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Artificial Intelligence Chair At Singularity University On How AI Will Augment Human Capability

Singularity University is part business incubator and part think tank founded by Peter Diamandis and Ray Kurzweil in 2008 in the NASA Research Park in Silicon Valley. Among the topics that have risen in prominence in the curriculum of the University is artificial intelligence. Neil Jacobstein is a former President of [...]

UNU set to forecast tech trends after accurate Oscars, Kentucky Derby predictions

Can AI outpace the expertise of vaunted futurists like Mary Meeker or Ray Kurzweil? The artificial intelligence system called UNU is slated to answer questions tomorrow about technology and its long-term impact on humanity via a Reddit...Show More Summary

Ray Kurzweil’s Four Big Insights for Predicting the Future

Self-driving cars, virtual reality games, bioprinting human organs, human gene editing, AI personalities, 3D printing in space, three billion people connected to the Internet…. These... read more

3 Reasons To Believe The Singularity Is Near

The crazy predictions Ray Kurzweil made a decade ago don’t seem so outlandish now.

Google and Ray Kurzweil making chatbots that will allow for “interesting conversations”

Can we really have a conversation with a bot? Voice assistants like Siri, Cortana and Google Now make a good attempt at it, but these are still machines.

The 3 Technologies That Will Define Our Future - For Good or Bad

Inventor, entrepreneur and thinker Ray Kurzweil is legend in Silicon Valley. While probably best know for inventing the first music synthesizer, the Kurzweil K250, his inventions and achievements are too numerous to list here. Singularity University's Ray Kurzweil Predicts Three...

The leap

2 months agoMedia / New Media : Rough Type

Reading that new Playboy interview with Ray Kurzweil sent me back to the infamous interview Playboy did with Larry Page and Sergey Brin in 2004. (The interview nearly torpedoed Google’s IPO, you’ll recall.) Page and Brin’s anticipation of a grand computer-human mind-meld neatly prefigures Kurzweil’s speculations: PAGE: The more information you have, the better. PLAYBOY: Yet […]

Google exec thinks we're pretty stupid, wants us to be Android phones by 2045 - CNET

Technically Incorrect: In an interview with Playboy, Google's director of engineering, Ray Kurzweil, says humans are inadequate without implanted nanobots.

Google's chief futurist Ray Kurzweil thinks we could start living forever by 2029

Ray Kurzweil, Google's chief futurist, laid out what he thinks the next few decades will look like in an interview with Playboy. Kurzweil is one of the biggest believers in The Singularity, the moment when humans — with the aid of technology...Show More Summary

Futurist Ray Kurzweil wants to use nanobots to fight disease and live forever

Google's Ray Kurzweil wants to live forever, and he thinks he'll need nanobots to help him get there. In an interview with Playboy, Kurzweil described a future in which microscopic robots inhabit our bloodstream, helping our immune system fight disease. "By the 2020s we’ll start using nanobots to complete the job of the immune system," he said. Show More Summary

Here's the 700-calorie breakfast you should eat if you want to live forever, according to futurist Ray Kurzweil

Google's leading futurist, Ray Kurzweil, thinks his diet can help him live forever, a goal he recently told Playboy we could be close to achieving by as early as 2029. Kurzweil says he spends "a few thousand dollars per day" on dietShow More Summary

Ray Kurzweil Predicts Three Technologies Will Define Our Future

Over the last several decades, the digital revolution has changed nearly every aspect of our lives. The pace of progress in computers has been accelerating, and today, computers and networks are in nearly every industry and home across the world. Show More Summary

Futurist Ray Kurzweil Predicts Solar Industry Dominance In 12 Years –Trajectories Are Exponential

How easy is it to be confused about the global transformation to renewable energy? For some clarification about solar energy, in particular, it is time to listen to futurist Ray Kurzweil explaining exponential growth and why he predicts solar industry dominance in 12 years. Show More Summary

How to Think Exponentially and Better Predict the Future

“The future is widely misunderstood. Our forebears expected it to be pretty much like their present, which had been pretty much like their past.” –Ray Kurzweil, The Singularity Is Near We humans aren’t great predictors of the future....Show More Summary

Kurzweil's View in Brief, in His Own Words

3 months agoHealth / Aging : Fight Aging

There is little to disagree with in Ray Kurzweil's futurism when presented in this brief way. I think most of the disagreement tends to be over details and timelines. Our future is one of great longevity and transcendence of many present...Show More Summary

Inventor Ray Kurzweil believes we’ll be able to extend our lives ‘indefinitely’

Inventor and futurist Ray Kurzweil thinks that technology will eventually help us reach immortality, at least in some form. He considers death to be “a great robber of meaning, of relationships, of knowledge” and over time, the human race will overcome disease and aging to allow us to live on “indefinitely.” Appearing on PBS’s News Hour […]

Technology Feels Like It’s Accelerating — Because It Actually Is

“Technology goes beyond mere tool making; it is a process of creating ever more powerful technology using the tools from the previous round of innovation.” –Ray Kurzweil A decade ago, smartphones (as we know them by today's standards) didn't exist. Show More Summary

A World Full of Robots

American author, inventor, Google’s director of engineering and forward-looking prognosticator Ray Kurzweil once wrote, "We won't experience 100 years of progress in the 21st century - it will be more like 20,000 years of progress (at...Show More Summary

Futurist Ray Kurzweil: Our Brains Will Be Connected to the Cloud in 20 Years

During a panel conversation in New York, inventor and futurist Ray Kurzweil explained why nanotechnology will produce 'overlapping revolutions' in the next two decades.

Google exec can't wait for a computer to love him - CNET

Technically Incorrect: Ray Kurzweil insists that in the near future computers will know what it is to think and be like us.

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