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Singularity Hub curates the latest news in exponential technologies. Curation is where you’ll find awesome stories from around the web.

What We’re Reading This Week Across the Web (Through May 9)

ROBOTICS: Foxconn’s Robot Army Yet to Prove Match for Humans Lorraine Luk | The Wall Street Journal "While the company has automated more manufacturing processes for components and established some lights-out, or workerless, factories, replacing dexterous human hands...

This Week’s Awesome Stories from Around the Web (Through May 2)

ROBOTICS: The Future of "Killer" Robots: Helping People Ciara Byrne | Fast Company "Robots are already moving out of the research lab, off the factory floor, and into our everyday lives. But how will those robots evolve—and how...

What We’re Reading This Week Across the Web (Through Apr 25)

COMPUTING: HP's Audacious Idea for Reinventing Computers Tom Simonite | Technology Review "Nearly three-quarters of the people in HP’s research division are now dedicated to a single project: a powerful new kind of computer known as...

This Week’s Awesome Stories from Around the Web (Through Apr 18)

Enjoy this week's stories! COMPUTING: Moore’s Law Shows Its Age Don Clark | Wall Street Journal "At first, Moore’s Law was largely a yardstick for chip engineers. It gradually became a competitive imperative, spurring companies to relentlessly innovate." ARTIFICIAL...

What We’re Reading This Week Across the Web (Through Apr 11)

Enjoy this week's stories! ROBOTICS: Human Laws Can't Control Killer Robots, New Report Says Kari Paul | Motherboard "​When a human being is killed by an autonomous machine, who takes the blame? Human rights non-governmental organization Human Rights...

This Week’s Awesome Stories from Around the Web (Through Apr 4)

Surviving another April Fool's on the web requires effort and some just ignore the Internet for the day. Fortunately, we've filtered through all the excessive nonsense to find some true gems in the midst of the silliness. Enjoy this...

What We’re Reading This Week Across the Web (Through Mar 28)

Enjoy this week's stories! ROBOTS: It's Time For Robot Pilots Jason Koebler | Motherboard "Flying a plane from the ground (or taking it over from the ground, in case of emergency) raises a host of other issues, namely...

This Week’s Awesome Stories from Around the Web (Through Mar 21)

Enjoy this week's stories! ROBOTICS: Sawyer: Rethink Robotics Unveils New Robot Evan Ackerman & Erico Guizzo | IEEE Spectrum "According to Rethink, labor costs in Chinese factories are rising 15 to 20 percent every year, and it’s routine for...

What We’re Reading This Week Across the Web (Through Mar 14)

Enjoy this week's stories! ROBOTS: China’s factories are building a robot nation Li Xuena, Wang Xinci & Zhang Boling | MarketWatch "'At first, robots replaced workers who had jobs that exposed them to pollution, such as painting, or required...

This Week’s Awesome Stories from Around the Web (Through Mar 7)

Enjoy this week's stories! ROBOTS: Why Robots Will Be The Biggest Job Creators In World History John Tamny | Forbes "Robots will ultimately be the biggest job creators simply because aggressive automation will free us up to do...

What We’re Reading This Week Across the Web (Through Feb 28)

Enjoy this week's stories! ROBOTS: Will Robots Be Able to Help Us Die? Graham Templeton | Motherboard "From robo-assisted suicide to commercial drone use in urban areas, robots will create new ethical quandaries at precisely the same rate...

What We’re Reading This Week Across the Web (Through Feb 21)

Rapid advances in emerging technologies are raising intriguing questions: How is computing opening new opportunities for all in manufacturing, education, and healthcare? What will the future of work look like when automation is significantly cheaper than human labor? ...

This Week’s Awesome Stories from Around the Web (Through Feb 14)

If there's a theme running through the best tech stories this week, it's convergence. There's a tendency to track tech trends in isolation (for example, the iterative steps in smartphone technology). In isolation, trends tend to appear fairly predictable, until...

What We’re Reading This Week Across the Web (Through Feb 7)

ROBOTS: The robot trade is booming in China Georgina Prodhan | Business Insider/Reuters "A race by carmakers to build plants in China along with wage inflation that has eroded the competitiveness of Chinese labor will push...
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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...

This Week’s Awesome Stories from Around the Web (Through Jan 30)

Some news stories are about iterative steps, others about significant strides. Then there's this week's batch of stories that, one way or another, are all about moonshots. We know that the future will be radically different but to...

What We’re Reading This Week Across the Web (Through Jan 24)

Enjoy this week's stories! COMPUTING: A Graphene Discoverer Speculates on the Future of Computing Katia Moskvitch | Scientific American "I call it 'materials on demand' because, depending on your application and what you want to achieve, you can...

This Week’s Awesome Stories from Around the Web (Through Jan 17)

This week saw a slew of stories about how well computers are getting to know us and how that will be good for everyone...depending on your point of view, of course. Enjoy this week's stories! FACIAL RECOGNITION: Computers are...

What We’re Reading This Week Across the Web (Through Jan 10)

Enjoy this week's stories! ROBOTS: The Robotification of Society is Coming Rhett Allain | WIRED "The best plan is to educate in a way that is perpendicular to the direction of robotification....at first robots will take over simple...

This Week’s Awesome Stories from Around the Web (Through Jan 3)

It's a new year, one that promises significant strides in technology and major accomplishments along the frontier of science and medicine. While this year will likely be dominated by the rise of wearables and artificial intelligence along with the drama...

