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Ray Kurzweil is the best person I know at predicting the future of artificial intelligence --Bill Gates
Kurzweil knows a lot about new technology and he knows how to make it sound fun. He is dazzling in his enthusiasm for things to come, and has a grasp of the exciting developments pulsing through the intersection of science and technology --Financial Times
Ray Kurzweil is Googles Director of Engineering, a world-renowned inventor, thinker and futurist. A recipient of the National Medal of Technology and 12 honorary doctorates, he is the author of six books and has been described by the Wall Street Journal as the restless genius. His bestselling book The Singularity is Near is published by Duckworth.
Re syntels: smarts do not equate to volition per se, benign or malign; if we are not germane, syntels may just be indifferent.Published 5 months ago by Don Bronkema
I have tried out a few pages here and there boith beginnign and in deep. For me is a waste of time and represents wooly thinking. Read morePublished 9 months ago by John Turnbull
I was once a `singularitarian', but when Ray Kurzweil failed to predict the financial clash of 2008, in The Singularity is Near, I wondered. Read morePublished 13 months ago by Halifax Student Account
Reveals all the basic things in life that we take for granted. One of the best books I have ever read in my life.Published 17 months ago by Oosman
A very clear and complete description of how brain works and in what sense technology will enable its emulation. Read morePublished 19 months ago by Luis Nero Alves
Really interesting start but I thought it degenerated too much into a philosophical discussion. Would have liked a more practical guide!;-)Published on 4 Aug. 2013 by Mr. S. Whitcombe
The author correctly attributes the concept of a "stored program" computer, insofar as the concept permits the instructions and addresses of "stored programs" to be modified on the... Read morePublished on 2 Aug. 2013 by Prof F. B. de Neumann
Purchasers of this book would do well to read Colin McGinn's review in the New York Review of Books; here is part of it:
"There is another glaring problem with... Read more