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SoftBank’s Masayoshi Son is investing to make the ‘Singularity’ happen

19 hours agoTechnology : Venture Beat

The Singularity is the day in the future when machine intelligence exceeds all human intelligence combined. It has been heralded by futurists such as Ray Kurzweil and Vernor Vinge, and it is has provided the inspiration for the investment strategy of one of the world’s most powerful men: Masayoshi Son, CEO and founder of SoftBank. […]

No Technology Thrives Alone: Progress Is All About Convergence

15 years ago, Ray Kurzweil published one of the most significant essays in the history of futurism: “The Law of Accelerating Returns.” This piece showcased the immense power of exponential technology versus linear technology and became a pivotal concept for anyone trying to anticipate what the future held. Show More Summary

Ray Kurzweil: We Can Control AI Before It Controls Us

Over time, technology offers solutions to old problems while creating new issues in the process. The more powerful the technology, the greater its potential to do good and harm. Artificial intelligence is no exception, and as AI has advanced, worry about its risks has grown too. Show More Summary

Kurzweil Says Passion Projects Are the Best Way to Learn

According to Ray Kurzweil, learning by doing will become the means by which the next generation of children learns to participate in the world. Technology has already revolutionized education by changing how humans access, store and share knowledge. Show More Summary

StarTalk Radio With Neil deGrasse Tyson: Interview With Google's Futurist Ray Kurzweil (LISTEN)

In this program, Neil deGrasse Tyson interviews noted futurist and inventor, Ray Kurzweil, as part of the 92nd Street Y “7 Days of Genius” series. Kurzweil is the man Wall Street Journal called a “restless genius” and Google calls their...

Ray Kurzweil: Accelerating Tech Is Making Old Intellectual Property Laws Obsolete

As technology and innovation move faster and faster, concerns over ownership and access continue to increase. In answer to a question at Singularity University last year, Ray Kurzweil suggested we need to rethink intellectual property laws to more realistically match today’s pace. Show More Summary

How will driverless cars make life or death choices? Google exec admits he doesn't know - CNET

2 months agoTechnology : CNET: News

As Uber rolls out its driverless cars in Pittsburgh, Google futurist Ray Kurzweil says he's still working out the moral dilemma in the case of a potentially fatal accident by an autonomous vehicle.

Ray Kurzweil Explores How Self-Driving Cars Will Choose Between Life or Death

Driving a motor vehicle requires making tough choices in the heat of the moment. Whether slamming on the brakes in traffic or speeding up before a light turns red, split-second decisions are often a choice between the lesser of two evils. Show More Summary

Steve Aoki Is Getting Cryogenically Frozen

2 months agoMusic / Dance & DJ : Vice: Thump

He Was Inspired By Influential Technologist Ray Kurzweil To Make The Move.

Why Ray Kurzweil Believes We Are Becoming More God-Like [Video]

People tend to ask Ray Kurzweil all manner of questions about technology and the future. But they also want to know about his own personal philosophy. In one session last summer, a questioner asked Kurzweil if he believes in God. Of course, many of us struggle with the question, he replied, and to him, it's not unambiguous. Show More Summary

Newswire: Seth Rogen is tackling the Singularity for FX

Seth Rogen is making a TV show about the Singularity, which will presumably feature some bong hits and dick jokes too, but will primarily be about Ray Kurzweil’s artificial intelligence theory. /Film picked up on the news after Rogen discussed it during a visit to Chris Hardwick’s Nerdist podcast. Show More Summary

Seth Rogen Is Making a Comedy Series About Ray Kurzweil's Singularity Theory

2 months agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

Futurist Ray Kurzweil has theorized that the technological singularity—the moment when artificial intelligence surpasses all human intelligence and brings about the end of humanity as we know it—will happen in the next three decades. In a new series for FX, Seth Rogan is ready to joke about it in the meantime. Read more...

Ray Kurzweil: The Future Offers Meaningful Work, Not Meaningless Jobs

In a future where automation has taken most human “jobs,” will humans stop working? It all depends on how you define work, says Ray Kurzweil. He favors the idea of a universal basic income to cover the necessities, but he doesn’t think that means we won’t work. Show More Summary

Ray Kurzweil Explains Why Radical Life Extension Will Be Better Than You Think

According to Ray Kurzweil, we’re approaching a time when humans will begin to radically extend their lifespans. This sounds good on the surface, but will we have enough resources to support everyone? And won’t living indefinitely get boring eventually? Not so much, Kurzweil says. Show More Summary

Machines Can Learn Ethics and Other Predictions for AI

by Angela Guess A recent press release reports, “Ray Kurzweil, inventor, author and futurist, discussed the law of accelerating returns for technology and its impact on business and society on 8 June 2016 during The Optical Society’s centennial Light the Future program at CLEO:2016 Conference and Expo in San Jose, California, USA. Show More Summary

Peter Thiel Vants Young People's Blood!

What is it with Silicon Valley billionaires thinking their money can actually buy research that will help them live forever–or at least, indefinitely. Ray Kurzweil–now a big Google executive–is a transhumanist who hopes to upload his mind into a computer. Peter Theil is of a similar mindset. Show More Summary

Why The World May Actually Be Getting Worse

For decades, Ray Kurzweil has consistently been wrong about the future. But people still listen to him for some reason. In fact, organisations reportedly pay him $US50,000 ($66,947) per speech to hear him say inane things about the shiny, tech-utopian world of tomorrow. Show More Summary

Ray Kurzweil: To Merge With Technology Is to Enhance Our Humanity

Technological shifts outpace our awareness of them. While we're busy with our day-to-day lives—getting a new smartphone or downloading the next updates—we often don't notice how these incremental changes shape our relationship with technology. Show More Summary

Ray Kurzweil Is Talking Bullshit Again

3 months agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

For decades, Ray Kurzweil has consistently been wrong about the future. But people still listen to him for some reason. In fact, organizations reportedly pay him $50,000 per speech to hear him say inane things about the shiny, tech-utopian world of tomorrow. Show More Summary

Ray Kurzweil Outlines the Coming Biomedical Revolution [Video]

Will we live longer lives in the future? According to Ray Kurzweil, it's only a matter of time until technology begins successfully tackling age-related disease—and life expectancy grows longer and longer. At some point, technology will...Show More Summary

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