June 23, 2014
Source: Tech Times — June 23, 2014 | Quinten Plummer
Google is still expected to deliver a refined vision of strategies for cloud computing. Ray Kurzweil, director of engineering at Google, has been slated to give a lecture entitle ”Biologically Inspired Models of Intelligence.”
Kurzweil was said to be preparing to present his short and long term plans for bolstering user interaction with artificial intelligence, helping to improve areas including searches and machine responses. [...]
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September 30, 2013
Source: The Dick Morris Show — September 25, 2013 | Dick Morris
What will the future be like? On my radio show, I interviewed futurist Ray Kurzweil, winner of the National Science Award, and he tells us what the world will look like 10, 20, 30 years from now.
He says that the exponential increase in artificial intelligence and in miniaturization of technology will combine to radically change the human race, eventually taking tools like… read more
Source: Daily Tech — December 27, 2013 | Jason Mick
Google also has been acquiring talented roboticists in similar fashion. It picked up machine learning expert Professor Geoffrey Hinton, who coinvented the backpropagation and contrastive divergence training algorithms for neural networks.
Ray Kurzweil is among Google’s recent robotics-aimed additions. Ray Kurzweil, a famed proponent of a coming converged of artificial intelligence and humanity, was hired as a “Director of Engineering” at Google. [...]
January 30, 2014
Source: The Press of Atlantic City — January 30, 2014 | Robert DiGiacomo
The androids serve as a vehicle through which Monae, whose work is influenced by futurist Ray Kurzweil and director Spike Jonze (Her), can explore societal issues, such as the marginalization of people of color, the poor and other oppressed minorities. [...]
July 12, 2014
Source: The New York Times — July 8, 2014 | Maureen Down
Ray Kurzweil, Google’s 66-year-old director of engineering, is running a Manhattan project to push AI to match human intelligence by 2029 and achieve his vision of “the singularity” — the moment when computers overtake human brains — by 2045. The robots will even be able to flirt, he says.
Kurzweil and Google will try to encode that information to “really try to teach it to
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November 27, 2012
Source: New Books in Brief — November 27, 2012
When IBM’s Deep Blue defeated humanity’s greatest chess player Gary Kasparov in 1997 it marked a major turning point in the progress of artificial intelligence (AI). A still more impressive turning point in AI was achieved in 2011 when another creation of IBM named Watson defeated Jeopardy! phenoms Ken Jennings and Brad Rutter at their own game.
As time marches on and technology advances we can easily envision… read more
Source: Memeburn — May 2, 2013 | Tom Foremski
Google’s rush to Google Glass makes perfect sense, if you consider that founders Larry Page and Sergey Brin are 40, and 39 years old, respectively. With every day they have more and more in common with 60 year-olds than with 20 year-olds. Google Glass is an exercise in future-comforting their old age.
And so is the hiring of Ray Kurzweil, it’s to ensure that Google’s founders get a front… read more
Gizmodo | Don’t worry about the chrimbo flab, Ray Kurzweil says we’ll soon be able to switch off our fat cells
January 16, 2014
Source: Gizmodo — December 31, 2013 | Gary Cutlack
Ray Kurzweil, a man who has a lucky habit of guessing things about the future that usually turn out to be on the money, believes we’re on the cusp of extending our lives even further, thanks to nanobots and the looming ability to deactivate our body’s ability to store fat.
Kurzweil’s fantastic timeline sees mankind develop the ability to deactivate human fat cells by the year 2020, shutting… read more
February 13, 2014
Source: The Wall Street Journal — February 6, 2014 | Rachael King
In science fiction the future is often depicted as a dystopian future where robots become self-aware and take over the world. Usually there’s a handful of people fighting for the survival of the human race. [...]