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This year’s Graduate Studies Program (GSP) at Singularity University — the learning institution focused on future-shaping technologies — is wrapping up an intense 10-week summer. To celebrate, an expo event, including the Closing Ceremony, was held at the Computer History Museum. The GSP is the biggest program that the University runs every year, filtering through over 3,000 applications to identify 80 students tasked with impacting the lives of a billion people in the next 10 years along eight grand challenges: education, global health, energy, environment, food, water, security, and poverty.
Over the last few weeks, students broke up into 21 teams and presented their ideas aimed at nothing short of changing the world. The presentations came in a rapid-fire format to a standing-room only audience, and it was impressive how the teams distilled their passions into viable proposals that often tackled multiple grand challenges at once. Although not all of the ideas are ready to hit the ground running, SU fully expects that many of them will turn into full fledged companies over the next year.

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Salim Ismail, Global Ambassador of Singularity University, discussed the future of technology and its implications for society at Gulf Coast Community Foundation’s 2012 Better Together luncheon.