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The Singularity

Technological singularity refers to the hypothetical future emergence of greater-than human intelligence through technological means. Since the capabilities of such an intelligence would be difficult for an unaided human mind to comprehend, the occurrence of technological singularity is seen as an intellectual event horizon, beyond which the future becomes difficult to understand or predict. Nevertheless, proponents of the singularity typically anticipate such an event to precede an "intelligence explosion", wherein superintelligences design successive generations of increasingly powerful minds. The term was coined by science fiction writer Vernor Vinge, who argues that artificial intelligence, human biological enhancement or brain-computer interfaces could be possible causes for the singularity. The concept is popularized by futurists like Ray Kurzweil and widely expected by proponents to occur in the early to mid twenty first century. (source Wikipedia)

Coming soon! There is even already a Singularity-University in the United States funded by the largest group Hight-Tech World with Google.

Singularity-Pass aims to offer a 'Pass' to our future, to guide you during this acceleration to come and help you get the latest developments.

French part of Singularity-Pass is more advenced, you can see here.

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Go-Mentum Station | New test track for high-tech automated vehicles
3/25/2017 6:00:22 AM Kurzweil c
video 1. | C • Net Profile of Go-Mentum Station automated vehicle test track. about from C • Net  | Inside a secretive test track for self-driving cars. A former military weapons depot is now a track where companies can test their autonomous cars in private. The media has never set foot in the guarded Go-Mentum [...]


A printable, sensor-laden ‘skin’ for robots (or an airplane)
3/24/2017 9:59:05 PM Kurzweil c
MIT researchers have designed a radical new method of creating flexible, printable electronics that combine sensors and processing circuitry. Covering a robot — or an airplane or a bridge, for example — with sensors will require a technology that is both flexible and cost-effective to manufacture in bulk. To demonstrate the feasibility of their new [...]


Mayo Clinic discovers high-intensity aerobic training can reverse aging
3/24/2017 6:42:36 AM Kurzweil c
A Mayo Clinic study says the best training for adults is high-intensity aerobic exercise, which they believe can reverse some cellular aspects of aging. Mayo researchers compared 12 weeks of high-intensity interval training (workouts in which you alternate periods of high-intensity exercise with low-intensity recovery periods), resistance training, and combined training. While all three enhanced insulin [...]


Infrared-light-based Wi-Fi network is 100 times faster
3/23/2017 2:50:29 AM Kurzweil c
A new infrared-light WiFi network can provide more than 40 gigabits per second (Gbps) for each user* — about 100 times faster than current WiFi systems — say researchers at Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e) in the Netherlands. The TU/e WiFi design was inspired by experimental systems using ceiling LED lights (such as Oregon State [...]


Miso Robotics | Robots working in the kitchen
3/23/2017 12:41:27 AM Kurzweil c
note from Miso Robotics | Our mission is to develop technology that assists and empowers chefs to make food consistently and perfectly, at prices everyone can afford. 1. Flippy the kitchen assistant robot. Portable, collaborative, and adaptable. Designed for real working kitchens. 2. Cooking Artificial Intelligence robotic system. Assists with grilling, frying, prepping, plating. video 1. | [...]


Do-it-yourself robotics kit gives science, tech, engineering, math students tools to automate biology and chemistry experiments
3/22/2017 10:28:25 PM Kurzweil c
Stanford bioengineers have developed liquid-handling robots to allow students to modify and create their own robotic systems that can transfer precise amounts of fluids between flasks, test tubes, and experimental dishes. The bioengineers combined a Lego Mindstorms robotics kit with a cheap and easy-to-find plastic syringe to create robots that approach the performance of the [...]


Virtual Futures
3/22/2017 9:28:23 PM Kurzweil c
Virtual Futures presents a panel discussion on virtual reality with an artist who will live a simulated life in VR for 28 days, an academic who is using gaming to transform how humans experience the world, one of the UK’s leading VR developers, and a researcher who is using virtual reality to combat psychosis. By [...]


