Ray Kurzweil Videos

This section is a collection of both current and archived Ray Kurzweil television interviews and appearances, as well as footage from events and institutional collections.

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Conversations with Harold Hudson Channer | Ray Kurzweil discusses his book The Age of Spiritual Machines

February 1, 1999

Ray Kurzweil on Harold Hudson Channer

Conversations with Harold Hudson Channer | Ray Kurzweil—  the cybernetic inventor, entrepreneur and futurist philosopher —  talks about his book The Age of Spiritual Machines soon after the day it was released in January 1999.

He recounts his earler publication, The Age of Intelligent Machines, and offers many illuminating projections of likely future cyberentic developments.

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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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Global Future 2045 | Ray Kurzweil presents: ‘The Acceleration of technology in the 21st century — impact on business, economy, and society’

February 23, 2012

Ray Kurzweil at Global Future 2045

Global Future 2045 | Opening roundtable discussion with journalists: “Investing in the Future.”

Global Future 2045 | Presentation by Ray Kurzweil, famous scientist, inventor, author of Singularity theory, head of Singularity University: “The Acceleration of technology in the 21st century — the impact on business, the economy, and society.”

Global Future 2045  is a nonprofit organization with the goal of creating a network… 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

The White House | High Tech High embracing the Singularity for White House competition

May 13, 2011

White House Commencement Challenge

The White House | High Tech High in San Diego, California is a finalist in The White House 2011 Race to the Top Commencement Challenge. These schools represent the very best American public education has to offer. We are so proud of the all the teachers, students, administrators, parents and communities who are working together to help meet President Obama’s goal of having the highest proportion of college graduates… read more

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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.

Video Source: Oracle’s JavaOne Conference 2010

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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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Comedy Central The Colbert Report | Stephen Colbert interviews Ray Kurzweil

April 12, 2011

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Comedy Central The Colbert Report | Ray Kurzweil believes man and machine are becoming one. Kurzweil predicts that people will merge with technology and become a billion times smarter by 2045. Kurzweil and Stephen Colbert discussed nanobots in the body (“Millions of tiny nanobots into our blood system — is there any way that couldn’t turn into a horror movie?” Colbert asked), uploading into a computer, the Singularity (“Will I have six-pack… read more

Video Source: Comedy Central | The Colbert Report

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C-SPAN BookTV: In Depth | Pedro Echevarria interviews Ray Kurzweil

November 5, 2006

Ray Kurzweil on CSPAN BookTV In Depth

C-SPAN BookTV: In Depth | Host Pedro Echevarria interviews author, inventor and futurist Ray Kurzweil about his life and work. Topics included expanding human intelligence with machines, human pattern recognition, inventing machines to help persons with sensory disabilities, and artificial intelligence.

He responded to viewer calls and electronic mail. Included were video clips of Mr. Kurzweil’s appearance on I’ve Got a Secret in 1965, a demonstration of his female… read more

Video Source: C-SPAN | BookTV: In Depth

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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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