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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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AlphaGo Zero trains itself to be most powerful Go player in the world
10/19/2017 2:42:19 AM Kurzweil c
Deep Mind has just announced AlphaGo Zero, an evolution of AlphaGo, the first computer program to defeat a world champion at the ancient Chinese game of Go. Zero is even more powerful and is now arguably the strongest Go player in history, according to the company. While previous versions of AlphaGo initially trained on thousands of [...]


Leading brain-training game improves memory and attention better than competing method
10/19/2017 2:07:42 AM Kurzweil c
A leading brain-training game called “dual n-back” was significantly better in improving memory and attention than a competing “complex span” game, Johns Hopkins University researchers found in a recent experiment.* These results, published Monday Oct. 16, 2017 in an open-access paper in the Journal of Cognitive Enhancement, suggest it’s possible to train the brain like other body [...]


Scientists report first detection of gravitational waves produced by colliding neutron stars
10/17/2017 5:37:59 AM Kurzweil c
Scientists reported today (Oct. 16, 2017) the first simultaneous detection of both gravitational waves and light — an astounding collision of two neutron stars. The discovery was made nearly simultaneously by three gravitational-wave detectors, followed by observations by some 70 ground- and space-based light observatories. Neutron stars are the smallest, densest stars known to exist [...]


The Technological Singularity: Managing the Journey (The Frontiers Collection)
10/13/2017 10:13:22 PM Kurzweil c
This volume contains a selection of authoritative essays exploring the central questions raised by the conjectured technological singularity. In informed yet jargon-free contributions written by active research scientists, philosophers and sociologists, it goes beyond philosophical discussion to provide a detailed account of the risks that the singularity poses to human society and, perhaps most usefully, the [...]


Using ‘cooperative perception’ between intelligent vehicles to reduce risks
10/13/2017 10:05:59 PM Kurzweil c
Researchers at École polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL) have combined data from two autonomous cars to create a wider field of view, extended situational awareness, and greater safety. Autonomous vehicles get their intelligence from cameras, radar, light detection and ranging (LIDAR) sensors, and navigation and mapping systems. But there are ways to make them even [...]


Irresistible: The Rise of Addictive Technology and the Business of Keeping Us Hooked
10/13/2017 8:40:57 PM Kurzweil c
“One of the most mesmerizing and important books I’ve read in quite some time. Alter brilliantly illuminates the new obsessions that are controlling our lives and offers the tools we need to rescue our businesses, our families, and our sanity.” —Adam Grant, New York Times bestselling author of Originals and Give and Take Welcome to the age of behavioral addiction—an age [...]


Ray Kurzweil + Peter Diamandis: Disruptive Technologies, Mind-Boggling Predictions, and ‘Dangerous Ideas’
10/13/2017 10:50:36 AM Kurzweil c
Ray Kurzweil and Peter Diamandis presented an Abundance 360 webinar on Friday, October 13 on mind-boggling predictions and transformative (even “dangerous”) ideas. The open-access video is here.


Controlled by a synthetic gene circuit, self-assembling bacteria build working electronic sensors
10/12/2017 5:44:10 AM Kurzweil c
Using a synthetic gene circuit, Duke University researchers have programmed self-assembling bacteria to build useful electronic devices — a first. Other experiments have successfully grown materials using bacterial processes (for example, MIT engineers have coaxed bacterial cells to produce biofilms that can incorporate nonliving materials, such as gold nanoparticles and quantum dots). However, they have relied [...]


3D ‘body-on-a-chip’ project aims to accelerate drug testing, reduce costs
10/10/2017 4:11:26 AM Kurzweil c
A team of scientists at Wake Forest Institute for Regenerative Medicine and nine other institutions has engineered miniature 3D human hearts, lungs, and livers to achieve more realistic testing of how the human body responds to new drugs. The “body-on-a-chip” project, funded by the Defense Threat Reduction Agency, aims to help reduce the estimated $2 billion [...]


Teleoperating robots with virtual reality: getting inside a robot’s head
10/7/2017 1:03:26 AM Kurzweil c
Researchers at MIT’s Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL) have developed a virtual-reality (VR) system that lets you teleoperate a robot using an Oculus Rift or HTC Vive VR headset. CSAIL’s “Homunculus Model” system (the classic notion of a small human sitting inside the brain and controlling the actions of the body) embeds you [...]


All Things Open 2017
10/6/2017 9:57:40 PM Kurzweil c
All Things Open Is The Largest “open” Technology Event On The East Coast In 2017, More Than 3,000 Technologists And Decision Makers Are Expected From All Over The U.s. And The World Why Attend 1. Speakers And Content We will once again feature some of the most well known experts in the world, as well as [...]


Web Summit
10/6/2017 9:03:35 PM Kurzweil c
Web Summit started as a simple idea in 2010: Let’s connect the technology community with all industries, both old and new. It seemed to resonate. Web Summit has grown to become the “largest technology conference in the world”. No conference has ever grown so large so fast. But we also pride ourselves in organising the [...]


