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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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Disturbing video depicts near-future ubiquitous lethal autonomous weapons
11/19/2017 12:02:33 AM Kurzweil c
Campaign to Stop Killer Robots | Slaughterbots In response to growing concerns about autonomous weapons, the Campaign to Stop Killer Robots, a coalition of AI researchers and advocacy organizations, has released a fictional video that depicts a disturbing future in which lethal autonomous weapons have become cheap and ubiquitous worldwide. UC Berkeley AI researcher Stuart Russell [...]


How to open the blood-brain-barrier with precision for safer drug delivery
11/18/2017 5:13:09 AM Kurzweil c
Researchers at Brigham and Women’s Hospital have developed a safer way to use focused ultrasound to temporarily open the blood-brain barrier* to allow for delivering vital drugs for treating glioma brain tumors — an alternative to invasive incision or radiation. Focused ultrasound drug delivery to the brain uses “cavitation” — creating microbubbles — to temporarily open [...]


2017 Foresight Vision Weekend
11/17/2017 9:56:35 PM Kurzweil c
The Vision Weekend is a gathering dedicated to taking stock of the most compelling ideas of today, turn them into coherent visions for a better future, and get to work on them. Saturday: Keynote panels @ Gray Area. Industry leaders deliver food for thought during panels, followed by private Q&A tables with your favorite speaker. [...]


Consumer Technology Association inducts Ray Kurzweil, 11 other visionaries into the 2017 Consumer Technology Hall of Fame
11/16/2017 11:49:35 PM Kurzweil c
The Consumer Technology Association (CTA) inducted Ray Kurzweil and 11 other industry leaders into the Consumer Technology (CT) Hall of Fame at its 19th annual awards dinner, held Nov. 7, 2017 at the Rainbow Room, atop 30 Rockefeller Center in Manhattan. CTA, formerly Consumer Electronics Association (CEA), created the Hall of Fame in 2000 to honor industry [...]


Nearly every job is becoming more digital — Brookings study
11/16/2017 4:52:12 AM Kurzweil c
Digital technology is disrupting the American workforce, but in vastly uneven ways, according to a new analysis of 545 occupations in a report published today by the Brookings Metropolitan Policy Program. The report, “Digitalization and the American workforce,” provides a detailed analysis of changes since 2001 in the digital content of 545 occupations that represent 90 [...]


Mapping connections of single neurons using a holographic light beam
11/14/2017 5:33:02 AM Kurzweil c
Researchers at MIT and Paris Descartes University have developed a technique for precisely mapping connections of individual neurons for the first time by triggering them with holographic laser light. The technique is based on optogenetics (using light to stimulate or silence light-sensitive genetically modified protein molecules called “opsins” that are embedded in specific neurons). Current [...]


New method 3D-prints fully functional electronic circuits
11/11/2017 3:27:00 AM Kurzweil c
Researchers at the University of Nottingham have developed a method for rapidly 3D-printing fully functional electronic circuits such as antennas, medical devices, and solar-energy-collecting structures. Unlike conventional 3D printers, these circuits can contain both both electrically conductive metallic inks (like the silver wires in the photo above) and insulating polymeric inks (like the yellow and orange [...]


Integrated circuits printed directly onto fabric for the first time
11/11/2017 3:26:21 AM Kurzweil c
Researchers at the University of Cambridge, working with colleagues in Italy and China, have incorporated washable, stretchable, and breathable integrated electronic circuits into fabric for the first time — opening up new possibilities for smart textiles and wearable textile electronic devices. The circuits were made with cheap, safe, and environmentally friendly inks, and printed using conventional [...]


Disconnected: How To Reconnect Our Digitally Distracted Kids
11/11/2017 2:25:29 AM Kurzweil c
We see it everywhere: at the park, in restaurants, and inside our homes and cars—kids connected to handheld devices and disconnected from the world around them. According to the latest research, the average thirteen-year-old spends eight hours per day, seven days a week, glued to a screen. Yes, this is problematic, but for every problem [...]


New silicon ‘Neuropixels’ probes record activity of hundreds of neurons simultaneously
11/9/2017 2:48:09 AM Kurzweil c
In a $5.5 million international collaboration, researchers and engineers have developed powerful new “Neuropixels” brain probes that can simultaneously monitor the neural activity of hundreds of neurons at several layers of a rodent’s brain for the first time. Described in a paper published today (November 8, 2017) in Nature, Neuropixels probes represent a significant advance in neuroscience [...]


talk | Future of Artificial Intelligence and its Impact on Society
11/7/2017 7:00:02 AM Kurzweil c
organization: Council on Foreign Relations | link event: The Meetings Program | link talk title: The Future of Artificial Intelligence & Its Impact on Society | link host: Nicholas Thompson Editor in Chief at Wired speaker: Ray Kurzweil leading inventor, futurist & best selling author presentation date: November 3, 2017 presentation video: watch the on-stage conversation | link about the talk [...]


A Future Glimpse into Human Healthcare and Medicine, with Stephen Minger
11/6/2017 9:23:02 AM Kurzweil c
Stem cell therapies, cancer immunotherapy, and 3D bioprinting are just three of the areas in which regenerative medicine seems to be making unprecedented progress. What is the reality behind these news stories? What treatment options might become available over the next 5-10 years? What factors could cause progress to accelerate, or to slow down? In [...]


Scientists decipher mechanisms in cells for extending human longevity
11/6/2017 6:57:09 AM Kurzweil c
A team of scientists at the University of California San Diego led by biologist Nan Hao have combined engineering, computer science, and biology technologies to decode the molecular processes in cells that influence aging. Protecting DNA from damage As cells age, damage in their DNA accumulates over time, leading to decay in normal functioning — [...]