What We’re Reading This Week Across the Web (Through Dec 27)

Even though we're in the middle of the holidays, a number of great articles have been written in an effort to sum up the tech progress of 2014. Although we're awash in "Top 8" articles, the following articles...

This Week’s Awesome Stories from Around the Web (Through Dec 20)

As this is the last curation post of the year, I want to extend our team's thanks and appreciation to readers of Singularity Hub. Your support has allowed us to continue to grow and craft...

What We’re Reading This Week Across the Web (Through Dec 13)

Enjoy this week's stories on technological progress and the resulting tension caused! ROBOTS: Does the Halting Problem Mean No Moral Robots? Michael Byrne | Motherboard "The general idea under consideration is whether or not a robot can make an...

This Week’s Awesome Stories from Around the Web (Through Dec 6)

It's a fairly universal truth that things can always get better. But gains in computing don't guarantee that technological advances immediately translate into lifestyle improvements. In time, problems introduced with technology tend to sort themselves out, but in an age when everything is accelerating, we...

What We’re Reading This Week Across the Web (Through Nov 29)

News trends make sense when they can be traced back to specific events, developments, or monumental moments. Other times, the minds of journalists and writers seem to collectively coalesce around some idea that is difficult to point to. Over...

This Week’s Awesome Stories from Around the Web (Through Nov 22)

We're getting closer to the end of 2014 and it's natural for writers to start reflecting on what this year has brought. Technology has advanced further than ever before, and we're more aware of both...

What We’re Reading This Week Across the Web (Through Nov. 15)

It was a busy week on Hub as we profiled Singularity University's Exponential Medicine conference in detail in the midst of historical landing of a spacecraft on a comet. But the Hub team still found...

This Week’s Awesome Stories from Around the Web (Through Nov 8)

In light of Halloween, a tragic failure for the space industry, and another voting cycle in the U.S., this week saw a proliferation of articles all about different kinds of fear. Here at Hub, we avoid fearmongering as a...

What We’re Reading This Week Across the Web (Through Nov 1, 2014)

We increasingly live in an ethically murky world where the very technologies that are empowering us to achieve greater and greater milestones are also creating constraints that challenge how we define ourselves as humans. The...

This Week’s Awesome Stories from Around the Web (Through Oct 25)

Sometimes, we need to take a look at technologies, their trends, and their consequences from alternative points of view. This week, a slew of stories popped up around the web showing just how much things are changing but...

What We’re Reading Across the Web This Week (Through Oct 18, 2014)

While we kept our eye on the next iteration of devices rolling out of Apple this week, the Hub team was also getting a steady dose of great articles challenging some of the very pillars of how...

This Week’s Awesome Stories from around the Web (Through Oct 11)

What’s the most fascinating, intriguing story you’ve read recently? The Hub team has put together our list of what we're reading from around the web this week. Did we miss anything? If so, add it to the...

What We’re Reading This Week (Through Oct 4, 2014)

Here at Hub, we're thinking deeply about all the changes happening in the world, thanks to some great articles published this week wrestling with the implications of technology's progress. Just scan the headlines and you'll agree, we are...

Bill Clinton Discusses “Moonshots” with Peter Diamandis, Endorses Abundance

“Why are you so optimistic about the future...don’t you read the papers?” President Bill Clinton recently pitched this playful question to Peter Diamandis, Chairman and CEO of the X PRIZE Foundation, in an on-stage interview at the...

This Week’s Awesome Stories from Around the Web (Through Sept 27, 2014)

This week, we saw history in the making as the first 3D printer arrived at the International Space Station. The stories we've been passing around cover a range of topics, from robots in seminaries to open...
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What We’re Reading and Watching This Week (Through Sept 20, 2014)

In the midst of all the technological progress being made globally on a daily basis, sometimes it's tough to appreciate how we're changing as humans. This week, we've been exploring articles and videos from around...

This Week’s Best Stories from Around the Web (Through Sept 13, 2014)

While much of the media this week was obsessing over the latest gadget rollout from Apple, a handful of great stories made their way through the noise and showcase how technology is shifting the cultural fabric in surprising ways. Enjoy our favorites from this week. Gig Economy...

What We’re Reading Across the Web This Week (Through Sept 6, 2014)

It's September and that means we're on the cusp of seasonal change. So as you take time to reflect on the changes happening in the physical world, here's a list of excellent articles around the...

This Week’s Awesome Stories from Around the Web (Through Aug 30, 2014)

What's the most gripping, mind-bending story you've read this week? The Hub team has put together the week's most intriguing stories from around the web. Did we miss anything? If so, add it to the comments. Singularity or...

What We’re Reading This Week (Through Aug 23, 2014)

It's Friday and that means it's time to share stories and tech that we've been reading, thinking about, and passing round within the Singularity Hub team this week: Omote: Real-time Face Tracking and Projection Mapping | Vimeo "Project Omote is a...
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This Week’s Awesome Stories from Around the Web (Through Aug 17, 2014)

Since last week's reading list was well received, we're serving up another round of the most intriguing articles in science and technology this week. And if you see one that we missed, feel free to...

Stories We’re Reading This Week (Through Aug 9, 2014)

Here at Singularity Hub, we're suckers for well-written, thought-provoking stories. They inspire us to think about the future, shift our perspectives, and improve our craft. Instead of just passing these articles back and forth, we thought it's...

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