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Kurzweil, Ray

Overview
Works: 142 works in 510 publications in 14 languages and 12,461 library holdings
Genres: Documentary films  Nonfiction films  Dictionaries  Biography  Biographical films  Science films  Educational films  Internet videos  Popular music  Electronic dance music 
Roles: Author, Author of screenplay, Interviewee, Producer, Director, Narrator, Other, Instrumentalist, Performer, Actor, Creator, Contributor
Classifications: Q335, 006.3
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works about Ray Kurzweil
 
Most widely held works by Ray Kurzweil
The singularity is near : when humans transcend biology by Ray Kurzweil( Book )

75 editions published between 2005 and 2018 in 9 languages and held by 2,334 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A controversial scientific vision predicts a time in which humans and machines will merge and create a new form of non-biological intelligence
The age of spiritual machines : when computers exceed human intelligence by Ray Kurzweil( Book )

35 editions published between 1999 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 2,012 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Age of Spiritual Machines is no mere list of predictions but a prophetic blueprint for the future. Kurzweil guides us through the inexorable advances that will result in computers exceeding the memory capacity and computational ability of the human brain. According to Kurzweil, machines will achieve all this by 2020, with human attributes not far behind. We will begin to have relationships with automated personalities and use them as teachers, companions, and lovers. A mere ten years later, information will be fed straight into our brains along direct neural pathways; computers, for their part, will have read all the world's literature. The distinction between us and computers will have become sufficiently blurred that when the machines claim to be conscious, we will believe them."--Jacket
How to create a mind : the secret of human thought revealed by Ray Kurzweil( Book )

34 editions published between 2012 and 2015 in 5 languages and held by 1,715 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Explores the limitless potential of reverse-engineering the human brain, outlining the controversial implications of increasing intelligence in order to address global problems while comparing emotional and moral intelligence and considering the origins of consciousness
The age of intelligent machines by Ray Kurzweil( Book )

38 editions published between 1988 and 1999 in 3 languages and held by 1,542 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Discusses the scientific potential represented by intelligent machines and their social implications
Fantastic voyage : live long enough to live forever by Ray Kurzweil( Book )

16 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and held by 621 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents information about aging and illness, offers a program of diet and lifestyle choices allowing people to live longer and avoid sickness, and examines current and future roles for biotechnology and nanotechnology in health
Terms and conditions may apply by Cullen Hoback( Visual )

9 editions published between 2013 and 2017 in English and held by 540 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Terms and Conditions and Privacy Policies are connected to every website. This film explores the intent hidden within these unread and ignored agreements, and reveals what corporations and governments are legally taking from people and the outrageous consequences that result from clicking "I accept."
The 10% solution for a healthy life : how to eliminate virtually all risk of heart disease and cancer by Ray Kurzweil( Book )

5 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 505 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Transcend : nine steps to living well forever by Ray Kurzweil( Book )

9 editions published between 2009 and 2012 in English and Dutch and held by 339 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

TRANSCEND: Nine Steps to Living Well Forever presents a practical, enjoyable program so that readers can live long enough (and remain healthy long enough) to take full advantage of the biotech and nanotech advances that have already begun and will be occurring at an accelerating pace during the years ahead. To help readers remember the nine key components of the program, Ray and Terry have arranged them into a mnemonic: Talk with your doctor Relaxation Assessment Nutrition Supplementation Calorie reduction Exercise New technologies Detoxification This easy-to-follow program will help readers transcend the boundaries of our genetic legacy and live long enough to live forever. - from publisher description
The age of spiritual machines : how we will live, work and think in the new age of intelligent machines by Ray Kurzweil( Book )

36 editions published between 1999 and 2009 in 9 languages and held by 269 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Visie van een mogelijke combinering in de nabije toekomst van de intuïtie van de mens en de intelligentie van de computer
TEDTalks : Ray Kurzweil - How Technology's Accelerating Power Will Transform Us( Visual )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 251 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"If we could convert 0.03 percent of the sunlight that falls on the earth into energy, we could meet all of our projected needs for 2030." In this TEDTalk, inventor, entrepreneur, and visionary Ray Kurzweil explains in abundant, grounded detail why he thinks that, by the 2020s, we will have reverse-engineered the human brain and nanobots will operate our consciousness. Kurzweil is responsible for a litany of technological breakthroughs we've come to take for granted, including the first optical character recognition (OCR) software for transforming the written word into data, the first print-to-speech software for the blind, and the first text-to-speech synthesizer. Kurzweil is also the author of the best-selling books The Age of Spiritual Machines and The Singularity Is Near: When Humans Transcend Biology
How to create a mind : the secret of human thought revealed by Ray Kurzweil( Recording )

12 editions published between 2012 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 214 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

