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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.

The Futant Collective | New album Singularity by Futant samples Ray Kurzweil

August 16, 2013

Futant Singularity album cover

Coma Recordz | New album Singularity by Futant samples futurist Ray Kurzweil in track 12. The theory of a futant, amalgamating the words future and mutant was propagated by Timothy Leary, PhD, to describe those who have genetically activated thought patterns designed to facilitate the future.

All of our ideas are based on the future that we foresee, and fall in line with the futant archetype.… read more

Avi Zev Weider | Film Welcome to the Machine to premiere, Ray Kurzweil and Jaron Lanier featured

March 8, 2012

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The Hollywood Reporter | In Welcome to the Machine, Avi Zev Weider uses the occasion of the birth of his triplets to take a look at how technology intermingles with and affects our humanness. The SXSW competition documentary will have its world premiere Saturday, March 10, 2012.

Ray Kurzweil and Jaron Lanier, who are both featured in the film, will participate… read more

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ABC Jimmy Kimmel Live | Jimmy Kimmel interviews Ray Kurzweil

June 16, 2011

Ray Kurzweil on ABC Jimmy Kimmel Live

ABC Jimmy Kimmel Live | Jimmy Kimmel interviews futurist and pioneer Ray Kurzweil on June 16, 2011.

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James Bedsole | Ray Kurzweil documentary profile film

December 23, 2013

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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

The Singularity Summit | Ray Kurzweil presentations

December 1, 2011

Ray Kurzweil Singularity Summit

Singularity Institute |  Talks with Ray Kurzweil at The Singularity Summit 2011:

“The Ubiquity and Predictability of the Exponential Growth of Information Technology” — The exponential growth of the price-performance and capacity of information technology in many realms including biology, communication, and even resources such as energy continues unabated. New and updated graphs showing the remarkable predictability of this progression will be presented. Three-dimensional molecular computing will provide the… read more

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Global Future 2045 | Ray Kurzweil: Immortality by 2045

June 21, 2013

Global Future 2045 | Ray Kurzweil, singularitarian immortalist, Director of Engineering at Google, inventor, author of How to Create a Mind . Speakers link here.

A world-class prolific inventor and leading futurist author, “the restless genius” (Wall Street Journal) points to 2045 for the technological singularity when AI will surpass human intelligence in his New York Times best seller The Singularity Is Near, Amazon’s #1 book in… read more

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