New magnetism-control method could lead to ultrafast, energy-efficient computer memory
11/4/2017 4:42:41 AM Kurzweil c
Researchers at UC Berkeley and UC Riverside have developed an ultrafast new method for electrically controlling magnetism in certain metals — a breakthrough that could lead to more energy-efficient computer memory and processing technologies. “The development of a non-volatile memory that is as fast as charge-based random-access memories could dramatically improve performance and energy efficiency [...]


Daydreaming means you’re smart and creative
11/2/2017 4:49:26 AM Kurzweil c
Daydreaming during meetings or class might actually be a sign that you’re smart and creative, according to a Georgia Institute of Technology study. “People with efficient brains may have too much brain capacity to stop their minds from wandering,” said Eric Schumacher, an associate psychology professor who co-authored a research paper published in the journal [...]


21st Century Age and Longevity Conference
11/1/2017 8:21:10 PM Kurzweil c
The three day conference, “Age and Longevity in the 21st Century: Science, Policy, and Ethics”, sponsored by Global Bioethics Initiative, offers a unique opportunity to call attention to the impact of new technologies on the global profile of aging and longevity. By facilitating expert discussion in a unique setting regarding broad-based perspectives on these topics, the conference [...]


A tool to debug ‘black box’ deep-learning neural networks
10/31/2017 3:49:38 AM Kurzweil c
Researchers at Columbia and Lehigh universities have developed a method for error-checking the reasoning of the thousands or millions of neurons in unsupervised (self-taught) deep-learning neural networks, such as those used in self-driving cars. Their tool, DeepXplore, feeds confusing, real-world inputs into the network to expose rare instances of flawed reasoning, such as the incident last [...]


Researchers watch video images people are seeing, decoded from their fMRI brain scans in near-real-time
10/28/2017 5:29:59 AM Kurzweil c
Purdue Engineering researchers have developed a system that can show what people are seeing in real-world videos, decoded from their fMRI brain scans — an advanced new form of  “mind-reading” technology that could lead to new insights in brain function and to advanced AI systems. The research builds on previous pioneering research at UC Berkeley’s [...]


IBM scientists say radical new ‘in-memory’ computing architecture will speed up computers by 200 times
10/25/2017 7:49:10 AM Kurzweil c
IBM Research announced Tuesday (Oct. 24, 2017) that its scientists have developed the first “in-memory computing” or “computational memory” computer system architecture, which is expected to yield 200x improvements in computer speed and energy efficiency — enabling ultra-dense, low-power, massively parallel computing systems. Their concept is to use one device (such as phase change memory [...]


This voice-authentication wearable could block voice-assistant or bank spoofing
10/23/2017 9:11:34 AM Kurzweil c
University of Michigan (U-M) scientists have developed a voice-authentication system for reducing the risk of being spoofed when you use a biometric system to log into secure services or a voice assistant (such as Amazon Echo and Google Home). A hilarious example of spoofing a voice assistant happened during a Google commercial during the 2017 Super [...]


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The First Man-Made Meteor Shower Will Light Up Japan in 2019
11/20/2017 5:00:41 PM Singularity Hub
The first ever man-made meteor shower has an official launch place and time. In early 2019, the meteors will create a light show in the sky above Hiro...
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You’ve Heard All About CRISPR Gene Editing—Here’s How It Works
11/20/2017 4:00:58 PM Singularity Hub
Gene editing is in the news a lot these days, but what is it exactly? Gene editing is the process of making precise and permanent changes to living th...
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Drug Discovery AI to Scour a Universe of Molecules for Wonder Drugs
11/19/2017 5:00:16 PM Singularity Hub
On a dark night, away from city lights, the stars of the Milky Way can seem uncountable. Yet from any given location no more than 4,500 are visible to...
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How Technology Is Leading Us Into the Imagination Age
11/19/2017 4:00:55 PM Singularity Hub
In many ways, the future is unpredictable. A report by the World Economic Forum reveals that almost 65 percent of the jobs elementary school students ...
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This Week’s Awesome Stories From Around the Web (Through November 18)
11/18/2017 5:00:35 PM Singularity Hub
ROBOTS Boston Dynamics’ Atlas Robot Does Backflips Now and It’s Full-Tilt Insane Matt Simon | Wired  “To be clear: Humanoids aren’t supposed to be abl...
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The Surprising Ways Social Media Is Making Us Healthier
11/17/2017 5:30:16 PM Singularity Hub
When you go to the doctor or the hospital and get your vitals checked, it’s safe to assume they’re recorded and processed as data. The same goes for y...
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China Is an Entrepreneurial Hotbed That Cannot Be Ignored
11/17/2017 4:00:42 PM Singularity Hub
Last week, Eric Schmidt, chairman of Alphabet, predicted that China will rapidly overtake the US in artificial intelligence…in as little as five years...
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New Plasmonic Device to Help the Internet Keep Growing and Getting Faster
11/16/2017 6:00:50 PM Singularity Hub
The volume of data shuttled around the internet is growing unchecked, placing ever greater burdens on our communication infrastructure. But a new devi...
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Design Thinking Is Your Secret Weapon for Building a Greater Good
11/16/2017 4:00:18 PM Singularity Hub
Jeanne Liedtka is a strategy professor at the University of Virginia’s Darden Graduate School of Business, where she works with MBA students and execu...
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Nurse as Maker: Democratizing Medical Innovation Starts Here
11/15/2017 5:00:20 PM Singularity Hub
Inventing and improving medical devices can be a long and arduous process. Oftentimes it’s also a process that takes place far from the end user—the p...
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