The Gene Machine: How Genetic Technologies Are Changing the Way We Have Kids–and the Kids We Have
3/22/2017 9:27:24 PM Kurzweil c
Journalist Rochman takes a calm, thorough, and nonsensationalist look at core bioethical questions surrounding an array of reproductive health issues as well as the ethical spaces where what can be done and what should be done come into conflict. She clearly and accessibly describes cutting-edge technologies for the general reader without succumbing to faddish, uncritical [...]


A serious assessment of the Technological Singularity
3/22/2017 1:19:52 PM Kurzweil c
Will the ongoing acceleration of technology result in a “technological singularity”? Eminent thinkers such as John von Neumann, Alan Turing, Vernor Vinge, and Ray Kurzweil have, in various ways, foreseen a forthcoming “intelligence explosion” in which self-improving artificial intelligence will rocket past the unaided capabilities of human intelligence. Trying to predict what would happen next [...]


Graphene sheets allow for very-low-cost diagnostic devices
3/21/2017 1:30:57 AM Kurzweil c
A new method developed at MIT and National Chiao Tung University, based on specially treated sheets of graphene oxide, could make it possible to capture and analyze individual cells from a small sample of blood. It could potentially lead to very-low-cost diagnostic devices (less than $5 a piece) that are mass-producible and could be used [...]


Deep-brain imaging using minimally invasive surgical needle and laser light
3/20/2017 11:44:49 PM Kurzweil c
Using just a simple inexpensive micro-thin glass surgical needle and laser light, University of Utah engineers have developed an inexpensive way to take high-resolution pictures of a mouse brain, minimizing tissue damage — a process they believe could lead to a much less invasive method for humans. Typically, researchers must either surgically take a sample of [...]


Conversations with the Future: 21 visions for the 21st century
3/20/2017 9:40:41 AM Kurzweil c
For generations, humanity stared at the vastness of the oceans and wondered, “What if?” Today, having explored the curves of the Earth, we now stare at endless stars and wonder, “What if?” Our technology has brought us to the make-or-break moment in human history. We can either grow complacent, and go extinct like the dinosaurs, [...]


Ray Kurzweil claims singularity will happen by 2045
3/20/2017 6:00:18 AM Kurzweil c
Predictions by Ray Kurzweil Ray Kurzweil, a director of engineering at Google, is a well-known futurist with a track record for accurate predictions. Kurzweil said, “The year 2029 is the consistent date I’ve predicted, when an artificial intelligence will pass a valid Turing test  — achieving human levels of intelligence. “I have also set the [...]


Thinking Machines: The Quest for Artificial Intelligence and Where It’s Taking Us Next
3/18/2017 4:48:37 AM Kurzweil c
A fascinating look at Artificial Intelligence, from its humble Cold War beginnings to the dazzling future that is just around the corner. When most of us think about Artificial Intelligence, our minds go straight to cyborgs, robots, and sci-fi thrillers where machines take over the world. But the truth is that Artificial Intelligence is already [...]


The Body Builders: Inside the Science of the Engineered Human
3/17/2017 9:31:42 AM Kurzweil c
In this accessible work on bioengineering, former Newsweek editor Piore documents where humans stand in our attempt to borrow—and build on—nature’s “sublime” healing solutions, which have been “refined by evolution over billions of years.” Piore’s aim is not to offer a clinical tome on scientific progress, but to reveal the “human spirit” that undergirds the search for [...]


To Be a Machine: Adventures Among Cyborgs, Utopians, Hackers, and the Futurists Solving the Modest Problem of Death
3/17/2017 9:30:54 AM Kurzweil c
Transhumanism—defined here as “a liberation movement advocating nothing less than a total emancipation from biology itself”—is scrutinized in this compact, provocative exploration of the techniques and technologies currently being advanced to extend human intelligence and life spans. Slate columnist and debut author O’Connell takes an open-minded but skeptical approach to his subject as he leads the reader [...]


This low-power chip could make speech recognition practical for tiny devices
3/17/2017 9:28:32 AM Kurzweil c
MIT researchers have built a low-power chip specialized for automatic speech recognition. A cellphone running speech-recognition software might require about 1 watt of power; the new chip requires 100 times less power (between 0.2 and 10 milliwatts, depending on the number of words it has to recognize). That could translate to a power savings of [...]


