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 [...]
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
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
The crazy predictions Ray Kurzweil made a decade ago don’t seem so outlandish now.
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.
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...
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 […]
Technically Incorrect: In an interview with Playboy, Google's director of engineering, Ray Kurzweil, says humans are inadequate without implanted nanobots.
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
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
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
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
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
“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
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 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 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
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
During a panel conversation in New York, inventor and futurist Ray Kurzweil explained why nanotechnology will produce 'overlapping revolutions' in the next two decades.
Technically Incorrect: Ray Kurzweil insists that in the near future computers will know what it is to think and be like us.