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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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Walking DNA nanorobot could deliver a drug to a precise location in your body
9/16/2017 3:28:48 AM Kurzweil c
Caltech scientists have developed a “cargo sorting” DNA nanorobot programmed to autonomously “walk” around a surface, pick up certain molecules, and drop them off in designated locations. The research is described in a paper in the Friday, September 15, 2017 issue of Science. The major advance in this study is “their methodology for designing simple DNA [...]


The Science of Consciousness Conference 2018
9/14/2017 12:03:27 AM Kurzweil c
The Science of Consciousness (‘TSC’) is an interdisciplinary conference emphasizing broad and rigorous approaches to all aspects of the study and understanding of conscious awareness. Topical areas include neuroscience, philosophy, psychology, biology, quantum physics, meditation, altered states, machine consciousness, the nature of reality, culture and experiential phenomenology. Held annually since 1994, the conference is hosted [...]


iGen: Why Today’s Super-Connected Kids Are Growing Up Less Rebellious, More Tolerant, Less Happy–and Completely Unprepared for Adulthood–and What That Means for the Rest of Us
9/13/2017 9:34:25 AM Kurzweil c
A highly readable and entertaining first look at how today’s members of iGen—the children, teens, and young adults born in the mid-1990s and later—are vastly different from their Millennial predecessors, and from any other generation, from the renowned psychologist and author of Generation Me. With generational divides wider than ever, parents, educators, and employers have an [...]


Miniature MRI simulator chip could help diagnose and treat diseases in the body at sub-millimeter precision
9/13/2017 6:27:39 AM Kurzweil c
Caltech researchers have developed a “Fantastic Voyage” style prototype microchip that could one day be used in “smart pills” to diagnose and treat diseases when inserted into the human body. Called ATOMS (addressable transmitters operated as magnetic spins), the microchips could one day monitor a patient’s gastrointestinal tract, blood, or brain, measuring factors that indicate [...]


‘Fog computing’ could improve communications during natural disasters
9/12/2017 4:07:52 AM Kurzweil c
Researchers at the Georgia Institute of Technology have developed a system that uses edge computing (also known as fog computing) to deal with the loss of internet access in natural disasters such as hurricanes, tornados, and floods. The idea is to create an ad hoc decentralized network that uses computing power built into mobile phones, [...]


Undoing Aging 2018
9/8/2017 7:24:25 AM Kurzweil c
The 2018 Undoing Aging Conference is focused on the cellular and molecular repair of age-related damage as the basis of therapies to bring aging under full medical control. The conference provides a platform for the existing science community that already works on damage repair and at the same time offers interested scientists and students a [...]


Longevity Promotion: Multidisciplinary Perspectives
9/8/2017 7:22:52 AM Kurzweil c
This book considers the multidisciplinary aspects of longevity promotion, from the advocacy, historical, philosophical and scientific perspectives. The first part on longevity advocacy includes examples of pro-longevity campaigns, outreach materials, frequent debates and policy suggestions and frameworks that may assist in the promotion of research and development for healthy longevity. The second part on longevity [...]


These fast, low-cost medical technologies will replace ultrasound and X-rays for specific uses
9/8/2017 7:19:08 AM Kurzweil c
A radical software invention by three Caltech engineers promises to allow your smartphone camera* to provide detailed information about a critical measure of your heart’s health: the “left ventricular ejection fraction” (LVEF) — the amount of blood in the heart that is pumped out to the blood system with each beat. This figure is used by [...]


A cooling system that works without electricity
9/7/2017 5:02:24 AM Kurzweil c
Stanford University scientists have developed a high-tech mirror-like optical surface that uses “radiative sky cooling” to dramatically lower the energy required for air conditioning and refrigeration. The system cools water (flowing through pipes connected to an air-conditioning system) without requiring electricity by radiating excess heat from water into cold space. Panels covered in specialized optical [...]


Leading AI country will be ‘ruler of the world,’ says Putin
9/4/2017 5:20:28 AM Kurzweil c
Russian President Vladimir Putin warned Friday (Sept. 1, 2017) that the country that becomes the leader in developing artificial intelligence will be “the ruler of the world,” reports the Associated Press. AI development “raises colossal opportunities and threats that are difficult to predict now,” Putin said in a lecture to students, warning that “it would [...]


Deep Learning Summit & Virtual Assistant Summit
9/2/2017 5:08:53 AM Kurzweil c
The smart artificial intelligence revolution. Explore software that can recognize patterns in digital representations of sounds, images, & data. Why Attend Extraordinary Speakers Discover advances in deep learning and smart artificial intelligence from the world’s leading innovators. Learn from the industry experts in speech & image recognition, neural networks and big data. Explore how deep [...]


Deep Learning Summit, Virtual Assistant Summit & DL for Enterprise Summit
9/2/2017 5:08:19 AM Kurzweil c
The Smart Artificial Intelligence Revolution: Explore software that can recognize patterns in digital representations of sounds, images, & data. Why Attend Extraordinary Speakers Discover advances in deep learning algorithms and methods from the world’s leading innovators. Learn from industry experts in speech & pattern recognition, neural networks, image analysis and NLP. Explore how deep learning [...]


Deep Learning Summit: Research Advancements & Business Applications
9/2/2017 5:07:45 AM Kurzweil c
Meet the world’s leading pioneers advancing deep learning research in the “Silicon Valley of Deep Learning.” WHY ATTEND Extraordinary Speakers Discover advances in deep learning algorithms and methods from the pioneers who are paving the way in research and scientific improvements. Learn from leading innovators in deep learning frameworks, neural networks, transfer learning, GPUs and [...]


