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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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Is anyone home? A way to find out if AI has become self-aware
7/21/2017 5:00:31 PM Kurzweil c
By Susan Schneider, PhD, and Edwin Turner, PhD Every moment of your waking life and whenever you dream, you have the distinct inner feeling of being “you.” When you see the warm hues of a sunrise, smell the aroma of morning coffee or mull over a new idea, you are having conscious experience. But could [...]


Supersapiens, the Rise of the Mind
7/21/2017 8:30:49 AM Kurzweil c
In the new film Supersapiens, writer-director Markus Mooslechner raises a core question: As artificial intelligence rapidly blurs the boundaries between man and machine, are we witnessing the rise of a new human species? The film features scientists, philosophers, and neurohackers Nick Bostrom, Richard Dawkins, Hugo De Garis, Adam Gazzaley, Ben Goertzel, Sam Harris, Randal Koene, [...]


The Delirium Brief: A Laundry Files Novel
7/20/2017 12:38:52 AM Kurzweil c
“Smart, literate, funny.” ―Lev Grossman, author of The Magicians Someone is dead set to air the spy agency’s dirty laundry in The Delirium Brief, the next installment to Charles Stross’ Hugo Award-winning comedic dark fantasy Laundry Files series. Bob Howard’s career in the Laundry, the secret British government agency dedicated to protecting the world from unspeakable horrors from [...]


Alphabet’s X announces Glass Enterprise Edition, a hands-free device for hands-on workers
7/19/2017 4:08:05 AM Kurzweil c
Alphabet’s X announced today Glass Enterprise Edition (EE) — an augmented-reality device targeted mainly to hands-on workers. Glass EE is an improved version of the “Explorer Edition” — an experimental 2013 corporate version of the original Glass product. On January 2015, the Enterprise team in X quietly began shipping the Enterprise Edition to corporate solution [...]


Neural stem cells steered by electric fields can repair brain damage
7/18/2017 5:26:01 AM Kurzweil c
Electric fields can be used to guide transplanted human neural stem cells — cells that can develop into various brain tissues — to repair brain damage in specific areas of the brain, scientists at the University of California, Davis have discovered. It’s well known that electric fields can locally guide wound healing. Damaged tissues generate [...]


AWE EU Augmented & Virtual Reality Conference
7/17/2017 10:14:56 AM Kurzweil c
Registration is now open for the 2nd annual Augmented World Expo Europe (AWE EU) 2017 from October 19-20, 2017 in Munich, Germany. AWE EU 2017 is the must-attend AR+VR industry event, bringing together executive leaders, breakthrough technologies and top companies under one roof, where you will learn about the latest AR+VR news and industry trends and interact [...]


Drinking coffee associated with lower risk of death from all causes, study finds
7/17/2017 9:49:43 AM Kurzweil c
People who drink around three cups of coffee a day may live longer than non-coffee drinkers, a landmark study has found. The findings — published in the journal Annals of Internal Medicine — come from the largest study of its kind, in which scientists analyzed data from more than half a million people across 10 [...]


Projecting a visual image directly into the brain, bypassing the eyes
7/15/2017 5:41:04 AM Kurzweil c
Imagine replacing a damaged eye with a window directly into the brain — one that communicates with the visual part of the cerebral cortex by reading from a million individual neurons and simultaneously stimulating 1,000 of them with single-cell accuracy, allowing someone to see again. That’s the goal of a $21.6 million DARPA award to [...]


How to turn audio clips into realistic lip-synced video
7/12/2017 10:04:35 AM Kurzweil c
UW (University of Washington) | UW researchers create realistic video from audio files alone University of Washington researchers at the UW Graphics and Image Laboratory have developed new algorithms that turn audio clips into a realistic, lip-synced video, starting with an existing video of  that person speaking on a different topic. As detailed in a paper to [...]


CVPR 2017
7/11/2017 8:15:41 AM Kurzweil c
CVPR is the premier annual computer vision event comprising the main conference and several co-located workshops and short courses. With its high quality and low cost, it provides an exceptional value for students, academics and industry researchers. Plenary Speakers James J. DiCarlo, M.D., Ph.D. Peter de Florez Professor of Neuroscience, Head, Department of Brain and [...]


How to ‘talk’ to your computer or car with hand or body poses
7/11/2017 4:33:20 AM Kurzweil c
Researchers at Carnegie Mellon University’s Robotics Institute have developed a system that can detect and understand body poses and movements of multiple people from a video in real time — including, for the first time, the pose of each individual’s fingers. The ability to recognize finger or hand poses, for instance, will make it possible for [...]


Machine, Platform, Crowd: Harnessing Our Digital Future
7/10/2017 8:24:39 AM Kurzweil c
From the authors of the best-selling The Second Machine Age, a leader’s guide to success in a rapidly changing economy. We live in strange times. A machine plays the strategy game Go better than any human; upstarts like Apple and Google destroy industry stalwarts such as Nokia; ideas from the crowd are repeatedly more innovative than [...]


Radical new vertically integrated 3D chip design combines computing and data storage
7/8/2017 5:30:41 AM Kurzweil c
A radical new 3D chip that combines computation and data storage in vertically stacked layers — allowing for processing and storing massive amounts of data at high speed in future transformative nanosystems — has been designed by researchers at Stanford University and MIT. The new 3D-chip design* replaces silicon with carbon nanotubes (sheets of 2-D [...]