AgriTechnica
10/5/2017 12:00:32 AM Kurzweil c
For seven days, AGRITECHNICA will set the stage for 2,900 exhibitors and will lift the curtain for you on the future of crop production. High-calibre manufacturers and service providers will fascinate an international audience with brand new concepts and spearheading innovations in as many as 23 halls. —Event Producer


Fast-moving spinning magnetized nanoparticles could lead to ultra-high-speed, high-density data storage
10/4/2017 7:54:21 AM Kurzweil c
An international team led by MIT associate professor of materials science and engineering Geoffrey Beach has demonstrated a practical way to use “skyrmions” to create a radical new high-speed, high-density data-storage method that could one day replace disk drives — and even replace high-speed RAM memory. Rather than reading and writing data one bit at [...]


Conference on Human & Robotic Interaction 2018
10/3/2017 7:19:07 PM Kurzweil c
HRI 2018 is the 13th annual conference for basic and applied human-robot interaction research. Researchers from across the world attend and submit their best work to HRI to exchange ideas about the latest theories, technology, data, and videos furthering the state-of-the-art in human-robot interaction. Each year, the HRI Conference highlights a particular area through a theme. [...]


2nd Smart Factory Expo SFE 2018
10/3/2017 7:18:10 PM Kurzweil c
SMART FACTORY Expo is Japan’s largest exhibition gathering technologies and products related to smart factories such as IoT/M2M solutions, FA technologies, industrial robots, green energy solutions, and factory equipment, etc. —Event Producer


1st Annual Conference on Robot Learning (CoRL 2017)
10/3/2017 7:01:37 PM Kurzweil c
The Conference on Robot Learning (CoRL) is a new annual international conference focusing on the intersection of robotics and machine learning. The first meeting will be held in Mountain View, California, November 13 – 15, 2017, and will aim to bring together about 250 of the best researchers working on robotics and machine learning. The fields of [...]


New transistor design enables flexible, high-performance wearable/mobile electronics
10/2/2017 10:05:52 PM Kurzweil c
A team of University of Wisconsin–Madison (UW–Madison) engineers has created “the most functional flexible transistor in the world,” along with a fast, simple, inexpensive fabrication process that’s easily scalable to the commercial level. The development promises to allow manufacturers to add advanced, smart-wireless capabilities to wearable and mobile devices that curve, bend, stretch and move.* [...]


Ray Kurzweil on The Age of Spiritual Machines: A 1999 TV interview
10/2/2017 9:25:21 PM Kurzweil c
Dear readers, For your interest, this 1999 interview with me, which I recently re-watched, describes some interesting predictions that are still coming true today. It’s intriguing to look back at the last 18 years to see what actually unfolded. This video is a compelling glimpse into the future, as we’re living it today. Enjoy! — [...]


The Quantum Labyrinth: How Richard Feynman and John Wheeler Revolutionized Time and Reality (Theoretical Minimum)
10/2/2017 7:59:44 PM Kurzweil c
The story of the unlikely friendship between the two physicists who fundamentally recast the notion of time and history In 1939, Richard Feynman, a brilliant graduate of MIT, arrived in John Wheeler’s Princeton office to report for duty as his teaching assistant. A lifelong friendship and enormously productive collaboration was born, despite sharp differences in [...]


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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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To Uber or Not? Why Car Ownership May No Longer Be a Good Deal
10/20/2017 5:00:41 PM Singularity Hub
Every day there’s more news about the inevitable arrival of autonomous vehicles. At the same time, more people are using ride-hailing and ride-sharing...
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What It Would Take to Suck CO2 Back Out of the Atmosphere
10/19/2017 5:44:46 PM Singularity Hub
If greenhouse gases are such a problem, can’t we just suck the carbon dioxide back out of the atmosphere? It’s a perfectly reasonable question and an ...
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Better Than Smart Speakers? Japan Is Making Robot and Hologram Companions
10/18/2017 6:00:25 PM Singularity Hub
While American internet giants are developing speakers, Japanese companies are working on robots and holograms. They all share a common goal: to creat...
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Blockchain Will Be the Foundation of Trust in the Metaverse
10/17/2017 5:15:03 PM Singularity Hub
“Virtual worlds are going to be one of the first killer apps for blockchains and perhaps the deepest users of them.” – Fred Ehrsam, Co-Founder, Coinba...
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How Leaders Can Create Social Impact in a Complex World
10/17/2017 4:00:02 PM Singularity Hub
In an interview at Singularity University’s Global Summit in San Francisco, Adene Sacks discussed how social impact leadership is evolving in today’s ...
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Collective Intelligence Is the Root of Human Progress
10/16/2017 5:00:29 PM Singularity Hub
Many of us intuitively think about intelligence as an individual trait. As a society, we have a tendency to praise individual game-changers for accomp...
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Should We Edit Human Genes? What You Need to Know
10/16/2017 4:00:32 PM Singularity Hub
There’s a difference between editing genes in a person’s somatic cells and germline cells. Editing somatic cells, which are differentiated (e.g., skin...
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What It Will Take for the World to Keep Getting Better
10/15/2017 5:00:19 PM Singularity Hub
Compared to life 100 years ago, life these days is pretty good by many measures. You’ve probably heard the statistics: poverty and infant mortality ar...
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This Week’s Awesome Stories From Around the Web (Through October 14)
10/14/2017 5:00:58 PM Singularity Hub
ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE Google’s Learning Software Learns to Write Learning Software Tom Simonite | Wired “In a project called AutoML, Google’s resear...
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Can You Be Hacked by the World Around You?
10/13/2017 5:00:07 PM Singularity Hub
You’ve probably been told it’s dangerous to open unexpected attachment files in your email—just like you shouldn’t open suspicious packages in your ma...
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