articles tagged: ray kurzweil
a moral dilemma for an intelligent search engine
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a moral dilemma for an intelligent search engine

If you're openly sorting search results with an AI, you're taking on certain responsibilities for which Google might not be ready...

kurzweil’s new theory of mind: better, still wrong
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kurzweil’s new theory of mind: better, still wrong

Kurzweil is starting to appreciate that he's been oversimplifying how the human brain works. But his latest iteration of a theory of mind still leaves much to be desired.

how to be a prophet by vagueness and obscurity
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how to be a prophet by vagueness and obscurity

To some, Ray Kurzweil will always be a tech prophet , and they're prepared to cherry-pick his track record to sell that belief.

techno-utopianism makes it to time magazine
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techno-utopianism makes it to time magazine

Time gives the Singularity and its prophet the kid glove treatment, glossing over the scientific and technical issues with a wave of starry eyed credulity.

kurzweil is an influential atheist? really? how?
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kurzweil is an influential atheist? really? how?

Ray Kurzweil is an atheist by the colloquial definition of the term. But when it comes to the spirit of the term, instead of the letter, I would hesitate to agree.

why we shouldn’t mix kurzweil with atheism
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why we shouldn’t mix kurzweil with atheism

When you start with a deeply flawed premise and advance a deeply flawed argument, you'll come to a deeply flawed conclusion.

the tech prophet’s visions get graded by ieee
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the tech prophet’s visions get graded by ieee

IEEE is not impressed with Ray Kurzweil's cold readings about the future of computing and technology.

the subtle love-hate relationship with ray kurzweil
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the subtle love-hate relationship with ray kurzweil

Are public transhumanists pulling away from Kurzweil, citing him as a distraction from a much more sober and realistic community?

whoops, ray manages to do it again…
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whoops, ray manages to do it again…

Ray Kurzweil seems to think that DNA is like software code which can be optimized and compressed. He's in for a rude awakening if he tries to treat it that way.

come on ray, now it’s just getting embarrassing
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come on ray, now it’s just getting embarrassing

The Prophet of the Singularity returns with a hopeful sermon on our impending computer-aided immortality.

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