SU 101: Rob Nail Introduces The Singularity is Near

Singularity University CEO Rob Nail distills the core concepts of Ray Kurzweil’s book The Singularity is Near and how it impacts the work being done at Singularity University.

The Promise of 3D Printing in Biotechnology

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

Ray Kurzweil on the Future of Virtual Reality

Ray Kurzweil explains why it’s so easy to doubt new technologies and how virtual reality is already transforming our lives.

Q&A: Are There Certain Predictions About the Future We Hope Don’t Come True?

Ray Kurzweil, Co-founder, Chancellor and Director at Singularity University, discusses his optimism in light of entrepreneurship and human history. He further explains that the focus in the media on all the problems in the world is actually a testament to advances in communication technology. Filmed at Singularity University’s Executive Program, October 2014.

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: How Can Government Keep Pace with Exponential Change?

Ray Kurzweil, Co-founder, Chancellor and Director at Singularity University, describes how technology has been involved in changing modern politics and bypassing regulation due to the increased rate of communication and information exchange. Filmed at Singularity University’s Executive Program, October 2014.

Q&A: When Will Computers Become Conscious?

Ray Kurzweil, Co-founder, Chancellor and Director at Singularity University, elaborates on schools of thought regarding consciousness and artificial intelligence. Filmed at Singularity University’s Executive Program, October 2014.

Q&A: How Is Machine Intelligence Evolving Compared to Human Intelligence?

Ray Kurzweil, Co-founder, Chancellor and Director at Singularity University, discusses the state of machine intelligence, the current gaps, and how quickly AI is pacing toward aspects of human intelligence. Filmed at Singularity University’s Executive Program, October 2014.

Q&A: Does Artificial Intelligence Need to Be Controlled?

Ray Kurzweil, Co-founder, Chancellor and Director at Singularity University, responds to concerns over the risks that AI presents, especially when in the hands of large corporations or governments. Filmed at Singularity University’s Executive Program, October 2014.