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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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A breakthrough new method for 3D-printing living tissues
8/22/2017 5:48:47 AM Kurzweil c
Scientists at the University of Oxford have developed a radical new method of 3D-printing laboratory-grown cells that can form complex living tissues and cartilage to potentially support, repair, or augment diseased and damaged areas of the body. Printing high-resolution living tissues is currently difficult because the cells often move within printed structures and can collapse [...]


The Runaway Species: How human creativity remakes the world
8/22/2017 3:25:59 AM Kurzweil c
New York Times bestselling author and neuroscientist David Eagleman teams up with composer Anthony Brandt in this powerful, wide-ranging exploration of human creativity. Together, they incisively explore how individuals, organizations, and educational institutions can benefit from fostering creativity, while celebrating humanity’s unique ability to remake the world. The Runaway Species is a deep-dive into the creative mind, [...]


KurzweilAI special project August 7–18
8/5/2017 5:37:54 AM Kurzweil c
Dear reader, The KurzweilAI editorial/research team will be working on a special 10-day project starting Monday August 7, so we will be suspending newsletter publication until Monday August 21. Our website will remain up and we will continue to welcome your emails. We hope you’re enjoying your summer vacation. Thanks for your always-interesting participation, Amara [...]


How to turn a crystal into an erasable electrical circuit
8/5/2017 5:34:55 AM Kurzweil c
Washington State University (WSU) physicists have found a way to write an electrical circuit into a crystal, opening up the possibility of transparent, three-dimensional electronics that, like an Etch A Sketch, can be erased and reconfigured. Ordinarily, a crystal does not conduct electricity. But when the researchers heated up crystal strontium titanate under the specific conditions, [...]


Ray Kurzweil reveals plans for ‘linguistically fluent’ Google software
8/4/2017 5:45:25 PM Kurzweil c
Ray Kuzweil, a director of engineering at Google, reveals plans for a future version of Google’s “Smart Reply” machine-learning email software (and more) in a Wired article by Tom Simonite published Wednesday (Aug. 2, 2017). Running on mobile Gmail and Google Inbox, Smart Reply suggests up to three replies to an email message, saving typing [...]


Life 3.0: Being Human in the Age of Artificial Intelligence
8/3/2017 2:58:50 AM Kurzweil c
The robot takeover will ignite an explosion of “awe-inspiring” life even if humans don’t survive, according to this exhilarating, demoralizing primer. MIT physicist Tegmark (Our Mathematical Universe) surveys advances in artificial intelligence such as self-driving cars and Jeopardy-winning software, but focuses on the looming prospect of “recursive self-improvement”—AI systems that build smarter versions of themselves at [...]


Saturn moon Titan has chemical that could form bio-like ‘membranes’ says NASA
8/2/2017 7:54:12 AM Kurzweil c
NASA researchers have found large quantities (2.8 parts per billion) of acrylonitrile* (vinyl cyanide, C2H3CN) in Titan’s atmosphere that could self-assemble as a sheet of material similar to a cell membrane. Consider these findings, presented July 28, 2017 in the open-access journal Science Advances, based on data from the ALMA telescope in Chile (and confirming [...]


Disney Research’s ‘Magic Bench’ makes augmented reality a headset-free group experience
7/31/2017 10:51:17 PM Kurzweil c
Disney Research has created the first shared, combined augmented/mixed-reality experience, replacing first-person head-mounted displays or handheld devices with a mirrored image on a large screen — allowing people to share the magical experience as a group. Sit on Disney Research’s Magic Bench and you may see an elephant hand you a glowing orb, hear its [...]


The Future of Work Symposium
7/31/2017 8:57:17 PM Kurzweil c
What does The Future of Work look like? How will it impact your industry and career? Why do students, educators and employers need to start preparing for tomorrow, today? Join OZY co-founder & CEO Carlos Watson for a day of exploration featuring leading experts in education, technology and industry for dynamic debates, fireside chats, workshops and [...]


A living programmable biocomputing device based on RNA
7/28/2017 6:05:23 AM Kurzweil c
Synthetic biologists at Harvard’s Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering and associates have developed a living programmable “ribocomputing” device based on networks of precisely designed, self-assembling synthetic RNAs (ribonucleic acid). The RNAs can sense multiple biosignals and make logical decisions to control protein production with high precision. As reported in Nature, the synthetic biological circuits could be used to [...]


Warnings: Finding Cassandras to Stop Catastrophes
7/25/2017 2:23:27 AM Kurzweil c
Warnings is the story of the future of national security, threatening technologies, the U.S. economy, and possibly the fate of civilization. In Greek mythology Cassandra foresaw calamities, but was cursed by the gods to be ignored. Modern-day Cassandras clearly predicted the disasters of Katrina, Fukushima, the Great Recession, the rise of ISIS, and many more. [...]


How to run faster, smarter AI apps on smartphones
7/24/2017 7:31:32 AM Kurzweil c
When you use smartphone AI apps like Siri, you’re dependent on the cloud for a lot of the processing — limited by your connection speed. But what if your smartphone could do more of the processing directly on your device — allowing for smarter, faster apps? MIT scientists have taken a step in that direction with [...]


Is anyone home? A way to find out if AI has become self-aware
7/21/2017 5:00:31 PM Kurzweil c
By Susan Schneider, PhD, and Edwin Turner, PhD Every moment of your waking life and whenever you dream, you have the distinct inner feeling of being “you.” When you see the warm hues of a sunrise, smell the aroma of morning coffee or mull over a new idea, you are having conscious experience. But could [...]


