May 12, 2001
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
ABC News talks to Ray Kurzweil about how the technology that he has predicted in the books that he has published will dramatically change the world’s views on life and death.
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Big Think — November 9, 2010 | Michio Kaku
Back in July, a team at Tokyo University was one of the first groups to successfully create a system of touchable holograms. If you had a hologram of a small red ball, for example, you could essentially interact with it.
The ball would know when it was near your hand and would appear to bounce off of it. When this technology first made news, it was compared… read more
The Hindu Business Line — June 22, 2015 | Vinson Kurian
Brave new world. Humanity will change more in the next 20 years than in the previous 300 years, he said. For good measure, he made a reference to a Columbia University study. It suggested that with a fleet of 9,000 autonomous cars, Uber could replace every tax cab in New York city. Passengers would wait an average of 36 seconds for a ride that costs about 50 cents per mile.… read more
Wired — August 15, 2014 | Tephen F. De Angelis
“If it were, we would be at the Turing test level now. Yet it was able to defeat the best humans in the game show Jeopardy! This is because of the inherent speed and reliability of memory that computers… read more
NPR Talk of the Nation — September 14, 2011 | Neal Conan
AL GORE: Yes, I know Ray.
GORE: And I had a day-long session with him, and I had a very interesting extended dialogue with him about climate, by the way. I respect him.
MIKE: Well, how do you respond to his criticism of global warming? I,… read more
The Vancouver Sun — May 27, 2014 | Francois Marchand
This is where the symbiosis between Royksopp and Robyn conjures the idea that Ray Kurzweil’s singularity is really upon us. [...]
Associated Press — December 3, 2013 | Scott Mayerowitz
Delivering packages by drone might be impossible in a city like Washington D.C. which has many no-fly zones. But technology entrepreneur and futurist Ray Kurzweil notes that “technology has always been a double edged sword.”
“Fire kept us warm and cooked our food but also was used to burn down our villages,” says Kurzweil.
Tim Bajarin, an analyst with Creative Strategies who sees Bezos as an unconventional… read more
Politico — August 1, 2015 | Michael Grunwald
Gordon Woo, PhD is a Cambridge mathematician and MIT theoretical physicist who now works for the consultancy Risk Management Solutions, analyzing catastrophic risks.
Journalist Michael Grunwald talked to Woo about what he’s learned about old age — its consequences, what kinds of people are most likely to achieve it, what kinds of medical advances are likely to prolong it.
And what it means for public and private finances… read more