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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.

News Kurzweil

Two new wearable sensors may replace traditional medical diagnostic devices
2/21/2018 8:42:05 PM Kurzweil c
Throat-motion sensor monitors stroke effects more effectively A radical new type of stretchable, wearable sensor that measures vocal-cord movements could be a “game changer” for stroke rehabilitation, according to Northwestern University scientists. The sensors can also measure swallowing ability (which may be affected by stroke), heart function, muscle activity, and sleep quality. Developed in the [...]

Deep Learning in Healthcare Summit Boston
2/19/2018 10:08:47 PM Kurzweil c
THIS SUMMIT IS CO-LOCATED WITH THE DEEP LEARNING SUMMIT & WOMEN IN AI DINNER Discover the deep learning tools & techniques set to revolutionise healthcare applications, medicine & diagnostics. Why Attend Extraordinary Speakers Discover advances in deep learning tools and techniques from the world’s leading innovators across industry, academia and the healthcare sector. Learn from the experts in [...]

SC18 The International Conference for High Performance Computing, Networking, Storage, and Analysis
2/19/2018 10:08:01 PM Kurzweil c
The SC Conference Series brings together HPC professionals and students of all nationalities, ethnicities, genders, and technical experience. Together we spark new conversations, new connections, and new ideas. With well over 10,000 people in attendance and a vast array of options to learn and engage, navigating the SC Conference can be daunting. To help you [...]

Neuroscientists reverse Alzheimer’s disease in mice
2/19/2018 10:05:50 PM Kurzweil c
Researchers from the Cleveland Clinic Lerner Research Institute have completely reversed the formation of amyloid plaques in the brains of mice with Alzheimer’s disease by gradually depleting an enzyme called BACE1. The procedure also improved the animals’ cognitive function. The study, published February 14 in the Journal of Experimental Medicine, raises hopes that drugs targeting this [...]

GPU Technology Conference
2/19/2018 3:34:57 AM Kurzweil c
VIDIA’s GPU Technology Conference (GTC) is the premier AI and deep learning event, providing you with training, insights, and direct access to experts from NVIDIA and other leading organizations. See the latest breakthroughs in self-driving cars, smart cities, healthcare, big data, high performance computing, virtual reality and more. —Event Producer

How to train a robot to do complex abstract thinking
2/16/2018 9:29:37 PM Kurzweil c
Robots are great at following programmed steps. But asking a robot to “move the green bottle from the cooler to the cupboard” would require it to have abstract representations of these things and actions, plus knowledge of its surroundings. (“Hmm, which of those millions of pixels is a ‘cooler,’ whatever than means? How do I [...]

Ray Kurzweil’s ‘singularity’ prediction supported by prominent AI scientists
2/15/2018 1:00:07 AM Kurzweil c
According to an article in web magazine Futurism today, two prominent artificial intelligence (AI) experts have agreed with inventor, author and futurist Ray Kurzweil’s prediction of singularity — a future period during which the pace of technological change will be so rapid, its impact so deep, that human life will be irreversibly transformed — to happen [...]

Altered Carbon (Takeshi Kovacs)
2/14/2018 7:31:30 PM Kurzweil c
In the twenty-fifth century, humankind has spread throughout the galaxy, monitored by the watchful eye of the U.N. While divisions in race, religion, and class still exist, advances in technology have redefined life itself. Now, assuming one can afford the expensive procedure, a person’s consciousness can be stored in a cortical stack at the base [...]

Are you a cyborg?
2/14/2018 7:06:14 PM Kurzweil c
Bioprinting a brain A new bioprinting technique combines cryogenics (freezing) and 3D printing to create geometrical structures that are as soft (and complex) as the most delicate body tissues — mimicking the mechanical properties of organs such as the brain and lungs. The idea: “Seed” porous scaffolds that can act as a template for tissue [...]

Chief Innovation Officer Summit
2/14/2018 3:53:49 PM Kurzweil c
Learn How to Foster an Innovation Ecosystem for 2018 The Chief Innovation Officer Summit brings together thought leaders from the world’s most respected companies, creating an open forum for discussion. Fortune 500 companies are working to tackle culture and ideation, but what lies beyond that? Pipeline management, new product development & innovating at scale, as well as [...]

How to shine light deeper into the brain
2/13/2018 12:31:59 AM Kurzweil c
An international team of researchers has developed a way to shine light at new depths in the brain. It may lead to development of new, non-invasive clinical treatments for neurological disorders and new research tools. The new method extends the depth that optogenetics — a method for stimulating neurons with light — can reach. With optogenetics, [...]

Surviving the Machine Age: Intelligent Technology and the Transformation of Human Work
2/12/2018 7:59:01 PM Kurzweil c
This book examines the current state of the technologically caused unemployed, and attempts to answer the question of how to proceed into an era beyond technological unemployment. Beginning with an overview of the most salient issues, the experts collected in this work present their own novel visions of the future and offer suggestions for adapting [...]

ACM CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems
2/10/2018 3:40:18 AM Kurzweil c
The ACM CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems is the premier international conference of Human-Computer Interaction. For first-time attendees, CHI is a place where researchers and practitioners gather from across the world to discuss the latest in interactive technology. We are a multicultural community from highly diverse backgrounds who together investigate new and [...]