The AI Finance Summit
9/2/2017 5:06:14 AM Kurzweil c
The AI Finance Summit is the world’s first and only high-level conference exploring the impact of Artificial Intelligence on the financial services industry. The invitation-only event, brings together CxOs from the world’s leading banks, insurance companies, asset management organisations, brokers. The event takes place at Zurich’s most prestigious address, The Baur Au Lac, on the 8th of November 2017 and features world-class speakers presenting exclusive case studies shedding light into [...]


Creative Innovation 2017
9/2/2017 5:05:41 AM Kurzweil c
Ci2017 will help you understand and make the most of the exponential advances in robotics, artificial intelligence, automation of jobs and vehicles, healthcare, energy, workplaces of the future and other major trends. This event will give you the knowledge and tools to develop the leadership mindset you need to transform your organisation. —Event Producer


IFIP INTERACT 2017
9/2/2017 5:05:06 AM Kurzweil c
The 16th IFIP TC.13 International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction – INTERACT 2017 will be held from September 25-29, 2017 in Mumbai, India. INTERACT conferences are an important platform for researchers and practitioners in the field of human-computer interaction (HCI) to showcase their work. Over the years, the conferences have attracted researchers from several countries and [...]


A single-molecule room-temperature transistor made from 14 atoms
9/2/2017 5:00:38 AM Kurzweil c
Columbia Engineering researchers have taken a key step toward atomically precise, reproducible transistors made from single molecules and operating at room temperature — a major goal in the field of molecular electronics. The team created a two-terminal transistor with a diameter of about 0.5 nanometers and core consisting of just 14 atoms. The device can reliably [...]


The Internet of Us: Knowing More and Understanding Less in the Age of Big Data
8/31/2017 5:40:49 AM Kurzweil c
With far-reaching implications, this urgent treatise promises to revolutionize our understanding of what it means to be human in the digital age. We used to say “seeing is believing”; now googling is believing. With 24/7 access to nearly all of the world’s information at our fingertips, we no longer trek to the library or the [...]


For Rulers: Priming Political Leaders for Saving Humanity from Itself
8/31/2017 5:40:18 AM Kurzweil c
In this striking book, Yehezkel Dror bravely goes where few authors dare, offering a big-picture view of the fateful choices facing the human species. He urges humankind to adopt unconventional survival and thriving strategies, including elevating the future of humanity above state interests, limiting the production and spread of dangerous knowledge and tools, and strengthening [...]


Building Real-time Data Pipelines
8/31/2017 5:39:11 AM Kurzweil c
Free O’reilly Ebook: Building Real-time Data Pipelines Unifying Applications and Analytics with In-Memory Architectures You’ll Learn: How to use Apache Kafka and Spark to build real-time data pipelines How to use in-memory database management systems for real-time analytics Top architectures for transitioning from data silos to real-time processing Steps for getting to real-time operational systems [...]


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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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Online Dating Pioneer: Algorithmic Insights Can Help Us Become Better People
9/19/2017 6:00:43 PM Singularity Hub
In an interview at Singularity University’s Global Summit in San Francisco, J. Galen Buckwalter said the quantitative study of personality is finding ...
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Machines Are Getting Smarter—Now They Should Explain Themselves
9/19/2017 4:00:10 PM Singularity Hub
Neural networks’ powers of prediction have fueled the recent AI boom, but it can be hard to explain how they reach their decisions. A new technique ai...
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Why Quantum Computers Will Be Exponentially Faster Than Digital Computers
9/18/2017 5:00:31 PM Singularity Hub
Classical computers (like the one you may be reading this on) calculate using bits, or binary digits, which can have only one of two values, either 1 ...
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Interfaces Are Killing Us: It’s Time Technology Gets Out of the Way
9/18/2017 4:00:20 PM Singularity Hub
You have superpowers; cybernetic superpowers that allow you to do all kinds of things. Think about it: at some point today you Googled a fact you didn...
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I Saw Her Face, Now I’m a Believer—Facial Recognition Tech Goes Mainstream
9/17/2017 5:00:49 PM Singularity Hub
Apple describes the iPhone X as being “so immersive the device itself disappears into the experience, and so intelligent it can respond to a tap, your...
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This Year’s Awesome Virtual and Augmented Reality Stories From Around the Web (Through Sept 16)
9/16/2017 5:00:04 PM Singularity Hub
Each week we scour the web for great articles and fascinating advances across our core topics, from robots to biotech and AI. We pay special attention...
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A Look Back at Cassini’s Incredible Mission to Saturn for Its Final Plunge Into the Planet
9/15/2017 1:55:44 PM Singularity Hub
The Cassini space probe mission ended today when the probe made its final destructive plunge into Saturn. It’s spent the past 13 years studying the pl...
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Solar Power Is Getting Cheaper—But How Do We Overcome Its Limits?
9/14/2017 5:10:26 PM Singularity Hub
The price of silicon-based solar cells has been falling off a cliff for years now. In 1977, each watt of capacity for a silicon solar panel would cost...
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Why Improvisation Is a Crucial Skill for Great Leadership and Innovation
9/14/2017 4:32:05 PM Singularity Hub
In an interview at Singularity University’s Global Summit in San Francisco, Stanford’s Dan Klein explained how he’s taking improvisational theater bey...
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FDA Breaks New Ground With First Approved Gene Therapy for Cancer
9/13/2017 5:00:47 PM Singularity Hub
When oncologist Dr. Carl June heard the Food and Drug Administration’s decision to bring the first gene therapy to market in the US, he pinched himsel...
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