David Orban on the Singularity University

David Orban, Chairman of Humanity+ and Advisor to the Singularity University, gave the second teleXLR8 talk in Teleplace on May 11, 2010.

David presented an overview of the Singularity University, including program details and recent developments. The talk was followed by a lively Q/A session.

The Singularity University (SU) is an interdisciplinary university whose mission is to assemble, educate and inspire a cadre of leaders who strive to understand and facilitate the development of exponentially advancing technologies in order to address humanity’s grand challenges.

With the support of a broad range of leaders in academia, business and government, SU hopes to stimulate groundbreaking, disruptive thinking and solutions aimed at solving some of the planet’s most pressing challenges. SU is based at the NASA Ames campus in Silicon Valley and offers two main types of programs: an annual 9-week Graduate Studies Program as well as 3- and 10-day Executive Programs throughout the year.