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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.

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.

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...

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!

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...

Andrew Minor Discusses Nanomaterials, Singularity University

Andrew Minor discusses nanomaterials and nanomechanical size effects. Part of the Graduate Studies Program 2012 Lecture Series.

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.

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.  

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.

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.

Hatsune Miku Opening in Los Angeles

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

StickyBot Climbs On Up

Stanford's StickyBot climbs various surfaces using a dry adhesive and techniques mimicked from Gecko biology.

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.

Brad Templeton, Executive Program December 2011 Singularity University

Singularity University's Networks & Computing Chair Brad Templeton talks about network security, privacy, and scalability.

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.

Peter Diamandis, Part 1 Executive Program December 2011 Singularity University

Singularity University Co-founder and Chairman Peter Diamandis considers what drives innovation and breakthroughs.

Lucky Gunasekara Executive Program December 2012 Singularity University

Lucky Gunasekara discusses leveraging big data for managing infectious disease outbreaks.

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.

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.

Highlights from IROS 2011

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

CEO Cliff Reid Discusses Complete Genomics’ Human Genome Sequencing Technology

Singularity Hub recently talked one-on-one with Complete Genomics CEO Cliff Reid. In the following segment he gives an overview of CG's proprietary technology. Complete Genomics recently announced that they would include copy number variation...

Singularity Hub Drinks at BarBot 2011

The fourth annual BarBot event saw even more lush robots serving spirits in downtown San Francisco. Humans were treated to a variety of beverages, each served by a mechanical bartender.

Highlights from Robogames 2010

Singularity Hub presents highlights from the 2010 Robogames, the largest robot competition and expo in the United States.

Anybots Founder Trevor Blackwell Shows Off Dexter and Monty

Anybots founder Trevor Blackwell gives a brief introduction to Dexter and Monty. Dexter was Anybots attempt at a walking robot, and Monty, an experiment in mechanical arms and tele-operation. Both projects have been shelved...

Ray Kurzweil Speaks at Singularity University Opening Ceremony, 2010 Summer Session

Ray Kurzweil speaks at Singularity University's Opening Ceremony for the 2010 Summer Session.

Willow Garage PR2 Robot Flag Dance and Party

Watch as Willow Garage PR2 robots perform a synchronized flag dance and then see people partying it up with the robots!

Ekso Bionics eLegs at Santa Clara Valley Medical Center

Ekso Bionics (formerly Berkeley Bionics) is testing eLegs, their exoskeleton walking device for paraplegics. Of the ten trial facilities, the only one at a public hospital is the Santa Clara Valley Medical Center. I had...

Up Close With The Willow Garage PR2 Robot

An in-depth demonstration of the features and capabilities of the Willow Garage PR2 Robot.

Neato’s Robot Vacuum Cleans My Home

Neato's XV-11 robot vacuum just started shipping. I got ahold of one and set out to test it in my home. Lots went right, a few things went wrong.

Lee Sanders Discusses Health Literacy, Singularity Hub

Dr. Lee Sanders, a general pediatrician and Associate Professor of Pediatrics at the Stanford University and a nationally recognized scholar in the field of health literacy, considers how maternal health literacy moderates child health outcomes.

Paul Saffo & Vivek Wadhwa, Executive Program December 2011 Singularity University

Futurist Paul Saffo has a conversation with Vivek Wadhwa during the December 2011 Executive Program at Singularity University.

Vivek Wadhwa, Executive Program December 2011 Singularity University

Singularity University VP of Academics & Innovation Vivek Wadhwa talks about immigration, technology, and the profile of a entrepreneur at the December 2011 Executive Program.

Jason Springs, Executive Program December 2011

Jason Springs talks about medical diagnostics at the December 2011 Executive Program at Singularity University.

Gregg Maryniak, Executive Program December 2011

Maryniak talks about the future of Energy and Environmental Systems at the December 2011 Executive Program at Singularity University.

Chris deCharms, Executive Program December 2011

Chris deCharms gives a neuroscience lecture at the December 2011 Executive Program at Singularity University.

Ralph Merkle, Executive Program December 2011

Ralph Merkle gives a comprehensive high level overview of the Nanotechnology space.

Telomerase Gene Therapy Extends Lives Of Mice By Up To 24 Percent

Scientists are doing their best to give us the gift of immortality. The latest in the fight against ever dying is a gene therapy that gives mice a healthy dose of telomerase, the enzyme...

How Should a Singulatarian Vote?

As the 2012 U.S. Presidential election draws near, many followers of the Singularity are asking themselves how their vote might best reflect their desire for a positive outcome. There is even a movement to...

Kurzweil Featured In Superbowl Ad? Yes, It’s True!

If you were watching the Superbowl yesterday then you were probably as stunned as I was to see none other than Ray Kurzweil featured in a Best Buy commercial about "phone innovators".  Has the...

Your Body Wasn’t Built To Last: A Lesson From Human Mortality Rates

This post was originally published on the Gravity and Levity Blog, and has been republished on Singularity Hub with permission from the author What do you think are the odds that you will die during the...

Yes, We Got Hacked But We Fixed It – No More Malware Messages

So about 12 hours ago everyone started getting warning messages from their web browsers that they should not go to Singularity Hub because it was infested with malware.  Sadly, the web browsers were right....

Get Your Daily Dose Of Singularity Hub With Pulse

Singularity Hub has been selected as a featured source in Pulse, a seriously popular news application for iPhone, iPad and Android devices.  Pulse is a beautiful application that makes reading news fun and engaging....

Google+ is Awesome. Facebook Maimed, Twitter Mortally Wounded?

I´ve spent the last week playing with the new Google+, and I´m here to tell you the service is pretty damn awesome.  Dozens of Silicon Valley startups, especially social behemoths Facebook and Twitter, must...

Why Don’t We Video Chat More Often?

One of the most common staples of any futuristic movie or book has always been the video (or even holographic) phone call.  From Back to the Future to Star Trek, it seems as though...

Get Singularity Hub On Your Kindle

That's right, Singularity Hub is available on your Kindle, and has been for quite a long time actually.  If you have a Kindle and you love Singularity Hub (of course you do!) then why...

10,000 People Like Us…But We Want More!

Yesterday we crossed a pretty decent milestone here at the Hub - 10,000 people now "like" us on our Facebook page.  Although 10,000 fans is nothing to sneeze at, I hope you won't fault...

It’s Showtime: IBM’s Watson To Make History On Jeopardy!

Today, February 14, 2011, IBM's Watson computer system is slated to take on the world's best humans in a televised duel of the world famous game “Jeopardy!”.  Should Watson defeat its human competitors, it...

Harvard Scientists Reverse Aging in Mice – Total Bullsh*t

According to those idiots over at the Guardian, "Harvard scientists reverse the ageing process in mice – now for humans". As if that were not miraculous enough, the Guardian also claims that "Now...

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