Subscribe to our newsletter

Latest


See the latest from Singularity Hub. For more, check out our Archive page.

This Marvelous Machine Splits Moon Dust Into Oxygen and Metal

Like the settlers of old, space explorers will live off the land. But if self-sufficiency on Earth is difficult, it’s orders of magnitude more...

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

NEUROSCIENCE The Most Complete Brain Map Ever Is Here: A Fly's 'Connectome' Gregory Barber | Wired "Researchers like Rubin believe a physical blueprint of the brain could...

Microsoft’s Moonshot Plan to Reverse Its Lifetime CO2 Emissions by 2050

The alarming headlines about Australia’s bush fires over the last couple weeks have heightened the global outcry over climate change, and companies, NGOs, and...

Five Big Central Banks Unite to Explore Launching Their Own Digital Currencies

In the beginning, there was Satoshi. It’s been a little over a decade since the pseudonymous founder of Bitcoin introduced the blockchain-based cryptocurrency that...

Not Bot, Not Beast: Scientists Create First Ever Living, Programmable Organism

A remarkable combination of artificial intelligence (AI) and biology has produced the world’s first “living robots.” This week, a research team of roboticists and scientists...

The Brain Predicts Reward Like an AI, Says New DeepMind Research

The idea of reinforcement learning—or learning based on reward—has been around for so long it’s easy to forget we don’t really know how it...

World’s Largest Offshore Wind Farm Will Power 4.5 Million Homes

Renewable energy statistics just keep topping each other. Solar power is getting cheaper. Battery storage capacity is getting better. And wind farms are getting...

Precision Fermentation: What It Is, and How It Could Make Farming Obsolete

Concerns around the environmental impact of modern farming are causing us to reassess our relationship with food. But are claims that lab-grown food will...

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

BIOTECH Meet Xenobot, an Eerie New Kind of Programmable Organism Matt Simon | Wired "A xenobot is a one-of-a-kind organism: It’s both a living thing made of...

Mojo Vision’s Augmented Reality Contact Lenses Kick off a Race to AR on Your...

The digital world has been creeping closer to your face. Was a time when a laptop was about as personal as you got with...

The Future of Money: AI Investors, Crowdlending, and the Death of Cash

Every day, roughly 60 percent of all market trades are made by computer. When the market turns volatile, this can climb to as high...

How Google’s New Weather AI Will Make Sure You Never Get Caught in the...

Among the many things we’ve become addicted to on our smartphones is checking the weather. If you’re anything like me, you open a weather...

Scientists Discovered ‘Mini-Computers’ in Human Neurons—and That’s Great News for AI

With just their input cables, human neurons can perform difficult logic calculations previously only seen in entire neural networks. To restate: human neurons are...

IBM’s Plan to Design Solid-State Batteries Using Quantum Tech

Batteries are the key to decarbonizing both transport and the grid, but today’s technology is still a long way from living up to this...

The Weird, the Wacky, the Just Plain Cool: Best of CES 2020

As you know if you've ever been to, heard of, or read about the annual Consumer Electronics Show in Vegas, there's no shortage of...

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

ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE Can an AI Be an Inventor? Not Yet. Angela Chen | MIT Technology Review " believes there will be more and more cases where AI...

20 Technology Metatrends That Will Define the Next Decade

In the decade ahead, waves of exponential technological advancements are stacking atop one another, eclipsing decades of breakthroughs in scale and impact. Emerging from these...

The Standout Tech Trends From CES 2020

Sensor-laden underwear. A toilet-paper-transporting robot. Headwear, wristwear, and bedside gadgets guaranteed to improve your sleep. These are just a few of the weirdest, wildest pieces...

The Top Biotech Trends We’ll Be Watching in 2020

Last year left us with this piece of bombshell news: He Jiankui, the mastermind behind the CRISPR babies scandal, has been sentenced to three...

How Scientists Squeezed a Particle Accelerator Onto a Tiny Silicon Chip

Particle accelerators have helped us unravel some of the universe’s biggest mysteries, but they're huge, expensive, and inaccessible to most researchers. A new particle...

What Needs to Happen to Get to the Flying Car Future

At this year’s Consumer Electronics Show, one of the world’s largest helicopter manufacturers will showcase what a city might look like with high-volume aerial...

These Breakthroughs Made the 2010s the Decade of the Brain

I rarely use the words transformative or breakthrough for neuroscience findings. The brain is complex, noisy, chaotic, and often unpredictable. One intriguing result under...

The Year’s Most Fascinating Tech Stories From Around the Web

Last Saturday we took a look at some of the most-read Singularity Hub articles from 2019. This week, we're featuring some of our favorite...

Tech’s Biggest Leaps From the Last 10 Years, and Why They Matter

As we enter our third decade in the 21st century, it seems appropriate to reflect on the ways technology developed and note the breakthroughs...

If Machines Want to Make Art, Will Humans Understand It?

Assuming that the emergence of consciousness in artificial minds is possible, those minds will feel the urge to create art. But will we be...

Singularity University, Singularity Hub, Singularity Summit, SU Labs, Singularity Labs, Exponential Medicine, Exponential Finance and all associated logos and design elements are trademarks and/or service marks of Singularity Education Group.

© 2020 Singularity Education Group. All Rights Reserved.

Singularity University is not a degree granting institution.