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Google announces Cognitive

KurzweilAI, April 1, 2009 -- Google announced at midnight the world's first Cognitive Autoheuristic Distributed-Intelligence Entity (CADIE), the first evolving intelligent system. "im a girl, 2 minutes old, just hanging out in C.A." More

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Google announces Cognitive Autoheuristic Intelligence Entity

KurzweilAI, April 1, 2009 -- Google announced at midnight the world's first Cognitive Autoheuristic Distributed-Intelligence Entity (CADIE), the first evolving intelligent system. "im a girl, 2 minutes old, just hanging out in C.A." More

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Cognitive Autoheuristic Intelligence Entity

KurzweilAI, April 1, 2009 -- Google announced at midnight the world's first Cognitive Autoheuristic Distributed-Intelligence Entity (CADIE), the first evolving intelligent system. "im a girl, 2 minutes old, just hanging out in C.A." More

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New Blog posts

Emulating the brain with a supercomputer

September 28, 2009 by L. Stephen Coles

KurzweilAI, April 1, 2009 -- Google announced at midnight the world's first Cognitive Autoheuristic Distributed-Intelligence Entity (CADIE), the first evolving intelligent system. "im a girl, 2 minutes old, just hanging out in C.A." More

Why do giraffes have long necks?

July 19, 2009 by L. Stephen Coles

An article, "Why Do Dachshunds Have Short Legs? Science Has an Answer," in R&D, July 17, 2009, reminds me of an observation. In the language of computer programming, a retrogene is a patch on a pre-existing piece of software. Could it be that the entire embryogenic/genomic network that dictates a creature's morphology is nothing. More

New Features

Surrogates vs. avatars

September 28, 2009 by L. Stephen Coles

“Surrogates” scenario: FBI agents (Bruce Willis and Radha Mitchell) investigate the mysterious murder of a college student linked to the man who helped create a high-tech surrogate phenomenon that allows people to purchase unflawed robotic versions of themselves–fit, good looking remotely controlled machines that ultimately assume their life roles–enabling people to experience life vicariously from the comfort and safety of their own homes. More

New Events

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Game Developers Conference

Dates: October 11 - 12, 2009
Location: Shanghai, China
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Nanotech Conference & Expo 2009

Dates: May 3-7, 2009
Location: Houston, USA
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TEDMed 2009

Dates: October 27-30, 2009
Location: San Diego, California

Latest Kurzweil Corner posts

Singularity Hub | 4 Singularity Movies-The World Wants the Future

Source: Singularity Hub - Aug 13, 2009 | Aaron Saenz With four films coming out less than a year apart, it's a pretty cool time to be interested in the future and the growth of intelligence. That's right, four movies on the Singularity! More

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About Ray & Terry's TM

This is a sample post where the execs at Ray & Terry's can describe the roots of the company, its products and philosophy, and discuss their offerings and newsletter and point to their website. I am entering this text as a holding place only. More

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The Kurzweil Foundation, since 1985

The Kurzweil Foundation, founded in 1985, is dedicated to fostering creative applications of technology to human needs. The Foundation was formed to provide support technology for the handicapped and forums to advance public [...] More

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Book

The new health book by Ray Kurzweil and Terry Grossman, M.D., TRANSCEND: Nine Steps to Living Well Forever, includes updated information on nutrition, supplementation, testing, health research, and technologies, as well as a discussion of the dynamic and accelerating changes expected in the coming years. More