Machine consciousness is the subject of this dialog with Darwin Magazine.… read more
January 18, 2013
Source: MIT Technology Review — January 18, 2013 | Will Knight
Famed AI researcher and incorrigable singularity forecaster Ray Kurzweil recently shed some more light on what his new job at Google will entail. It seems that he does, indeed, plan to build a prodigious artificial intelligence, which he hopes will understand the world to a much more sophisticated degree than anything built before, or at least that will act as if it does.
Kurzweil’s AI will be designed to analyze… read more
Source: The Huffington Post — June 13, 2011 | Nataly Kelly
Will advances in translation technology ever enable us to live in a society free of language barriers? I recently had the pleasure of conducting an interview with the well-known inventor, author, and futurist Ray Kurzweil to ask him this and other questions about his views on the future of translation.
According to Kurzweil, machines will reach human levels of translation quality by the year 2029. However, he… read more
April 5, 2013
Source: American Public Media Marketplace — April 5, 2013 | David Brancaccio
The federal government wants to spend $100 million to unravel the complex of the human brain. But there’s someone else who’s been thinking a lot about the brain: The legendary inventor and futurist Ray Kurzweil.
Kurzweil has done pioneering work in optical character readers, flatbed scanners, electronic keyboards for musicians, and beyond. He has thought a lot about the ways technology and human beings are becoming more intertwined —… read more
Source: InformationWeek — July 3, 2010 | Michael Greene
Tech professionals have become somewhat inured to descriptions of the exponential rise in computing power in what is commonly described as Moore’s law. But when inventor and futurist Ray Kurzweil strings together dozens of examples on logarithmic graphs to support his… read more
November 15, 2012
Source: The Washington Post — November 15, 2012 | Vivek Wadhwa
Singularity University, on the grounds of the NASA Research Center at Moffett Field in Silicon Valley, abounds in optimism, and, as Singularity’s Vice President of Innovation and Research, I have understandably caught the bug.
I have written about why I believe this will be the most innovative decade in human history, how we are headed for an era of abundant and affordable health care, and how robotics, artificial intelligence and… read more
Source: Forbes — October 12, 2011 | Ted Greenwald
Ray Kurzweil, radical futurist and prophet of innovation, holds up a smartphone. “This device is a billion times more valuable per constant dollar than the computer I used as a student at MIT in the late ’60s,” he says. “In 25 years, it will be the size of a blood cell. And it will be a billion times more powerful.”
The famously far-thinking inventor and author — critics would… read more
November 12, 2012
Source: SmartPlanet — November 12, 2012 | Andrew Nusca
Inventor, author, and futurist Ray Kurzweil tool to the stage here at the Techonomy conference in Tucson to offer his thoughts on a future where humanity is enhanced by technology.
Kurzweil spoke to Techonomy founder David Kirkpatrick about his new book on human thought, How to Create a Mind, and the various themes that stem from it. Their talk was varied and at times… read more
October 18, 2005
Source: Black Sun Journal — October 18, 2005 | Sean Prophet
Ray Kurzweil’s new book, The Singularity is Near is a stunning compendium of future history. To those not familiar with Kurzweil’s method, the book reads like far-fetched science fiction. In fact, peak-oil doomers will be disgusted. That’s because like most of society, they believe in what Kurzweil calls the linear-intuitive model of growth and development (i.e. it will take about as long to develop things in the future as it… read more
Source: We Blog the World — October 5, 2012 | Renee Blodgett
Says Ray in a response to the question of why natural language processing has taken so long to advance: “You have to take a hierarchical approach just like human language —… read more