singularity Archive

computersComputronium universe – computation limits of computronium and limits to the universe

Ray Kurzweil discusses having a universe filled with Computronium. He discusses this happening within 200 years if wormholes or some other means allow faster than light travel. What would the computation limits of computronium be? There are several physical and …

businessSingularity University funded with $32 million

Singularity University (SU), a California Benefit Corporation that educates individuals and organizations on navigating accelerating technological change, today announced that it has closed $32 million in Series B funding co-led by WestRiver Group and Boeing with participation from Silicon …

brainEvery nerve cell of a zebrafish’s brain monitored at the same time to identify alertness neurons

Stanford researchers were able to simultaneously monitor activity in every nerve cell of a zebrafish’s brain and determine which types of neurons were tied to alertness. Previously it was believed that there was a single alertness on/off switch but they …

scienceKurzweil + Diamandis: Disruptive Technologies, Mind-Boggling Predictions, and ‘Dangerous Ideas’

Ray Kurzweil and Peter Diamandis presented an Abundance 360 webinar on Friday, October 13 on mind-boggling predictions and transformative (even “dangerous”) ideas. They discussed * Radical life extension * space * artificial intelligence * uplifting the developed world with internet …

artificial intelligenceCould Masayoshi Son get trillions in wealth funds mobilized for Singularity investments ?

Masayoshi Son is raising a $100 billion Vision Fund and is rapidly investing in startups, doing deals with established companies and buying out larger companies. Masayohshi is already talking about a second Vision Fund. Could Masayoshi Son convince middle eastern, …

artiificial intelligenceRay Kurzweil reviews History of Neural Nets

Ray Kurzweil reviewed the history of Neural Nets. Ray knew the both of the two leaders of the competing Artificial intelligence factions (Symbolic vs. Connectionist) in the 1960s. The connectionists were supporting neural networks. They could only handle single layer …

environmentSingularity Global Grand Challenge winners for 2017

Singularity Global Grand Challenge winners At Singularity University, they believe that leveraging the convergence of exponential technologies will advance us along the path to solving our Global Grand Challenges (GGCs), and will shift humanity from an era of scarcity to …

businessSingularity Global Summit Space panel

Space: The Next Frontier Peter Diamandis: Co-Founder and Chairman, Singularity University, Bob Richards: Founder and CEO, Moon Express Inc., Chris Lewicki: President and CEO, Planetary Resources Erika Wagner: Business Development Manager, Blue Origin Moon Express want to launch missions to …

artificial intelligenceNeil Jacobstein on the Future of AI

Neil indicates the Dota 2 announcement was a problem. 50 people beat the Dota 2 bot after the announcement. AlphaGo beat the top world champion at Go. Libratus beat human pros at Texas holdem poker. AI optimized hardware exist today. …

artificial intelligencePeter Diamandis – Driver of Accelerating Change #gusummit

Growth of exponential technologies will accelerate furrhter. Synthetic biology robotics 3D printing Virtual Reality Augmented Reality Artificial Reality ===> Unexpected convergence and consequences Mosaic was an interface moment Apple App store was an interface moment Diamandis teachs and track exponential …