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Google U: Just $25K for Nine Weeks!

As an industry long-timer (I started covering PCs on June 4, 1984), I well know who Ray Kurzweil is. This pioneer in optical character recognition, text to speech, and synthesizers (where would Yes have been without him?) never stopped inventing. Now Google has tapped Kurzweil to help run a new Google-sponsored university called Singularity.

Only 40 students will be accepted each term, and instead of book-learning, pupils will work on projects that could change the world, like solving food shortages, addressing global warming and fighting disease.

But if you thought Wharton or MIT or Bennington were expensive, get a load of Singularity. It costs a cool $25,000 for nine short weeks.

Posted by Doug Barney on May 04, 2009 at 11:53 AM