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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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How to train a robot to do complex abstract thinking
2/16/2018 9:29:37 PM Kurzweil c
Robots are great at following programmed steps. But asking a robot to “move the green bottle from the cooler to the cupboard” would require it to have abstract representations of these things and actions, plus knowledge of its surroundings. (“Hmm, which of those millions of pixels is a ‘cooler,’ whatever than means? How do I [...]


Ray Kurzweil’s ‘singularity’ prediction supported by prominent AI scientists
2/15/2018 1:00:07 AM Kurzweil c
According to an article in web magazine Futurism today, two prominent artificial intelligence (AI) experts have agreed with inventor, author and futurist Ray Kurzweil’s prediction of singularity — a future period during which the pace of technological change will be so rapid, its impact so deep, that human life will be irreversibly transformed — to happen [...]


Altered Carbon (Takeshi Kovacs)
2/14/2018 7:31:30 PM Kurzweil c
In the twenty-fifth century, humankind has spread throughout the galaxy, monitored by the watchful eye of the U.N. While divisions in race, religion, and class still exist, advances in technology have redefined life itself. Now, assuming one can afford the expensive procedure, a person’s consciousness can be stored in a cortical stack at the base [...]


Are you a cyborg?
2/14/2018 7:06:14 PM Kurzweil c
Bioprinting a brain A new bioprinting technique combines cryogenics (freezing) and 3D printing to create geometrical structures that are as soft (and complex) as the most delicate body tissues — mimicking the mechanical properties of organs such as the brain and lungs. The idea: “Seed” porous scaffolds that can act as a template for tissue [...]


Chief Innovation Officer Summit
2/14/2018 3:53:49 PM Kurzweil c
Learn How to Foster an Innovation Ecosystem for 2018 The Chief Innovation Officer Summit brings together thought leaders from the world’s most respected companies, creating an open forum for discussion. Fortune 500 companies are working to tackle culture and ideation, but what lies beyond that? Pipeline management, new product development & innovating at scale, as well as [...]


How to shine light deeper into the brain
2/13/2018 12:31:59 AM Kurzweil c
An international team of researchers has developed a way to shine light at new depths in the brain. It may lead to development of new, non-invasive clinical treatments for neurological disorders and new research tools. The new method extends the depth that optogenetics — a method for stimulating neurons with light — can reach. With optogenetics, [...]


Surviving the Machine Age: Intelligent Technology and the Transformation of Human Work
2/12/2018 7:59:01 PM Kurzweil c
This book examines the current state of the technologically caused unemployed, and attempts to answer the question of how to proceed into an era beyond technological unemployment. Beginning with an overview of the most salient issues, the experts collected in this work present their own novel visions of the future and offer suggestions for adapting [...]


ACM CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems
2/10/2018 3:40:18 AM Kurzweil c
The ACM CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems is the premier international conference of Human-Computer Interaction. For first-time attendees, CHI is a place where researchers and practitioners gather from across the world to discuss the latest in interactive technology. We are a multicultural community from highly diverse backgrounds who together investigate new and [...]


AI algorithm with ‘social skills’ teaches humans how to collaborate
2/10/2018 12:05:43 AM Kurzweil c
An international team has developed an AI algorithm with social skills that has outperformed humans in the ability to cooperate with people and machines in playing a variety of two-player games. The researchers, led by Iyad Rahwan, PhD, an MIT Associate Professor of Media Arts and Sciences, tested humans and the algorithm, called S# (“S sharp”), [...]


SXSW 2018
2/9/2018 2:08:49 AM Kurzweil c
South By Southwest dedicates itself to helping creative people achieve their goals. Founded in 1987 in Austin, Texas, SXSW is best known for its conference and festivals that celebrate the convergence of the interactive, film, and music industries. The event, an essential destination for global professionals, features sessions, showcases, screenings, exhibitions, and a variety of [...]


Machine Learning Everywhere: Build Your Ladder to AI
2/7/2018 8:09:02 AM Kurzweil c
What you’ll hear Learn from the leaders. Media giant AMC Networks reveals how machine learning and a data-centric approach helps them build intelligent applications faster.  Leading financial services company, USAA discusses how machine learning is a strategic initiative for their enterprise. Gain knowledge from the experts. Leading Silicon Valley analyst Jeremiah Owyang of Crowd Companies [...]


CognitionX 2018
2/7/2018 7:58:21 AM Kurzweil c
CogX 2018 will bring together 4,000 attendees and 300 speakers across 5 main stages, more than doubling the size of the acclaimed inaugural 2017 event. The event will feature an expanded agenda discussing not only The Impact of AI on Industry, Government and Society, but also the pressing question for executives of How To Get [...]


Superconducting ‘synapse’ could enable powerful future neuromorphic supercomputers
2/7/2018 7:55:56 AM Kurzweil c
A superconducting “synapse” that “learns” like a biological system, operating like the human brain, has been built by researchers at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST). The NIST switch, described in an open-access paper in Science Advances, provides a missing link for neuromorphic (brain-like) computers, according to the researchers. Such “non-von Neumann architecture” future [...]


Experience on Demand: What Virtual Reality Is, How It Works, and What It Can Do
2/5/2018 8:52:29 AM Kurzweil c
An in-depth look at virtual reality and how it can be harnessed to improve our everyday lives. Virtual reality is able to effectively blur the line between reality and illusion, pushing the limits of our imagination and granting us access to any experience imaginable. With well-crafted simulations, these experiences, which are so immersive that the [...]


