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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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Artifictional intelligence, Against Humanity's Surrender to Computers, reviewed
Irish Tech News
All of this said however the book then aims to dispassionately consider the claims made about AI and it's potential to reach certain goals suggested by industry advocates and evangelists such as Geoffrey Hinton and Ray Kurzweil among others. The more ...

PDN Online

Fitter Happier: Mattheiu Gafsou Investigates Transhumanism in New Book and Exhibition
PDN Online
Google's head engineer Ray Kurzweil, who is well-known among Transhumanists, initially agreed to sit for a portrait, but then backed out. Instead, Gafsou photographed Kurzweil's black-covered book, The Singularity Is Near: When Humans Transcend ...

A Google Executive Just Admitted a Frightening Truth About Its Search Engine. Here It Is in 5 Words
Just ask Google's director of engineering, Ray Kurzweil, who can't wait to be a human-robot hybrid and have ready-made jokes being dictated by his chip. According to him, it'll make us "god-like." But if the chip offers imperfect results, won't we come ...


Four Predictions On The Future Of Consumerism
At the rate we are producing data and information, the gap between present day and 2020 is equivalent to the difference between the 1980s and 2010. But even by 2020, we're still a significant number of years away from Ray Kurzweil's vision of ...

Under the Radar Mag

The End: The Essex Green
Under the Radar Mag
Christopher Ziter: Haven't you read Ray Kurzweil's The Singularity Is Near? Not gonna happen. What song would you like to be performed at your funeral and who would you like to sing it? Sasha: I'd like György Cziffra to return from the dead (!) and ...

Summer 2018 beach reads: 11 great books on investing, work and technology
Is your family's dream vacation dragging on? Summer reading can pass the time and empower you. And wherever you are, Amazon delivers lickety-split. In December, I shared a list of my 13 all-time favorite investment books. Depending on tastes they're ...

Ray Kurzweil, l'inventeur qui voulait être immortel
Planète Dans le cadre d'une série d'été, “La Libre” part à la découverte, à travers une série de portraits, de ces “savants fous” du passé et du présent. Grâce à leur génie ou leur audace, ils révolutionnèrent leur domaine, en faisant exploser les ...

Singularity Hub

How Artificial Intelligence Could Help Us Live Longer
Singularity Hub
My friend Ray Kurzweil often discusses the concept of “longevity escape velocity”—the point at which, for every year that you're alive, science is able to extend your life for more than a year. With a record-breaking prediction accuracy of 86 percent ...

The Tipping Point for Artificial Intelligence
Artificial intelligence is at a critical point in its evolution. Over the last 500 years, human knowledge and intelligence has originated from evolution, experience, culture, and computers. In the not-so-distant future, most of the knowledge in the ...

The Conversation AU

Vertical retirement villages are on the rise, and they're high-tech too
The Conversation AU
It is no secret people are living longer, thanks to advances in medical technology. Futurist Ray Kurzweil predicts we are approaching a point of breaking even – where for every year lived, science can extend lifespans by at least that much. And more ...
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