September 30, 2013
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. [...]
September 28, 2013
September 25, 2013
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
September 25, 2013
Tendencias21 — September 25, 2013 | José Luis Cordeiro
Ray Kurzweil is probably the most influential futurist in the world right now. But beyond being a futurist, Kurzweil is an engineer, inventor, entrepreneur, musician, educator and writer. All his books on technology have been bestsellers.
Each book has been shocking at the time and all have had significant predictions about major events and future possibilities.
Kurzweil begins his new book with a series of thought experiments… read more
September 16, 2013
Fortune — September 16, 2013 | John Hagel, John Seely Brown
Singularity University doesn’t have a big staff or a long history. It was founded in 2009 by two successful entrepreneurs, Peter Diamandis and Ray Kurzweil, with the vision of using disruptive technologies to positively impact a billion people within a decade.
They are motivated to explore the potential of rapidly advancing technologies to take on humanity’s big challenges, such as water scarcity and energy consumption. [...]
September 13, 2013
InfoWorld — September 13, 2013 | Robert X. Cringely
So the question becomes: Is Cortana just a code name, or is Microsoft going all in on an AI assistant that looks and acts like Halo’s Cortana? Heck, Ray Kurzweil has Ramona. Why not? [...]
August 30, 2013
Quartz — August 30, 2013 | Gulay Ozkan
I left Istanbul in mid-June to join a 10-week program in Silicon Valley to solve global grand challenges through technology. On the first day, futurist and director of engineering at Google, Ray Kurzweil, and futurist and CEO of X Prize foundation, Peter Diamandis, laid out our mission at Singularity University: create a positive impact on a billion people in a decade and create disruptive innovation.
The… read more
August 27, 2013
Forbes — August 27, 2013 | Bruce Dorminey
Even so, a prosthetic hippocampus brain implant could in effect offer a way out of Alzheimer’s; since, in theory, it would provide sufferers of such neurological disorders with new ways to encode and retrieve memory. But is such an artificial hippocampus the first step toward radical enhancement?
He says when technologists like Ray Kurzweil talk about our machine futures, Kurzweil imagines that the machines that we… read more
August 27, 2013
Institute for Ethics and Emerging Technology — August 27, 2013 | Dick Pelletier
Positive futurists believe we will see more progress during the next five decades than was experienced in the last 200 years. In The Singularity Is Near, author Ray Kurzweil reveals how science will change the ways we live, work, and play. The following offers some of the incredible possibilities we can expect.
2013-2023: More people become techno-savvy in a fully-wired world. Smart phones,… read more