Isle of Man Grand Challenge - Singularity University Knowledge Transfer

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Published on March 5, 2014

Author: OwenC



As winners of the Isle of Man Grand Challenge, Andrew and I have prepared some slides with some of the concepts and ideas gleaned from Singularity University with particular reference to improvements we can drive in the Manx economy.

Isle of Man Grand Challenge How can we remain relevant in a world that’s changing faster than we can comprehend?

Exponential Technologies • Artificial Intelligence • Robotics • Biotech • Manufacturing • Computation / Networks • Synthetic Biology • Digital Medicine

Our Advantages • A need and desire to innovate • Natural resources / environment • Agility, size and access to regulators • • Natural size for serendipity No legacy • Be cutting-edge, ignore the rest

Focus • Supporting environment • Education • • Computer use is not literacy Change attitudes and culture • Positivity + entrepreneurship • Healthy attitude to risk and failure

Focus • Fertile and attractive for startups • Don’t penalise failure • Access to capital • Focus on global opportunity • Incentivise graduates

"Borders are porous" People, ideas, finance, jobs ... can flow in or out What influence can we apply?

Links • Bits and Billions - A blueprint for high-impact digital entrepreneurship in the UK • Lessons from the World's Most Tech-Savvy Government • Paul Graham’s Essays • Why Silicon Valley Can’t Find Europe (TechCruch)

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“Being afraid to fail is almost a guarantee of putting a glass ceiling on the success that can be achieved.” Dr Astro Teller “Captain of Moonshots” @ Google [X] BBC 24 January 2014

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