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Articles and coverage of Singularity University, our companies, and community

Singularity University Raises Venture Capital From Boeing And WestRiver Group

Feb. 20, 2018

Singularity University, a California Benefit Corporation that educates individuals and organizations on navigating accelerating technological change, announced late last week that it closed a $32 million Series B round of funding. The investment was led by Boeing and by WestRiver Group. The round also included investments from Silicon Valley Bank, TAL Education Group, Mukita and PeopleFund.

The future of AI will be female

Jan. 10, 2018

AI is probably coming for your job. But there may be a way to future-proof your career. “Humans are going to find meaningful work if they can do the things that machines can’t do well,” says Ed Hess, a professor of business administration at University of Virginia. “And that’s higher-order thinking—critical, creative, innovative, imaginative thinking.”

Neither Google nor Facebook: An Israeli startup is bringing India’s small businesses online

Dec. 3, 2017

Millions of Indian mom-and-pop stores may be getting a technology leg-up from an unexpected corner. Launched by Silicon Valley’s Singularity University alumni—Asaf Kindler, Vito Margiotta, Gabriel Gurovich, and Alberto Iore—Seemba is a mobile phone-based platform that helps businesses build their websites. The company has been operating in India since May 2017, focusing on giving the country’s estimated 51 million kirana stores an online identity through a website.

Exponential Medicine And The Joy Of Technology

Nov. 13, 2017

Recently I attended the Exponential Medicine meeting in California. Led by the physician-innovator Daniel Kraft MD, the conference is an amazing collection of thinkers, doers and visionaries that focuses on the convergence of technology and medicine.

When Your Robot Learns From Humans, Who Should Train It?

Oct. 12, 2017

Let's say you want to teach a robot to play basketball. How do you decide who should train it? Should you have it learn from an all-star, so that the robot mimics that player's particular style? Or should it learn from a blend of data from multiple players with varying play styles across myriad teams? That question is top of mind at the SingularityU Canada Summit for Suzanne Gildert, the co-founder and chief science officer of Vancouver-based robotics company Kindred. Since 2014, her company has been developing intelligent robots that can be taught by humans to perform automated tasks — for example, handling and sorting products in a warehouse.

SingularityU Summit Another Example of Toronto's Emerging Innovation Hub Status

Oct. 10, 2017

The two-day event, spawned by Silicon Valley’s Singularity University kicks off tomorrow at Toronto’s Evergreen Brick Works and includes presentations on the future of health, transportation and balancing privacy and freedom in the Digital Age.

Over 6000 Canadians From Coast to Coast to Join in SingularityU Canada Summit Experience

Sept. 22, 2017

Through partnerships with innovation hubs and community organizations from Victoria to Charlottetown, inaugural SingularityU Canada Summit welcomes Canadians in more than 30 communities across the country.

Variety’s 2017 Reality Leaders

Sept. 21, 2017

Meredith Ahr, President of Universal Television Alternative Studio, believes we're living in an age when amazing pioneers in science and tech are among us right now, and she sees them as the rock stars of the future. Ahr is working on “The Awesome Show” with Chris Hardwick and Singularity University and expects the series will educate, entertain, and motivate viewers.

SingularityU Mexico Brings the Brightest Minds to Puerto Vallarta

Sept. 9, 2017

The SingularityU Mexico Summit in Puerto Vallarta brings the brightest minds together to solve the problems of humanity through innovation.

Deloitte Premier Partner of Singularity University Global Summit

Sept. 8, 2017

Big Four consulting firm Deloitte has joined forces with Singularity University to deliver the second Singularity University Global Summit. The flagship event of the US-founded think tank explored how technologies can be used to transform business and life in the future, while helping companies and individuals to avoid digital disruption.