March 16, 2014
Business Standard — March 16, 2014 | H. N. Ramakrishna
He believes that the Turing test will be passed in 2029. Robots, when accurately programmed, don’t make mistakes. They don’t complain about working conditions — don’t demand union representation, they don’t take sick leave or demand benefits. [...]
October 9, 2014
Wired — October 9, 2014 | Emiko Jozuka
We’d probably be thinking more along the lines of Ray Kurzweil and desires of ever lasting life. Hirst has faced us with pills and medicine from the clinical pharmaceuticals industry. [...]
April 12, 2015
Salon — April 12, 2015 | Chris Impey, PhD
The philosophical movement that forms an umbrella for cybernetics and cyborgs is called transhumanism.
Transhumanism is a worldwide cultural and intellectual movement that seeks to use technology to improve the human condition. Radical life extension is one aspect, as is the enhancement of physical and mental capabilities.
Two prominent transhumanists are Nick Bostrom, a University of Oxford philosopher who has assessed various risks to the long… read more
June 8, 2015
Business Insider — June 8, 2015 | Guia Del Prado
The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency is working on brain implants that could restore memories and treat brain damage. Having a brain implant to remember facts would greatly enhance our abilities to take tests and perform everyday work.
That might be possible in the future, when tiny brain implants can give us abilities that extend beyond our biological limits. Ray Kurzweil believes we’ll able to access the internet with… read more
April 25, 2001
February 17, 2011
The Wall Street Journal — February 17, 2011 | Ray Kurzweil
Over the past three days,the TV show Jeopardy! featured a showdown between a clever IBM computer system called Watson and the two greatest Jeopardy! champions. Watson won handily. It won the preliminary practice round, tied Monday’s opening round, and won by large margins on Tuesday and Wednesday. The point has been made: Watson can compete at the championship level—and is making it more difficult for anyone to argue that there… read more
November 6, 2011
The Sydney Morning Herald — November 6, 2011 | Nick Miller
Futurist and inventor Ray Kurzweil believes humans will soon be able to live forever with the help of computers. Barmy or brilliant?
It used to be that you would go into a dark tent where an old woman would gaze into a ball and tell you about the dark handsome stranger in your future.
In the 21st century, it seems, the tent is a rather eccentrically decorated office… read more
February 5, 2012
CNET — February 5, 2012 | Chris Matyszczyk
Instead of last year’s Justin Bieber and Ozzie Osbourne, here we had stellar individuals such as artificial intelligence and speech recognition guru Ray Kurzweil; Philippe Kahn, the creator of the first cell phone camera; and the people who invented Instagram, Words With Friends, text messages, and other technological… read more