Review “The chip is just one example of an important trend sweeping China’s tech sector. The country’s semiconductor...

This Week’s Awesome Stories From Around the Web (Through January 20)

AUGMENTED REALITY AR Has Inherited All the Promise and Hype of VR Nick Statt | The Verge “The full spectrum of AR was present on the floor of the show’s many gadget expos and booth halls, making...

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