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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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Enlightenment Now: The Case for Reason, Science, Humanism, and Progress
1/17/2018 5:46:47 PM Kurzweil c
“A terrific book…[Pinker] recounts the progress across a broad array of metrics, from health to wars, the environment to happiness, equal rights to quality of life.” –The New York Times The follow-up to Pinker’s groundbreaking The Better Angels of Our Nature presents the big picture of human progress: people are living longer, healthier, freer, and happier lives, [...]


Deep neural network models score higher than humans in reading and comprehension test
1/16/2018 5:55:53 AM Kurzweil c
Microsoft and Alibaba have developed deep neural network models that scored higher than humans in a Stanford University reading and comprehension test, Stanford Question Answering Dataset (SQuAD). Microsoft achieved 82.650 on the ExactMatch (EM) metric* on Jan. 3, and Alibaba Group Holding Ltd. scored 82.440 on Jan. 5. The best human score so far is [...]


Ray Kurzweil highlights University Innovation Fellows meetup at Google
1/16/2018 4:00:29 AM Kurzweil c
Futurist, author, and inventor Ray Kurzweil spoke to the 350 fellows and faculty at the University Innovation Fellows (UIF) Silicon Valley Meetup on November 16–20, 2017 at Stanford University. University Innovation Fellows/Tyler Winick | Ray Kurzweil — UIF Silicon Valley Meetup November 2017 The UIF attendees participated in experiential workshops and exercises focused on topics including [...]


2018 IEEE 4th World Forum on Internet of Things
1/15/2018 8:28:12 AM Kurzweil c
The theme of the WF-IoT 2018 is “Smart Cities and Nations.” Singapore’s government is one of the leading examples where policies and practices result in deployment of “smart” technologies and adoptions of IoT. Highlights of the conference include: The many public sector officials who will be giving plenary talks or leading panels – including the [...]


video | Ray Kurzweil & daughter Amy Kurzweil on the future of story-telling
1/15/2018 7:00:24 AM Kurzweil c
Dear readers, I presented on stage with my daughter Amy Kurzweil in a featured session at the popular event called South by Southwest. Amy and I share an enthusiasm for the future of storytelling and the arts, and what new digital media can accomplish. Following our talk, Amy Kurzweil will do a book signing at the [...]


Scientists map mammalian neural microcircuits in precise detail
1/13/2018 5:47:53 AM Kurzweil c
Neuroscientists at the Francis Crick Institute have developed a new technique to map electrical microcircuits* in the brain at far more detail than existing techniques*, which are limited to tiny sections of the brain (or remain confined to simpler model organisms, like zebrafish). In the brain, groups of neurons that connect up in microcircuits help [...]


Dark State: A Novel of the Merchant Princes Multiverse (Empire Games)
1/12/2018 9:25:21 AM Kurzweil c
Hugo Award-winning author Charlie Stross dives deep into the underbelly of paratime espionage, nuclear warfare, and state surveillance in this provocative techno-thriller set in The Merchant Princes multi-verse Dark State ups the ante on the already volatile situations laid out in the sleek techno-thriller Empire Games, the start to Stross’ new story-line, and perfect entry point for new [...]


Behave: The Biology of Humans at Our Best and Worst
1/12/2018 9:24:30 AM Kurzweil c
Sapolsky (Monkeyluv), professor of biology at Stanford, looks at human behavior from myriad interrelated perspectives, endeavoring to explain humans’ strange and often contradictory behavior. He predominantly focuses on exploring “the biology of violence, aggression, and competition” through the lenses of neuroscience, anthropology, psychology, genetics, evolutionary biology, political science, and communication theory. Sapolsky takes complex ideas [...]


How to grow functioning human muscles from stem cells
1/10/2018 8:54:45 AM Kurzweil c
Biomedical engineers at Duke University have grown the first functioning human skeletal muscle from human induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSCs). (Pluripotent stem cells are important in regenerative medicine because they can generate any type of cell in the body and can propagate indefinitely; the induced version can be generated from adult cells instead of embryos.) [...]


Decentralized AI Summit
1/9/2018 4:39:03 AM Kurzweil c
This event gathers the best and brightest minds together to talk about the architecture, infrastructure, and foundations of building decentralized intelligence through new technologies being developed around cryptocurrency, blockchain, and beyond. This is a place to inspire and be inspired. We will ALSO cover topics in Applied AI such as: Healthcare/Genetics Internet of Things Autonomous Vehicles Robotics VR/AR Multi-agent [...]


DARPA-funded ‘unhackable’ computer could avoid future flaws like Spectre and Meltdown
1/9/2018 4:15:39 AM Kurzweil c
A University of Michigan (U-M) team has announced plans to develop an “unhackable” computer, funded by a new $3.6 million grant from the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA). The goal of the project, called MORPHEUS, is to design computers that avoid the vulnerabilities of most current microprocessors, such as the Spectre and Meltdown flaws [...]


Researchers hack cell biology to create complex shapes that form living tissue
1/5/2018 7:32:13 AM Kurzweil c
Many of the complex folded and curved shapes that form human tissues can now be programmatically recreated with very simple instructions, UC San Francisco (UCSF) bioengineers report December 28 in the journal Developmental Cell. The researchers used 3D cell-patterning to shape active mouse and human embryonic cells into thin layers of extracellular matrix fibers (a structural [...]


Brainwave ‘mirroring’ neurotechnology improves post-traumatic stress symptoms
1/4/2018 5:08:52 AM Kurzweil c
You are relaxing comfortably, eyes closed, with non-invasive sensors attached to your scalp that are picking up signals from various areas of your brain. The signals are converted by a computer to audio tones that you can hear on earbuds. Over several sessions, the different frequencies (pitches) of the tones associated with the two hemispheres [...]


