The Wall Street Journal | The Wall Street Journal | Man or machine? Ray Kurzweil on how long it will be before computers can do everything the brain can do

June 29, 2012

Source: The Wall Street Journal — June 29, 2012

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In a wide-ranging interview, Ray Kurzweil and The Wall Street Journal‘s Alan Murray discussed advances in artificial intelligence, nanotechnology, and what it means to be human.

They discussed pattern recognizers in our neocortex, machine intelligence (such as Watson), when machines will have human-level intelligence and consciousness (by 2029, the prospects and ethics of human-machine merger, and life extension.