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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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NASA announces Wed. news conference on ‘discovery beyond our solar system’
2/22/2017 1:06:48 AM Kurzweil c
NASA will hold a news conference at 1 p.m. EST Wednesday, Feb. 22, to present new findings on exoplanets — planets that orbit stars other than our sun. As of Feb. 21, NASA has discovered and confirmed 3,440 exoplanets. The briefing participants are Thomas Zurbuchen, associate administrator of the Science Mission Directorate at NASA Headquarters in [...]


Talks at Google | Amy Kurzweil shares her new book Flying Couch: a graphic memoir — video
2/21/2017 12:19:01 AM Kurzweil c
video | Google Interview with Ray & Amy Kurzweil, author of book Flying Couch: a graphic memoir. summary from Google | Ray Kurzweil, best selling author and a director of engineering at Google, in conversation with his daughter Amy Kurzweil, New Yorker cartoonist and author of the critically acclaimed graphic memoir, Flying Couch. Ray & [...]


Manipulating silicon atoms to create future ultra-fast, ultra-low-power chip technology
2/17/2017 2:10:04 PM Kurzweil c
Imagine a hybrid silicon-molecular computer that uses one thousand times less energy or a cell phone battery that lasts weeks at a time. University of Alberta scientists, headed by University of Alberta physics professor Robert Wolkow, have taken a major step in that direction by visualizing and geometrically patterning silicon at the atomic level — using an innovative [...]


How to build your own bio-bot
2/15/2017 3:29:47 AM Kurzweil c
For the past several years, researchers at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign have reverse-engineered native biological tissues and organs — creating tiny walking “bio-bots” powered by muscle cells and controlled with electrical and optical pulses. Now, in an open-access cover paper in Nature Protocols, the researchers are sharing a protocol with engineering details for their [...]


Terahertz wireless could lead to fiber-optics speed in-flight and mobile metropolitan internet
2/14/2017 9:00:23 AM Kurzweil c
Hiroshima University researchers and associates have developed a terahertz* (THz) transmitter capable of transmitting digital data over a single channel at a speed of 105 gigabits per second (Gbps), and demonstrated the technology at the International Solid-State Circuits Conference (ISSCC) 2017 conference last week. For perspective, that’s more than 100 times faster than the fastest [...]


Anti-aging Drugs: From Basic Research to Clinical Practice (Drug Discovery)
2/13/2017 8:29:18 AM Kurzweil c
Aging is a natural phenomenon that is peculiar to all living things. However, accumulating findings indicate that senescence could be postponed or prevented by certain approaches. Substantial evidence has emerged supporting the possibility of radical human health and lifespan extension, in particular through pharmacological modulation of aging. A number of natural dietary ingredients and synthetic [...]


Scientists create first 3-D synchronized-beating heart tissue
2/8/2017 10:44:15 AM Kurzweil c
York University scientists have created the first in vitro (lab) 3D heart tissue made from three different types of cardiac cells that beat in synchronized harmony. It may lead to better understanding of cardiac health and improved treatments.* The researchers constructed the heart tissue from three free-beating rat cell types: contractile cardiac muscle cells, connective [...]


Moogfest 2017
2/8/2017 9:31:08 AM Kurzweil c
Moogfest is an annual, multi-day music, art and technology festival. The event was previously held in Asheville, North Carolina, where the late Robert Arthur “Bob” Moog, the inventor of the Moog synthesizer and founding father of electronic music, spent the last 30 years of his life. The event is now held in Durham, North Carolina. Past performers who have played at the [...]


Heart of the Machine: Our Future in a World of Artificial Emotional Intelligence
2/8/2017 8:45:59 AM Kurzweil c
Imagine a robotic stuffed animal that can read and respond to a child’s emotional state, a commercial that can recognize and change based on a customer’s facial expression, or a company that can actually create feelings as though a person were experiencing them naturally. Heart of the Machine explores the next giant step in the [...]


Interop ITX 2017
2/8/2017 8:45:04 AM Kurzweil c
The Interop ITX Conference offers five days of world-class education, compelling speakers, and unlimited networking opportunities to help technology leaders keep up with the challenges and drive their businesses forward. Check out our agenda here. The technology landscape has dramatically changed, requiring new skills, platforms, and services to achieve technology excellence. Attendees will benefit from strategic insight, [...]


Vivid Sydney 2017
2/8/2017 8:11:08 AM Kurzweil c
Vivid Sydney is a 23-day festival of light, music and ideas. Vivid Sydney features many of the world’s most important creative industry forums, a mesmerising free public exhibition of outdoor lighting sculptures and installations and a cutting-edge contemporary music program. Vivid Sydney is where art, technology and commerce intersect. Our 2017 session is on Friday [...]


Intel | 500 drone light show setting new world record
2/8/2017 7:50:57 AM Kurzweil c
from Intel | Intel put 100 drones in the sky in 2016 and broke a world record. For 2017 we set a new challenge: 500 drones. Watch our new world record performance in action. on the web: Intel IQ | main Intel IQ | 500 drones light night sky to set world record Intel IQ [...]


New machine-learning algorithms may revolutionize drug discovery — and our understanding of life
2/8/2017 7:47:07 AM Kurzweil c
A new set of machine-learning algorithms developed by researchers at the University of Toronto Scarborough can generate 3D structures of nanoscale protein molecules that could not be achieved in the past. The algorithms may revolutionize the development of new drug therapies for a range of diseases and may even lead to better understand how life [...]


