Electronic musician Steve Aoki is a self-professed "Apple geek" and otherwise a big fan of technology. For his new music video for the track "Singularity," which Mashable is presenting for the first time exclusively, he recruited futurist and technologist Ray Kurzweil to participate. Show More Summary
Google’s engineering director Ray Kurzweil, who has long been known for both his bold futurist predictions and his work in artificial intelligence, has laid out his vision for where search is headed in a new interview with Wired — and he’d apparently like to see Google become more like a friend with search benefits. Show More Summary
What will the far future look like? For actor Will Smith and his son Jaden, the next generation could mark a "tipping point" for the environment. For futurist Ray Kurzweil, solar power is the solution to our energy ills. But for a look at the really far future, turn to Elon Musk, …
Futurist Ray Kurzweil has some ambitious plans for search at Google. Kurzweil, who joined Google at the end of last year as director of engineering, became famous for creating the first text-to-speech software. He's also been calledShow More Summary
On Tuesday, Kurzweil moderated a live Google hangout tied to a release of the upcoming Will Smith film, “After Earth,” presumably tying the film’s futuristic concept to actual futurists. The discussion touched on the necessity of space travel and the...
Robert D. Hof of the MIT Technology Review recently discussed “deep learning” as one of the ten breakthrough technologies of 2013. He writes, “When Ray Kurzweil met with Google CEO Larry Page last July, he wasn’t looking for a job. A...Show More Summary
With massive amounts of computational power, machines can now recognize objects and translate speech in real time. Artificial intelligence is finally getting smart. When Ray Kurzweil met with Google CEO Larry Page last July, he wasn’t looking for a job. Show More Summary
Like many, I think that Ray Kurzweil is overly optimistic on the timeline for progress in technology. I don't think he's wrong in terms of his high level view on where our technology is going, just a few decades on the early side - which is unfortunate for those of us who will age to death before the advent of rejuvenation biotechnology. Show More Summary
Forecasting is really hard, especially when it involves the future - or so they say. One of Ray Kurzweil's more noteworthy achievements has been, I think, to help popularize the idea that technological progress can be predicted fairly well at the level of general capabilities (as opposed to specific implementations). Show More Summary
Do you know what the Singularity is? It's that apocryphal-unless-it-happens sci-fi-like event, championed by Ray Kurzweil, in which humans and machines merge and we as a species are forever transformed. None can say whether the the artificial mind and the real mind will become as one, but we’re making advances in that direction every day. Show More Summary
Singularity University, physically located at the National Aeronautics and Space Administration’s Ames Research Center in California, was founded by futurist inventor Ray Kurzweil and Peter Diamandis, chairman and CEO of the innovation-promoting X Prize Foundation, in 2008. Show More Summary
Ray Kurzweil’s digital book distribution platform K-NFB Reading has merged with the digital music streaming service eMusic to form the company Media Arc Inc., according to reports. The new company will offer consumers the ability toShow More Summary
In another exclusive interview with Singularity Hub, Ray Kurzweil provides an update about his first two months as Director of Engineering at Google as he builds his team to collaborate with other groups at Google in order to tackle natural language processing.
Iconic Inventor, Author, and Futurist Ray Kurzweil to Keynote Kodak Global Directions 2013 Conference Google Director of Engineering will headline educational event focused on Intelligent Information Management ROCHESTER, N.Y.--(BUSINESS...Show More Summary
Ray Kurzweil and his son, Ethan, are both Silicon Valley futurists -- though they have different ways of tackling what they perceive is coming next.
The technology reporters and editors of The New York Times scour the Web for important and peculiar items. For Wednesday, selections include efforts in Congress to make unlocking cellphones legal, a review of Ray Kurzweil's latest book and Google talking about secret requests by the F.B.I. for information.
On day 4 of FutureMed, we visited companies in the Bay area and listened to Ray Kurzweil presenting about the future. Also see Medgadget and the Futuremed Magazine for recaps. And here is day 1, day 2 and day 3. We visited Genentech where they told us they work with 3,5 million compounds and moved the focus towards small molecules in 2005. [...]
In 2005 noted futurist Ray Kurzweil released his far-reaching and controversial book The Singularity Is Near: When Humans Transcend Biology. In it, Kurzweil proposes that humanity is on the verge of the next phase in our evolution -Show More Summary
By 2045, human beings will become a new species, half human, half machine. Or so futurist Ray Kurzweil believes. He argues that by looking at the how tech is being developed that one day we will sort of merge with machines and society...Show More Summary
An amazing video about the technological singularity: