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PBS NewsHour | This computer could defeat you at Jeopardy! — What is Watson?

February 14, 2011

Ray Kurzweil on PBS News Hour

PBS NewsHour | Science correspondent Miles O’Brien goes head-to-circuit board with IBM’s computer Watson on the game show Jeopardy! to explore the limits of language and artificial intelligence for machines. Interviewed in this segment: Ray Kurzweil (author, inventor), David Ferrucci (IBM), Marvin Minksy (MIT, AI expert). In the second video, Miles O’Brien takes on Watson, and loses. In the third video, he tells Hari Sreenivasan about how the supercomputer works… read more

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PBS Newshour | Tech’s next feats? Maybe on-demand kidneys, robot sex, cheap solar, lab meat

December 27, 2013

Ray Kurzweil interview with Paul Solman on PBS Newshour

PBS Newshour | Optimists at Silicon Valley thinktank Singularity University are pushing the frontiers of human progress through innovation and emerging technologies, looking to greater longevity and better health. As part of his series on “Making Sense” of financial news, Paul Solman explores a future of “exponential growth.”

Paul Solman: Admittedly, solar now provides less than 1 percent of U.S. energy needs. But Singularity University’s other cofounder, Ray… read more

CNN Glenn Beck | Glenn Beck interviews Ray Kurzweil: May 2008

May 30, 2008

Glenn Beck Future of Man and Machine

CNN Glenn Beck | The future of man and machine: Visionary thinker and futurist Ray Kurzweil is here, changing the way we are about to think about our future.

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The Blaze | Google executives Eric Schmidt and Jared Cohen discuss Ray Kurzweil with Glenn Beck on The Glenn Beck Program

February 25, 2014

Eric Schmidt and Jared Cohen of Google discuss Ray Kurzweil with Glenn Beck on The Blaze

The Blaze | How does Google define life? Is it far off? Glenn Beck talked to Eric Schmidt and Jared Cohen of Google about some of the long range implications of expanding technology.

This is a clip from the February 24, 2014 episode of The Glenn Beck Program.

The Blaze | Google Chairman on humans versus computers. How useful is the new… read more

CNN Glenn Beck | Glenn Beck interviews Ray Kurzweil: April 2008

August 23, 2010

Glenn Beck Man and Machine

CNN Glenn Beck | From human to humanoid — pattern recognition pioneer Ray Kurzweil says, “Computers will have consciousness in just 25 years.”

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TechCrunch | Ray Kurzweil talks entrepreneurship, apps, and the future of education

March 14, 2012

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Entrepreneurship, apps, and the future of education (Part 1)

You are what you think (Part 2)

TechCrunch | Legendary scientist, inventor, futurist, and all-around tech icon Ray Kurzweil is at the ongoing South By Southwest Interactive conference in Austin, Texas, where today he headlined one of the event’s most highly anticipated keynote sessions. So we were very, very excited to be able to meet… read more

CNET | Ina Fried interviews Ray Kurzweil

January 7, 2010

Ray Kurzweil on CNET on digital reading

CNET | The future of reading: Ray Kurzweil knows a little something about e-readers. The computing pioneer, who among other things helped develop modern text recognition software, has been working to use digital technology to improve reading for the past 30 years. His latest project, Blio, is an effort to improve the emerging electronic book field with software that turns e-books into more than just a digital… read more

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rdigitalife | Ray Kurzweil on robot evolution

July 27, 2012

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Just how near is the Singularity? According to Ray Kurzweil robot intelligence will surpass human intelligence by the year 2045. Futurist, inventor, and author of “The Singluarity is Near” Ray Kurzweil shares his theories and research regarding the exponential growth of technological and biological evolution.

Time | 10 questions for Ray Kurzweil

December 6, 2010

Time 10 Questions for Ray Kurzweil

Time magazine interviewed futurist Ray Kurzweil as part of a special “TimeFrames” issue (December 6, 2010), which discusses the events of the recent past. Time asked Ray about the future: how we’ll live, how we’ll extend our lifespans through reprogramming our biology, the upcoming Singularity, and the dangers of technological innovation.

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StudySync™ SyncTV | Study group discusses Ray Kurzweil’s The Singularity Is Near

March 8, 2012

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StudySync™ SyncTV | In this preview of a StudySync SyncTV episode and lesson, the study group discusses Ray Kurzweil’s 2005 book, The Singularity Is Near: When Humans Transcend Biology.

StudySync™ is an innovative learning tool that connects students to the great ideas of mankind through its extensive library of classic and modern texts. Its innovative, video-based lessons model thoughtful academic discourse and support structured peer-to-peer communication.… read more

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