Social life is defined by connections, and more than ever, the fabric of our social lives are woven digitally. Before the Internet picked up speed, local hubs like neighborhoods, churches, and community centers provided a variety of opportunities to develop relationships. Show More Summary
RobotShop is always improving it's website functionalities as well as making sure that the best prices are provided to customers. This is why RobotShop's website now has a new Price Match functionality. We have worked hard in the last...Show More Summary
It’s an exciting time for space exploration. NASA, private companies, and several countries are all racing to colonize space. Soon we hope to become a multi-planetary species. But why? This post explores why we’re racing to the Moon and Mars and who will get there and when. Show More Summary
Arduino has grown almost exponentially in popularity since it was first released and is well known in the world of robotics as an inexpensive, highly versatile and easy to learn software and hardware platform for electronic and robotic experimentation. Show More Summary
For 10 weeks each summer, a group of impact-driven individuals from around the world come to Singularity University’s Silicon Valley campus to embark on our flagship Graduate Solutions Program (GSP). Seven weeks into the program, the...Show More Summary
Imagine your child requires a life-saving operation. You enter the hospital and are confronted with a stark choice. Do you take the traditional path with human medical staff, including doctors... read more
“We will find new things everywhere we look.” –Hunter S. Thompson At the rate of 21st century technological innovation, each year brings new breakthroughs across industries. Advances in quantum computers,... read more
Unexpected convergent consequences: This is what happens when eight different exponential technologies all explode onto the scene at once. An expert might be reasonably good at predicting the growth of... read more The post When the World Is Wired: The Magic of the Internet of Everything appeared first on Singularity HUB.
Have you ever walked into a room and forgot why you where there? Or while in the middle of conversation forgot a person’s name? Or briefing your boss on a... read more The post How to Never Forget a Name? In the Future, We’ll Just Google Our Brain appeared first on Singularity HUB.
"It is human nature and inevitable in my view that we will edit our genomes for enhancements.” —J. Craig Venter This week, Kathy Niakan, a biologist working at the Francis... read more The post UK Will Use CRISPR on Human Embryos — a Step Closer to Human Genome Editing appeared first on Singularity HUB.
In this episode, Andrew Vaziri speaks with Curtis Carson, Head of Research and Technology in Industrial Strategy and Systems at Airbus. They speak about the Airbus Shopfloor Challenge to be held at ICRA 2016, and discuss the need for a new generation of industrial robots for aircraft manufacturing.
Last week, news broke that the holy grail of game-playing AI—the ancient and complex Chinese game Go—was cracked by AI system AlphaGo. AlphaGo was created by Google’s DeepMind, a UK... read more The post How Google’s AI Beat a Human at ‘Go’ a Decade Earlier Than Expected appeared first on Singularity HUB.
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At Singularity University, space is one of our Global Grand Challenges (GGCs). The GGCs are defined as billion-person problems. They include, for example, water, food, and energy and serve as... read more The post Space and Technology Review: Our Home Among the Stars appeared first on Singularity HUB.
Star Wars fans, you’ve got to check this out. Instructable user ASCAS (Angelo) has made a full-size, app controlled BB-8 Droid. That in and of itself is cool, but Angelo has been kind enough to make an instructable so that you can build one too! This has gotten some discussion going around the office as […]
A chip designed to run powerful neural networks for image analysis uses one-tenth the energy a mobile GPU would
Innovation is the currency of the modern world. Naturally, we want to figure out how innovation happens and how to get more of it. The current recipe is to gather... read more The post Virtual Workplaces Will Liberate Talent, Dissolve Borders, and Rewrite the Source Code of Innovation appeared first on Singularity HUB.
The popular robotics simulator gets a bunch of new features
In modern times, farming's gone from humanity's top job to a sliver of the economy—a trend that continues today as fewer young people choose to farm. For every farmer under 35 there are 6 over 65,... read more The post Robotic Farm’s First Harvest Next Year—Half a Million Lettuces a Day in Five Years appeared first on Singularity HUB.
Youtube User panthallion has installed Jasper on his HR-OS1 (with Raspberry Pi), and it’s pretty cool. The age of robotic personal assistance is upon us. Jasper is an open source platform for developing voice-controlled applications, similar to Siri, OK Google, Cortana, and so on. In this case, Jasper is being used in conjunction with an […]