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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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Neuroscientists restore vegetative-state patient’s consciousness with vagus nerve stimulation
9/26/2017 5:21:25 AM Kurzweil c
A 35-year-old man who had been in a vegetative state for 15 years after a car accident has shown signs of consciousness after neurosurgeons in France implanted a vagus nerve stimulator into his chest — challenging the general belief that disorders of consciousness that persist for longer than 12 months are irreversible. In a 2007 Weill [...]


Artificial ‘skin’ gives robotic hand a sense of touch
9/23/2017 4:41:53 AM Kurzweil c
A team of researchers from the University of Houston has reported a development in stretchable electronics that can serve as an artificial skin, allowing a robotic hand to sense the difference between hot and cold, and also offering advantages for a wide range of biomedical devices. The work, reported in the open-access journal Science Advances, [...]


A battery-free origami robot powered and controlled by external magnetic fields
9/23/2017 3:23:34 AM Kurzweil c
Harvard University researchers have created a battery-free, folding robot “arm” with multiple “joints,” gripper “hand,” and actuator “muscles” — all powered and controlled wirelessly by an external resonant magnetic field. The design is inspired by the traditional Japanese art of origami (used to transform a simple sheet of paper into complex, three-dimensional shapes through a [...]


International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems
9/23/2017 3:17:25 AM Kurzweil c
The 2017 IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS 2017) will be held in Vancouver, Canada, September 24–28, 2017. The theme of IROS 2017 is “Friendly People, Friendly Robots”. Robots and humans are becoming increasingly integrated in various application domains. We work together in factories, hospitals and households, and share the road. This collaborative partnership [...]


Scientists remove one of the final barriers to making lifelike robots
9/21/2017 4:23:03 AM Kurzweil c
Researchers at the Columbia Engineering Creative Machines lab have developed a 3D-printable, synthetic soft muscle that can mimic natural biological systems, lifting 1000 times its own weight. The artificial muscle is three times stronger than natural muscle and can push, pull, bend, twist, and lift weight — no external devices required. Existing soft-actuator technologies are [...]


New system allows near-zero-power sensors to communicate data over long distances
9/18/2017 9:11:14 AM Kurzweil c
University of Washington (UW) researchers have developed a low-cost, long-range data-communication system that could make it possible for medical sensors or billions of low-cost “internet of things” objects to connect via radio signals at long distances (up to 2.8 kilometers) and with 1000 times lower required power (9.25 microwatts in an experiment) compared to existing technologies. [...]


Walking DNA nanorobot could deliver a drug to a precise location in your body
9/16/2017 3:28:48 AM Kurzweil c
Caltech scientists have developed a “cargo sorting” DNA nanorobot programmed to autonomously “walk” around a surface, pick up certain molecules, and drop them off in designated locations. The research is described in a paper in the Friday, September 15, 2017 issue of Science. The major advance in this study is “their methodology for designing simple DNA [...]


The Science of Consciousness Conference 2018
9/14/2017 12:03:27 AM Kurzweil c
The Science of Consciousness (‘TSC’) is an interdisciplinary conference emphasizing broad and rigorous approaches to all aspects of the study and understanding of conscious awareness. Topical areas include neuroscience, philosophy, psychology, biology, quantum physics, meditation, altered states, machine consciousness, the nature of reality, culture and experiential phenomenology. Held annually since 1994, the conference is hosted [...]


iGen: Why Today’s Super-Connected Kids Are Growing Up Less Rebellious, More Tolerant, Less Happy–and Completely Unprepared for Adulthood–and What That Means for the Rest of Us
9/13/2017 9:34:25 AM Kurzweil c
A highly readable and entertaining first look at how today’s members of iGen—the children, teens, and young adults born in the mid-1990s and later—are vastly different from their Millennial predecessors, and from any other generation, from the renowned psychologist and author of Generation Me. With generational divides wider than ever, parents, educators, and employers have an [...]


Miniature MRI simulator chip could help diagnose and treat diseases in the body at sub-millimeter precision
9/13/2017 6:27:39 AM Kurzweil c
Caltech researchers have developed a “Fantastic Voyage” style prototype microchip that could one day be used in “smart pills” to diagnose and treat diseases when inserted into the human body. Called ATOMS (addressable transmitters operated as magnetic spins), the microchips could one day monitor a patient’s gastrointestinal tract, blood, or brain, measuring factors that indicate [...]


‘Fog computing’ could improve communications during natural disasters
9/12/2017 4:07:52 AM Kurzweil c
Researchers at the Georgia Institute of Technology have developed a system that uses edge computing (also known as fog computing) to deal with the loss of internet access in natural disasters such as hurricanes, tornados, and floods. The idea is to create an ad hoc decentralized network that uses computing power built into mobile phones, [...]


Undoing Aging 2018
9/8/2017 7:24:25 AM Kurzweil c
The 2018 Undoing Aging Conference is focused on the cellular and molecular repair of age-related damage as the basis of therapies to bring aging under full medical control. The conference provides a platform for the existing science community that already works on damage repair and at the same time offers interested scientists and students a [...]


Longevity Promotion: Multidisciplinary Perspectives
9/8/2017 7:22:52 AM Kurzweil c
This book considers the multidisciplinary aspects of longevity promotion, from the advocacy, historical, philosophical and scientific perspectives. The first part on longevity advocacy includes examples of pro-longevity campaigns, outreach materials, frequent debates and policy suggestions and frameworks that may assist in the promotion of research and development for healthy longevity. The second part on longevity [...]


