August 30, 2014
Source: Billboard — August 28, 2014 | Joe Lynch
Steve Aoki: Luckily I got to interview Ray Kurzweil. Kurzweil is the man pushing the concept of technological singularity. He believes we’ll reach it in our lifetime. He introduces the album. The first track is called “Transcendence.”
I interviewed Ray Kurzweil, took one of the voice bites from our interview, and I… read more
Source: Singularity Hub — August 19, 2010 | Aaron Saenz
More, really, when you figure in all the people who simply read about AI research and decide to make their own decisions (I’m in that boat myself). Processing power has been increasing exponentially for years, and few doubt that it… read more
Source: Tengri News — May 23, 2011
Kazakhstan Prime Minister Karim Massimov posted in tweeted that he watched Barry Ptolemy’s Transcendent Man. “I saw the film, The Transcendent Man. It changed my vision of the future,” the Prime Minister posted.
Transcendent Man is a documentary about innovations and revolutionary ideas based on Ray Kurzweil’s bestseller called The Singularity is Near. The movie is about the life, career and ideas of Kurzweil, who is well-known in… read more
December 30, 2011
Source: Singularity Hub — December 30, 2011 | Aaron Saenz
There are many futurists and techno-optimists in the world, but there is only one Jason Silva. The former host of Current TV, and fledgling documentary filmmaker is a force of personality and energy that is storming through the Singularity community. He recently spoke at this year’s Singularity Summit in New York, and is popping up all over the media world with appearances in the Economist, Smart… read more
Source: Publishers Weekly — October 22, 2012
Bringing together contemporary theories and research in cognitive neuroscience and artificial intelligence, Kurzweil (The Singularity Is Near) provides insight into how the human brain functions, while speculating on the possibilities and philosophical implications of creating a nonbiological mind.
Underlying this analysis is the Pattern Recognition Theory of Mind, a process in the neocortex, the seat of higher brain functions such as perception, memory, and language —… read more
December 16, 2012
Source: The Register — December 16, 2012 | Simon Sharwood
Futurist, artificial intelligence expert and inventor Ray Kurzweil will join Google as its director of engineering. Kurzweil’s profile is such that it was he — and not his new employer — who announced the new gig, and on his own website to boot.
Kurzweil also says he feels Google is his kind of place to work, and not just for the free food. Just what Kurzweil’s arrival… read more
March 28, 2013
Source: San Francisco Sentinel — March 28, 2013
“The restless genius” (Wall Street Journal) Ray Kurzweil comes to Cal Performances’ Wheeler Auditorium on Saturday, April 13 at 8:00 p.m. He has been nicknamed the “rightful heir to Thomas Edison” by Forbes for making cutting-edge technological advances including the first flatbed scanner, the first print-to-speech reading machine for the blind, and the first music synthesizer capable of recreating the grand piano.
In addition to his… read more
May 13, 2013
Source: Cambridge Healthtech Institute — May 13, 2013 | Kevin Davies, PhD
Best Keynote: Lander in 2002? Ray Kurzweil? Stephen Wolfram? Venter, Collins, Berners-Lee? I can’t pick. But I would give special commendation to BioTeam cofounder Chris Dagdigian’s annual unofficial fourth keynote, “Trends from the Trenches.” [...]