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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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Presenting virtually using the Teleportec ‘teleporter’

August 24, 2010

Untitled from KAIN Admin on Vimeo.

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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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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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The Woodstock Film Festival | “Redesigning Humanity: the New Frontier Panel”

October 2, 2009

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The Woodstock Film Festival | In a period of exponential technological change, human life is in the process of being irreversibly transformed: in the next 50 years, artificial intelligence, nanotechnology, genetic engineering and other technologies will allow human beings to transcend the limitations of the body.

Is this evolution inevitable? Will “humanity” survive? Is the prospect of virtual eternal life something mankind should embrace? Transhumanism has been described as… read more

Motherboard | Documentary Singularity of Ray Kurzweil

July 14, 2009

Ray Kurzweil on Motherboard documentary

Motherboard | Ray Kurzweil tells us about his vision of the Singularity — a point around 2045 when computers will acquire full-blown artificial intelligence and technology will infuse itself with biology. His theories have all sorts of supporters, detractors, and critics, but do you even remember what life was like before three-year-olds had cell phones and you actually had to remember facts instead of relying on the internet? That was… read more

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