Singularity University Brings the Future of Manufacturing to Boston

April 25, 2016

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., April 25, 2016 /PRNewswire/ — Singularity University (SU) is launching its inaugural Exponential Manufacturing event next month — a forum for the world’s most forward-thinking manufacturing leaders, investors and entrepreneurs. The newest conference in SU’s Exponential series, Exponential Manufacturing explores how disruptive technologies such as robotics, personalized 3D printing and artificial intelligence are reshaping manufacturing and the global economy as we know it.From May 10-11 in Boston, Exponential Manufacturing will bring together 400 of the world’s top thinkers and doers to engage in dynamic and forward-looking discussions on the exponential technologies that are breaking down barriers and enabling an incredible DIY movement of makers. Never before has mass manufacturing power been in the hands of individuals and it has created a seismic shift in the way we make, sell, distribute and buy goods. With its growing tech industry, Boston has become an innovation hub for a booming startup scene, and an ideal setting for this event.Join some of the biggest names in the industry as they dive into hot trend topics such as large-scale fabrication in space, synthetic biology, digital fabrication, nanotechnology, big data, and smart sensors and networks. Alongside emcees Peter Diamandis and Salim Ismail, Deloitte’s John Hagel will discuss how to handle these major industry shifts, Neil Jacobstein will focus on R&D powered by AI and machine learning, and Other Machine Company’s CEO Danielle Applestone will share their learnings from the world of rapid prototyping. These prolific innovators will be joined by Ray Kurzweil (Google), David Roberts(HaloDrop, 1QBit), Marcus Shingles (XPRIZE), Kevin Nolan (GE), Deborah Wince-Smith (Council on Competitiveness), among others.At Exponential Manufacturing you can expect to:

  • Explore the way business accelerates innovation, automates it and deals with the intellectual property issues associated with DIY during “Abundance in the Exponential Era,” “The Future of Additive Manufacturing,” and “Robotics.”
  • Understand how emerging manufacturing techniques will change the world as we know it and push humanity beyond known limits with “Visions from a Near Future,” “The Future of Employment,” and “Extra-Terrestrial Manufacturing.”
  • Experience live demos from MegaBots, GE FirstBuild, TULiP (MIT innovation lab spinoff) providing a sneak peak at the innovations driving the economies of tomorrow.

Exponential Manufacturing is part of the series of Exponential Conferences hosted by Singularity University. The 2016 series also includes: Exponential Finance, Singularity Global Summit and Exponential Medicine. Events are oriented towards early adopters, innovators, forward-thinking entrepreneurs, corporate executives and investors.Exponential Manufacturing is produced with generous support from Deloitte and Caterpillar Platinum Partner of the Singularity University Conference Series and Gold Partner General Electric.ABOUT SINGULARITY UNIVERSITYSingularity University is a California benefit corporation with a mission to educate, inspire and empower leaders to apply exponential technologies towards solving humanity’s grand challenges. Together with a highly engaged alumni community in over 90 countries, SU is committed to creating positive and sustainable global impact via three core areas: Education, Innovation and Community. Headquartered at NASA’s Research Park in the heart of the Silicon Valley, it was founded in 2008 byRay Kurzweil and Peter Diamandis. For more information, visit: Join us on Facebook and Twitter @SingularityU.