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Embracing Artificial Intelligence To Improve Society

There is plenty doubt regarding the role of humans in a world soon to be dominated by artificial intelligence (AI). How can we thrive if what we currently define as “jobs” will increasingly be covered by smarter (and then even smarter) computers entering our environment, workplace, and general lives? We pondered this question back when …

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What is the future made of?

Understanding accelerating change is not easy, but essential if you want to be able to adapt to an ever more complex world. The future is made of exponential technologies, and created by the people who are capable of leveraging them. Get your tickets for the SingularityU Italy Summit 2017 to participate in a two day exploration of …

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“We’ll Live Forever and We’ll Become Cyborgs”

I’ve been interviewed in Panorama, an Italian weekly magazine. (Thanks to Dotwords for the English translation, which I slightly edited.) We’ll Live Forever and we’ll Become Cyborgs Super-smart droids will work instead of us. Whereas we will be data sets with the ability to reincarnate at will. The future according to Singularity University’s David Orban. …

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Benefiting from Exponentials Globally

Singularity University is expanding through the SingularityU Global program. The launch of SingularityU Milan, the first Italian chapter, is part of this program. It allows orders of magnitude more people to directly participate in its events and leverage the power of exponential technologies. When Singularity University launched in 2009, one of the first things that …

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The Fundamental Thesis Of The Network Society

The Empowering Future Of Decentralization

A set of simultaneous technologies is growing exponentially, with the common feature of being decentralized, and organized in a network. This contrasts with the centralized and hierarchical organization of today’s traditional society and its basic functions. The shift from the old to the new structure will subject the Nation State to an unprecedented pressure. After …

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Exponential legislation

Long election cycles, and slow legislation are a natural part of representative democracy, and are inadequate to the needs of a world that is rapidly changing. Analyzing, proposing, discussing, approving, implementing measuring and updating laws and regulations must be possible today using technologies with orders of magnitude finer grained feedback than previously. Invited by Intergruppo …

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How Can Bitcoin Help Emancipate Billions And Help Food Security

Through the fundamental invention of the Blockchain, we now have a tool that, through the use of planet-wide communications networks and smartphones, can put a Western city-dweller and an Indonesian fisherman on equal footing Through the fundamental invention of the Blockchain, we now have a tool that, through the use of planet-wide communications networks and …

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Decentralization is the next wave of sustainable growth in food production

A new wave of technologies and global communication are benefiting decentralized and distributed organizations that are outcompeting centralized and hierarchical ones. In our quest to feed an increasing worldwide population, through the industrial revolution of the 19th century and the green revolution in industrial agriculture a few decades ago, the tendency has been to centralize. …

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Artificial intelligence and food

The applications of artificial intelligence to food are helping to develop better solutions for our nutrition. And provide creative recipes, too! Artificial intelligence (AI) is the area of computer science applying advanced techniques to solving problems that are inspired by the capabilities of human cognition. Having been born practically together with our information technology 60 …

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