Singularity University

Why a Robot-Filled Education Future May Not Be as Scary as You Think

The robots are coming, and some of them are charming. That was my reaction on a recent visit to Singularity University, when I met two robots named …

Exponential Finance Conference

Wearables - a glimpse into the future

While some have viewed the merging of technology and physiology as fantasy, reality is showing that this is no longer just science fiction. On the …

Singularity

Staying Relevant in the Artificial Intelligence Era

<i>This article originally</i> <i>appeared in June 2017 issue of BOSS Magazine</i><p>From Silicon Valley’s perspective, Brexit, President Trump, and populist revolts …

Intelligence

Human-Centered Growth in an Age of Transformative Technology

Sponsored Post<p>Human-Centered Growth in an Age of Transformative Technology<p>New technologies create immense opportunities — and consequences. When …

Intelligence

Futurist Ray Kurzweil Predicts That Technology Will End Nation States

The age of individual countries is over, says futurist Ray Kurzweil.<p>In a video posted to Kurzweil’s Singularity University YouTube account, the …

Singularity

Connecting People to Prosperity in the Exponential Age

“Our assumptions about how economies function no longer seem to hold true entirely because of exponential technology.”This claim came from …

Innovation

A Meeting of Minds... and Computers: What Are the Costs of Using Technology to Merge Humans with Machines?

There has been a lot of talk recently about the Singularity: the idea that we’re rapidly approaching a threshold event in history when artificial …

Singularity

Singularity summit comes to Joburg

The summit will feature talks on artificial intelligence. The first Singularity University (SU) Summ...

Exponential Finance Conference

5 Fintech Companies Using AI to Improve Business

Artificial intelligence may be all the craze in Silicon Valley, but on Wall Street, well, there’s a lot of skepticism.High-powered algorithms are not …

Artificial Intelligence

How Blockchain Can Make Identification Borderless and Immutable

Refugees fleeing conflict zones around the world have to deal with hardships like illness, hunger, exhaustion, and culture shock. They have to keep …

Emerging Technology

High-net-worth wealth managers can't survive the digital age on just 'their name and wood paneling'

Brands can be powerful.<p>Everyone knows that one person who drinks Starbucks' coffee just so they can be seen holding a white cup with a green mermaid on it.<p>On Wall Street, brands can carry similar weight. Many high-net-worth investors give their money to old legacy money managers just because of the …

Wealth

BLACKROCK TALENT HEAD: 'We are hiring more liberal arts majors'

It was once common for top Wall Street firms to hire exclusively from only the most prestigious business schools, but that's far from the case today.<p>And as the digitization of Wall Street continues to transform finance, firms will likely hire more talent with logical and STEM skills.<p>But tech skills …

Business

Get It While It’s Hot: Why Fintech Is a Goldmine for Investors

It’s 1998 in Silicon Valley, and PayPal is born.Many argue this was the moment that launched fintech as we know it. Today, fintech is comprised of …

Venture Capital

Uniting Exponential Tech? Think Tank Event Heralds Blockchain's Bright Future

Singularity University is exploring blockchain as a possible connecting layer between other exponential technologies at its Exponential Finance …

Exponential Finance Conference

Beyond Politics: Innovating for a Sustainable Future

Singularity University is dismayed by the Trump administration’s choice to withdraw from the Paris Accord. Climate change is one of the greatest …

Climate

Tune Into the Future of Fintech at Exponential Finance This Week

Singularity University’s Exponential Finance Summit begins today and runs through June 9 in New York, the finance industry’s bustling capital. You …

FinTech

Learning our scales (or why size really matters)

What sci-fi can teach us about the future of innovation.

Sustainable Business

Venturespring’s corporate accelerator could send you to Branson’s Necker Island

In the fast-paced world of traditional venture capital, corporate venture sometimes gets a bad rap, but often it depends on the people involved rather than the brand name, logo or misguided perceptions. Likewise corporate accelerators. However, many have been getting a makeover in the last couple …

Startups

How Thinking 'Light' Helped Me Pivot My Luxury Transportation Business

<i>“Wow. I am doing this all wrong.”</i><p>In my last post, I discussed the details of how the rapid growth and success of my company, Brilliant Transportation, strained its business model and led to a major work-life imbalance for me. We had expanded to locations on both coasts and were doing millions in …

Exponential Finance Conference

7 Big Tech Trends That Are Changing the Way We Make Things

Manufacturing is dirty, dull, and outmoded. It’s a slow-moving industry stuck in the past as new technologies out of Silicon Valley threaten to upend …

Exponential Finance Conference

How To Make Investors Love You

<i>It takes more than a good pitch to make investors love you. Here are some tactics that make a great impression on the other side of the table.</i><p>I’ve …

Business School

Executives to import California’s Singularity campus to Canada

The futurist tech evangelizers from Singularity University have run into a problem: Too many people want to drink from the well of its elite educational programs.<p>Singularity preaches that technologies such as artificial intelligence, gene editing and autonomous vehicles are going to upend existing …

Exponential Finance Conference

The Markets Where Marketplaces Will Never Work

<i>My failed events app taught me that lead-generation businesses need more than just great execution to succeed.</i><p>Three years ago, when marketplaces were …

Startups

Watch: Where AI Is Today, and Where It’s Going in the Future

2016 was a year of breakthroughs in artificial intelligence. Top selling holiday gifts, Amazon Echo and Google Now, featured AI-powered voice …

Artificial Intelligence

Veo Gives Robots 'Eyes and a Brain' So They Can Safely Work With People

The robots are coming.<p>Actually, they’re already here. Machines are learning to do tasks they’ve never done before, from locating and retrieving goods …

Robots

Carbon's Bold Mission to Finally Dematerialize Manufacturing

Technology has a funny habit: just when you think it can’t get better, it does. Take 3D printing. The ability for a machine to spit out soft material …

Manufacturing

New England industrial towns may be languishing, but Boston’s turning into a start-up mecca

The train to Boston from New York speeds past stunning scenery as well as the blight of abandoned factories, scarred with graffiti.<p>These empty …

Canadian News

How to Stay Innovative Amid the Fastest Pace of Change in History

Everything is changing again. But this time, it’s happening faster.In his talk at Singularity University’s Exponential Manufacturing Summit in …

Emerging Technology

Singularity University May Tech Scouting Report

An Introduction to CRISPR<p>Highly precise genetic modifications are no longer stories from the realm of science fiction. A genome editing technique …

Genetics

Solar Is Now the Cheapest Energy There Is in the Sunniest Parts of the World

Manufacturing is about robots and assembly lines, supply chains and finished products. It’s about the roof over your head, the car you drive to work, …

Renewable Energy