Controlling the Brain with Light

Neuroscientist Divya Chander explores the mechanics of Optogenetics and how it is impacting brain research and treatment.

The Computerized Brain

Neuroscientist Divya Chander explains how we could create self-contained computer chip systems that won’t burn through our brains.

Studying The Brain

Neuroscientist Divya Chander explains various ways doctors have studied the brain.

Mind-Reading Neuroscience

Neuroscientist Dr. Divya Chander explains her history as an Anesthesiologist studying brainwaves using EEG and the implications her research has on real-time diagnostics during surgery on patients.

Disrupting Medicine

Singularity University faculty Dr. Daniel Kraft explores the many ways medicine is already on the path of disruption into a bright future.

Patient Participation in Medical Care

Cancer survivor Dave deBronkart shares his personal story about battling cancer and the idea that patients are the most underutilized resource in medicine.

Preventative Medicine

Dr. Daniel Kraft shares his perspective on the current state of preventative diagnostics.

Do We Need Sleep?

Neuroscientist Divya Chander talks about the ways advancing medicine might impact the brain’s need for sleep.

The Promise of 3D Printing in Biotechnology

Ray Kurzweil explains how 3D bioprinting and new technologies are already transforming medicine and health.

Brain Identity: Thoughts, Memories & Signatures

Marc Goodman, Policy, Law and Ethics Chair at Singularity University, describes how advances in neuroscience and bioinfomatics impact security. Filmed for Singularity University’s Exponential Medicine Conference.

Q&A: What Are the Opportunities at the Intersection Between Medicine and Technology?

Ray Kurzweil, Co-founder, Chancellor and Director at Singularity University, elaborates on opportunities to collect health data from blood, such as in menstruation. Filmed at Singularity University’s Executive Program, October 2014.

Q&A: What Is the Value of Learning Foreign Languages Today?

Ray Kurzweil, Co-founder, Chancellor and Director at Singularity University, discusses human language and developments to model language processing in the brain. Filmed at Singularity University’s Executive Program, October 2014.

Understanding the Basis of Attention, Emotion, and Motivation

Thomas Ramsoy, PhD, Director of the Center for Decision Neuroscience and CEO and Founder of Neurons Inc, provides an interesting perspective on attention, emotion and motivation as factors that can affect business choices. Filmed at Singularity University’s Executive Program, April 2014.

The Possibilities of Medical Nanotechnology

Ralph Merkle, Nanotechnology Chair at Singularity University, explores the potential of medical nanotechnology, such as artificial red blood cells. Filmed at Singularity University’s Executive Program, April 2014.

Augmentation, Robotics, and Other Technologies in Medical Therapy

Daniel Kraft, Chair of Neuroscience and Medicine at Singularity University, offers a deep dive into some of the technologies which are changing the field of medicine such as robotics, AI, regenerative medicine and ‘lab on a chip’. Filmed at Singularity University’s Executive Program, April 2014.

Toward Surgery at the Cellular Level

Catherine Mohr, MD, Singularity University Faculty and Vice President of Medical Research at Intuitive Surgical, details the impact of robotics on surgical procedures as well as the ways it may revolutionize future capabilities. Filmed at Singularity University’s Executive Program, April 2014.

Technology and Sustainable Patient Care

Dean Ornish, MD, Founder and President of the Preventive Medicine Research Institute, discusses the true role of technology in patient care and how to make an sustainable impact in patients’ lives. Filmed at Singularity University’s Exponential Medicine Conference, November 2013.

Applying Neuroscience to Business Cases

Thomas Ramsoy, PhD, Director of the Center for Decision Neuroscience and CEO and Founder of Neurons Inc, discusses how the mind works and how to apply neurosciences to make business decisions. Filmed at Singularity University’s Executive Program, April 2014.

Innovation in Medicine: Thinking at a Global Level

Peter Fitzgerald, MD, Professor of Cardiovascular Medicine at Stanford University, discusses how a global perspective of medicine impacts the underlying dynamics of technology innovation both afar and at home. Filmed at Singularity University’s Exponential Medicine Conference, November 2013.

Finding the “Odd” Technologies to Change the Course of Disease

Catherine Mohr, MD, Singularity University Faculty and Vice President of Medical Research at Intuitive Surgical, describes the evolution of medical technologies to transform surgeries, but argues that broader and more lateral efforts are needed to truly disrupt medical diagnostics. Filmed at Singularity University’s Executive Program, April 2014.

How Surgical Technologies Can Impact the Real Unmet Needs

Catherine Mohr, MD, Singularity University Faculty and Vice President of Medical Research at Intuitive Surgical, argues that the real impact of surgical robotics and advancements in medical technologies is in telementoring more than telesurgery. Filmed at Singularity University’s Executive Program, April 2014.

Connected Technologies Transforming Healthcare

Daniel Kraft, Neuroscience and Medicine Chair at Singularity University, offers a tour of various technologies which are changing healthcare such as cloud computing, 3D printing, big data, and robotics. Filmed at Singularity University’s Executive Program, April 2014.

Application of IBM’s Watson in Medicine

Martin Kohn, MD, Chief Medical Scientist at Jointly Health, explains how IBM’s Watson utilizes machine learning to process natural language and may be best applied in medicine and other sectors. Filmed at Singularity University’s Exponential Medicine Conference, November 2013.

Introducing Heroes

A startup to connect everyday Heroes with basic and advanced medical skills and certifications with the people who desperately need help for acute emergencies. Filmed for Singularity University’s Graduate Studies Program, August 2014.