Singularity University Executive Program: Ray Kurzweil's Opening Address

Over the last week Singularity University, an educational institution based at NASA Ames that draws some world’s top technologists and futurists, has been holding an Executive Program with the goal of preparing executives for the “imminent disruption and opportunities resulting from exponentially accelerating technologies”. The roster of instructors is impressive, with a number of top professors and executives covering fields ranging from stem cells to robotics.

Singularity has been posting a series of articles from reporters who have been attending the event, and over the course of the next few days we’ll be posting full videos of the lectures, as well as some 1-on-1 interviews with the instructors. You’ll be able to find these videos by clicking the ‘Singularity University’ logo in the right sidebar, or by clicking this link.

Here’s a list of the instructors who have been presenting over the course of the event, which runs through Sunday (we’ll be posting the videos for a few days after that, as there’s a delay in getting them uploaded).

Dan Barry, President, Denbar Robotics, former NASA astronaut
Peter Diamandis, Founder, X PRIZE Foundation; Vice-Chancellor and Chairman, SU
Neil Jacobstein, CEO, Teknowledge; Sr Research Fellow, Stanford University’s Media X Program
Stuart Kim, Professor, Developmental Biology, Stanford University
Daniel Kraft, Cancer/Stem Cell Biology Institute, Stanford University
Ray Kurzweil, Founder, Kurzweil Technologies; Chancellor and Trustee, SU
Ralph Merkle, Sr Research Fellow, Institute for Molecular Manufacturing

Below is a video of author, technologist, futurist and Singularity Chancellor Ray Kurzweil as he kicks off the event.