AI algorithm with ‘social skills’ teaches humans how to collaborate
2/10/2018 12:05:43 AM Kurzweil c
An international team has developed an AI algorithm with social skills that has outperformed humans in the ability to cooperate with people and machines in playing a variety of two-player games. The researchers, led by Iyad Rahwan, PhD, an MIT Associate Professor of Media Arts and Sciences, tested humans and the algorithm, called S# (“S sharp”), [...]

SXSW 2018
2/9/2018 2:08:49 AM Kurzweil c
South By Southwest dedicates itself to helping creative people achieve their goals. Founded in 1987 in Austin, Texas, SXSW is best known for its conference and festivals that celebrate the convergence of the interactive, film, and music industries. The event, an essential destination for global professionals, features sessions, showcases, screenings, exhibitions, and a variety of [...]

Machine Learning Everywhere: Build Your Ladder to AI
2/7/2018 8:09:02 AM Kurzweil c
What you’ll hear Learn from the leaders. Media giant AMC Networks reveals how machine learning and a data-centric approach helps them build intelligent applications faster.  Leading financial services company, USAA discusses how machine learning is a strategic initiative for their enterprise. Gain knowledge from the experts. Leading Silicon Valley analyst Jeremiah Owyang of Crowd Companies [...]

CognitionX 2018
2/7/2018 7:58:21 AM Kurzweil c
CogX 2018 will bring together 4,000 attendees and 300 speakers across 5 main stages, more than doubling the size of the acclaimed inaugural 2017 event. The event will feature an expanded agenda discussing not only The Impact of AI on Industry, Government and Society, but also the pressing question for executives of How To Get [...]

Superconducting ‘synapse’ could enable powerful future neuromorphic supercomputers
2/7/2018 7:55:56 AM Kurzweil c
A superconducting “synapse” that “learns” like a biological system, operating like the human brain, has been built by researchers at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST). The NIST switch, described in an open-access paper in Science Advances, provides a missing link for neuromorphic (brain-like) computers, according to the researchers. Such “non-von Neumann architecture” future [...]

Experience on Demand: What Virtual Reality Is, How It Works, and What It Can Do
2/5/2018 8:52:29 AM Kurzweil c
An in-depth look at virtual reality and how it can be harnessed to improve our everyday lives. Virtual reality is able to effectively blur the line between reality and illusion, pushing the limits of our imagination and granting us access to any experience imaginable. With well-crafted simulations, these experiences, which are so immersive that the [...]

Cancer ‘vaccine’ eliminates all traces of cancer in mice
2/5/2018 8:49:09 AM Kurzweil c
Injecting minute amounts of two immune-stimulating agents directly into solid tumors in mice was able to eliminate all traces of cancer in the animals — including distant, untreated metastases (spreading cancer locations), according to a study by Stanford University School of Medicine researchers. The researchers believe this new “in situ vaccination” method could serve as [...]


Cyborg & Eyeborg Project


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.


How ‘Cultural Evolution’ Can Give Us the Tools to Build Global-Scale Resilience
2/22/2018 5:00:33 PM Singularity Hub
There’s an unsettling premise at the heart of Joe Brewer’s life’s work. Brewer is a change strategist dedicated to ensuring a thriving global civiliza...
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The Quest to Transform End-of-Life Medical Care Into a More Human Experience
2/22/2018 4:00:19 PM Singularity Hub
In an interview at Singularity University’s Exponential Medicine in San Diego, Shoshana Ungerleider spoke about the taboo topic we all eventually conf...
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Cancer Vaccines May Overhaul Cancer Therapy in the Next Decade
2/21/2018 5:00:36 PM Singularity Hub
The term “silver bullet” gets tossed around a lot, but cancer vaccines are just that. Unlike the flu vaccines that we’re familiar with, cancer vaccine...
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New CRISPR Method Takes on Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy
2/20/2018 5:00:29 PM Singularity Hub
The advance of CRISPR gene editing technology, which uses an RNA strand to guide an enzyme called Cas9 to cut a specific portion of DNA, has raised co...
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The Democratization of AI Is Putting Powerful Tools in the Hands of Non-Experts
2/19/2018 5:00:54 PM Singularity Hub
The shortage of qualified data scientists is often highlighted as one of the major handbrakes on the adoption of big data and AI. But a growing number...
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What Roboticists Are Learning From Early Generations of Lifelike Humanoid Robots
2/18/2018 5:00:30 PM Singularity Hub
You might not have heard of Hanson Robotics, but if you’re reading this, you’ve probably seen their work. They were the company behind Sophia, the lif...
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This Week’s Awesome Stories From Around the Web (Through February 17)
2/17/2018 5:00:19 PM Singularity Hub
BIOTECH In the Future We Won’t Edit Genomes—We’ll Just Print Out New Ones Bryan Walsh | MIT Technology Review “’Over the next 10 years synthetic biolo...
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Influenza: The Search for a Universal Vaccine
2/16/2018 7:30:00 PM Singularity Hub
The current 2017-18 flu season is a bad one. Hospitalization rates are now higher than in recent years at the same point, and infection rates are stil...
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The Power to Upgrade Our Own Biology Is in Sight—But Is Society Ready for Human Enhancement?
2/15/2018 5:00:36 PM Singularity Hub
Upgrading our biology may sound like science fiction, but attempts to improve humanity actually date back thousands of years. Every day, we enhance ou...
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We Read This 800-Page Report on the State of Longevity Research So You Don’t Have To
2/14/2018 5:00:09 PM Singularity Hub
The longevity field is bustling but still fragmented, and the “silver tsunami” is coming. That is the takeaway of The Science of Longevity, the behemo...
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