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Singularity University (SU) is a benefit corporation based on NASA’s research campus in Silicon Valley.
The organization provides educational programs, innovative partnerships and a startup accelerator to help individuals, businesses, institutions, investors, NGOs and governments understand cutting-edge technologies, and how to utilize these technologies to positively impact billions of people. SU was founded by Peter Diamandis and Ray Kurzweil in 2008, and since then, has empowered individuals from more than 85 countries to apply exponentially growing technologies, such as biotechnology, artificial intelligence and neuroscience, to address humanity’s grand challenges: education, energy, environment, food, health, poverty, security, space and water. In just six years, SU’s alumni, partners and members have generated more than 100 startups, and numerous patents and ideas to help advance this mission. SU’s Founding Corporate Partners include Genentech, Autodesk, Cisco, ePlanet Ventures, Google, Kauffman Foundation and Nokia.
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Overview about the Singularity University Germany Summit 2016:
Leading figures from the global high-tech industry will come to Berlin for two days to present new trends and developments in the fields of mobility, artificial intelligence, computing, and robotics, with the goal of inspiring and empowering German leaders and influencers to apply these technologies to solve today’s biggest global challenges, such as environmental change and global health.
“Germany is a highly-innovative leader in technological and social achievement that delivers impact and positive change – a perfect host country for a SingularityU Summit,” said Rob Nail, Singularity University CEO & Associate Founder. “Berlin represents progress and constant change like no other city in Germany,” explained Burkard Kieker, CEO of visitBerlin. “Therefore, Berlin offers an effective platform to launch the SingularityU Germany Summit. Besides being a strong source of inspiration and new ideas, the city offers an influential network of creative pioneers and entrepreneurs.” 500 attendees from across Europe are expected to attend the event. They will explore such questions as: How can technological progress be transformed into a tangible, positive growth for any given industry? What are the responsibilities that global leaders must undertake to solve the biggest challenges of our time? To help answer these crucial questions, the conference program of the SingularityU Germany Summit brings a broad range of internationally renowned speakers to Berlin, including:
● Rob Nail, Associate Founder & CEO Singularity University
● Kathryn Myronuk, Chair, Synthesis & Convergence; Chair Emeritus, Finance & Economics, Singularity University
● Neil Jacobstein, Co-Chair, Artificial Intelligence & Robotics, Singularity University
● David Roberts, Chairman, HaloDrop; Singularity University Faculty on Disruptive Innovation
● Andre Wegner, CEO Authentise, Co-Founder Authentise Services
Stephan Balzer, Singularity University Berlin Chapter Ambassador and organizer of the SingularityU Germany Summit said, “There is no comparable institution within Europe which focuses on the impact of technology on society and the global economy like SU. Therefore, I am proud that this first-ever SingularityU Germany Summit offers Germany’s top leaders the opportunity to discuss and shape our joint future.”