News and Coverage

Recent articles and coverage of Singularity University, our companies and community

The End Of Illiteracy And Poverty Through Technology

Jan. 16, 2017

In 2011, Rob Nail thought he was retired. Never mind that he was only 15 years out of undergrad. He had co-founded Velocity 11, a robotics company that pioneered automation technology solutions for life science laboratories, and in late 2007, he sold it to Agilent Technologies. He had joined the board of Alite Designs, had become an angel investor, and generally enjoyed himself.

Singularity University Focuses on Tech Transforming Society

Dec. 27, 2016

“I have a sense of urgency about the need to tell positive stories about a future of abundance, so we have an alternative,” said CEO Rob Nail. “We’re creating a new lens of how to look at the world and create a long-term future we want to live in.”

The Promise of Exponential Medicine

Oct. 27, 2016

The Exponential Medicine Conference, held in San Diego earlier this month, is always a fascinating dive into the increasing pace of medical innovation, ranging from biohacking, medical robotics, applying nanotechnology for cancer treatment, to how machine learning on millions of human genomes holds the promise of predicting disease before it starts.

Iris AI drastically expedites research through the power of artificial intelligence

Oct. 25, 2016

There are more than 30 million research papers out there, and more than 3,000 papers are published every day. 

As Artificial Intelligence Evolves, So Does Its Criminal Potential

Oct. 23, 2016

The next generation of online attack tools used by criminals will add machine learning capabilities pioneered by A.I. researchers. 

Can technology save the brick-and-mortar store?

Oct. 21, 2016

The era of Amazon and e-commerce was supposed to herald extinction for brick-and-mortar establishments. But in the Bay Area, retailers are fighting back, using homegrown technologies to keep customers coming through their doors.

Companies Try Out Selfies as Password Alternatives

Oct. 17, 2016

Companies and government agencies—from ride-hailing service Uber and credit-card giant MasterCard Inc. to the Alabama Department of Revenue—are asking people to snap self-portraits on their phones as proof of identity.

Stuff I can’t “un-hear” from Singularity University Exponential Medicine 2016

Oct. 17, 2016

Last year was my rookie attendance at Singularity University’s Exponential Medicineconference.

Groundbreaking documentary with strong Manx links to receive world premiere in Washington DC

Oct. 13, 2016

A documentary with strong Manx links will receive its world premiere this month at the Washington West Film Festival in Washington DC.

12 Futuristic Products That Might Change Your Life

Oct. 12, 2016

Could this be in your living room’s future? A table made from old jeans, a pod that turns a sink into a washing machine, or one of the other products that ­designers think could change the way we live.