Singularity University will organise its first technology summit focused on advances in robotics, artificial intelligence or biotechnology in Budapest in mid-November this year.
The visionary education institution located inside the NASA Ames Research Park in California’s Silicon Valley has partnered with the European Institute for Innovation and Technology (EIT) to host the Summit Europe in the Hungarian capital on 15 and 16 November.
Singularity University’s long term focus is to explore and understand challenges and opportunities brought about by the rapidly advancing technology. The organisers said Summit Europe is going to be the first event of its kind organised on the old continent.
"Every aspect of life is being transformed by technology and the idea of Silicon Valley has become a metaphor for the mind-set of innovation and the power of ideas," said technologist and futurist Ray Kurzweil, Singularity University co-founder and Director of Engineering at Google. "How we learn to think exponentially changes our perception of life and approach to business."
With a mission to prepare individuals and organisation for the exponential technology growth the university believes is going to accelerate, the institution has been running events, conferences and education programmes since its inception five years ago.
"Summit Europe will discuss advancements and the roles of each of the disruptive technologies in advancing individuals, industries and nations, and solving grand challenges," stated Peter H Diamandis, co-founder of the university. “We also will discuss the opportunities for investment and impact on local and national economies," he added.
Singularity University plans to launch additional regional summits in major cities around the world with local partners.