Ray Kurzweil in the Press
This section is a collection of both current and archived Ray Kurzweil press, radio, and television interviews and appearances.
It includes hundreds of magazine and newspaper articles on science and technology 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 engagements.
November 30, 2014
Source: Vanity Fair — November 26, 2014 | Kurt Andersen
I met with Ray Kurzweil, in the process of packing up for Silicon Valley, to begin his new job as Google’s director of engineering — leading a research team to create AI software that can converse in fully human fashion.
I asked if he took the job because Google will be the most powerful entity as we transition toward the singularity, Kurzweil said it “would be somewhat self… read more
Source: The Guardian — November 29, 2014 | Alex Hern
How do you fight such an AI? The only way that would work, according to some AI theorists such as Ray Kurzweil, a director of engineering at Google, is to beat it to the punch. Humans have to try to build a smart AI before they make one accidentally. They have to think about ethics first — and then program that into it.
So long as Silicon Valley companies… read more
November 21, 2014
Source: Money Morning — November 10, 2014 | Michael A. Robinson
Kurzweil has pushed the boundaries of innovation for more than five decades. Take a close look at Kurzweil’s work at Google, where he’s a director of engineering.
It’s not well known, but even before Kurzweil’s arrival, the internet search… read more
November 21, 2014
Source: Business Insider — November 20, 2014 | Richard Feloni
We spoke with him recently and asked him what books he recommends to anyone, regardless of where they are in their career.
Ray… read more
November 10, 2014
Source: World Economic Forum — October 8, 2014 | Martin Sorrell
If Google’s director of engineering has his way, we’ll all be around indefinitely — in the cloud at least. Artificial intelligence guru Ray Kurzweil is one of a number of technologists, inventors and futurists who believe that the ability to upload our minds to the web, create virtual bodies, and thereby live forever, is within touching distance.
Kurzweil thinks we’ll achieve digital immortality as soon as 2045, and takes 150 supplements… read more
November 10, 2014
Source: ZDNet — November 10, 2014 | Chris Duckett
Signed by Ken Thompson, Bjarne Stroustrup, Bruce Schneier, Guido van Rossum, Ray Kurzweil, Vint Cerf, Alan Kay, and Andrew Tridgell, among others, the petition filed with the US Supreme Court said that the May ruling by the US Court of Appeals for the Federal Court that granted Oracle copyright protection over certain parts of Java is widely regarded as both insupportable and dangerous. [...]
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October 27, 2014
Source: Gold Seek — October 27, 2014 | George Smith
He estimates a cubic inch of nanotube circuitry would be up to 100 million times more powerful than the human brain.
Kurzweil says… read more
October 26, 2014
Source: The Tyee — September 27, 2014 | Geoff Dembicki
If anyone can define innovation it’s Richard Florida and Ray Kurzweil, two of its leading prophets. Kurzweil, a famed inventor and artificial intelligence theorist, was among the first to foresee the internet’s rise and vast cultural reach. He is a Director of Engineering at Google.
“In about 40 years,” he predicts, “the pace of change is going to be so astonishingly quick that you won’t be able to… read more
Source: The Georgia Straight — February 25, 2009 | Blaine Kyllo
Now that health is an information technology, Kurzweil said, humans are adding an extra three months to their life expectancy every year.
“At some point in the near future, he claimed, “We’ll be adding a year every year to life expectancy, not just for infants, but for people already alive.” [...]