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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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Two drones see through walls in 3D using WiFi signals
6/21/2017 8:34:26 PM Kurzweil c
Researchers at the University of California Santa Barbara have demonstrated the first three-dimensional imaging of objects through walls using an ordinary wireless signal. Applications could include emergency search-and-rescue, archaeological discovery, and structural monitoring, according to the researchers. Other applications could include military and law-enforcement surveillance. Calculating 3D images from WiFi signals In the research, two [...]


Crystal ‘domain walls’ may lead to tinier electronic devices
6/20/2017 5:02:03 AM Kurzweil c
Queen’s University Belfast physicists have discovered a radical new way to modify the conductivity (ease of electron flow) of electronic circuits — reducing the size of future devices. The two latest KurzweilAI articles on graphene cited faster/lower-power performance and device-compatibility features. This new research takes another approach: Altering the properties of a crystal to eliminate [...]


New chemical method could revolutionize graphene use in electronics
6/17/2017 5:34:39 AM Kurzweil c
University of Illinois at Chicago scientists have solved a fundamental problem that has held back the use of wonder material graphene in a wide variety of electronics applications. When graphene is bonded (attached) to metal atoms (such as molybdenum) in devices such as solar cells, graphene’s superior conduction properties degrade. The solution: Instead of adding [...]


Graphene-based computer would be 1,000 times faster than silicon-based, use 100th the power
6/16/2017 5:02:11 AM Kurzweil c
A future graphene-based transistor using spintronics could lead to tinier computers that are a thousand times faster and use a hundredth of the power of silicon-based computers. The radical transistor concept, created by a team of researchers at Northwestern University, The University of Texas at Dallas, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and University of Central [...]


High-speed light-based systems could replace supercomputers for certain ‘deep learning’ calculations
6/14/2017 6:48:14 AM Kurzweil c
A team of researchers at MIT and elsewhere has developed a new approach to deep learning systems — using light instead of electricity, which they say could vastly improve the speed and efficiency of certain deep-learning computations. Deep-learning systems are based on artificial neural networks that mimic the way the brain learns from an accumulation of [...]


A noninvasive method for deep-brain stimulation for brain disorders
6/11/2017 11:56:58 PM Kurzweil c
MIT researchers and associates have come up with a breakthrough method of remotely stimulating regions deep within the brain, replacing the invasive surgery now required for implanting electrodes for Parkinson’s and other brain disorders. The new method could make deep-brain stimulation for brain disorders less expensive, more accessible to patients, and less risky (avoiding brain [...]


Researchers decipher how faces are encoded in the brain
6/10/2017 5:43:21 AM Kurzweil c
In a paper published (open access) June 1 in the journal Cell, researchers report that they have cracked the code for facial identity in the primate brain. “We’ve discovered that this code is extremely simple,” says senior author Doris Tsao, a professor of biology and biological engineering at the California Institute of Technology and senior [...]


Technology Driving Transportation Executive Summit
6/9/2017 11:55:23 PM Kurzweil c
The Technology Driving Transportation Summit is a one-day Executive Summit focused on the development & deployment of the most cutting edge technologies as well as the education of the next generation workforce. Thought leaders from across transportation, artificial intelligence, automation, cyber security, labor, and technology companies turn thoughts and research into action, setting the market conditions [...]


CogX London 2017
6/9/2017 11:46:33 PM Kurzweil c
The emerging world of AI is expected to create incredible opportunities and cause unprecedented disruption across all industries. Healthcare, financial services, education, the future of work and more will be shaped by the proliferation of AI. However, market complexity and fragmentation coupled with the incredible pace of change (1,500 new companies in 2016 alone) brings [...]


Playing a musical instrument could help restore brain health, research suggests
6/8/2017 7:35:10 AM Kurzweil c
A study by neuroscientists at Toronto-based Baycrest Rotman Research Institute and Stanford University involving playing a musical instrument suggests ways to improve brain rehabilitation methods. In the study, published in the Journal of Neuroscience on May 24, 2017, the researchers asked young adults to listen to sounds from an unfamiliar musical instrument (a Tibetan singing bowl). Half of [...]


Weekend Workshop: Intro to AR Development
6/7/2017 9:17:51 AM Kurzweil c
The word is out: Augmented Reality is the future. With Apple’s recent release of the ARKit, Google’s growth of Google Tango, and AR content rising in popularity, now is the perfect time to get involved! Companies know they should utilize AR technology, but are not sure how. This is the opportunity for you- the future [...]


33 blood-cancer patients have dramatic clinical remission with new T-cell therapy
6/7/2017 8:42:04 AM Kurzweil c
Chinese doctors have reported success with a new type of immunotherapy for multiple myeloma*, a blood cancer: 33 out of 35 patients in a clinical trial had clinical remission within two months. The researchers used a type of T cell called “chimeric antigen receptor (CAR) T.”** In a phase I clinical trial in China, the patient’s own T cells were collected, genetically reprogrammed in a lab, and [...]


How to design and build your own robot
6/6/2017 2:52:24 AM Kurzweil c
Carnegie Mellon University (CMU) Robotics Institute researchers have developed a simplified interactive design tool that lets you design and make your own customized legged or wheeled robot, using a mix of 3D-printed parts and off-the-shelf components. The current process of creating new robotic systems is challenging, time-consuming, and resource-intensive. So the CMU researchers have created [...]