Supersapiens, the Rise of the Mind
7/21/2017 8:30:49 AM Kurzweil c
In the new film Supersapiens, writer-director Markus Mooslechner raises a core question: As artificial intelligence rapidly blurs the boundaries between man and machine, are we witnessing the rise of a new human species? “Humanity is facing a turning point — the next evolution of the human mind,” notes Mooslechner. “Will this evolution be a hybrid [...]


The Delirium Brief: A Laundry Files Novel
7/20/2017 12:38:52 AM Kurzweil c
“Smart, literate, funny.” ―Lev Grossman, author of The Magicians Someone is dead set to air the spy agency’s dirty laundry in The Delirium Brief, the next installment to Charles Stross’ Hugo Award-winning comedic dark fantasy Laundry Files series. Bob Howard’s career in the Laundry, the secret British government agency dedicated to protecting the world from unspeakable horrors from [...]


Alphabet’s X announces Glass Enterprise Edition, a hands-free device for hands-on workers
7/19/2017 4:08:05 AM Kurzweil c
Alphabet’s X announced today Glass Enterprise Edition (EE) — an augmented-reality device targeted mainly to hands-on workers. Glass EE is an improved version of the “Explorer Edition” — an experimental 2013 corporate version of the original Glass product. On January 2015, the Enterprise team in X quietly began shipping the Enterprise Edition to corporate solution [...]


Neural stem cells steered by electric fields can repair brain damage
7/18/2017 5:26:01 AM Kurzweil c
Electric fields can be used to guide transplanted human neural stem cells — cells that can develop into various brain tissues — to repair brain damage in specific areas of the brain, scientists at the University of California, Davis have discovered. It’s well known that electric fields can locally guide wound healing. Damaged tissues generate [...]


AWE EU Augmented & Virtual Reality Conference
7/17/2017 10:14:56 AM Kurzweil c
Registration is now open for the 2nd annual Augmented World Expo Europe (AWE EU) 2017 from October 19-20, 2017 in Munich, Germany. AWE EU 2017 is the must-attend AR+VR industry event, bringing together executive leaders, breakthrough technologies and top companies under one roof, where you will learn about the latest AR+VR news and industry trends and interact [...]


Drinking coffee associated with lower risk of death from all causes, study finds
7/17/2017 9:49:43 AM Kurzweil c
People who drink around three cups of coffee a day may live longer than non-coffee drinkers, a landmark study has found. The findings — published in the journal Annals of Internal Medicine — come from the largest study of its kind, in which scientists analyzed data from more than half a million people across 10 [...]


Projecting a visual image directly into the brain, bypassing the eyes
7/15/2017 5:41:04 AM Kurzweil c
Imagine replacing a damaged eye with a window directly into the brain — one that communicates with the visual part of the cerebral cortex by reading from a million individual neurons and simultaneously stimulating 1,000 of them with single-cell accuracy, allowing someone to see again. That’s the goal of a $21.6 million DARPA award to [...]


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Why Empowering Women Is the Best Way to Solve Climate Change
8/23/2017 5:00:51 PM Singularity Hub
In April of this year, the Mauna Loa Observatory in Hawaii recorded its first-ever carbon dioxide reading over 410 parts per million (ppm). This is a ...
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Artificial Intelligence | Future of Everything With Jason Silva (Part 6)
8/23/2017 4:00:57 PM Singularity Hub
In the latest installment of Singularity University’s web series, Future of Everything With Jason Silva, Silva takes a look at artificial intelligence...
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This Chip Uses Electricity to Reprogram Cells for Healing
8/22/2017 6:22:11 PM Singularity Hub
It sounds like science fiction: with a light zap of electricity, a tiny stamp-like device transforms your skin cells into reservoirs of blood vessels ...
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Why We Should Send All Our Politicians to Space
8/21/2017 5:00:36 PM Singularity Hub
Our world is far from perfect. While the world has been getting better in many ways, we are also continuously faced with challenges. War, political co...
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Civilization Is Breaking Down—Here’s What We Need to Do About It
8/20/2017 5:00:49 PM Singularity Hub
“I think civilization is fundamentally breaking down today.” These were the opening words of Salim Ismail’s talk at Singularity University’s Global Su...
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The Week’s Awesome Stories From Around the Web (Through August 19)
8/19/2017 5:00:16 PM Singularity Hub
BIOHACKING Biohackers Encoded Malware in a Strand of DNA Andy Greenberg | WIRED “Regardless of any practical reason for the research, however, the not...
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Which of These Emerging Technologies Will Be the Next Big Thing?
8/18/2017 7:34:24 PM Singularity Hub
We tend to think of tech visionaries as inventors with a brilliant idea that no one understands. Because the world isn’t quite ready, they have to pit...
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12 Companies That Are Making the World a Better Place
8/17/2017 7:21:59 PM Singularity Hub
The Singularity University Global Summit in San Francisco this week brought brilliant minds together from all over the world to share a passion for us...
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Risk Takers Are Back in the Space Race—and That’s a Good Thing
8/17/2017 5:30:41 PM Singularity Hub
“In a fight between Elon Musk and Jeff Bezos, who would win?” Peter Diamandis asked Blue Origin’s Erika Wagner to kick off a conversation with a panel...
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These 7 Forces Are Changing the World at an Extraordinary Rate
8/16/2017 6:00:37 PM Singularity Hub
It was the Greek philosopher Heraclitus who first said, “The only thing that is constant is change.” He was onto something. But even he would likely b...
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