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Google Glass Eventually Enslaves Us In This Inventive Short Film

Why Watch? As a potential upside, we could be uploading our consciousness into a computer to dominate our reality like Johnny Depp (or Ray Kurzweil). As a potential downside, we could be robo-slaves kept pliant by our addiction to an alternative version of reality. Show More Summary

Sooner Than You Think, We Will Connect To The Cloud Directly From Our Brains

In his TED talk, Google's Ray Kurzweil announces that 20 years from now, "thinking will grow exponentially" as human brains interface with computers. Have you ever approached someone important, but only had three seconds to think of something clever to say? Today, companies tout the ability to access the cloud from a mobile device. Show More Summary

Why Ray Kurzweil is Wrong: Computers Won’t Be Smarter Than Us Anytime Soon

“When Kurzweil first started talking about the “singularity”, a conceit he borrowed from the science-fiction writer Vernor Vinge, he was dismissed as a fantasist. He has been saying for years that he believes that the Turing test – the moment at which a computer will exhibit intelligent behavior equivalent to, or indistinguishable from, that of […]

Get ready for Singularity: it’s closer to reality than we think

Alt Text: singularity I HAVE spent a lot of the past week checking out Ray Kurzweil’s world after reading Carole Cadwalladr’s interview with him in The Observer. It is a pretty eye-opening experience. Google’s new director of engineering...Show More Summary

Preparing the triumph of brute force?

The Guardian had a piece recently which was partly a profile of Ray Kurzweil, and partly about the way Google seems to have gone on a buying spree, snapping up experts on machine learning and robotics – with Kurzweil himself made Director of Engineering. The problem with Ray Kurzweil is that he is two people. […]

6 Upcoming Wearable Devices Compared: What’s Hot and What’s Not

Could wearable technology lead to a merging of flesh with silicon? Futurist Ray Kurzweil predicts a “technological singularity” in which artificial intelligence surpasses the capabilities of old-school organic brains. Then as perhaps an upgrade, our silicon begins merging with our bodies. Show More Summary

Kurzweil has Infected Google

It's hard to know where to start with Ray Kurzweil. With the fact that he takes 150 pills a day and is intravenously injected on a weekly basis with a dizzying list of vitamins, dietary supplements, and substances that sound about as...Show More Summary

Computers that Understand Us Better Than We Do?

RT News recently shared the ponderings of artificial intelligence expert Ray Kurzweil. The article begins, “Most people would probably agree that computers are man-made technologies that function inside the strict boundaries of man-made borders. Show More Summary

Watch Out: By 2029, Robots Will Be Smarter Than People

If you're concerned that robots might one day gain sentience and rise up against the humans, a recent proclamation from Google's director of engineering probably will not calm you: Ray Kurzweil says that by 2029, computers will be smarter than even the smartest people. Kurzweil, a leading artificial intelligence developer,...

Fifteen Years Left Before Machines Outsmart You

2 months agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

Says this guy: By 2029, computers will be able to understand our language, learn from experience and outsmart even the most intelligent humans, according to Google’s director of engineering Ray Kurzweil. He also calls this idea "not radical anymore." [ Comment on this story ] [ Subscribe to the comments on this story ]

Newswire: Futurist Ray Kurzweil has put a date on when you might be able to date artificial Scarlett Johansson

Futurist and inventor Ray Kurzweil, subject of the fascinating documentary Transcendent Man, has written a lengthy critique of Spike Jonze’s Her on his blog, claiming that much of the movie’s technology could/will actually exist in the...Show More Summary

Futurist Ray Kurzweil Believes Spike Jonze’s ‘Her’ Could Be a Reality by 2029

2 months agoEntertainment / Film : SlashFilm

If Spike Jonze‘s Her left you yearning for a virtual Scarlett Johansson of your very own, we have some good news. According to futurist Ray Kurzweil, who spends a lot of time pondering such things, a Samantha-like A.I. could be available as early as 2029. Other aspects of the movie, like the foul-mouthed video game character, […]

Futurist reviews Her

2 months agoOdd : Boing Boing

Ray Kurzweil guesses at when stuff from Spike Jonze's near-future Her will be available. [via Kottke] I would place some of the elements in Jonze's depiction at around 2020, give or take a couple of years, such as the diffident and insulting videogame character he interacts with, and the pin-sized cameras that one can place like a freckle on one's face.

Futurist Ray Kurzweil Loves Spike Jonze’s ‘Her’ And Believes It Will Become A Reality By 2029

Ray Kurzweil is the kind of genius/mad man/prophet that the world needs. He downs dozens of vitamins a day, predicts sweeping changes in the way we live our lives, and is currently working with Google to further the abilities of machine...Show More Summary

Futurist Ray Kurzweil Went and Reviewed Spike Jonze’s Her

Perhaps best qualified to discuss the realism of Spike Jonze's Her is futurist and inventor Ray Kurzweil, who helped popularize the idea of the singularity and who recently joined Google to work on "machine learning and voice processing." As you might imagine, the idea of how closely our future might... More »

Ray Kurzweil Says ‘Her’ Will Be Reality by 2029

This post contains big spoilers for Her. Spike Jonze’s Her raised many questions on the future of artificial intelligence (AI), and you’d be hard-pressed to find someone more qualified to discuss the technology that permeates through the movie than the renowned futurist Ray Kurzweil. In a blog post, the author, who joined Google in 2012... Read More

Noted Artificial Intelligence Pioneer Gives ‘Her’ A Thumbs Up

He might not be the next Roger Ebert, but that didn’t stop futurist and artificial-intelligence pioneer Ray Kurzweil from giving Spike Jonze‘s Oscar-nominated and slightly satirical sci-fi dramedy Her a strongly positive review — onShow More Summary

Ray Kurzweil Expounds on the SENS Rejuvenation Biotechnology of Allotopic Expression

2 months agoHealth / Aging : Fight Aging

Way back when, Ray Kurzweil put in a good word and modest donation to assist the early growth of the Methuselah Foundation and SENS rejuvenation research. He was one of the first to do so. Since then, however, I really don't recall seeing...Show More Summary

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