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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York University | Ray Kurzweil honorary doctorate and 2013 commencement address

October 25, 2013

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York University | “Google’s Ray Kurzweil receives honorary doctorate” — October 16, 2013

On October 16, 2013 York University conferred an honorary doctorate on Ray Kurzweil, Director of Engineering at Google, in a ceremony on campus. The Lassonde School of Engineering wishes to congratulate Ray Kurzweil on this tremendous honour.

An inventor, author, futurist and a thinker, Ray Kurzweil is most certainly a Renaissance Engineer and… read more

Yahoo! Sports ThePostGame | How nanotechnology will change sports

March 9, 2013

Ray Kurzweil on ThePostGame

Yahoo! Sports ThePostGame | FutureSport: how nanotechnology will boost athletic performance. Technology is advancing so quickly that it won’t be long before the era of performance-enhancing drugs seems like the athletic Stone Age. Injecting or ingesting chemicals will be considered primitive when athletes will have the ability to have robotic cells powered by software coursing through their veins.

That might sound like science fiction, but such technology is already… read more

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Women at the Frontier: Designing the Future 2012 | Ray Kurzweil interviewed by daughter Amy Kurzweil

November 28, 2012

Ray Kurzweil is interviewed by his daughter Amy Kurzweil at the recent event Women at the Frontier: Designing the Future 2012.

Women at the Frontier | Women at the Frontier is an emerging global network of game-changers unleashing exponential technology. As pioneers, catalysts, connectors from all sectors, W@F featuring women at the cutting edge of their industry —launching social enterprises, shifting mindset and inspiring the next generation of leaders.… 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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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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The Futant Collective | New album Singularity by Futant samples Ray Kurzweil

August 16, 2013

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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

The Computer History Museum | Dag Spicer interviews Ray Kurzweil

July 13, 2009

Ray Kurzweil at the Computer History Museum

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The Blaze TV The Glenn Beck Program | Glenn Beck interviews Ray Kurzweil

November 26, 2012

Ray Kurzweil with Glenn Beck

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TEDx Silicon Alley | Ray Kurzweil and Juan Enriquez — rise of the machines

December 6, 2012

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TEDx Silicon Alley | In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TED has created a program called TEDx. TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. Our event is called TEDxSiliconAlley, where x = independently organized TED event.

At our TEDxSiliconAlley event, TEDTalks video and live speakers will combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a… read more

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