Singularity University, actually — a new academic institution offering ten weeks of summer programs hosted by the NASA Ames Research Center in the heart of Silicon Valley, CA.


Singularity’s catalogue offers full ten-week courses as well as ten-day and three-day programs in ten different disciplines including future studies and forecasting; biotechnology and bioinformatics; nanotechnology; AI, robotics, and cognitive computing; and finance and entrepreneurship.

The founds — tech industry movers and shakers all — hope that students come from all corners of the world and that the Singularity U. melting pot will produce new ideas, new technologies and new companies to commercialize them.

As the Singularity U. official ‘Overview’ states:

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.

Anyone can apply to attend Singularity U. If you’re interested, inquire now via the online application form at the Web site. But Singularity will accept a maximum of only 30 students this summer, with plans to expand in future years to 120. So, visit the Web site now. The available spaces are apparently filling up fast. The Singularity U. site was, in fact, offline due to overwhelming (attempted) visitor traffic when we tried to visit a second time this morning.

Unlike other university course catalogues, the Singularity U. Web site does not advertise its program fees and costs.

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