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Big Think | Entrepreneurship: The new liberal arts?

March 18, 2011

Ray Kurzweil on Big Think on entrepreneurship

Big Think | With the world’s knowledge at their fingertips, students no longer need to be spoon-fed facts, but they do need to develop a thirst for knowledge and the ability to learn new material — skills that can be learned through entrepreneurship. He says that the future of eduction is entrepreneurship.

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PBS Closer to Truth | The far future of humans and intelligence in the universe — episodes with Ray Kurzweil

March 5, 2011

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Closer to Truth | Ray is a world-renowned inventor, computer scientist, innovative futurist and best-selling author. He founded four technology companies based on his revolutionary inventions in artificial intelligence, including reading machines for the blind, speech recognition, and music synthesis.

Ray was the principal developer of the first omni-font optical character recognition, the first print-to-speech reading machine for the blind, the first CCD flat-bed scanner, the first text-to-speech synthesizer,… read more

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MSNBC The Dylan Ratigan Show | Dylan Ratigan interviews Ray Kurzweil and Barry Ptolemy

March 1, 2011

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MSNBC The Dylan Ratigan Show | Prepare to evolve, the robot revolution: Dylan Ratigan interviews Ray Kurzweil and film director Barry Ptolemy on the themes of the Transcendent Man documentary and the coming merger of humans with machine intelligence. The panel talks about the latest steps toward an explosion in the field of artificial intelligence.

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Fox News America’s Newsroom | Bill Hemmer interviews Ray Kurzweil and Barry Ptolemy

February 26, 2011

Ray Kurzweil on Fox News Americas Newsroom

Fox News America’s Newsroom | Rise of the machines not so far-fetched? Bill Hemmer interviews Ray Kurzweil and director Barry Ptolemy on the new documentary Transcendent Man, which depicts the future of robot/human interaction.

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Bloomberg Television InBusiness | Margaret Brennan and Jon Erlichman interview Ray Kurzweil

February 25, 2011

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Bloomberg Television InBusiness | The future is near: Ray Kurzweil, chairman and chief executive officer of Kurzweil Technologies, discusses artificial intelligence and the impact of computer technological advancements on society. Kurzweil speaks with Margaret Brennan and Jon Erlichman on Bloomberg Television’s InBusiness.

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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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The Opie & Anthony Show | Ray Kurzweil and Barry Ptolemy interview on film Transcendent Man

February 4, 2011

Ray Kurzweil on Opie and Anthony

Transcendent Man’s director Barry Ptolemy on The Opie & Anthony Show on February 4, 2011 via Sirius-XM Satellite Radio.

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GRMA | Ray Kurzweil keynote at the GRMA 2010 Leadership Forum

January 11, 2011

Ray Kurzweil at GRMA

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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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Oracle JavaOne | The age of embedded computing everywhere

September 23, 2010

Ray Kurzweil at JavaOne 2010

Keynote by Ray Kurzweil at Oracle’s JavaOne Conference in San Francisco, September 23, 2010. Video transcript available here.

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