Source: Singularity Hub — January 4, 2011 | Aaron Saenz
With his recent essay “How My Predictions Are Faring” the noted futurist reviews forecasts he made more than a decade ago for our current times. His predicted future is now the present, so it’s time to see how he did.
The… read more
October 29, 2012
Source: The State Press — October 29, 2012 | Caleb Varoga
According to Ray Kurzweil’s The Singularity Is Near, the singularity is “an era in which our intelligence will become increasingly non-biological and trillions of times more powerful than it is today — the dawning of a new civilization that will enable us to transcend our biological limitations and amplify our creativity.”
Kurzweil describes singularity as an exciting and progressive movement, but while there’s nothing to fear… read more
December 15, 2012
Source: CNET — Decemeber 15, 2012 | Larry Dignan
Google has brought on futurist and artificial intelligence expert Ray Kurzweil as director of engineering, and there could be some real returns on the company’s high-profile hire.In a statement, Kurzweil confirmed that he’d be joining Google. He noted that his interest in… read more
Source: Higher Ground — March 8, 2013
Ra Ra Riot’s third album Beta Love is set for release January 22, 2013 on Barsuk Records. The album marks the band’s first outing as a four piece with members Wes Miles on vocals, Milo Bonacci on guitar, Mathieu Santos on bass and Rebecca Zeller on violin forming the core of the group.
Beta Love’s songs are informed by the works of cyperpunk novelist… read more
December 20, 2013
Source: The New York Times — December 18, 2013 | Deborah Hofmann
This collection of eclectic and far-ranging titles is intended to get people talking and thinking about the many ways we discuss education, how we present sometimes arcane subjects, and how we think about teaching and learning at all ages and in many contexts.
The list was compiled by looking at every adult nonfiction… read more
January 22, 2014
Source: Brisbane Times — January 23, 2014 | Iain Gillespi
”I’ve had a consistent date of 2029 for that vision,” he told Wired, ”and that doesn’t just mean logical intelligence. It means emotional intelligence, being funny, getting the joke, being sexy, being loving, understanding human emotion.”
Google’s chief engineer, Ray Kurzweil, envisions a ”cybernetic friend” based on deep learning… read more
Source: Business Insider — March 7, 2014 | Megan Rose Dickey and Jillian D'Onfro
36. Ray Kurzweil is considered to be one of the leading minds in the artificial intelligence field. Since joining Google, Kurzweil has laid out some ambitious plans for search, in which Google would actually be conscious and know who you are.
Last year, Kurzweil also shared his plans for cheating death and how little robots, called nanobots, can help fight disease. [...]
June 12, 2014
Source: The Verge — June 11, 2014 | Jacob Kastrenakes
In a blog post addressing the reports, Ray Kurzweil writes: the fact that there’s a test worth arguing about implies that artificial intelligence is beginning to near the point where it might actually pass a Turing Test, even if these early examples aren’t quite what we imagine the final product looking like.
There’s little doubt that chatbots will continue to trick humans in the future, but there seems… read more