on stage | Talks at Google: Amy Kurzweil shares her book Flying Couch

Dialogue with father Ray Kurzweil at Google on story-telling in a digital world.
March 1, 2017

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Interview w. Ray and daughter Amy Kurzweil, author of the book Flying Couch: a graphic memoir.

summary from Google | Ray Kurzweil — best selling author and a director of engineering at Google — in conversation with his daughter Amy Kurzweil. She is a New Yorker magazine cartoonist and author of award winning book Flying Couch: a graphic memoir.

Ray and Amy Kurzweil discuss their creative work, inspirations and collaborations — while thinking about the future of story-telling, the arts + technology.

book awards | Amy Kurzweil’s graphic novel featured
Special recognition for Flying Couch: a graphic memoir, listed in these top picks.

1.  link | New York Times • The 2016 Season’s Best New Graphic Novels
2.  link | New York Times • 10 New Books We Recommend This Week
3.  link | Kirkus Reviews • The Best Memoirs of 2016
4.  link | Junior Library Guild • Fall 2016 Selection
5.  link | Young Adult Library Services Association • 2017’s Great Graphic Novels for Teens


on the web | book by Amy Kurzweil

Amy Kurzweil | Flying Couch: a graphic memoir

Catapult Books | Flying Couch: a graphic memoir — by Amy Kurzweil
Indie Bound | Flying Couch: a graphic memoir — by Amy Kurzweil

Kirkus Reviews | Flying Couch: a graphic memoir – book review
The New York Times | Flying Couch a graphic memoir — book review


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About the influential series Talks at Google.

summary from Google | The world’s most influential thinkers, creators, makers and doers all in one place. Talks at Google is where great minds meet.

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video collection | Ray Kurzweil at Google events
Set of talks and interviews at Google’s live conferences & series.

video set  —  Talks at Google series • talks by Ray Kurzweil
1. video | Talks at Google:  How to create a mind • 2012 — talk
2. video | Talks at Google:  The web within us, when minds & machines become one • 2009 — talk

video set  —  Google Zeitgeist event • talks by Ray Kurzweil
1. video | Google Zeitgeist:  Spirit of our time • 2011 — talk
2. video | Google Zeitgeist:  Spirit of our time • 2011 — interview with Bill O’Reilly
3. video | Google Zeitgeist:  When humans transcend biology • 2005 — talk

video set  —  Google I/O event • talks by Ray Kurzweil
1. video | Google I/O:  Biologically inspired models of intelligence • 2014 — talk

For decades Ray Kurzweil has explored how artificial intelligence can enrich and expand human capabilities. In his latest book, How To Create A Mind, he takes this exploration to the next step: reverse-engineering the brain to understand precisely how it works, then applying that knowledge to create intelligent machines. In the near term, Ray’s project at Google is developing artificial intelligence based on biologically inspired models of the neocortex to enhance functions such as search, answering questions, interacting with the user, and language translation. The goal is to understand natural language to communicate with the user as well as to understand the meaning of web documents and books. In the long term, Ray believes it is only by extending our minds with our intelligent technology that we can overcome humanity’s grand challenges.