The brain: a radical rethink is needed to understand it
3/17/2017 8:10:43 AM Kurzweil c
By Henrik Jörntell, Senior Lecturer in Neuroscience, Lund University Understanding the human brain is arguably the greatest challenge of modern science. The leading approach for most of the past 200 years has been to link its functions to different brain regions or even individual neurons (brain cells). But recent research increasingly suggests that we may be taking completely the wrong path [...]


Space X plans global space internet
3/17/2017 7:36:37 AM Kurzweil c
SpaceX has applied to the FCC to launch 11,943 satellites into low-Earth orbit, providing “ubiquitous high-bandwidth (up to 1Gbps per user, once fully deployed) broadband services for consumers and businesses in the U.S. and globally,” according to FCC applications. Recent meetings with the FCC suggest that the plan now looks like “an increasingly feasible reality — [...]


Machine Intelligence Summit in San Francisco
3/16/2017 8:38:27 AM Kurzweil c
Where machine learning meets artificial intelligence. The rise of intelligent machines to make sense of data. WHY ATTEND EXTRAORDINARY SPEAKERS Discover advances in machine learning and artificial intelligence from the world’s leading innovators. Learn from the industry experts in speech & image recognition, natural language processing and computer vision. Explore how AI will impact transport, [...]


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The Quantum World!

A musical investigation into the nature of atoms and subatomic particles, the jiggly things that make up everything we see. Featuring Morgan Freeman, Stephen Hawking, Michio Kaku, Brian Cox, Richard Feynman, and Frank Close.

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This Week’s Awesome Stories From Around the Web (Through March 25)
3/25/2017 4:00:36 PM Singularity Hub
ROBOTICS NASA's Origami Robots Can Squeeze Into Places Rovers Can't Mariella Moon | Engadget “Imagine a Martian rover that can send small robotic mini...
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The Weird World of Cyborg Animals Is Here
3/24/2017 4:00:48 PM Singularity Hub
Roboticists frequently turn to nature for inspiration for their inventions, reverse engineering the traits that evolution has developed over millennia...
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Arianna Huffington’s 10 Ways to Make a Big Impact and Stay Sane While You Do
3/23/2017 4:00:57 PM Singularity Hub
How do top CEOs lead during this exponential age? How do you manage the explosion of information and onslaught of increasing competition? How do you p...
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Is the Brain More Powerful Than We Thought? Here Comes the Science
3/22/2017 4:00:21 PM Singularity Hub
If you’ve ever played around with an old music amplifier, you probably know what a firing neuron sounds like. A sudden burst of static? Check. A rapid...
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The Power of VR as an ‘Empathy Machine’ and Office Holodeck
3/21/2017 6:00:16 PM Singularity Hub
Virtual reality has a long history in science fiction. From the Lawnmower Man to the Matrix, the idea of VR has inspired artists and gamers alike. But...
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The Body Is the Missing Link for Truly Intelligent Machines
3/21/2017 3:00:12 PM Singularity Hub
It’s tempting to think of the mind as a layer that sits on top of more primitive cognitive structures. We experience ourselves as conscious beings, af...
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How All Leaders Can Make the World a Better Place
3/20/2017 4:00:50 PM Singularity Hub
This article is part of a new series exploring the skills leaders must learn to make the most of rapid change in an increasingly disruptive world. The...
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This Is What Happens When We Debate Ethics in Front of Superintelligent AI
3/19/2017 4:00:07 PM Singularity Hub
Is there a uniform set of moral laws, and if so, can we teach artificial intelligence those laws to keep it from harming us? This is the question expl...
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This Week’s Awesome Stories From Around the Web (Through March 18)
3/18/2017 4:00:01 PM Singularity Hub
DRONES Airbus Swears Its Pod/Car/Drone Is a Serious Idea Definitively Jack Stewart | WIRED "Airbus came up with a crazy idea to change all of that wit...
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You Can Ban a Person, But What About Their Hologram?
3/17/2017 5:15:08 PM Singularity Hub
If you think augmented reality is only fun and games, consider that we’ve already witnessed the first known police action taken against hologram techn...
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