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Sebastian Thrun — Fireside Chat At The 2013 Graduate Studies Program

Sebastian Thrun is CEO and cofounder of Udacity, a research professor at Stanford University, and a VP at Google where he helped in the development of self-driving vehicles. Hosted by Peter Diamandis, this “Fireside Chat” was...
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Opening Ceremonies Of The 2013 Graduate Studies Program

This is the complete version of the Opening Ceremonies for the Singularity University's 2013 Graduate Studies Program featuring Ray Kurzweil and Peter Diamandis. The event was held at the Computer Science History Museum in...
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Mark Hatch — Fireside Chat At The 2012 Graduate Studies Program

Mark Hatch is CEO of TechShop, a chain of six member-based fabrication workshops that allow the public access to industrial welding, milling, electronics, and 3D printing equipment (as well as training). In his talk,...
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Rod Roddenberry — Fireside Chat At The 2012 Graduate Studies Program

Rod Roddenberry is the CEO of Roddenberry Entertainment and founder of the Roddenberry Foundation, which funds "funds paradigm-changing solutions to critical global issues in science and technology, the environment, education and humanitarian advances." As...
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Louise Leakey — Fireside Chat At The 2012 Graduate Studies Program

Dr. Louise Leakey is a paleoanthropologist and a National Geographic explorer in residence who is the third generation of Leakeys to fossil hunt in East Africa. Her lecture probes how accelerating technologies like 3d...
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Jay Rogers — Fireside Chat At The 2012 Graduate Studies Program

John (Jay) Rogers is CEO and co-founder of Local Motors, a car company that co-creates its vehicles online through an open-source, virtual community consisting of 30,000 designers, engineers, and auto enthusiasts around the world....

Exclusive Interview With Avi Reichental, CEO Of 3D Systems

Avi Reichental of 3D Systems stops by to chat with Founder of Singularity Hub, Keith Kleiner. In addition to his role as President and CEO of 3D Systems, Avi is also the Co-Chair for Nanotechnology and...
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Ramez Naam Discusses Brain-Computer Interfaces At Google

Nexus author and Singularity Hub contributor Ramez Naam discusses the technology that will allow brain-computer interfacing at [email protected]

Singularity Hub Acquired! Now Part Of Singularity University

Dear SH Readers, I am extremely pleased to announce today that Singularity Hub has been acquired by Singularity University. Singularity Hub’s mission has always been to offer readers the best news coverage of sci/tech breakthroughs...
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Exclusive: Ray Kurzweil Interview – The Future of Man And Machine

I am pleased to announce the release of Singularity Hub's recent interview with Ray Kurzweil below.  The interview with Kurzweil focused at first on his new book to be released November 13 "How to...

Exclusive SH Interview With Ray Kurzweil: New Book ‘How to Create A Mind’ November 13

Hey Hub Readers, You may have heard that Ray Kurzweil's latest book "How to Create a Mind" is due to be released November 13.  In anticipation of the launch of his new book, I'll be...
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Kevin Kelly Offers Tips For Recognizing Emerging Fields, Singularity University

Kevin Kelly, founding executive editor of Wired Magazine, discusses his tricks for predicting the powerful, future technologies.
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George Skidmore Discusses Nanotechnology, Singularity University

George Skidmore, Principal Scientist at DRS Technologies, discusses nanotechnology. Part of the Graduate Studies Program 2012 lecture series.

Divya Chander Discusses the Brain and Neuroanesthesia, Singularity University

Dr. Divya Chandler discusses neuroanesthesia, the use of intraoperative brain monitoring (especially the raw EEG) to safely manage anesthetics, and the nature of the brain and consciousness.

