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When Will We Have the Technology to Reach the Stars?

Recent advances in rocket technology are incredible. From NASA’s Space Launch System to Blue Origin and SpaceX’s reusable rockets, space is getting more accessible.  However, no rocket can get us to neighboring stars. The...
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Peter Diamandis: How to Find the Mindset and Energy to Go Big

In a recent interview at Singularity University's Global Summit in San Francisco, Peter Diamandis said he's at his best whenever he taps into his passion and lets it shine through. "Anything I do has got...
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Machine Learning Is Everywhere, But What Is It Exactly?

From Google’s language translation app to autonomous cars, machine learning has become a key ingredient in multiple areas of our lives—but what exactly is it? In the simplest sense, machine learning is a method of...
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Tech-X-Planations | Introducing a New Original Weekly Video Series

We’ve all name-dropped a new technology that sounds awesome—like CRISPR/Cas9—without really knowing the basics. This is why we’ve created Tech-x-planations, Singularity Hub’s new weekly video series that explores fundamental ideas in science, technology, and the...
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Ray Kurzweil: A Strategy for Keeping the World Safe From AI

Ray Kurzweil is an inventor, thinker, and futurist famous for forecasting the pace of technology and predicting the world of tomorrow. In this video, Kurzweil discusses AI ethics and risk. Films and books have...

Welcome to a More Discoverable Singularity Hub

This week we’ve rolled out our first major round of improvements to Singularity Hub since our ground-up redesign last December. If we did it right, you’ll find that discovering the technological goodies you come here...
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Ray Kurzweil: What Is the Future of Capitalism?

Ray Kurzweil is an inventor, thinker, and futurist famous for forecasting the pace of technology and predicting the world of tomorrow. In this video, Kurzweil suggests there is more consensus about what kind of...
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Ray Kurzweil: Our Brain Is a Blueprint for the Master Algorithm

Ray Kurzweil is an inventor, thinker, and futurist famous for forecasting the pace of technology and predicting the world of tomorrow. In this video, Kurzweil suggests the blueprint for the master algorithm—or a single,...

This Augmented Reality Helmet Helps Firefighters See Through Smoke to Save Lives

Sam Cossman was hit by a big idea next to a lava lake. With his sight obscured by fumes and vapors, he couldn’t be confident of his next step. Traditional thermal imaging was a...
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Ray Kurzweil: Here’s What Will Happen When We Connect Our Brains to the Cloud

Ray Kurzweil is an inventor, thinker, and futurist famous for forecasting the pace of technology and predicting the world of tomorrow. In this video, Kurzweil looks ahead to a time in the not-too-distant future...
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Ray Kurzweil: Will Technology End the Nation State​​?

Ray Kurzweil is an inventor, thinker, and futurist famous for forecasting the pace of technology and predicting the world of tomorrow. In this video, Kurzweil takes a look at the elementary particle of the...
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​​Ray Kurzweil: Our Health Is About to Be Radically Transformed

Ray Kurzweil is an inventor, thinker, and futurist famous for forecasting the pace of technology and predicting the world of tomorrow. In this video, Kurzweil dives into the exciting and quick-moving field of biotechnology. Ever...
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Watch: Ray Kurzweil Predicts When We’ll Be Able to Program Matter

Ray Kurzweil is an inventor, thinker, and futurist famous for forecasting the pace of technology and predicting the world of tomorrow. In this video, Kurzweil predicts when he thinks we’ll get programmable matter—or the...

Editorial Note From the Singularity Hub Team

The Trump administration’s executive order on immigration has affected many in tech, and our site is no exception. Our team is privileged to work with bright and talented individuals from all over the world,...

Welcome to the New Singularity Hub

Around these parts we know the future comes at you fast. Welcome to the new Singularity Hub. Whether you’re looking at us on a desktop or mobile device, you’ve probably already noticed things look different....

LIVESTREAM: Watch Exponential Medicine 2015 Live From San Diego

Each year, Singularity University descends on San Diego's Hotel Del Coronado for Exponential Medicine, a four-day conference exploring how technology is driving monumental change in health and medicine. (Go here for a great introduction to Exponential Medicine from Singularity University...

