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Using Technological Innovation to Address Humanity's Grand Challenges

Rachel Wolfson | Posted 10.12.2016 | Impact
Rachel Wolfson

While these ideas may seem "out of reach," new developments in the fields of AI, robotics, digital medicine, 3D printing and more are transforming the way we live to ensure a better future.

Harvard Researchers Just Demonstrated The Most Extensive Reengineering Of A Genome Yet

Singularity University | Farah_Mohamed | Posted 08.22.2016 | World

Researchers at Harvard Medical School have “radically rewritten” the genome of bacteria E. coli. The team has replaced 7 of its 64 codons (3-lette...

This Is How AI Will Redefine Love

Singularity University | Farah_Mohamed | Posted 08.08.2016 | World

Artificial intelligence is beginning to disrupt entire industries from finance to medicine. Yet the most revolutionary application has yet to arrive...

WATCH: This 3-D Bioprinter Makes Artificial Bones From Scratch

Singularity University | Farah_Mohamed | Posted 07.11.2016 | World

If 3D printing is already impacting manufacturing today, what breakthroughs could bioprinting — or printing any mix of organic and inorganic materia...

These Tiny 3-D-Printed Lenses Can Take Super Sharp Images

Singularity University | Farah_Mohamed | Posted 07.05.2016 | World

Miniaturization is one of the most world-shaking trends of the last several decades. Computer chips now have features measured in billionths of a mete...

Human Learning Can Enable Smarter AI

Singularity University | Farah_Mohamed | Posted 06.20.2016 | World

How do intelligent minds learn? Consider a toddler navigating her day, bombarded by a kaleidoscope of experiences. How does her mind discover what’s...

Fearing the Robot Rebellion

Leona Foxx | Posted 05.24.2016 | Science
Leona Foxx

Are storm clouds fomenting on the horizon of Artificial Intelligence? Are the likes of physicist Stephen Hawking or Tesla engineer Elon Musk only call...

In The Future, Entire Industries Could Be Uberized

Singularity University | Farah_Mohamed | Posted 05.23.2016 | World

Who will rule the future economy—entrepreneurs or mega corporations? Will the economy fracture into smaller and smaller bits or centralize in a winn...

A Droplet Of DNA Could Store 600 Smartphones Worth Of Retrievable Data

Singularity University | Farah_Mohamed | Posted 04.18.2016 | World

To most of us, DNA stores the code of all living things. But according to computer scientists, DNA may one day become the preferential storage medium ...

3-D-Printed Ovaries Could Be The Next Infertility Treatment

Singularity University | Farah_Mohamed | Posted 04.11.2016 | World

It might be time to rethink fertility treatment. Here’s the scoop: scientists at Northwestern University 3D printed a functional ovary out of Jello-...

Techs and the City: Part 2 Femmes Up

Mia Kossiavelou | Posted 04.01.2016 | Business
Mia Kossiavelou

This special spring collection celebrates Women's History Month, with a mosaic of contemporary femmes - each one swaying the narrative with her passio...

In The Future, We May Have A Pill That 'Replaces' Exercise

Singularity University | Farah_Mohamed | Posted 02.29.2016 | World

Let's face it: Love it or hate it, exercise is good for our brains. Feeling stressed? Hit the trails: running boosts the fight-or-flight brain chemica...

Hospitals Of The Future May Be Doctorless

Singularity University | Farah_Mohamed | Posted 12.19.2016 | World

Imagine your child requires a life-saving operation. You enter the hospital and are confronted with a stark choice. Do you take the traditional path w...

What Silicon Valley Entrepreneurs Do At Night. Who Would Have Thought?

Dragos Bratasanu | Posted 08.05.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Dragos Bratasanu

I just attended a night-long conversation with Salim Ismail, the former VP of Yahoo! and currently Global Ambassador for Singularity University. Salim...

Dear Ray Kurzweil

Kevin F. Adler | Posted 06.28.2016 | Technology
Kevin F. Adler

You connected Singularity University to my work with one simple insight: stories were the first invention. Life is pretty short in prehistoric times if the story of the lion behind the rock is not effectively communicated.

The Singularity (University) Is Here

Kevin F. Adler | Posted 06.22.2016 | Technology
Kevin F. Adler

When I first heard about Singularity University's Graduate Studies Program, I formed two theories about the near-future.

WATCH: What Sins Of The Future Are You Committing Right Now?

Singularity University | David J. Hill | Posted 06.22.2015 | World

Odds are you're a decent, upstanding person. You abide by the laws, pay taxes, and don't rock the boat. You value security but not at the expense of p...

Sharad in Dialogue With Neil Jacobstein from Singularity University (Video)

Sharad Khare | Posted 06.10.2016 | Impact
Sharad Khare

Neil Jacobstein is an impressive person that left me feeling smarter than I was before I met him. At least that is the story I am sticking to. Here is a glimpse of our very engaging dialogue.

The End of Big Banks Is Nigh

Diane M. Francis | Posted 06.06.2016 | Technology
Diane M. Francis

The bank of the future will be in our pockets or on our wrists, not on street corners or housed in high-rise towers.

From Scarcity to Abundance and the Big Opportunities for Businesses

Cultural Acupuncture | Posted 06.09.2016 | Business
Cultural Acupuncture

Big businesses and the private sector are undergoing a major overhaul as we all need to consider the impacts of our current rates of consumption, manufacturing processes, and sourcing of raw materials to sustain our future existence.

'In The Next 10 Years, Half Of All The Financial Advisors In The U.S. Will Be Gone'

Singularity University | Jason Dorrier | Posted 06.08.2015 | World

Ric Edelman is one the top financial advisors in the U.S.. His firm, Edelman Financial Services, has 41 offices across the country. And he thinks, all...

Why 3-D Printing A Jet Engine Or Car Is Just The Beginning

Singularity University | Peter Diamandis | Posted 06.01.2015 | World

The 3D printing (digital manufacturing) market has had a lot of hype over the past few years. Most recently, it seems this technology arena has ent...

How Artificial Intelligence Is Primed To Beat You At Where's Waldo

Singularity University | Jason Dorrier | Posted 05.18.2015 | World

By their second birthday, children are learning the names of things. What’s this? Cat. And this? Whale. Very good. What’s this color? Red! That’...

Technology Gives Us The Power To Rewrite Nature

Singularity University | Jason Dorrier | Posted 04.13.2015 | World

One of my old professors used to say calculus is the language of the universe. Now, every so often, I'll watch trees in the wind, cars on the road, or...

Why The End Of Meaningless Jobs Is A Win For Us All

Singularity University | S. Vollie Osborn | Posted 04.06.2015 | World

Many experts studying the topic of automation believe that the current rate of advancement is leading us into a future with fewer and fewer available ...