Daniel Siciliano Discusses the Policy and Legal Implications of Innovation, Singularity University

Daniel Siciliano, a legal scholar and entrepreneur with expertise in corporate governance, corporate finance, and immigration law, discusses the policy and legal implications of innovation. Part of the Graduate Studies Program 2012 lecture series.
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Christopher Longhurst Discusses Data-Driven Medicine, Singularity University

Dr. Christopher Longhurst, a pediatric hospitalist and Chief Medical Information Officer at Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital, discusses the implementation and impact of a comprehensive electronic medical record (EMR) at Packard Children’s. Longhurst discusses clinical analytics and other...
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Aubrey de Grey Discusses Regenerative Medicine, Singularity University

Aubrey de Grey, Chief Science Officer of the SENS Foundation, discusses regenerative medicine for diseases and disabilities related to aging. Part of the Graduate Studies Program 2012 lecture series.
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Graduate Studies Program Android App Presentation, Singularity University

Graduate Studies Program 2012 participants present their apps for social good.

Panel on Pig Movie, Singularity University

SU Faculty and specialists, some of whom consulted for Pig Movie, discuss the future of technologies, nature of ethics, and suffering as highlighted in the movie. Part of Graduate Studies Program 2012.

Raymond McCauley and Students Consider GMOs, Singularity University

A peak at a discussion about genetically modified foods moderated by Raymond McCauley. Part of the Graduate Studies Program 2012 Discussion Series.
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Roni Zeiger Discusses Patient-Centric Healthcare, Singularity University

Former Google Chief Health Strategist, CEO Smart Patients and practicing physician Roni Zeiger discusses the application of human centered design thinking for healthcare. In particular, Zeiger discusses leveraging the knowledge of patients. Part of...
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Seth Shostak Discusses Extraterrestrial Life, Singularity University

Senior Astronomer at the Seti Institute, Seth Shostak, discusses the probability of intelligent life forms on other planets. Part of the Graduate Studies Program 2012 Lecture Series.
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Ryan Bethencourt Considers Clinical Testing Processes, Singularity University

Biopharma expert Ryan Bethencourt discusses clinical research and the process, ethics, and funding behind clinical testing. Part of the Graduate Studies Program 2012 lecture series.
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Yasuyuki Motoyama Considers What Enables Entrepreneurship, Singularity University

Yasuyuki Motoyama, Senior Scholar at the Kauffman Foundation of Entrepreneurship, discusses the building blocks and support structures needed to encourage entreprenuership. Part of the Graduate Studies Program 2012 lecture series.
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Ralph Merkle Discusses Molecular Nanotechnology, Part 2, Singularity University

Ralph Merkle, researcher in public key cryptography, molecular nanotechnology, and cryonics, discusses molecular nanotechnology and positional assembly. Part of the Graduate Studies Program 2012.
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Ramez Naam Discusses Emerging Technologies, Singularity University

Ramez Naam, professional technologist and author of More than Human: Embracing the Promise of Biological Enhancement, discusses emerging technologies and makes a case for embracing human enhancement. Part of the Graduate Studies Program 2012 Lecture Series.
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Reese Jones Discusses Singularities, Singularity University

Reese Jones, a venture strategist and Singularity University trustee, discusses different kinds of singularities. Part of the Graduate Studies Program 2012 Lecture Series.
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Peter Norvig Considers Nature of AI, Singularity University

Peter Norvig, Google Director of Research and author of  Artificial Intelligence: A Modern Approach, considers the nature of artificial intelligence. Part of Graduate Studies Program 2012 Lecture Series.
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Peter Schwartz Discusses the Future of Energy, Singularity University

Peter Schwartz, futurist, author, and cofounder of the Global Business Network (GBN), discusses the future of energy. Part of the Graduate Studies Program 2012 Lecture Series.
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Ralph Merkle Discusses Manufacturing and Nanotechnology, Part 1, Singularity University

Ralph Merkle, researcher in public key cryptography, molecular nanotechnology and cryonics. discusses the relationship between manufacturing and atoms. Part of the Graduate Studies Program 2012 lecture series.
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Exclusive Uncut Interview with Raymond Kurzweil

Singularity Hub's Keith Kleiner interviews Ray Kurzweil about his new book, How to Create a Mind: The Secret of Human Thought Revealed. Check out more of Kurzweil's insights in this uncut version only available to...
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Exclusive Interview with Ray Kurzweil

