Ray Kurzweil in the Press

A collection of both current and archived Ray Kurzweil press, radio and television interviews and appearances.

Magazine and newspaper articles on science and tech breakthroughs, controversies, and predictions – explored through the lens of leading journalists in discussions with Kurzweil and colleagues – and videos of Ray Kurzweil's TV interviews and public speaking.

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Futurism | Kurzweil claims singularity will happen by 2045

March 20, 2017

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Futurism — March 14, 2017 | Dom Galeon & Christianna Reedy

Predictions by Ray Kurzweil

Ray Kurzweil, a director of engineering at Google, is a well-known futurist with a track record for accurate predictions.

Kurzweil said, “The year 2029 is the consistent date I’ve predicted, when an artificial intelligence will pass a valid Turing test  — achieving human levels of intelligence.

“I have also set the date 2045 for singularity — which is when humans will… read more

The Verge | People are asking futurists if humans will one day swim as fast as sharks

March 14, 2017

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The Verge — March 13, 2017 | Nick Statt

The South by Southwest festival is a place where people come and talk about the future.They imagine what the world will look like when we have human-level artificial intelligence and science fiction grade human augmentation.

Futurist speakers were asked whether they think humans will one day swim as fast as sharks. Humans at their peak can swim 6 miles per hour. A short-fin mako shark, on other hand, can hit top… read more

MIT Tech Review | An immersion course in exponential thinking at Singularity University lures executives wary of disruption

January 28, 2017

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MIT Tech Review — January 27, 2017 | Tom Simonite

Singularity University is a for-profit, non-accredited institution dedicated to the theories of futurist and inventor Ray Kurzweil. Several times a year it admits groups of executives for a $14,000, week course in exponential leadership.

Singularity University was founded by Ray Kurzweil and space entrepreneur and X-Prize founder Peter Diamandis in 2009. It promulgates the philosophy of Kurzweil — the futurist, now at Google — who believes progress biotechnology and… read more

Huffington Post | Self-driving cars are the future

January 20, 2017

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Huffington Post — January 3, 2017 | Rachel Wolfson

Entrepreneurs are moving quicker and quicker as time goes on. Google’s futurist Ray Kurzweil calls this acceleration of tech over time speeding up the law of accelerating returns.

Tech hubs that enable a more advanced society can progress at a faster rate than other societies.

19th century entrepreneurs knew more and had better tech than 15th century business owners, so society was far more advanced in the 19th… read more

Time | In Memoriam 2016 — 11 celebrities remembered by their friends & colleagues

December 29, 2016

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Time — December 28, 2016

To many observers, the deaths of icons like Prince, David Bowie and Muhammad Ali made 2016 a tragic year for the loss of giants of the cultural world. While those deaths shocked the world, every week of every year has sadness of its own.

Since the very first issue of Time, the magazine has marked those deaths — and celebrated their lives — in a column called Milestones.… read more

San Francisco Chronicle | Singularity University focuses on tech transforming society

December 29, 2016

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San Francisco Chronicle — December 27, 2016 | Carolyn Said

Singularity University wants to help people envision and create upbeat prospects. Singularity University isn’t a university: it combines a think tank, business incubator, world-wide conferences and short duration on-site education programs, with an online community of alumni.

Singularity comes from the science fiction concept of a point where tech changes so rapidly it transforms human life. More specifically, it comes from futurist & inventor, co-founder Ray Kurzweil’s 2006 book Theread more

Rappler | Rob Nail: a sci fi future now

July 22, 2016

Rappler — July 20, 2016 | Maria A. Ressa

Can you imagine a world where robots do basic jobs and allow people to work only 10 hours a week? Visionary Rob Nail, CEO and associate founder of Singularity University, sees the exponential growth of technology.

In the future, our jobs will disappear because robots will take over most tasks, and energy will be free, irreversibly transforming economic, political, and social systems around the world. The driver? The exponential growth… read more

Sony | Ray Kurzweil featured in question on TV game show Jeopardy!

June 30, 2016

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As seen on TV. Ray Kurzweil was featured on the television game show Jeopardy! in a question about attending college. Three contestants were competing, but unfortunately none of them got the answer. The episode aired on television on May 25, 2016.

The company IBM competed in 2011 on Jeopardy! with its artificial intelligence computer named Watson, winning the game in a remarkable display of the power of computer algorithms and… read more

Forbes | 3 reasons to believe the singularity is near

June 3, 2016

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Forbes — June 3, 2016 | Greg Satell

When Ray Kurzweil published his book The Singularity Is Near in 2006, many scoffed at his predictions. A year before Apple launched its iPhone, Kurzweil imagined  humans and computers fusing, unlocking capabilities seen in science fiction movies.

His argument is simple — as tech accelerates at an exponential rate, progress could eventually become  instantaneous, a singularity. He predicts as computers advance, they could merge with other tech like genomics, nanotechnology and robotics.

Today… read more

Communitech | Ray Kurzweil looks boldly into the future at 2016 Tech Leadership Conference

May 18, 2016

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Communitech — May 12, 2016 | Chuck Howitt

Futurist, author and inventor Ray Kurzweil delivered a keynote speech to 800 attendees at 2016 Tech Leadership Conference in Waterloo, Canada. Ray Kurzweil envisions the future — by year 2020, 3D printing will transform manufacturing. People will print their own clothing, he predicts. In Asia, builders are making small office buildings using modules made by 3D printers. Inventors created jet engines and cars out of printed parts, Kurzweil says.… read more

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