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Heard on Campus: Ray Kurzweil
Penn State Live - "Within 20 years we will understand how the brain works and we'll have artificial intelligence that commands emotional intelligence at human levels. Being a human being is about going beyond our limitations -- we're the only species that can."

Ray Kurzweil, award-winning inventor, futurist and national best-selling author, forecasting the future of technology. Kurzweil spoke in Schwab Auditorium last night (Tuesday, Oct. 26) and was the second lecturer of the 2010-11 Distinguished Speaker Series held by the Student Programming Association.
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Posted 10/27/2010 12:10:55 PM | Permalink
Inventor, author Kurzweil to speak at Penn State
Centre Daily Times - Inventor and best-selling author Ray Kurzweil will speak at 8 p.m. Tuesday in Penn State’s Schwab Auditorium as part of the 2010-11 Student Programming Association Distinguished Speakers Series.

Kurzweil is the author of four national best-sellers including “The Age of Spiritual Machines” and “The Singularity is Near.” He is ranked No. 8 on Forbes Inc. magazine’s entrepreneurs and was named one of “16 Revolutionaries Who Made America” by PBS.

Among Kurzweil’s accomplishments is being the principal developer of the first CCD flat-bed scanner, omni-font optical character recognition system and print-to-speech reading machine for the blind.
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Posted 10/22/2010 12:10:05 PM | Permalink
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How to afford to live beyond 100
The Sydney Morning Herald
Entrepreneurs such as Peter Diamandis, futurists like Ray Kurzweil and respected physicians including Dr Peter Attia MD suggest that lifespans well beyond the oldest recorded age of 122 years may become the norm. They also suggest that medical ...


Robot Creator Predicts Humanoid Civil Rights by 2045
It can't be a coincidence that Hanson's forecast falls in the same year that futurist Ray Kurzweil predicts the technological singularity will occur—at which point “there will be no distinction … between human and machine.” Sophia is already making ...


The singularity is not near: The intellectual fraud of the “Singularitarians”
If, as Ellul has it, technology is the state religion, Singularitarianism must be seen as its most extreme and fanatical sect. It is the Opus Dei of the postwar church of gadget worship. Ray Kurzweil may be the best-known prophet of this order, but he ...

Scientific American (blog)

Freeman Dyson's Solution to the Problem of Evil
Scientific American (blog)
Horgan: You have speculated about the long-term evolution of intelligence since the 1970s. What do you think about the predictions of Ray Kurzweil and others that we are on the verge of a radical transformation of intelligence, or “Singularity ...

National Review

Transhumanism: A Wail of Despair in the Night
National Review
The details can become a bit murky, but Google's Ray Kurzweil believes that software heaven will be with us by the 2040s. Advertisement. Advertisement. And this is where transhumanists' desperation becomes most clearly visible. You see, transhumanism ...

Beck weighs in on Google futurist's stunning prediction: 'Basic income will be worldwide by 2030s'
Speaking at the 2018 TED Conference, Google's chief futurist and director of engineering Ray Kurzweil, who boasts an 86 percent accuracy rate for his nearly 150 predictions since 1990, made another bold prediction about the role of AI in our future ...

Do Not Fear The Singularity: How Machines Make You A Better Person
Author and celebrated futurist Ray Kurzweil talks about the coming singularity, which is a projected moment (Kurzweil predicts to be in 2045) when humans and machines will merge. While hybrid hyper-intelligent androids are the stuff of sci-fi ...
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