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March 8, 2012

Ray Kurzweil will join TIME Magazine writer Lev Grossman for a “mind-expanding keynote conversation about our future” at SXSW in Austin on Monday, March 12.  2 PM — 3 PM (Convention Center, Exhibit Hall 5).

Grossman wrote the Time cover story “2045: The Year Man Becomes Immortal,” on the Singularity and Ray Kurzweil’s “radical vision for humanity’s immortal future.”

Kurzweil and Grossman will discuss current hot issues such as Watson, Siri, Google driverless cars, and other AI examples, says Kurzweil “We will also talk about my upcoming Mind book and I will mention my thesis of a pattern recognition module that is repeated (on the order of) 300 million times and self-organizes its connections in an elaborate hierarchy that covers all of our ideas, skills, and memories.”

A live broadcast of the session is also planned to other locations at SXSW.

The South by Southwest (SXSW) Conferences & Festivals offer unique convergence of original music, independent films, and emerging technologies. The tracks for SXSW 2012 are: Interactive: March 9–13; film: March 9–17; and Music: March 13–18.

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