Singularity University Announces Personally Adaptive Virtual Reality Training System and On-Demand Classes at 2019 Global Summit

On-Demand Classes and Virtual Reality Training Program make the future of learning and skills training accessible to all

SAN FRANCISCO, CALIF – Aug 19, 2019 – Singularity University (SU), a global community with a mission to educate, inspire and empower leaders to apply exponential technologies to address humanity’s grand challenges, announced today availability of its two newest products:

  • On-Demand Classes, affordable, bite-sized learning on topics such as security and hacking, artificial intelligence, and human healing,
  • Uncommon Learning, a personally adaptive virtual reality (VR) training system with first of its kind integrated neuroadaptive features.

On-Demand Classes, a new series of online content, is made up of 2-3 hour classes developed by global experts in conjunction with SU around specific areas of expertise.

“The pace of change will never be slower than it is today, and humans will experience unprecedented changes in their lives in the next decade,” said Carin Watson, Chief Growth Officer at SU. “With On-Demand Classes, SU is able to educate, inspire, and provide deeper insight into these changes on a scale that is affordable and global.”

On-Demand Classes will be updated monthly on SU.org and start at $100. Current available classes include:

Uncommon Learning is a personally adaptive VR training system where users will learn new skills in an immersive environment and their training experience will be modified based on individual performance as well as biometric data including brain response, heart rate, and eye tracking.

“We all learn differently; even individual needs change moment by moment, and yet traditional training methods are rigid and remained unchanged for decades,” said Kyle Nel, executive vice president of Uncommon Partners Lab. “Uncommon Learning combines immersive virtual reality, with adaptive features made possible by neuroscience and machine learning technologies to create a holistic training system that is more effective and drives higher employee confidence and performance.”

Integrated adaptive features maintain optimal user engagement by automatically slowing down training rate during moments of stress, or increasing the level of challenge if the user appears to be bored. This amplifies the effectiveness over and above that seen in typical VR training alone. Skills are learned faster and with greater retention, resulting in higher performance, and improved safety and employee satisfaction. The system can be deployed across any industry.

Uncommon Learning is currently accepting applications for VR training. To learn more about the program or to apply, visit su.org/enterprise/uncommon-partners-lab.

ABOUT SINGULARITY UNIVERSITY

Singularity University (SU) is a global learning and innovation community using exponential technologies to tackle the world’s biggest challenges and build a better future for all. SU’s collaborative platform empowers individuals and organizations across the globe to learn, connect, and innovate breakthrough solutions using accelerating technologies like artificial intelligence, robotics, and digital biology. A certified benefit corporation headquartered in Silicon Valley, SU was founded at NASA Research Park in 2008 by renowned innovators Ray Kurzweil and Peter H. Diamandis with program funding from leading organizations including Google, Deloitte, and UNICEF. To learn more, visit SU.org, read the SU Blog, join us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter @SingularityU, and download the SU App.

MEDIA CONTACT:

Adolph Hunter, Adolph.hunter@su.org