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Oct 5, 2015

Ray Kurzweil on Artificial Intelligence: Don’t Listen to Stephen Hawking and Elon Musk

Posted by in categories: Elon Musk, Ray Kurzweil, robotics/AI

There’s a rift emerging among the members of the tech super-geniuses club. It’s not about matters of human intelligence, though. Physicist Stephen Hawking and Tesla /SpaceX founder Elon Musk have both recently warned that our sci-fi nightmares about artificial intelligence could actually come true in our lifetimes.

Here’s what Musk, for instance, said during a recent stop at MIT:

I think we should be very careful about artificial intelligence. Our biggest existential threat is probably that … There should be some regulatory oversight at the national and international level, just to make sure that we don’t do something very foolish. With artificial intelligence we are summoning the demon. In all those stories where there’s the guy with the pentagram and the holy water, it’s like, he’s sure he can control the demon. Didn’t work out.

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Oct 4, 2015

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

Posted by in categories: computing, Ray Kurzweil, robotics/AI

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 about technology.

Truth is that the way we perceive the world around us is conditioned to a degree by the environment we grow up within. There’s also little doubt that certain cultures are more open and adaptive to technology than others. But one could argue that the potential enhancements that AI could usher in are so dramatically advanced that even the earliest adopters within Silicon Valley aren’t really prepared for what’s coming.

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Oct 1, 2015

Ray Kurzweil: Tiny Robots In Our Brains Will Make Us ‘Godlike’

Posted by in categories: cyborgs, neuroscience, Ray Kurzweil, robotics/AI

Once we’re cyborgs, he says, we’ll be funnier, sexier and more loving.

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Sep 17, 2015

Ray Kurzweil — What Will Happen After the Technological Singularity?

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Sep 12, 2015

Humans Will Have Cloud-Connected Hybrid Brains

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, computing, engineering, nanotechnology, Ray Kurzweil, robotics/AI

So, you think you’ve seen it all? You haven’t seen anything yet. By the year 2030, advancements will excel anything we’ve seen before concerning human intelligence. In fact, predictions offer glimpses of something truly amazing – the development of a human hybrid, a mind that thinks in artificial intelligence.

Ray Kurzweil, director of engineering at Google, spoke openly about this idea at the Exponential Finance Conference in New York. He predicts that humans will have hybrid brains able to connect to the cloud, just as with computers. In this cloud, there will be thousands of computers which will update human intelligence. The larger the cloud, the more complicated the thinking. This will all be connected using DNA strands called Nanobots. Sounds like a Sci-Fi movie, doesn’t it?

Kurzweil says:

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Aug 8, 2015

The MIND diet may slow brain aging

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, life extension, neuroscience, Ray Kurzweil

Eating a group of specific foods — known as the MIND diet — may slow cognitive decline among aging adults, even when the person is not at risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease, according to researchers at Rush University Medical Center.

This finding supplements a previous study by the research team, reported by KurzweiliAI in March, that found that the MIND diet may reduce a person’s risk in developing Alzheimer’s disease.

The researchers’ new study shows that older adults who followed the MIND diet more rigorously showed an equivalent of being 7.5 years younger cognitively than those who followed the diet least. Results of the study were recently published online in the journal Alzheimer’s & Dementia: The Journal of the Alzheimer’s Association.

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Aug 1, 2015

Ray Kurzweil — Are We Living in a Simulation?

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As technology visionary Ray Kurzweil put it, “maybe our whole universe is a science experiment of some junior high school student in another universe.” (Given how things are going, he jokes, she may not get a good grade.)

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Jul 31, 2015

Ray Kurzweil’s Mind-Boggling Predictions for the Next 25 Years

Posted by in categories: futurism, Ray Kurzweil

Ray Kurzweil’s Mind-Boggling Predictions for the Next 25 Years http://bit.ly/1IqMgku.

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Jul 20, 2015

An analysis of the history of technology shows that technological change is exponential

Posted by in categories: computing, electronics, neuroscience, Ray Kurzweil, singularity

“An analysis of the history of technology shows that technological change is exponential, contrary to the common-sense “intuitive linear” view. So we won’t experience 100 years of progress in the 21st century — it will be more like 20,000 years of progress (at today’s rate). The “returns,” such as chip speed and cost-effectiveness, also increase exponentially. There’s even exponential growth in the rate of exponential growth. Within a few decades, machine intelligence will surpass human intelligence, leading to The Singularity — technological change so rapid and profound it represents a rupture in the fabric of human history. The implications include the merger of biological and nonbiological intelligence, immortal software-based humans, and ultra-high levels of intelligence that expand outward in the universe at the speed of light.” — Ray Kurzweil.

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Jul 19, 2015

Google Futurist Ray Kurzweil thinks we’ll all be cyborgs by 2030 — Guia Marie Del Prado — Business Insider

Posted by in categories: cyborgs, Ray Kurzweil

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Imagine accessing Wikipedia just by thinking about it. It sounds like science fiction now, but futurist and Google engineer Ray Kurzweil thinks that reality is just a few years away.

At the Exponential Finance conference on June 3, he predicted that humans will be cyborgs by 2030, according to CNNMoney. Read more:

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