Deep Learning in Retail & Advertising Summit London
1/4/2018 3:32:50 AM Kurzweil c
THIS SUMMIT IS CO-LOCATED WITH THE DEEP LEARNING IN FINANCE SUMMIT & AI ASSISTANT SUMMIT Discover the latest deep learning advancements and how to leverage methods to improve advertising and the retail experience. Why Attend Extraordinary Speakers Discover advances in deep learning tools & techniques from the world’s leading innovators across industry, academia, retail & advertising. Speakers will [...]


Deep Learning in Finance Summit London
1/4/2018 3:32:00 AM Kurzweil c
THIS SUMMIT IS CO-LOCATED WITH THE DEEP LEARNING IN RETAIL SUMMIT & AI ASSISTANT SUMMIT Discover advances in deep learning tools and techniques from the world’s leading innovators across industry, research and the financial sector. Why Attend Extraordinary Speakers Discover advances in deep learning tools and techniques from the world’s leading innovators across industry, academia and the financial [...]


The Doomsday Machine: Confessions of a Nuclear War Planner
12/26/2017 12:00:40 PM Kurzweil c
Shortlisted for the 2018 Andrew Carnegie Medal for Excellence in Nonfiction From the legendary whistle-blower who revealed the Pentagon Papers, an eyewitness exposé of the dangers of America’s Top Secret, seventy-year-long nuclear policy that continues to this day. Here, for the first time, former high-level defense analyst Daniel Ellsberg reveals his shocking firsthand account of America’s [...]


IoT Evolution Expo
12/23/2017 6:20:37 AM Kurzweil c
Driving Business Transformation Through the Internet of Things Meet with the IoT ecosystem and worldwide business leaders and learn how to leverage the power of the IoT to transform and move your business forward. Through informative conference tracks, an IoT Exhibition floor, case studies, special events, networking and more you will understand how the Internet [...]


TRANSCENDING BIOLOGY: REVERSE ENGINEERING THE BRAIN
12/22/2017 11:28:20 PM Kurzweil c
On Sunday, January 28, 2018, the 501(c)(3) nonprofit Carboncopies is hosting a public workshop on whole brain emulation and mind uploading. Attendance online or in person is free of charge. The workshop is designed to both introduce whole brain emulation and the Carboncopies organization as well as provide an update of current status and activities. [...]


Will artificial intelligence become conscious?
12/22/2017 8:44:27 AM Kurzweil c
By Subhash Kak, Regents Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Oklahoma State University Forget about today’s modest incremental advances in artificial intelligence, such as the increasing abilities of cars to drive themselves. Waiting in the wings might be a groundbreaking development: a machine that is aware of itself and its surroundings, and that could take in and process massive [...]


Raw Science Film Festival
12/21/2017 5:27:44 AM Kurzweil c
Keri Kukral, CEO and Founder, has announced the line-up for the 4th annual Raw Science Film Festival which will be held between January 5 — 7, 2018 in Santa Barbara, CA. The Festival honors the best media centered on science and technology from around the world. The mission of the Festival is to ensure fact-based [...]


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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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Why Gene Silencing Could Launch a New Class of Blockbuster Drugs
1/17/2018 5:00:13 PM Singularity Hub
Long before CRISPR, there was gene silencing. Ever since the Human Genome Project transcribed our genetic bible in 1997, scientists have dreamt of cur...
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How the Science of Decision-Making Will Help Us Make Better Strategic Choices
1/17/2018 4:00:23 PM Singularity Hub
Neuroscientist Brie Linkenhoker believes that leaders must be better prepared for future strategic challenges by continually broadening their worldvie...
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If We Could Engineer Animals to Be as Smart as Humans—Should We?
1/16/2018 5:00:24 PM Singularity Hub
Advances in neural implants and genetic engineering suggest that in the not–too–distant future we may be able to boost human intelligence. If that’s t...
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Are Solar Roads the Highway of the Future, or a Road to Nowhere?
1/15/2018 5:00:52 PM Singularity Hub
By some back-of-the-envelope estimates, around 0.2–0.5 percent of the world’s land surface is covered in roads. This proportion is projected to increa...
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This Neural Network Built by Japanese Researchers Can ‘Read Minds’
1/14/2018 5:00:35 PM Singularity Hub
It already seems a little like computers can read our minds; features like Google’s auto-complete, Facebook’s friend suggestions, and the targeted ads...
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This Week’s Awesome Stories From Around the Web (Through January 13)
1/13/2018 5:00:08 PM Singularity Hub
TRANSPORTATION CES 2018: Phantom Auto Demonstrates First Remote-Controlled Car on Public Roads Mark Harris | IEEE Spectrum “But Shukman is not sitting...
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There Are Over 1,000 Alternatives to Bitcoin You’ve Never Heard Of
1/12/2018 5:00:26 PM Singularity Hub
Bitcoin gets all the attention, especially since it recently rocketed towards $20,000. But many other cryptocurrencies exist, and more are being creat...
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Low-Cost Soft Robot Muscles Can Lift 200 Times Their Weight and Self-Heal
1/11/2018 5:20:02 PM Singularity Hub
Jerky mechanical robots are staples of science fiction, but to seamlessly integrate into everyday life they’ll need the precise yet powerful motor con...
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The Future of Cancer Treatment Is Personalized and Collaborative
1/11/2018 4:00:58 PM Singularity Hub
In an interview at Singularity University’s Exponential Medicine in San Diego, Richard Wender, chief cancer control officer at the American Cancer Soc...
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Darker Still: Black Mirror’s New Season Envisions Neurotech Gone Wrong
1/10/2018 5:00:18 PM Singularity Hub
The key difference between science fiction and fantasy is that science fiction is entirely possible because of its grounding in scientific facts, whil...
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