CNET | Futurist Ray Kurzweil on smartphones, AI, and the human brain

November 12, 2012

Source: CNET — November 12, 2012 | Andrew Nusca

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The inventor and author speaks onstage at the Techonomy conference in Tucson about his new book on human thought and the themes that stem from it.

Inventor, author, and futurist Ray Kurzweil took to the stage here at the Techonomy conference in Tucson to offer his thoughts on a future where humanity is enhanced by technology.

Kurzweil spoke to Techonomy founder David Kirkpatrick about his new book on human thought, “How to Create a Mind,” and the various themes that stem from it. Their talk was varied and at times scattered — with a topic this big, you can imagine the temptation of tangents — but Kurzweil had a few choice things to say along the way. [...]