These fast, low-cost medical technologies will replace ultrasound and X-rays for specific uses
9/8/2017 7:19:08 AM Kurzweil c
A radical software invention by three Caltech engineers promises to allow your smartphone camera* to provide detailed information about a critical measure of your heart’s health: the “left ventricular ejection fraction” (LVEF) — the amount of blood in the heart that is pumped out to the blood system with each beat. This figure is used by [...]


A cooling system that works without electricity
9/7/2017 5:02:24 AM Kurzweil c
Stanford University scientists have developed a high-tech mirror-like optical surface that uses “radiative sky cooling” to dramatically lower the energy required for air conditioning and refrigeration. The system cools water (flowing through pipes connected to an air-conditioning system) without requiring electricity by radiating excess heat from water into cold space. Panels covered in specialized optical [...]


Leading AI country will be ‘ruler of the world,’ says Putin
9/4/2017 5:20:28 AM Kurzweil c
Russian President Vladimir Putin warned Friday (Sept. 1, 2017) that the country that becomes the leader in developing artificial intelligence will be “the ruler of the world,” reports the Associated Press. AI development “raises colossal opportunities and threats that are difficult to predict now,” Putin said in a lecture to students, warning that “it would [...]


Deep Learning Summit & Virtual Assistant Summit
9/2/2017 5:08:53 AM Kurzweil c
The smart artificial intelligence revolution. Explore software that can recognize patterns in digital representations of sounds, images, & data. Why Attend Extraordinary Speakers Discover advances in deep learning and smart artificial intelligence from the world’s leading innovators. Learn from the industry experts in speech & image recognition, neural networks and big data. Explore how deep [...]


Deep Learning Summit, Virtual Assistant Summit & DL for Enterprise Summit
9/2/2017 5:08:19 AM Kurzweil c
The Smart Artificial Intelligence Revolution: Explore software that can recognize patterns in digital representations of sounds, images, & data. Why Attend Extraordinary Speakers Discover advances in deep learning algorithms and methods from the world’s leading innovators. Learn from industry experts in speech & pattern recognition, neural networks, image analysis and NLP. Explore how deep learning [...]


Deep Learning Summit: Research Advancements & Business Applications
9/2/2017 5:07:45 AM Kurzweil c
Meet the world’s leading pioneers advancing deep learning research in the “Silicon Valley of Deep Learning.” WHY ATTEND Extraordinary Speakers Discover advances in deep learning algorithms and methods from the pioneers who are paving the way in research and scientific improvements. Learn from leading innovators in deep learning frameworks, neural networks, transfer learning, GPUs and [...]


The AI Finance Summit
9/2/2017 5:06:14 AM Kurzweil c
The AI Finance Summit is the world’s first and only high-level conference exploring the impact of Artificial Intelligence on the financial services industry. The invitation-only event, brings together CxOs from the world’s leading banks, insurance companies, asset management organisations, brokers. The event takes place at Zurich’s most prestigious address, The Baur Au Lac, on the 8th of November 2017 and features world-class speakers presenting exclusive case studies shedding light into [...]


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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 Is What Happens to Your Body in Space
9/25/2017 5:00:16 PM Singularity Hub
Living in space sounds pretty cool. Unfortunately, our bodies haven’t evolved to live in space without suffering harm. You may wonder, “How bad could ...
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Will Privacy Survive the Future?
9/25/2017 4:00:28 PM Singularity Hub
Technological progress has radically transformed our concept of privacy. How we share information and display our identities has changed as we’ve migr...
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Decentralized Home Solar Power Is Lighting Up Sub-Saharan Africa
9/24/2017 5:00:20 PM Singularity Hub
According to tech optimists, the world is consistently getting better, and technology is partly to thank. It seems plausible given statistics about re...
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This Week’s Awesome Stories From Around The Web (Through September 23)
9/23/2017 5:00:10 PM Singularity Hub
DRONES The First Autonomous Drone Delivery Network Will Fly Above Switzerland Starting Next Month Thuy Ong | The Verge “Logistics company Matternet ha...
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This Is What Happens When a Robot Assassin Goes to Therapy
9/22/2017 5:00:13 PM Singularity Hub
Computers are getting good at a lot of things they didn’t used to be able to do at all. They can drive cars, diagnose patients, and understand speech....
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Abundance Is Possible, But Only If Everyone’s Along for the Ride
9/21/2017 6:00:27 PM Singularity Hub
In an interview at Singularity University’s Global Summit in San Francisco, Mark Brand suggested abundance won’t happen on its own—we’ve all got to pi...
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To Achieve 100% Renewable Energy, We Need Way Better Batteries
9/21/2017 4:00:11 PM Singularity Hub
When it comes to grid storage our batteries are terrible. A grid powered entirely from solar and wind wouldn’t work with the current state of energy s...
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This Radical New Method Regenerates Failing Lungs With Blood Vessels Intact
9/20/2017 5:20:39 PM Singularity Hub
Save for the occasional burning pain that accompanies a run, most people don’t pay much attention to the two-leafed organ puffing away in our chests. ...
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Online Dating Pioneer: Algorithmic Insights Can Help Us Become Better People
9/19/2017 6:00:43 PM Singularity Hub
In an interview at Singularity University’s Global Summit in San Francisco, J. Galen Buckwalter said the quantitative study of personality is finding ...
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Machines Are Getting Smarter—Now They Should Explain Themselves
9/19/2017 4:00:10 PM Singularity Hub
Neural networks’ powers of prediction have fueled the recent AI boom, but it can be hard to explain how they reach their decisions. A new technique ai...
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