2017 Foresight Fellows Announced in Molecular Machines, Space, Longevity, Artificial Intelligence

Congratulations Foresight Fellows 2017! The Foresight Fellowship is an exclusive one year supportive program committed to giving change-makers the support and mentorship to accelerate their bold ideas into the future.  We invite people who care about improving the state of the world and have the courage to follow their own path. We encourage those who… Continue reading 2017 Foresight Fellows Announced in Molecular Machines, Space, Longevity, Artificial Intelligence

Adding modular hydrogen-bond networks to protein design

Computer designed networks of hydrogen bonds allow programming specific interactions of protein interfaces, facilitating programming molecular recognition.

Nobel Prize in Chemistry recognizes molecular machines

Sir J. Fraser Stoddart, winner of 2007 Foresight Feynman Prize for Experiment, shares the 2016 Chemistry Nobel for the design and synthesis of molecular machines.

Atomically precise location of dopants a step toward quantum computers

Precise matching of STM images and theoretical calculations provides exact lattice locations of dopant atoms, advancing the prospects for silicon-based quantum computers.

Simulation of quantum entanglement with subsurface dopant atoms

Atomic resolution measurement of quasi-particle tunneling maps of spin-resolved states reveals interference processes that allow simulation of processes important for developing quantum computers based on atomically precise doping of silicon.

Foresight Co-Founder to speak on altruism, nanotechnology

Christine Peterson will speak on “High-Leverage Altruism” at the fourth annual conference of Effective Altruism, using reason and evidence to improve the world as much as possible, and on nanotechnology at the Singularity University Global Summit, the definitive gathering for those who understand the critical importance of exponential technologies.

Foresight President to speak on Artificial Intelligence

Foresight President Julia Bossmann will speak on AI at the TEDxEchoPark “Paradigm Shift” event on Saturday May 14, 2016, in Los Angeles, California.

Foresight Institute appoints Julia Bossmann as new president

Foresight Institute, a leading think-tank for transformative future technologies, such as nanotechnology, synthetic biology, and artificial intelligence, announced that Julia Bossmann has joined the organization as president.

Foresight advisor MIT Prof. Marvin Minsky (1927-2016)

We are greatly saddened to hear of the death of Marvin Minsky, age 88. A pioneer in artificial intelligence, Marvin served as an Advisor to Foresight Institute from its earliest days.

Conference video: Nanoscale Materials, Devices, and Processing Predicted from First Principles

Prof. William Goddard presented four advances from his research group that enable going from first principles quantum mechanics calculations to realistic nanosystems of interest with millions or billions of atoms.