A shockwave passed through the singularity community today with the public launch of Singularity University at the NASA Ames campus in Silicon Valley. Singularity University aims to assemble a world class community of thought leaders, academics, and entreprenuers across the many fields of exponentially advancing technologies (nanotechnology, genetics, medicine, artificial intelligence, etc.) in order to address humanity’s grand challenges.
With significant backing from Google and NASA, and with the participation of a renowned cast of faculty and advisors, Singularity University is poised to literally overnight become a world class institution for the innovation, collaboration, and leadership that will allow the world to capitalize on the great promise of technology to solve the world’s greatest problems…
- Future Studies & Forecasting
- Networks & Computing Systems
- Biotechnology & Bioinformatics
- Medicine, Neuroscience & Human Enhancement
- AI, Robotics, & Cognitive Computing
- Energy & Ecological Systems
- Space & Physical Sciences
- Policy, Law & Ethics
- Finance & Entrepreneurship
What’s missing, however, is a human capital development focus. As the world approaches the Technological Singularity, how can we design better human capital futures? Moreover, what are the social, cultural, and educational elements we need to start studying and working on today to ensure our success? …our survival?