Cancer ‘vaccine’ eliminates all traces of cancer in mice
2/5/2018 8:49:09 AM Kurzweil c
Injecting minute amounts of two immune-stimulating agents directly into solid tumors in mice was able to eliminate all traces of cancer in the animals — including distant, untreated metastases (spreading cancer locations), according to a study by Stanford University School of Medicine researchers. The researchers believe this new “in situ vaccination” method could serve as [...]


Penn researchers create first optical transistor comparable to an electronic transistor
2/3/2018 4:07:16 AM Kurzweil c
In an open-access paper published in Nature Communications, Ritesh Agarwal, a professor the University of Pennsylvania School of Engineering and Applied Science, and his colleagues say that they have made significant progress in photonic (optical) computing by creating a prototype of a working optical transistor with properties similar to those of a conventional electronic transistor.* Optical [...]


The Princess Leia project: ‘volumetric’ 3D images that float in ‘thin air’
1/31/2018 8:57:04 PM Kurzweil c
Inspired by the iconic Stars Wars scene with Princess Leia in distress, Brigham Young University engineers and physicists have created the “Princess Leia project” — a new technology for creating 3D “volumetric images” that float in the air and that you can walk all around and see from almost any angle.* “Our group has a [...]


MIT nanosystem delivers precise amounts of drugs directly to a tiny spot in the brain
1/29/2018 3:28:33 AM Kurzweil c
MIT researchers have developed a miniaturized system that can deliver tiny quantities of medicine to targeted brain regions as small as 1 cubic millimeter, with precise control over how much drug is given. The goal is to treat diseases that affect specific brain circuits without interfering with the normal functions of the rest of the [...]


The Doomsday Clock is now two minutes before midnight
1/25/2018 10:39:18 PM Kurzweil c
Citing growing nuclear risks and unchecked climate dangers, the Doomsday Clock — the symbolic point of annihilation — is now two minutes to midnight, the closest the Clock has been since 1953 at the height of the Cold War, according to a statement today (Jan. 25) by the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists. “In 2017, world [...]


The Future of Healthcare
1/25/2018 8:41:55 AM Kurzweil c
With over 100 groundbreaking sessions, HLTH leads the industry narrative across today’s most pressing healthcare challenges. HLTH will cover the latest technologies, trends and business models as well as the rapid transformation that Providers, Payers, Employers and Policy Makers are experiencing. Join us as we explore: Who is making the greatest strides in translating omics [...]


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Cyborg & Eyeborg Project

IBM SyNAPSE

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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What Roboticists Are Learning From Early Generations of Lifelike Humanoid Robots
2/18/2018 5:00:30 PM Singularity Hub
You might not have heard of Hanson Robotics, but if you’re reading this, you’ve probably seen their work. They were the company behind Sophia, the lif...
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This Week’s Awesome Stories From Around the Web (Through February 17)
2/17/2018 5:00:19 PM Singularity Hub
BIOTECH In the Future We Won’t Edit Genomes—We’ll Just Print Out New Ones Bryan Walsh | MIT Technology Review “’Over the next 10 years synthetic biolo...
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Influenza: The Search for a Universal Vaccine
2/16/2018 7:30:00 PM Singularity Hub
The current 2017-18 flu season is a bad one. Hospitalization rates are now higher than in recent years at the same point, and infection rates are stil...
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The Power to Upgrade Our Own Biology Is in Sight—But Is Society Ready for Human Enhancement?
2/15/2018 5:00:36 PM Singularity Hub
Upgrading our biology may sound like science fiction, but attempts to improve humanity actually date back thousands of years. Every day, we enhance ou...
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We Read This 800-Page Report on the State of Longevity Research So You Don’t Have To
2/14/2018 5:00:09 PM Singularity Hub
The longevity field is bustling but still fragmented, and the “silver tsunami” is coming. That is the takeaway of The Science of Longevity, the behemo...
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Why the Rise of Self-Driving Vehicles Will Actually Increase Car Ownership
2/14/2018 4:00:25 PM Singularity Hub
It’s been a long time coming. For years Waymo (formerly known as Google Chauffeur) has been diligently developing, driving, testing and refining its f...
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Unleashing Some of the Most Ambitious Women on the Planet
2/13/2018 5:00:01 PM Singularity Hub
At Singularity University, we are unleashing a generation of women who are smashing through barriers and starting some of the most ambitious technolog...
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The Clock’s Ticking on Climate Change, and It’s Time to Get Real About Tackling It
2/13/2018 4:30:29 PM Singularity Hub
If you’re an insomniac, this situation will probably be familiar to you. It’s the night before a big exam or job interview. You go to bed with plenty ...
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How to Unlock Creative Collaboration With Presence and Play
2/13/2018 4:00:53 PM Singularity Hub
Dan Klein is an improviser, performer, and educator. For the last 20 years, Dan has been teaching classes on improvisational theater, creativity, and ...
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Why Google DeepMind Is Putting AI on the Psychologist’s Couch
2/12/2018 5:00:18 PM Singularity Hub
Artificial intelligence can now carry out many of the same cognitive tasks humans can, but we still don’t really understand how AIs think. Google Deep...
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