Venture Capital Investment in Disruptive Technology #suglobalsummit

A Bold Perspective on Investing: Neal Bhadkamkar, General Partner, Bold Capital Partners Neal brings more than 30 years of investment and start-up experience as General Partner of BOLD. Previously, Neal was co-founder and General Partner of Monitor Ventures (an early stage venture fund) and head of commercialization for Interval Research, Paul Allen’s Silicon Valley incubator. …

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Breaking Through to Next Levels of Technology

There have been some who have complained about the seeming lack of acceleration or slower than some have expected development of societal technology. Richard Jones talks about lack of specific progress to diamondoid molecular nanotechnology or the appearance that we might not be on track to a technological singularity. Addressing this criticism of rate of …

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Singularity University’s Global Startup Program will help entrepreneurs develop radical ideas and create real global impact

Singularity University has a new program to help startups take advantage of 10X tools to transform into disruptive global companies. Entrepreneurs will be shown the power of converging exponential technologies to solve big challenges and make broad “billion-scale” impact. Singularity University will help train and inspire entrepreneurs to create unique moonshot ideas. Entrepreneurs will then …

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Singularity University Global Summit 2018

The Singularity University Global Summit 2018 is on today through Wednesday at the San Francisco Hilton at Union Square. There will be in depth coverage of various exponential technology. There will be many session on Artificial Intelligence, Biotech, space, blockchain and Fintech and much more. The session programs are here. Nextbigfuture is attending and will …

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Computronium 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 practical limits to the amount of computation or data storage that can be performed with …

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Singularity 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 [NYSE: BA] with participation from Silicon Valley Bank, TAL Education Group, Mukita, and PeopleFund. The investment is indicative of the …

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Every 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 have shown it is many cell types throughout the brain together produce the state of …

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Kurzweil + 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 and other tools Brian WangBrian Wang is a Futurist Thought Leader and a popular Science …

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Could 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, asian and other sovereign wealth funds totally several trillion to deploy larger amounts into his …

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Ray 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 neural networks and had limited solution capacity. A mathematic proof by Minski in the Symbolic …

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Singularity 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 one of abundance. Three participating organizations have been selected to participate in each of our …

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