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Quotes from SU GSP13 & bon voyage for the ’14ers

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Singularity University GSP13

Ah – it’s been a year since Singularity University GSP13 opening ceremonies. Now Marcus, Suvi and 78 others are brimming with excitement for monday’s ceremonies. Here’s some quotes I dug out of my notebook that had to come out: (some to be digested with an humorous mind) NASA: “Teleportation? Yeah. We’re working on it.” “A lot of space findings are made after science fiction movies. You imagine it, we’ll find it.” MD Peter H. Diamandis: (To […]

Cosmology, humanity and a multiplanetary future

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We went for a visit to SpaceX, Elon Musk’s private space company. It was a mind-blowing experience seeing the factory itself, and hearing from one of his engineers how he manages the company on the side of Tesla and other ides such as the hyper loop. It’s not for nothing that they call him the greatest entrepreneur of our time. How he started SpaceX was that he gathered 30 senior people from the space industry around a table […]

Robot takeover hooray!

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In the last.. thousand yeats our biological hard drive, or the brain, has not seen a huge upgrade. At the same time, information flood is ever increasing and exponentially growing. Artificial General Intelligence, or Strong AI is being researched with the aim to lift the problem solving capacity and information processing up to the next levels. Ben Goertzel, one of the worlds most well-known AGI researchers told us about his dream – “When a robot […]

Cheaper Smaller Faster Better

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We’re into the beginning of our fourth week here at Singularity University. I’d like to bring forth a few of the advances we’ve learned of. The outcomes and implications are many times unknown, and where we see possibilities, we also see threats. That’s why we need to understand the greater picture better – to find a new kind of mindset and also prepare – in terms of policy, law and ethics, or education and habits. […]

First feelings from SU

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Singularity University GSP13

Hey! I’m a Finnish girl in the middle of the NASA Ames research center in Silicon Valley, the world’s epicenter of innovation. To be precise, in a place, or mental state, called Singularity University. To make it short, I got chosen into a ten week intensive program, where our aim is to build or use exponential technologies to positively impact a billion people within the next decade. We are familiarizing ourselves in the fields of […]