Ray Kurzweil

The United Nations Met to Discuss a Possible Ban on "Killer Robots"

Still in Charge<p>Representatives from countries around the world met on Nov. 18 to discuss weapons systems at the United Nations’ Convention on …

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Counterpoint: The case against an AI god

<i>We’d previously written an opinion piece titled “The case for an artificially intelligent god.” This is our counterpoint to that.</i><p>It’s a strange time to be a technology journalist. Somehow artificial intelligence has grown from buzzword to a religion, literally. For tech enthusiasts, it can often be …

Programming

Consumer Technology Association inducts Ray Kurzweil, 11 other visionaries into the 2017 CT Hall of Fame

Gary Shapiro (left) and Ray Kurzweil (right) (credit: CTA)<p>The Consumer Technology Association (CTA) inducted Ray Kurzweil and 11 other industry …

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2017 Foresight Vision Weekend

The Vision Weekend is a gathering dedicated to taking stock of the most compelling ideas of today, turn them into coherent visions for a better …

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The new Church of the AI God is even creepier than I imagined

Commentary: Way of the Future, the God-bot religion founded by former Google executive Anthony Levandowski, has a website. And, oh.<p><i>Technically Incorrect offers a slightly twisted take on the tech that's taken over our lives.</i><p>I've been praying that more would come to light ever since the existence of …

Anthony Levandowski

How the Future of AI Will Be Owned by All

Marcello leads public relations for SingularityNET, a platform that is leveling the playing field for valuable AI tech by creating a decentralized …

Intelligence

There's a new religion centered around artificial intelligence and it sounds terrifying

There's a new church for tech-minded folks, and it sounds like something out of a science fiction novel.<p>"Way of the Future" (or WOTF, as they …

Business

Teaching Morality to Machines

Before giving machines a sense of morality, humans first have to first define morality in a way computers can process. A difficult but not impossible …

International Relations

Google's AI expert believes humans and AI will merge before 2030

Google futurist Ray Kurzweil believes AI-powered humans are coming within the next 12 years<p>Humans and AI could merge by 2029 if Google’s AI and …

Machine Learning

What life will be like when the computers disappear

What happens when the computers around you all but disappear?<p>Tiny sensors built into walls, household products, what you're wearing, and perhaps your own body will make computers invisible to the eye, but responsive to a gesture, voice, and perhaps your movement as you walk into a room.<p>It is still …

News (U.S.)

Ray Kurzweil on Turing Tests, Brain Extenders and AI Ethics

Inventor and author Ray Kurzweil, who currently runs a group at Google writing automatic responses to your emails in cooperation with the Gmail team, …

Singularity

Three Ways Fintech Is Redefining The Banking Industry

<i>From Blockchain to EyePrint ID; Banking Will Never Be The Same Again</i><p>A new wave of innovative financial technology (fintech) is upending workflow and …

FinTech

A History of the Future: how writers envisioned tomorrow’s world

Peter J Bowler examines how divergent beliefs about the future have shaped literature, science writing and public perceptions.<p>The future has not …

Bertrand Russell

3 Dangerous Ideas From Ray Kurzweil

Recently, I interviewed my friend Ray Kurzweil at the Googleplex for a 90-minute webinar on disruptive and dangerous ideas, a prelude to my fireside …

Singularity

The 30 Best Podcast Episodes of All Time

Give These A Listen• <i>Decision-Making:</i> Ray Dalio, the founder and owner of one of the <b>biggest and most successful hedge funds</b> of all time, just wrote an …

Peter Diamandis

Google's AI guru predicts humans and machines will merge within 20 years

Public perception of artificial intelligence technology, in 2017, seems to lie somewhere at the intersection of existential fear and cautious optimism. Yet there’s a growing movement of people who believe AI is crucial to the evolution of our species. These people aren’t outsiders or outliers — …

Singularity

Reality vs. Kurzweil's expectations

One way to track scientific and technological progress is to compare outcomes to predictions that were made by futurists. So I pulled out my copy of …

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Stephen Hawking Warns Our Time as The Ruling Species on Earth Is Running Out

We're at a "point of no return."<p>Stephen Hawking fears it may only be a matter of time before humanity is forced to flee Earth in search of a new home.<p>…

Science

Humans Are Bad at Predicting Futures That Don’t Benefit Them

Unrealistic optimism makes people think bad things are less likely to happen to them than to others, and it hampers their decision-making.<p>Between 1956 and 1962, the University of Cape Town psychologist Kurt Danziger asked 436 South African high-school and college students to imagine they were …

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Nasdaq vice chairman: AI business sector will come from future tech

The AI Business Sector<p>Without a doubt, artificial intelligence (AI) is changing how we do things. From today’s iterations that power apps in your …

Artificial Intelligence

Ray Kurzweil: "AI Will Not Displace Humans, It's Going to Enhance Us"

A Different Take<p>Amidst all the talk about how artificial intelligence (AI) threatens to cause society harm—beginning with taking over human-held jobs …

Singularity

We Will Achieve Digital immortality by 2045, Prominent Futurists Predict

For anyone who has seen Ex Machina — an independent science fiction psychological thriller — the idea of transhumanism is nothing new. Ava, a …

Singularity

talk | Future of Artificial Intelligence and its Impact on Society

organization: Council on Foreign Relations | link <br>event: The Meetings Program | link <br>talk title: The Future of Artificial Intelligence & Its Impact …

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Stephen Hawking thinks AI will cure disease if it doesn't kill us all

When a panel of renowned AI experts was asked whether it would be possible for machines to develop superintelligence the answer was unanimous: yes. It seems like there’s no longer a debate on <i>whether</i> computers will become more intelligent than humans, only <i>when</i>.<p>The panel, held earlier this year in …

Singularity

Join Us Live at Singularity University's Exponential Medicine This Week

New technology is pushing medicine into exciting frontiers, and it’s getting better each year. Augmented reality is enhancing surgical training, …

Singularity University

Elon Musk, Michio Kaku, Ray Kurzweil, And Stephen Hawking: Is The Future Exciting Or Terrifying? [Opinion]

Elon Musk, Michio Kaku, Ray Kurzweil, Stephen Hawking, and so many others are advising that rapid changes in technology will change the way people …

Singularity

As a human, I don't do technology. I _am_ technology

The 2017 Boyer Lectures explore what it is to be human in a digital world. In her four addresses, Professor Genevieve Bell discusses how we as …

Neurophilosophy

All hail the Godbot: In Silicon Valley artificial intelligence isn't just king, it's literally a new religion

There are reasons to be skeptical of The Way of the Future, a newly incorporated American religion that worships artificial intelligence as “the …

Canadian News

How This CEO Is Using Artificial Intelligence To Treat Addiction

Drug overdoses are now the #1 cause of death in Americans under the age of 50, and less than 10% of the 24 million Americans who need help for addiction ever get it. Sam Frons would know. A recovering addict herself, Frons founded Addicaid in 2013 to help people with substance abuse problems and …

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How This Highly-Paid, Globe-Trotting DJ Creates Time to Learn (Hint: It's All in How He Hires)

This is how the world's most traveled DJ hires the best to give him more time to do what he loves most.<p>Steve Aoki (@SteveAoki) is one of the most globally recognized artists in the world.<p>He was nominated twice for the Grammy awards, is a savvy music executive of Dim Mak Records, and was listed on …

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