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These 6 Technologies Will Define 2016

For the past century, the price and performance of computing has been on an exponential curve. And as futurist Ray Kurzweil observed, once any technology becomes an information technology, its development follows the same curve, so we are seeing exponential advances in technologies such as sensors, networks, artificial intelligence, and robotics. Show More Summary

The Top Technology Stories You’ll Be Reading in 2016

For the past century, the price and performance of computing has been on an exponential curve.  And as futurist Ray Kurzweil observed, once any technology becomes an information technology, its... read more The post The Top Technology Stories You’ll Be Reading in 2016 appeared first on Singularity HUB.

Ray Kurzweil on Giving Future AI the Right to Vote [Video]

All technology impacts our individual daily lives one way or another—but perhaps no technology makes us question our collective humanity as much as artificial intelligence. Ray Kurzweil, inventor and futurist,... read more The post Ray Kurzweil on Giving Future AI the Right to Vote [Video] appeared first on Singularity HUB.

Legendary futurist explains how he plans to live forever

Google's leading engineer and prominent futurist Ray Kurzweil says humans just a few scientific breakthroughs away from achieving eternal life. The first step — watching what we eat. Kurzweil — one of the world's leading minds on artificial...Show More Summary

Are We Entering The Age of Exponential Growth?

In his 1999 book The Age of Spiritual Machines, the famed futurist Ray Kurzweil proposed “The Law of Accelerating Returns.” According to Kurzweil’s law, “the rate of change in a wide variety of evolutionary systems (including but not...Show More Summary

Researchers attack cancer cells with liquid metal ‘nano-terminators’

If you’ve ever read Ray Kurzweil’s books, you know that he envisions a future in which benevolent little nanobots flow through our bodies attacking malicious forms of disease. While Kurzweil is definitely overly optimistic (or just plain...Show More Summary

Hacking the Brain — Restoring Lost Abilities With the Latest Neurotechnologies

A few weeks ago, I wrote about Ray Kurzweil's wild prediction that in the 2030s, nanobots will connect our brains to the cloud, merging biology with the digital world. Let's... read more The post Hacking the Brain — Restoring Lost Abilities With the Latest Neurotechnologies appeared first on Singularity HUB.

Plugging Into Your Brain

A few weeks ago, I wrote about Ray Kurzweil's wild prediction that in the 2030s, nanobots will connect our brains to the cloud, merging biology with the digital world. Let's talk about what's happening today. Over the past few decades,...Show More Summary

Plugging Into Your Brain

A few weeks ago, I wrote about Ray Kurzweil's wild prediction that in the 2030s, nanobots will connect our brains to the cloud, merging biology with the digital world. Let's talk about what's happening today. Over the past few decades,...Show More Summary

Exponential Medicine 2015 Day 4: Medical Education, Intersections, and Crowdsourcing

3 months agoIndustries / Medical : medGadget

Fresh off of last night’s session with Singularity University founder Dr. Peter Diamandis, this morning we heard from another Singularity University founder, Dr. Ray Kurzweil, Director of Engineering at Google and leading technology futurist. Show More Summary

Ray Kurzweil’s Wildest Prediction: Nanobots Will Plug Our Brains Into the Web by the 2030s

I consider Ray Kurzweil a very close friend and a very smart person. Ray is a brilliant technologist, futurist, and a director of engineering at Google focused on AI and language... read more The post Ray Kurzweil’s Wildest Prediction: Nanobots Will Plug Our Brains Into the Web by the 2030s appeared first on Singularity HUB.

How Should We Prepare for the AI Revolution? Ray Kurzweil Responds in This Q&A [Video]

On the cusp of a far-reaching revolution thanks to the advances in artificial intelligence and computing, it's easy to feel a bit...concerned. Well, maybe more than just a bit, especially if you consider societal attitudes... read more The post How Should We Prepare for the AI Revolution? Ray Kurzweil Responds in This Q&A [Video] appeared first on Singularity HUB.

Google exec: With robots in our brains, we'll be godlike

4 months agoTechnology / Internet : Webware

Futurist and Google exec Ray Kurzweil thinks that once we have robotic implants, we'll be funnier, sexier and more loving. Because that's what artificial intelligence can do for you.

Ray Kurzweil: In The 2030s, Nanobots In Our Brains Will Make Us 'Godlike'

4 months agoNews : Huffington Post

Futurist and inventor Ray Kurzweil predicts humans are going to develop emotions and characteristics of higher complexity as a result of connecting their brains to computers. “We’re going to be funnier. We’re going to be sexier. We’re going to be better at expressing loving sentiment,” Kurzweil said at a recent discussion at Singularity University. Show More Summary

The human physician will soon become history. Here’s why.

In the age of spiritual machines Ray Kurzweil in 2001 predicted: By 2020, a $1,000 computer will match processing speed of the human brain — 20 billion calculations per second. By 2030, it will simulate the brain power of a small village about 1,000 human minds. Show More Summary

Brandon Martin, Former MLB 1st-Round Pick, Arrested in Double Homicide

A former first-round pick of the Tampa Bay Rays has been arrested in connection with an ongoing double-homicide investigation in Corona, California. According to KTLA.com's Anthony Kurzweil, John A. Moreno, Chip Yost and Jennifer Gould,...Show More Summary

This Week’s Awesome Stories from Around the Web (Through Aug 8)

ROBOTICS: What you need to know about artificial intelligence, and the imminent robot future Luke Westaway | CNET "Futurist Ray Kurzweil predicted in a 2005 book that a model of human... read more The post This Week’s Awesome Stories from Around the Web (Through Aug 8) appeared first on Singularity HUB.

Can The Life Cycle Be Reversed? Ask a Jellyfish

In recent years, scientists who study the effects of aging on the body have sought ways to reverse the effects of aging, and perhaps extend life indefinitely. Futurist Ray Kurzweil, among others, claims that a strict schedule of exercise paired with a healthy diet, a strict regimen...

Dear Ray Kurzweil

[Author's Note: As a participant in Singularity University's Graduate Studies Program this summer, I have decided to further engage the material by writing a letter to some of our speakers, drawing on the lectures as well as the personal context in which I heard them. Show More Summary

Ray Kurzweil on the future of employment

  In this ten minute video Ray Kurzweil explains his view that as robots and AI automate low skilled jobs new higher skilled jobs will be created. In other...

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