Are you ready for pop-up, shape-shifting food? Just add water.
6/4/2017 12:14:25 AM Kurzweil c
Researchers at MIT’s Tangible Media Group are exploring ways to make your dining experience interactive and fun, with food that can transform its shape by just adding water. Think of it as edible origami or culinary performance art — flat sheets of gelatin and starch that instantly sprout into three-dimensional structures, such as macaroni and [...]


VR glove powered by soft robotics provides missing sense of touch
6/3/2017 3:20:39 AM Kurzweil c
Engineers at UC San Diego have designed a light, flexible glove with soft robotic muscles that provide realistic tactile feedback for virtual reality (VR) experiences. Currently, VR tactile-feedback user interfaces are bulky, uncomfortable to wear and clumsy, and they simply vibrate when a user touches a virtual surface or object. “This is a first prototype, [...]


Common antioxidant could slow symptoms of aging in human skin
5/31/2017 7:55:27 AM Kurzweil c
University of Maryland (UMD) researchers have found evidence that a common, inexpensive, and safe antioxidant chemical called methylene blue could slow the aging of human skin, based on tests in cultured human skin cells and simulated skin tissue. “The effects we are seeing are not temporary. Methylene blue appears to make fundamental, long-term changes to [...]


New antibiotic could eliminate the global threat of antibiotic-resistant infections
5/31/2017 7:19:19 AM Kurzweil c
Scientists at The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) have discovered a way to structurally modify the antibiotic called vancomycin to make an already-powerful version of the antibiotic even more potent — an advance that could eliminate the threat of antibiotic-resistant infections for years to come. “Doctors could use this modified form of vancomycin without fear of [...]


Design Con 2018
5/29/2017 5:15:20 AM Kurzweil c
DesignCon, the premier conference for chip, board, and systems design engineers, returns to Silicon Valley for its 22nd year. DesignCon serves the high speed communications and semiconductor communities offering state-of-the-art design methodologies, applications, technologies, and unparalleled networking opportunities. Taking place annually, DesignCon remains the largest gathering of chip, board, and systems designers in the country. [...]


Alpha Go defeats world’s top Go player. What’s next?
5/29/2017 1:33:35 AM Kurzweil c
What does the research team behind AlphaGo do next after winning the three-game match Saturday (May 27) against Ke Jie — the world’s top Go player — at the Future of Go Summit in Wuzhen, China? “Throw their energy into the next set of grand challenges, developing advanced general algorithms that could one day help [...]


letter from Ray | Supporting universal basic income as step in world progress
5/28/2017 7:00:48 AM Kurzweil c
column: letters from Ray date: May 27, 2017 topic: Adopting a universal basic income for all people can help society think creatively with new ideas, develop new industries — and free-up people to work on important future projects. This practical social support program can grow as science & technology rapidly evolve, becoming part of world [...]


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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 Tech Could Charge Electric Cars While They Drive
6/22/2017 5:00:42 PM Singularity Hub
The global auto industry is worth $2 trillion, but electric and hybrid cars currently make up less than one percent of that figure. However, experts a...
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Is There a Multidimensional Mathematical World Hidden in the Brain’s Computation?
6/21/2017 5:15:06 PM Singularity Hub
Two thousand years ago, the ancient Greeks looked into the night sky and saw geometric shapes emerge among the stars: a hunter, a lion, a water vase. ...
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Deep Learning at the Speed of Light on Nanophotonic Chips
6/20/2017 5:00:02 PM Singularity Hub
Deep learning has transformed the field of artificial intelligence, but the limitations of conventional computer hardware are already hindering progre...
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Designing Antiviral Proteins via Computer Could Help Halt the Next Pandemic
6/19/2017 7:08:23 PM Singularity Hub
As Bill Gates sees it, there are three main threats to our species: nuclear war, climate change, and the next global pandemic. Speaking on pandemic pr...
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Why Interstellar Travel Will Be Possible Sooner Than You Think
6/18/2017 5:00:48 PM Singularity Hub
The term “moonshot” is sometimes invoked to denote a project so outrageously ambitious that it can only be described by comparing it to the Apollo 11 ...
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This Week’s Awesome Stories From Around the Web (Through June 17)
6/17/2017 5:00:41 PM Singularity Hub
SILICON VALLEY NEWS Even Uber’s Crisis Won’t Kill Founder Worship in Tech Davey Alba | WIRED “Because of Uber’s corporate structure, only Kalanick him...
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These 7 Disruptive Technologies Could Be Worth Trillions of Dollars
6/16/2017 6:00:00 PM Singularity Hub
Scientists, technologists, engineers, and visionaries are building the future. Amazing things are in the pipeline. It’s a big deal. But you already kn...
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Ray Kurzweil: Will Technology End the Nation State​​?
6/16/2017 5:00:54 PM Singularity Hub
Ray Kurzweil is an inventor, thinker, and futurist famous for forecasting the pace of technology and predicting the world of tomorrow. In this video, ...
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Connecting People to Prosperity in the Exponential Age
6/15/2017 6:38:39 PM Singularity Hub
“Our assumptions about how economies function no longer seem to hold true entirely because of exponential technology.” This claim came from entreprene...
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Forget Police Sketches: Researchers Perfectly Reconstruct Faces by Reading Brainwaves
6/14/2017 5:12:23 PM Singularity Hub
Picture this: you’re sitting in a police interrogation room, struggling to describe the face of a criminal to a sketch artist. You pause, wrinkling yo...
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