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Singularity University

August 14, 2013 15:21 ET

Budapest Selected as Site to Host Singularity University Technology Summit in November

MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA and BUDAPEST, HUNGARY--(Marketwired - August 14, 2013) -   Singularity University (SU), the acclaimed Silicon Valley University that uniquely focuses on the opportunities and challenges presented by rapidly advancing technologies, will launch SUMMIT EUROPE -- November 15-16, 2013, in Budapest, Hungary. This will be the first European conference for SU and the first major program of its kind in Europe. SU selected Budapest as it serves as the host city to the Institute for Innovation and Technology (EIT) of the European Union.

"Every aspect of life is being transformed by technology and the idea of Silicon Valley has become a metaphor for the mindset of innovation and the power of ideas," said Technologist and Futurist Ray Kurzweil, SU Co-Founder and Director of Engineering at Google. "How we learn to think exponentially changes our perception of life and approach to business."

For five years, SU has prepared both individuals and organizations for exponential technology changes through a series of events, conferences and education programs. These experiences have facilitated a fundamental change in thinking to fully recognize and understand the broad implications of technology changes and how the combined effects of these transitions will transform everything around us -- and rapidly. SU plans to launch additional regional Summits in major cities around the world with local partners.

"SUMMIT EUROPE will discuss advancements in Artificial Intelligence, Robotics, Digital Manufacturing, Biotechnology and Bioinformatics and the roles of each of these disruptive technologies in advancing individuals, industries and nations, and solving grand challenges," stated Dr. Peter H Diamandis, SU Co-Founder and best-selling author of Abundance." We also will discuss the opportunities for investment and impact on local and national economies."

Register online at: www.SingularityU.org/eu-summit.

To learn more about SUMMIT EUROPE, access speaker profiles, program and accommodation please visit: http://www.singularityu.org/eu-summithttp://www.singularityu.org/eu-summit.

About Singularity University

Singularity University's mission is to assemble, educate, and enable a new generation of leaders in business, science, finance, and government to understand and use exponentially advancing technologies to address humanity's grand challenges. Since 2009, SU has hosted students and industry leaders from more than 70 countries in Graduate Studies Programs and specialized Executive Programs. Corporate Partners include Autodesk, Cisco, Coca Cola, ePlanet Ventures, GE, Genentech, Google, Intelius, Kauffman Foundation, Nokia, Steelcase, and Triple Ring Technologies.

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