World-Renowned Scientists Team With Google And NASA To Launch Singularity University
February 03, 2009 at 00:59 AM EST
NASA, Google, and some of the foremost authorities in science and technology have teamed up to create a new school, dubbed Singularity University , that is looking to solve "humanity's grand challenges". And damn if it doesn't sound like the coolest school ever. The roster behind Singularity University is beyond impressive: it was founded by Dr. Ray Kurzweil (author, technologist, and futurist), Dr. Peter Diamandis (XPRIZE), Pete Worden (Director of NASA Ames), Dr. Robert Richards (co-founder of the International Space University), Dr. Robert Richards (ISU President), Dr. Michael Simpson, and a number of sponsors. And to run the school, Singularity brought on board Salim Ismail , the founder of Yahoo's Brickhouse.