September 23, 2010
JavaOne Conference Proceedings — September 23, 2010
Also see the JavaOne wrap-up article: “Extreme Technologies at an Extreme Event: The 2010 JavaOne Conference was rich in ideas, innovation, and entertainment.”
Transcript of Ray Kurzweil keynote for Oracle’s JavaOne Conference 2010: “The Age of Embedded Computing, Everywhere.”
I started using computers in 1960, that is 50 years ago. I was 12 years old. That’s not so amazing today, but it was… read more
May 1, 2011
somethinkblue — May 1, 2011 | Nima D. Seifi
There are moments in history that shape humanity’s trajectory. Such events vary in form, content and timescale, and the likelihood is that only a few people are ever truly aware of the epistemological, and in some instances geological, ground shifting beneath them. What if we were on the cusp of such a moment right now?
Ray Kurzweil is an inventor, author and futurist, who for years has provoked debate… read more
December 14, 2011
The Smart Set — December 14, 2011 | Stefany Anne Goldberg
This much is true. We do not want to die. And some say everything we do comes down to this. We look to fame, to children, to heaven, hoping all the while to grasp just a bit of immortality. We look to religion and we look to the occult, invisible solutions built on clouds and trust. We look to more tangible solutions as well. If we had a
March 8, 2012
The Hollywood Reporter — March 8, 2012 | Damon Lindelof
Ray Kurzweil, the 64-Year-Old Futurist, will appear at SXSW Interactive for the first time March 12 to take part in a keynote conversation. An MIT graduate and subject of the 2009 doc Transcendent Man, he has developed groundbreaking speech-recognition programs, advanced music synthesizers and artificial-intelligence investment software through his Wellesley, Mass.-based Kurzweil Technologies.
His fans range from Stevie Wonder, who challenged him to create Kurzweil Music Systems, to Roland Emmerich, who sought… read more
December 14, 2012
CNET — December 14, 2012 | Casey Newton
Ray Kurzweil, the famed inventor and futurist, said today that he would join Google, starting Monday, to work on “some of the hardest problems in computer science.”
Kurzweil’s title will be director of engineering. In a long statement on his Web site, he said he would focus on machine learning and language processing:
“I’ve been interested in technology, and machine learning in particular, for a long… read more
February 5, 2013
Forbes — February 5, 2013 | John Nosta
There are few voices in the scientific community that have looked so deep and so far into our humanity. Ray Kurzweil is certainly one of these visionaries. He recently took the time to provide his perspective on digital health and the evolution of medicine.
From nanobots to life eternal, Kurzweil keeps us thinking and imagining a future that is poised to change with amazing speed and relevance to our everyday… read more
March 21, 2013
The Huffington Post — March 21, 2013 | Oren Frank
If we zoom out, one can argue that although information and knowledge are more accessible than ever before, it did not stop almost half of Americans from voting for a party that was founded in the 19th century and has made little progress since.
Robber barons use Bloomberg and Bombardiers instead of snail mail and horses, and for 50 years we fly Boeings below the speed… read more