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Articles and coverage of Singularity University, our companies, and community

When Your Robot Learns From Humans, Who Should Train It?

Oct. 12, 2017

Let's say you want to teach a robot to play basketball. How do you decide who should train it? Should you have it learn from an all-star, so that the robot mimics that player's particular style? Or should it learn from a blend of data from multiple players with varying play styles across myriad teams? That question is top of mind at the SingularityU Canada Summit for Suzanne Gildert, the co-founder and chief science officer of Vancouver-based robotics company Kindred. Since 2014, her company has been developing intelligent robots that can be taught by humans to perform automated tasks — for example, handling and sorting products in a warehouse.

SingularityU Summit Another Example of Toronto's Emerging Innovation Hub Status

Oct. 10, 2017

The two-day event, spawned by Silicon Valley’s Singularity University kicks off tomorrow at Toronto’s Evergreen Brick Works and includes presentations on the future of health, transportation and balancing privacy and freedom in the Digital Age.

Over 6000 Canadians From Coast to Coast to Join in SingularityU Canada Summit Experience

Sept. 22, 2017

Through partnerships with innovation hubs and community organizations from Victoria to Charlottetown, inaugural SingularityU Canada Summit welcomes Canadians in more than 30 communities across the country.

Variety’s 2017 Reality Leaders

Sept. 21, 2017

Meredith Ahr, President of Universal Television Alternative Studio, believes we're living in an age when amazing pioneers in science and tech are among us right now, and she sees them as the rock stars of the future. Ahr is working on “The Awesome Show” with Chris Hardwick and Singularity University and expects the series will educate, entertain, and motivate viewers.

SingularityU Mexico Brings the Brightest Minds to Puerto Vallarta

Sept. 9, 2017

The SingularityU Mexico Summit in Puerto Vallarta brings the brightest minds together to solve the problems of humanity through innovation.

Deloitte Premier Partner of Singularity University Global Summit

Sept. 8, 2017

Big Four consulting firm Deloitte has joined forces with Singularity University to deliver the second Singularity University Global Summit. The flagship event of the US-founded think tank explored how technologies can be used to transform business and life in the future, while helping companies and individuals to avoid digital disruption.

OPINION: Next Disruption Victims: Smartphone, Fridge and Computer screens

Sept. 1, 2017

Disruption is the buzzword in business these days. According to Harvard Business School professor, disruption guru, and 2017 Singularity University Global Summit speaker, Clayton Christensen, it displaces an existing market, industry, or technology and produces something new and more efficient and worthwhile.

“The Future Can be African” – SingularityU Summit South Africa

Aug. 25, 2017

In what was the first SingularityU Summit to take place in South Africa, hundreds of African industry leaders and executives converged on the Kyalami Grand Prix Circut in Johannesburg to listen to thought provoking speakers who discussed the exponential technologies which are going to disrupt life as we know it.

Call for School to Teach Coding and Robotics

Aug. 25, 2017

Lack of infrastructure and expensive data remain barriers, but coding and robotics must become part of the basic education curriculum if South Africa wants to contribute to the fourth industrial revolution, according to Nxasana, chairman of the National Student Financial Aid Scheme. These remarks came at the two-day Singularity University SA summit in Johannesburg hosted with Standard Bank, global partner Deloitte and strategic partners MTN and SAP.

A New Mindset for the SDGs? Top Takeaways from Singularity University's Global Summit

Aug. 16, 2017

David Katz, the CEO of Plastic Bank, said the idea for his company came from an “aha!” moment that took place at Singularity University — the institution that started as a Silicon Valley think tank, but has evolved into a global community, with a unique approach to applying “exponential technologies” to global challenges.