Google, NASA, Kurzweil perustavat Singularity Universityn

Tästä on huhuttu, nyt se on julkistettu! Ray Kurzweil, Peter Diamandis (XPRIZE), Pete Worden (NASA Ames), Robert Richards (International Space University), Larry Page (Google), Salim Ismail (Yahoo) ja monet muut isot nimet ovat lyöneet päänsä yhteen ja luoneet Singulariteettiyliopiston. Kuva kaikista perustuskokouksiin osallistuneista.

Scientists and Google create Singularity University to solve big problems
The goal of the Singularity school, which will be located at an Ames facility in Sunnyvale, Calif., is to bring together the world’s top graduate and postgraduate students in 10 diverse disciplines, such as biotechnology, nanotechnology, medicine and law. They will spend nine weeks together learning about each others' disciplines and then focus on ... finding ways to overcome pressing challenges such as poverty, hunger and pandemics. Technology heavyweights, including Internet pioneer Vint Cerf, are slated to give the lectures.

"It’s a first-of-a-kind curriculum, designed to provide future leaders with an understanding of what is possible today as well as an understanding of where the real opportunities exist for innovation that might spring from converging technologies," Diamandis said.

He expects about 120 students for the annual program, which will begin in June.

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