Kurzweil and Diamandis TED Conference Slideshow


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Ray Kurzweil and Peter Diamandis presented this slideshow at the 2009 TED conference as they officially unveiled the launch of Singularity University

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  • Kurzweil and Diamandis TED Conference Slideshow

    1. 1. <ul><li>Ray Kurzweil </li></ul><ul><li>February 3, 2009 </li></ul>Singularity University
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    4. 4. Information Technologies (of all kinds) double their power (price performance, capacity, bandwidth) every year
    5. 5. Moore’s Law is one example of many…
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    13. 13. The Biotechnology revolution: the intersection of biology with information technology
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    16. 16. Every form of communications technology is doubling price-performance, bandwidth, capacity every 12 months
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    19. 19. Reverse Engineering the Brain: The ultimate source of the templates of intelligence
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    21. 21. <ul><li>Gathering data from multiple studies, Javier F. Medina, Michael D. Mauk, and their colleagues at the University of Texas Medical School devised a detailed bottom-up simulation of the cerebellum. </li></ul><ul><li>Their simulation includes over 10,000 simulated neurons and 300,000 synapses, and includes all of the principal types of cerebellum cells. </li></ul>The Cerebellum
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    25. 25. 2029: An intimate merger <ul><li>$1,000 of computation = 1,000 times the human brain </li></ul><ul><li>Reverse engineering of the human brain completed </li></ul><ul><li>Computers pass the Turing test </li></ul><ul><li>Nonbiological intelligence combines </li></ul><ul><ul><li>the subtlety and pattern recognition strength of human intelligence, with </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>the speed, memory, and knowledge sharing of machine intelligence </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Nonbiological intelligence will continue to grow exponentially whereas biological intelligence is effectively fixed </li></ul>
    26. 26. SINGULARITY UNIVERSITY Preparing Humanity for Accelerating Technological Change
    27. 27. <ul><li>You have just heard an update on the Singularity, and it’s on track…. </li></ul><ul><li>Today, we’re publicly announcing the creation of an academic institution called Singularity University </li></ul><ul><li>Its students and faculty will study these technologies, with an emphasis on their interactions, and help to guide the process for the benefit of humanity and its environment </li></ul>Dr. Ray Kurzweil, Chancellor & Co-Founder Dr. Peter Diamandis, Vice-Chancellor & Co-Founder Introduction
    28. 28. <ul><li>Singularity University aims to assemble, educate and inspire a cadre of leaders who strive to understand and facilitate the development of exponentially advancing technologies and apply, focus and guide these tools to address humanity’s grand challenges. </li></ul>Mission & Vision
    29. 29. <ul><li>Assemble the best and brightest graduate/post-graduate students across the fields of bio, nano, info and AI. </li></ul><ul><li>Teach the cutting-edge research and projected developments, in bio, nano, info, AI, and related technologies, with an emphasis on the interdisciplinary interactions between these fields. </li></ul><ul><li>Focus on Humanity’s greatest challenges . </li></ul><ul><li>To build and maintain a global network of the alumni and faculty of SU to enable them to remain connected and collaborate more efficiently to advance the University’s goals. </li></ul><ul><li>To promote these advances through the creation of new businesses, new research directions in academia, and new collaborations. </li></ul><ul><li>To communicate the critical effects, risks, and potential benefits of these fields to the public. </li></ul>Objectives of SU
    30. 30. SU Founding Meeting @ NASA Ames - Sept 2008; 50 leaders from the Bay Area Founding Meeting Sept ‘08
    31. 31. <ul><li>501(c)3 non-profit </li></ul><ul><li>Permanently based at NASA Ames (Mountain View). </li></ul><ul><li>Partners : Google, NASA </li></ul><ul><li>First program in Summer 2009 (June – Aug) </li></ul><ul><li>Curriculum almost finalized </li></ul>SU Status/Structure
    32. 32. <ul><li>Summer Studies Program ( 9-week SSP ) for top graduate and postgraduate students worldwide to learn about the various cross-disciplinary technologies (bio, nano, info, AI, etc.) leading to the Singularity. </li></ul><ul><li>Executive Program – Level 1 ( 10-day EP ) for mid-level managers/leaders to better understand the convergence happening in various cross-disciplinary technologies and how this may affect their planning and day-to-day operations. </li></ul><ul><li>Executive Program – Level 2 ( 3-day EP ) for C-level executives to give a strategic review of the rapidly changing landscape of business created by accelerating technological change. </li></ul>SU will have three educational programs starting in 2009: SU Programs
    33. 33. <ul><ul><li>The 10 main academic tracks include: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Future Studies & Forecasting </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Networks & Computing Systems </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Biotechnology & Bioinformatics </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Nanotechnology </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Medicine, Neuroscience & Human Enhancement </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>AI, Robotics, & Cognitive Computing </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Energy & Ecological Systems </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Space & Physical Sciences </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Policy, Law & Ethics </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Finance & Entrepreneurship </li></ul></ul></ul>Academic Tracks
    34. 34. Reference URLs: Graphs available at: www.KurzweilAI.net/pps/TEDU09/ Home of the Big Thinkers: www.KurzweilAI.net