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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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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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Brian Hoffstein’s two questions for Ray Kurzweil

March 9, 2012

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Brian Hoffstein | Filmed right before his talk in Los Angeles, I got a chance to briefly speak with Ray Kurzweil — the futurist extraordinaire and prophet of the Singularity.

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Brian Hoffstein, contributing writer on Big Think

CNET | Molly Wood interviews Ray Kurzweil at SXSW

March 14, 2012

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CNET | Ray Kurzweil at SXSW: Molly Wood sits down with Ray Kurzweil, futurist and author, to discuss his predictions of technology and humanity, space, and his upcoming book.

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Playmaker Magazine | Ray Kurzweil on Moore’s Law at SXSW Interactive 2012

March 14, 2012

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Playmaker Magazine | Renowned futurist Ray Kurzweil discusses the rapid pace of recent technological change at SXSW Interactive 2012.

Related:
Playmaker Magazine YouTube channel

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Porter Novelli | SXSW official agency partner features Ray Kurzweil in day 4 WrapRap

March 14, 2012

Ray Kurzweil at SXSW by Porter Novelli

Porter Novelli | The Porter Novelli WrapRap covers all of the events of day 4 at SXSW Interactive. (Kurzweil starts at 0:45 seconds.) Porter Novelli is “proud to be the official agency partner of SXSW Interactive, one of the most important global interactive gatherings, where many come to get their finger on the cultural pulse.”

Related:
Porter Novelli YouTube channel
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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

Time | At SXSW Time’s Lev Grossman interviews Ray Kurzweil

March 15, 2012

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Time | at SXSW Interactive 2012, Time’s own Lev Grossman was at the annual South by Southwest festival in Austin, TX, where he interviewed author and futurist Ray Kurzweil (The Singularity Is Near) during an interactive keynote at 2 p.m. CT titled “Expanding Our Intelligence Without Limit.”  The renowned futurist discusses the rapid pace of recent technological change in a mind-expanding keynote conversation about our future.

Best Buy | SXSW interview — ‘A genius predicts the future’

March 15, 2012

Best Buy SXSW genius predicts the future

Best Buy | The inventor of text-to-speech says you won’t need text or speech to surf the Web.

Related:
Best Buy YouTube channel
Best Buy | Ray Kurzweil featured in Best Buy’s Super Bowl ad featuring tech pioneers


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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.

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