May 12, 2001
Source: Wired — May 12, 2001 | Mark K. Anderson
Artificial Intelligence pioneer Ray Kurzweil has sponsored the premiere of the first excursion into computational art in history.… read more
Source: BoingBoing — August 10, 2009 | David Pescovitz
“All-Star Pattern Seeker Trading Cards pay tribute to 23 giants of pattern recognition — pathfinders and ideanauts whose shadows loom large across three millennia of discovery.” — Imaginary Foundation
Source: Motherboard — February 19, 2011 | Alex Pasternack, Sean Yeaton
Is anyone really surprised that IBM’s Watson won Jeopardy? Our guess is no, and that most people are still more impressed with Xbox Kinect or being able to watch Netflix on their iPhones. At any rate, a machine has exercised its power over two of Earth’s brightest humans and ultimately it sort of depends on how elastic your imagination is whether or not you think this kind of thing is terrifying… read more
Source: Pioneer Press — February 6, 2012 | Tom Webb
The 30-second spot veered from the Super Bowl ad practice of using celebrities and showcased real people who invented features like the camera phone, text messaging and the ability to translate voice into text.
Mike Gatti, executive director… read more
In 2002, SaulPaul graduated from the University of Texas at Austin with a Convergent Media degree from the School of Communications. In 2003, SaulPaul quit his job working in television and soon after released his first album. And now, almost 9 years later, he continues to make a living making music.
From releasing albums, to touring, to writing and producing for other artists, SaulPaul has done it all.… read more
Source: Wired — April 25, 2013 | Steven Levy
Google has always been an artificial intelligence company, so it really shouldn’t have been a surprise that Ray Kurzweil, one of the leading scientists in the field, joined the search giant late last year. Nonetheless, the hiring raised some eyebrows, since Kurzweil is perhaps the most prominent proselytizer of “hard AI,” which argues that it is possible to create consciousness in an artificial being.
Add to this Google’s revelation that it is… read more
Source: Silicon Valley Business Journal — June 5, 2013 | Cromwell Schubarth
Four Silicon Valley luminaries are joining SVForum’s version of the region’s tech hall of fame: Google engineering chief and futurist Ray Kurzweil, Cisco Systems Chief Technology Officer Padmasree Warrior, XPrize founder Peter Diamandis and Lean Startups advocate Steve Blank.
The annual invitation-only SVForum Visionaries gala reception has honored a Who’s Who of tech and venture investment since 1998, including Bill Gates, Elon Musk,Marc Andreessen, John Doerr and Jerry Yang.
SVForum Executive Director Chris Gill and Chairperson Debra Magid of… read more
Source: SearchCIO — September 30, 2013 | Linda Tucci
The world is changing more and more rapidly, fueled by information technology. Unlike some of us given to mouthing such statements, the recipient of the National Medal of Technology had his argument teed up. [...]
Source: CNN — March 24, 2014
The second episode, “Futurism,” featured Ray Kurzweil and Terry Grossman, MD. The program, which was recently honored with an award for “best limited series” by the International Documentary Association, premiered in 2013 on CNN.
Each week, Spurlock will immerse… read more