Future of Life Institute | Ray Kurzweil speaks at Beneficial AI event
2/8/2017 7:00:39 AM Kurzweil c
Dear readers, I participated in the well organized Future of Life Institute event called Beneficial Artificial Intelligence • 2017 — exploring how we can develop advanced future tech to benefit humanity and avoid risks. The event gathered many top technologists, policy makers, and executives. I gave several talks, which you can view below. At the [...]


GTC Silicon Valley
2/7/2017 11:51:25 AM Kurzweil c
GTC is the largest and most important event of the year for GPU developers. GTC and the global GTC event series offer valuable training and a showcase of the most vital work in the computing industry today – including artificial intelligence and deep learning, healthcare, virtual reality, accelerated analytics, and self-driving cars. LEARN Gain insight [...]


First stable semisynthetic organism created
2/4/2017 4:55:24 AM Kurzweil c
Scientists at The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) have developed the first stable semisynthetic organism — a bacterium with two new synthetic bases (called X and Y) added to the four natural bases (A, T, C, and G) that every living organism possesses. Adding two more letters to expand the genetic alphabet can be used to [...]


HUMANS returns
2/3/2017 8:56:16 AM Kurzweil c
Can Dr. Athena Morrow (Carrie-Anne Moss) be convinced that synth consciousness is real? Do robots have the same right to protection that we do? Are synthetics becoming a threat? Season premiere of Humans on Monday, February 13 at 10/9c on AMC. Update 2/14/2017: AMC made browser access to Season 2, Episode 1 free for 78 [...]


Beneficial AI conference develops ‘Asilomar AI principles’ to guide future AI research
2/3/2017 7:28:08 AM Kurzweil c
At the Beneficial AI 2017 conference, January 5–8 held at a conference center in Asilomar, California — a sequel to the 2015 AI Safety conference in Puerto Rico — the Future of Life Institute (FLI) brought together more 100 AI researchers from academia and industry and thought leaders in economics, law, ethics, and philosophy to [...]


Brain-computer interface enables completely locked-in patients to communicate for the first time
2/2/2017 10:24:49 AM Kurzweil c
Four advanced ALS (amyotrophic lateral sclerosis) patients who were “completely locked in” (totally unable to communicate) for years have suddenly broken through in a lab at the Wyss Center for Bio and Neuroengineering in Geneva, Switzerland — communicating a “yes” or “no” by simply thinking the answers. The brain–computer interface (BCI) system achieved this remarkable [...]


Carnegie Mellon AI beats top poker pros — a first
2/1/2017 1:08:15 AM Kurzweil c
Libratus, an AI developed by Carnegie Mellon University, has defeated four of the world’s best professional poker players in a marathon 120,000 hands of Heads-up, No-Limit Texas Hold’em poker played over 20 days, CMU announced today (Jan. 31) — joining Deep Blue (for chess), Watson, and Alpha Go as major milestones in AI. Libratus led the [...]


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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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New Tech Makes Brain Implants Safer and Super Precise
2/22/2017 6:00:02 PM Singularity Hub
When Jan Scheuermann volunteered for an experimental brain implant, she had no idea she was making neuroscience history. Scheuermann, 54 at the time o...
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How to Experiment Like the Most Successful, Hyper-Growth Companies Do
2/22/2017 5:00:08 PM Singularity Hub
Today’s most successful companies, the ones that are “crushing it,” started as a series of crazy ideas, followed by experiments to test just how viabl...
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Financial Leaders: Make Your Mark on the Future at Exponential Finance
2/22/2017 4:00:11 PM Singularity Hub
From digital currency to machine learning, the financial industry is being rocked by exponential technologies. Blockchain, artificial intelligence, bi...
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5 of the World’s Strangest Creatures Aren’t Just Weird—They’re Really Useful Too
2/21/2017 5:00:19 PM Singularity Hub
Living life on the edge isn’t just a motto for extreme athletes. Our planet is literally crawling with organisms that have somehow adapted to living i...
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The Cities of the Future Are Smart, Green, Connected Innovation Hubs
2/20/2017 5:00:35 PM Singularity Hub
Humanity has come a long way since the very first cities began to emerge about ten thousand years ago. Today, places like New York, Tokyo and Dubai ar...
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This One-Cent Lab-on-a-Chip Can Diagnose Cancer and Infections
2/19/2017 5:00:08 PM Singularity Hub
  Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic. —Arthur C Clarke Medical diagnostics often feels like magic to me. With just a...
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This Week’s Awesome Stories From Around the Web (Through February 18th)
2/18/2017 5:00:05 PM Singularity Hub
ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE Can Artificial Intelligence Predict Earthquakes? Annie Sneed | Scientific American "Along with more sophisticated computing, h...
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Europe’s TREASURE Will Be the King of All GPSs
2/17/2017 5:56:34 PM Singularity Hub
Today, most of us carry the world in our pockets. Global navigation satellite systems (GNSS)—what most people typically just call GPS—aren’t simply ab...
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Just Stand Inside This Room and It Will Wirelessly Charge Your Phone
2/17/2017 5:04:36 PM Singularity Hub
Go to any airport and you’ll see wearied travelers huddled around outlets leeching out precious electricity to feed their devices. They aren’t alone i...
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Our Health Data Can Save Lives, But We Have to Be Willing to Share
2/16/2017 5:00:03 PM Singularity Hub
Organ donation has saved countless lives, but could donating our personal data have an even more transformative impact on healthcare? The potential im...
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