1. What is Singularity University?

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    Singularity University CEO Rob Nail gives a one minute intro to the SU mission: to educate, inspire and empower leaders to apply exponential technologies to address humanity’s grand challenges.

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    • Singularity University Global Impact Challenge Finland - Henrietta's advice

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      Pia Henrietta Kekäläinen (GSP13) kertoo hieman lisää, millaisia ihmisiä ja tiimejä Suomen ensimmäiseen Global Impact Challenge - kilpailuun haetaan. Maailma kaipaa rohkeita - eli sua!

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      • Solar Energy Research

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        Addressing of the world's grand challenges, Humphrey School students look at ways to increase solar energy capacity through rooftop systems. The University of Minnesota's Humphrey School of Public Affairs is one of the top public policy schools in the nation: hhh.umn.edu.

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        • GC FINAL Bank Crisis

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          • The Insulators - Google Glass App

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            • Ethics and the New Engineer: Teaching, Research and Practice

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              About the Seminar: Reports from the National Academy of Engineering have visualized The Engineer of 2020 (2004) and delineated Grand Challenges for Engineering (2008). Attributes of the Engineer of 2020 include: “the need to … possess a working framework upon which high ethical standards and a strong sense of professionalism can be developed…. Successful engineers in 2020 will, as they always have, recognize the broader contexts that are intertwined in technology and its application in society.” Similarly, in meeting the Grand Challenges it is argued that engineers will address societal concerns including “sustainability, health, vulnerability, and joy of living.” The reports fall short, however, on plotting a clear course for the new engineer in contributing to the achievement of ethical and socially responsible outcomes. The Grand Challenges report, for example, scarcely mentions ethics, adopts a technocratic stance in equating social progress to technical progress, focuses to a great extent on large scale technological fixes, and argues that people must adapt to technological change (and not the other way around). This presentation will provide a critique of the reports (especially the Grand Challenges) and efforts of engineering educators and professional engineering societies in the wake of the reports; suggest a more dynamic characterization of the new engineer; and suggest approaches for formulating challenges for engineering that more effectively incorporate the social and ethical responsibilities of engineers and the engineering profession. In particular, the presentation will focus on developments in macroethics, social sustainability, and the unique challenges of emerging technologies.

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              • The Insulators Problem Statement

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                • Grand Challenges in Social Work -- Upstream Thinking: Beyond Individual Practice

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                  Opening Remarks: Andrea DuBrow, Field Consultant and Lecturer Moderator: Dean Jeffrey Edleson Speakers: Larry Cohen, Prevention Institute Dr. Tony Iton, California Endowment, Healthy Communities Anne Wilson (MSW '79), United Way Bay Area

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                  • Facing the Grand Challenges: Facets of Social Innovation Vol. 4

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                    The video challenges social innovation as beneficial to deal with the so called "Grand Challenges" and presents the specific approach and a couple of successful projects by the Centre of Social Innovation (ZSI).

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                    • We Build Things

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                      Runner-up at the 2013 NAE Global Grand Challenges Short Video Competition. Edited for display on the NAE website and at the 2013 Global Grand Challenges Summit in London. Music credit: Module "A Vehement Storm" Imagineering (C) 2012 Jeramiah Ross

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