Singularity Hub's Keith Kleiner interviews Ray Kurzweil about his new book, How to Create a Mind: The Secret of Human Thought Revealed. For the full version, become a member on Singularity Hub! http://shhome.wpengine.com/membership-signup/

Boom! Singularity Hub Launches New Website

Dear Hub Readers, I am super excited to announce that we have launched a completely new look and feel to our website today.  The website is faster, cleaner, more modern, and offers more features. We...
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Andrew Minor Discusses Nanomaterials, Singularity University

Andrew Minor discusses nanomaterials and nanomechanical size effects. Part of the Graduate Studies Program 2012 Lecture Series.
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Andrew McAfee Discusses Technology and Business, Singularity University

Andrew McAfee, Principal Research Scientist at MIT’s Center for Digital Business, discusses the impact of technology on the world of business. Part of the Graduate Studies Program 2012 Lecture Series.
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Andrew Hessel and Yasaman Sheri Discuss Design, Singularity University

Biotechnology & Bioinformatics Faculty member Andrew Hessel and Industrial Designer Yasaman Sheri discuss the evolution of design, biological design, and sustainability.  
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Amy Lehman Discusses Healthcare Infrastructure, Singularity University

Dr. Amy G. Lehman, founder of the Lake Tanganyika Floating Health Clinic, discusses the problem of health care access for millions of people who live in the isolated, but strategically critical Lake Tanganyika Basin/Great...

GSP 2012 Students Consider the Ethics of Artificial Intelligence, Singularity University

Moderated by Faculty Chair Neil Jacobstein, the Graduate Studies 2012 Artificial Intelligence Workshop featured lively debates about the ethical consequences of Artificial Intelligence mishaps.
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Singularity University Graduate Studies Program 2012 Closing Ceremony

This is an exclusive look at the Singularity University (SU) 2012 Graduate Studies Program Closing Ceremony. The complete event footage includes keynote speakers, company presentations, and inspirational talks from SU community members.
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Hatsune Miku Opening in Los Angeles

Just a quick peak at the opening for Hatsune Miku's July 2nd concert in Los Angeles.
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StickyBot Climbs On Up

Stanford's StickyBot climbs various surfaces using a dry adhesive and techniques mimicked from Gecko biology.
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Neil Jacobstein, Executive Program December 2011 Singularity University

AI and Robotics Co-Chair Neil Jacobstein considers various Artificial Intelligence application systems.

Daniel Kraft, Executive Program December 2011 Singularity University

Singularity University's Medicine and Neuroscience Chair Daniel Kraft speaks about changes in healthcare and how technology is being leveraged to make healthcare faster, smarter, and better.
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Brad Templeton, Executive Program December 2011 Singularity University

Singularity University's Networks & Computing Chair Brad Templeton talks about network security, privacy, and scalability.
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Peter Diamandis, Part 2 Executive Program December 2012 Singularity University

Singularity University Co-Founder and Chairman Peter Diamandis discusses exponential changes in human development and technology, focusing on how to think in exponential terms.
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Peter Diamandis, Part 1 Executive Program December 2011 Singularity University

Singularity University Co-founder and Chairman Peter Diamandis considers what drives innovation and breakthroughs.
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Lucky Gunasekara Executive Program December 2012 Singularity University

Lucky Gunasekara discusses leveraging big data for managing infectious disease outbreaks.
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Andrew Hessel, Part 2, Executive Program December 2011 Singularity University

Singularity University Biotechnology and Bioinformatics Faculty Member Andrew Hessel continues to consider how biology is on track to become the next IT industry, looking specifically at how viruses function as biological software.
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Andrew Hessel, Part 1, Executive Program December 2011 Singularity University

Singularity University's Biotechnology and Bioinformatics Faculty Andrew Hessel discusses synthetic biology, considering how cells are computers.
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Highlights from IROS 2011

Singularity Hub visits the Intelligent Robots and Systems Conference 2011 in San Francisco.

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