Carbon nanotubes found safe for reconnecting damaged neurons
7/6/2017 4:39:39 AM Kurzweil c
Multiwall carbon nanotubes (MWCNTs) could safely help repair damaged connections between neurons by serving as supporting scaffolds for growth or as connections between neurons. That’s the conclusion of an in-vitro (lab) open-access study with cultured neurons (taken from the hippcampus of neonatal rats) by a multi-disciplinary team of scientists in Italy and Spain, published in [...]


A Crack in Creation: Gene Editing and the Unthinkable Power to Control Evolution
7/4/2017 8:32:14 AM Kurzweil c
Doudna, professor of biology at UC-Berkeley, and Sternberg, her former graduate student and current collaborator, explain the basics of the potentially revolutionary CRISPR technology, the events leading up to Doudna’s discovery of that technology, and the ethical dilemmas posed by the newfound ability to alter any living being’s genetic composition. The authors describe the biological [...]


Meditation, yoga, and tai chi can reverse damaging effects of stress, new study suggests
7/4/2017 4:31:47 AM Kurzweil c
Mind-body interventions such as meditation, yoga*, and tai chi can reverse the molecular reactions in our DNA that cause ill-health and depression, according to a study by scientists at the universities of Coventry and Radboud. When a person is exposed to a stressful event, their sympathetic nervous system (responsible for the “fight-or-flight” response) is triggered, [...]


‘Mind reading’ technology identifies complex thoughts, using machine learning and fMRI
6/30/2017 4:27:08 PM Kurzweil c
By combining machine-learning algorithms with fMRI brain imaging technology, Carnegie Mellon University (CMU) scientists have discovered, in essense, how to “read minds.” The researchers used functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) to view how the brain encodes various thoughts (based on blood-flow patterns in the brain). They discovered that the mind’s building blocks for constructing complex thoughts [...]


How to capture videos of brains in real time
6/29/2017 4:27:11 AM Kurzweil c
A team of scientists has peered into a mouse brain with light, capturing live neural activity of hundreds of individual neurons in a 3D section of tissue at video speed (30 Hz) in a single recording for the first time. Besides serving as a powerful research tool, this discovery means it may now be possible [...]


Smart algorithm automatically adjusts exoskeletons for best walking performance
6/25/2017 10:38:21 PM Kurzweil c
Researchers at the College of Engineering at Carnegie Mellon University (CMU) have developed a new automated feedback system for personalizing exoskeletons to achieve optimal performance. Exoskeletons can be used to augment human abilities. For example, they can provide more endurance while walking, help lift a heavy load, improve athletic performance, and help a stroke patient [...]


Tactile sensor lets robots gauge objects’ hardness and manipulate small tools
6/24/2017 3:05:09 AM Kurzweil c
Researchers at MIT’s Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL) have added sensors to grippers on robot arms to give robots greater sensitivity and dexterity. The sensor can judge the hardness of surfaces it touches, enabling a robot to manipulate smaller objects than was previously possible. The “GelSight” sensor consists of a block of transparent [...]


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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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The Week’s Awesome Stories From Around the Web (Through July 22)
7/22/2017 5:00:04 PM Singularity Hub
BIOTECH Verily Robot Will Raise 20 Million Sterile Mosquitoes for Release in California Emily Mullin | MIT Technology Review “To help breed and releas...
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Teaching Machines to Understand, and Summarize, Text
7/21/2017 6:45:31 PM Singularity Hub
We humans are swamped with text. It’s not just news and other timely information: Regular people are drowning in legal documents. The problem is so ba...
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Why XPRIZE Is Asking Writers to Take Us Through a Wormhole to 2037
7/20/2017 5:00:30 PM Singularity Hub
In a world of accelerating change, educating the public about the implications of technological advancements is extremely important. We can continue t...
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Legacy | Future of Everything With Jason Silva
7/19/2017 5:15:54 PM Singularity Hub
Introducing our new web series, Future of Everything with Jason Silva. In this video, he discusses how futurists and entrepreneurs Peter Diamandis and...
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New Film ‘Food Evolution’ Takes on One of the Most Polarizing Scientific Topics
7/19/2017 5:15:21 PM Singularity Hub
One Tuesday morning, as his family bustled around the house getting ready for the day, Scott Hamilton Kennedy’s phone lit up with a text message from ...
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This Is What Liberated the Power of the Internet, and Why It Matters
7/18/2017 5:00:33 PM Singularity Hub
The earliest internet was built by the military, designed to help scientists around the nation gain access to those rare room-sized computers located ...
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We Worked Out What It Would Take to Wipe Out All Life on a Planet—and It’s Good News for Alien Hunters
7/17/2017 6:44:43 PM Singularity Hub
The first exoplanet was spotted in 1988. Since then more than 3,000 planets have been found outside our solar system, and it’s thought that around 20%...
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A Living Hard Drive: This GIF Was Stored in the DNA of Bacteria
7/16/2017 5:00:20 PM Singularity Hub
DNA is a hugely promising medium for storing data. Consider that a cell nucleus can hold the instructions for an organism as complex as a human. So fa...
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This Week’s Awesome Stories From Around the Web (Through July 15)
7/15/2017 5:15:28 PM Singularity Hub
ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE DeepMind’s AI Is Teaching Itself Parkour, and the Results Are Adorable James Vincent | The Verge “The research explores how re...
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Ray Kurzweil: A Strategy for Keeping the World Safe From AI
7/14/2017 5:00:59 PM Singularity Hub
Ray Kurzweil is an inventor, thinker, and futurist famous for forecasting the pace of technology and predicting the world of tomorrow. In this video, ...
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