Singularity University

Optimism Is a Leadership Choice

This is one trait great leaders and designers have in common.<p>I come from a family of lawyers. From a young age It was expected that my brother and I would also go into law. We broke with tradition, not without resistance from our elders. He became a journalist and I became a designer. I didn't …

Warren Buffett

Bots Are Stealing Christmas...And Other Small Business Tech News This Week

Here are five things in technology that happened this past week and how they affect your business. Did you miss them?<p><b>1 — Holiday bots are stealing Christmas.</b><p>‘Toy bots’ are scooping up the hottest toys this holiday season and selling them on secondary websites at higher prices. U.S. Senator Charles …

Entrepreneurship

How an Engineer and an Astrophysicist Are Improving How You Leave the Hospital

For some patients, leaving the hospital is no less stressful than being admitted. Startup Janus Choice is using artificial intelligence to help change that.<p>Almost everyone understands how stressful it is for a loved one to be admitted to a hospital. But what the founders of medical information …

Health Care

How to Design the Future We Want and Find the Path That Leads to It

Everyone wants to know the future, but how exactly? Authors Julia West and Alida Draudt aim to help people better see the future and take action to …

Emerging Technology

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

Millions of Indian mom-and-pop stores may be getting a technology leg-up from an unexpected corner.<p>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 …

Small Business

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

10 Key Lessons from Singularity University

I had the privilege to join the flagship Global Solutions Program 2017 at Singularity University.<p>It was a life-changing experience, where I joined 89 …

Innovation

SA start-up uses blockchain for social impact

The United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.<p>The United Nations (UN) set an ambitious set of goals two years ago: to end poverty, protect the …

Bitcoin

How Accenture is going ‘off-chain’ to make blockchain editable

The future of finance is undeniably linked to blockchain, but Accenture plans on doing things a little differently.<p>Blockchain as a technological …

Bitcoin

Ransomware Predicted to Cost $11.5billion Annually by 2019. (via Passle)

Cybersecurity Ventures predicts that globally, every 14 seconds, a business will be hit by ransomware by 2019. This troublesome type of malware is …

Exponential Finance Conference

This is what the WIRED world will look like in 2018

The <i>WIRED</i> team spends its day talking to innovators - the thinkers, entrepreneurs, designers and scientists who are driving meaningful change in the …

The Surprising Ways Social Media Is Making Us Healthier

When you go to the doctor or the hospital and get your vitals checked, it’s safe to assume they’re recorded and processed as data. The same goes for …

Emerging Technology

Here's How You Can Leverage Technology To 10x Your Effectiveness For 1/10th The Cost

I’ll level with you all – some of the innovations and new technologies coming out of Silicon Valley make my brain explode. Phrases like “global exponential organization movement” sound revolutionary and amazing coming from someone like Kent Langley, but when I try to say them, I sound like a first …

Entrepreneurship

MakerNurse Is All About Unleashing Your Nurse's Inner MacGyver

Inventing and improving medical devices can be a long and arduous process. Oftentimes it’s also a process that takes place far from the end user—the …

Innovation

3 Dangerous Ideas From Ray Kurzweil

Recently, I interviewed my friend Ray Kurzweil at the Googleplex for a 90-minute webinar on disruptive and dangerous ideas, a prelude to my fireside …

Singularity

How to Think Like Leonardo da Vinci to Unlock Your Creative Potential

“You are gifted with virtually unlimited potential for learning and creativity,” said author Michael Gelb.In a keynote presentation at Singularity …

Creativity

talk | Future of Artificial Intelligence and its Impact on Society

organization: Council on Foreign Relations | link <br>event: The Meetings Program | link <br>talk title: The Future of Artificial Intelligence & Its Impact …

Singularity

Why Montreal Has Emerged As An Artificial Intelligence Powerhouse

Yoshua Bengio is one of the foremost thinkers in a field within artificial intelligence known as artifical neural networks and deep learning. Although significant progress has been made in recent years due to (among other factors) the combination of the proliferation of data, the decreasing cost of …

Artificial Intelligence

Join Us Live at Singularity University's Exponential Medicine This Week

New technology is pushing medicine into exciting frontiers, and it’s getting better each year. Augmented reality is enhancing surgical training, …

Emerging Technology

Is Quantum Computing an Existential Threat to Blockchain Technology?

Amid steep gains in value and wild headlines, it’s easy to forget cryptocurrencies and blockchain aren’t yet mainstream. Even so, fans of the …

Quantum Mechanics

Discuss cyber security, blockchain, and leadership with these industry leaders at TNW New York

The 12th of December marks our fifth edition of TNW New York. And this year, we’re moving away from our traditional conference format. During the day, we’ll hosts nine insightful keynotes, while another 145 industry-leaders host round-table sessions. In these two-way conversations they will cover …

Startups

The Future of Artificial Intelligence and its Impact on Society | Council on Foreign Relations

THOMPSON: All right. Hello, everybody. Welcome to the closing session of the Council on Foreign Relations 22nd Annual Term Member Conference with Ray …

Singularity

Huawei takes on Industry 4.0 and the Mittelstand

Industry 4.0 offers new opportunities for Chinese provider Huawei to expand its Western footprint.The post Huawei takes on Industry 4.0 and the …

Innovation

Best Artificial Intelligence Conferences For 2018

Everyone’s excited about AI and machine learning these days, so new conferences are popping up everywhere. We’ve identified more than 150 events on …

Artificial Intelligence

Sober Enthusiasm for Blockchain While ICOs Create a Crypto Bubble

Sober enthusiasm is the way I would describe a recent Blockchain / Crypto conference I attended in New York City. Most speakers at the event noted …

Bitcoin

Why the Customer Is the Center of Everything in the Membership Economy

In an interview with Lisa Kay Solomon, chair of Transformational Practices at Singularity University, at SU’s Global Summit in San Francisco, Robbie …

Emerging Technology

John Sanei becomes first South African admitted to singularity university faculty - Yiba | Be informed. Be more. Because you can.

John Sanei is one of those people for whom the word multi-hyphenate was created. He is a trend specialist, strategist, global speaker, facilitator, …

Exponential Finance Conference

The Internet of Things Needs to Be Intelligent, Not Just Connected

In an interview at Singularity University’s Global Summit in San Francisco, Andreas Gal explained how his company is applying artificial intelligence …

Internet of Things

Behind the scenes in Austin with the braintrust that cooks up conscious capitalism

Eleven years after Whole Foods Market co-founder and CEO John Mackey launched Austin's annual Conscious Capitalism CEO Summit, the tenets it espouses …

Exponential Finance Conference

The 6 Ways Business Leaders Talk About Sustainability

Capitalists focus on the financial returns from capital invested, and most business leaders prioritize issues that are financially material. For anyone with a pension linked to market performance, that is a good thing. But this single-minded focus can be a major problem when it comes to tackling …

Sustainability