Announcing the Interactive Blog for the 2015 Graduate Studies Program

Every summer, Singularity University (SU) goes searching for ideas. Not any idea will do. It has to be a big, world-changing idea, and each of the 80 extremely bright entrepreneurs participating in the annual Graduate...
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Announcing SU Videos, a New Portal for an Inside Look of Singularity University

How will you positively impact billions of people? At Singularity University, this question is often posed to program participants packed into the classroom at the NASA Research Park in the heart of Silicon Valley. Since 2009, select groups of entrepreneurs and innovators have had...
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Google Pledges $3 Million to Singularity University to Make Graduate Studies Program Free of Charge

Google, a long-time supporter of Singularity University (SU), has agreed to a two-year, $3 million contribution to SU's flagship Graduate Studies Program (GSP). Google will become the program's title sponsor and ensure all successful direct applicants get...

Last Chance to Contribute to Singularity University Documentary Crowdfunding Campaign

Time is running out to help make the upcoming Singularity University documentary, The University, as good as it can be. Last month, director Matt Rutherford announced a $30,000 Indiegogo campaign to fund the film’s...
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Chris Wicher of IBM Watson at the 2013 Graduate Studies Program

Chris Wicher of IBM Watson explains the artificial intelligence behind the computer that competed on Jeopardy and is now tackling some of the world's greatest problems.
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Steve Jurvetson on the Future of Design

Steve Jurveston -- the Managing Director of Silicon Valley-based venture capital firm Draper Fisher Jurvetson -- offers insight into design, specifically calling out the errors of focusing on products rather than process. This 15-minute...
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Space Panel at the 2013 Graduate Studies Program

Recorded during the 2013 Graduate Studies Program, a panel discussion about the future of space exploration and the role of government and commercial interests in the return to space. The participants include: Dan Barry -...
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Global Grand Challenge Framing — 2013 Graduate Studies Program

This video filmed during the 2013 Graduate Studies Program presents Singularity University's efforts in tackling eight initiates dubbed Global Grand Challenges. A variety of speakers present the current state of each area offering insights...
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Larry Brilliant — Fireside Chat At The Night Of Impact

Larry Brilliant, CEO of the Skoll Global Treats Fund and former Google VP and Executive Director of Google.org, chatted with Peter Diamandis is a fireside-like discussion in which they assessed the state of the world,...
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GSP 101 — Introduction To Exponentials

Singularity University produced a series of “101″ videos for the Graduate Studies Program to help acclimate the participants of the 2013 class to the emergent technologies that are shaping the world today. In this video,...
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GSP 101 — Introduction To Artificial intelligence

Singularity University produced a series of “101″ videos for the Graduate Studies Program to help acclimate the participants of the 2013 class to the emergent technologies that are shaping the world today. In this video,...
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GSP 101 — Introduction to Nanotechnology

Singularity University produced a series of "101" videos for the Graduate Studies Program to help acclimate the participants of the 2013 class to the emergent technologies that are shaping the world today. In this video,...
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GSP 101 — Introduction to 3D Printing

Singularity University produces a series of "101" videos for the Graduate Studies Program to help acclimate the participants of the 2013 class to the emergent technologies that are shaping the world today. In this video,...
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Ray Kurzweil — Fireside Chat At The 2013 Graduate Studies Program

Ray Kurzweil speaks to the GSP13 class at Singularity University on July 25,2013.
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Philip Rosedale — Fireside Chat At The 2013 Graduate Studies Program

Philip Rosedale is an entrepreneur best known for creating the virtual world Second Life that has a virtual economy and a thriving population. Currently, he is developing High Fidelity, a virtual world startup. Hosted by...
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Peter Diamandis — Fireside Chat At The 2013 Graduate Studies Program

Rather than hosting a fireside chat, Peter Diamandis takes center stage to speak to the GSP13 class at Singularity University on July 30,2013.
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Bob Richards & Naveen Jain — Fireside Chat At The 2013 Graduate Studies Program

Bob Richards & Naveen Jain are trustees of Singularity University and space entrepreneurs who discuss their vision for business and the fundamental shifts that are occurring in the world today. Hosted by CEO of SU, Rob...
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John Hagel — Fireside Chat At The 2013 Graduate Studies Program

John Hagel III is a best-selling author, strategist, and co-founder of the Deloitte Center for the Edge Innovation. In his talk, he summarizes the major concepts of his books that deal with strategies for...

Singularity Hub Is Hiring! New Writer/Journalist Position With Your Name On It

That's right, we're excited to announce that Singularity Hub is hiring! We're looking for talented, prolific writers with a strong background in technology and science to join our editorial team. If you love covering sci/tech and...
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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 Authors@Google.

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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