No recent futurist has been more influential (or, in some quarters, more controversial) than Ray Kurzweil. His optimistic vision of the Singularity, the point at which man and machine are melded into a new entity, expounded in his bestselling The Singularity Is Near, has been welcomed and challenged in equal measures as the next logical step in human evolution. Although a single chapter in The Singularity Is Near discussed the brain, in the eight years since that book was published relevant technologies to examine the brain have become a hundred times more powerful, which are beginning to enable us to reverse-engineer the brain and fully understand its workings. We have already succeeded in doing so for the auditory and visual cortex, but the great project is to understand, model, and simulate the cerebral cortex, the origin of ideas, and a uniquely human capability. How to Create a Mind will, like Singularity, present an overview of the state of current technology (in which the amount of data that we gather about the brain doubles each year) as well as offering predictions for what can be achieved within the coming decades, both in terms of amplifying human intelligence and applying newfound knowledge to machines. In it Kurzweil will discuss in depth how the brain works, how the mind emerges from the brain, and the implications of vastly increasing the powers of our intelligence in addressing the world's problems
Neon future by Steve Aoki( Recording )

2 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 176 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Red hot international DJ and producer Steve Aoki creates a utopian environment that showcases the relationship between humans and technology. It also features appearances from Fall Out Boy, Empire of the Sun, Will.i. Am, and more
Computers by Graham Storrs( Visual )

3 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 175 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Chronicles the evolution of the computer, from its origins as a simple counting machine to the personal computer, Windows, and the World Wide Web
Danielle : chronicles of a superheroine : a novel by Ray Kurzweil( Book )

4 editions published in 2019 in English and held by 173 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book tells the story of a precocious young girl who uses her intelligence and accelerating technology to solve humanity's grandest challenges. Now if only we can find more courageous visionaries like Danielle. Written as an alternative history, Danielle's journey as a driven young girl brings her face to face with many important figures from recent history and our modern world. Told through the eyes of Danielle's equally remarkable sister Claire, a girl adopted from Haiti after surviving the earthquake, this story shows all readers a hopeful vision of humanity's future - and how to achieve it. The novel features 24 graphic novel style illustrations, one for each year of Danielle's life. Accompanying the novel are two nonfiction companion books by the author which is a literary first. How You Can Be a Danielle is a call to action, providing pragmatic, thought-provoking and clear guidance on how readers can be inspired to emulate Danielle and help bring about a better world. A Chronicle of Ideas: A Guide for Superheroines (and Superheroes) provides Kurzweil's and Danielle's unique spin on 282 concepts presented in the novel
The singularity is near : when humans transcend biology by Ray Kurzweil( Recording )

17 editions published between 2005 and 2015 in English and held by 141 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A radical and optimistic view of the future course of human development from Ray Kurzweil, whom Bill Gates calls "the best person I know at predicting the future of artificial intelligence."
The age of intelligent machines : intelligence it's amazing by Ray Kurzweil( Visual )

20 editions published between 1987 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 132 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Explores the world of artificial intelligence (AI) and expert systems and demonstrates some current AI applications, such as a music synthesizer that talks and a machine that reads books aloud, demonstrated by musician Stevie Wonder
The computer and the brain by John Von Neumann( Book )

10 editions published between 1900 and 2012 in English and held by 115 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

First published in 1958, John von Neumann's classic work "The Computer and the Brain" explored the analogies between computing machines and the living human brain. Von Neumann showed that the brain operates both digitally and analogically, but also has its own unique statistical language. And more than fifty years after its inception the "von Neumann architecture"--An organizational framework for computer design - still lies at the heart of today's machines. In his foreword to this new edition, Ray Kurzweil, a futurist famous for his own musings on the relationship between technology and consciousness, places von Neumann's work in a historical context and shows how it remains relevant today
Homo sapiens : Leben im 21. Jahrhundert - was bleibt vom Menschen? by Ray Kurzweil( Book )

4 editions published between 1999 and 2001 in German and held by 89 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Eine atemberaubende Vision vom Leben im 21. Jahrhundert, die weitreichende ethische und philosophische Fragen aufwirft. (...) Beschleunigung ist das Gesetz der Zeit. Der entfesselte Fortschritt reisst alle Grenzen nieder. Computer überflügeln den Menschen in allen Belangen der Intelligenz und entwickeln Bewusstsein. Der Homo s@apiens "verbessert" seine natürliche Ausstattung mittels Gentechnik und Neuro-Implantaten. Ein neuer Evolutionssprung kündigt sich an. (zit. vom Umschlag)
Are we spiritual machines? : Ray Kurzweil vs. the critics of strong AI( Book )

3 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 86 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Big Think videos on human anatomy and physiology( Visual )

1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 72 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A Selection of Expert Video Content from Big Think on exciting innovations in the field of human anatomy and physiology, featuring notable neuroscientists, futurists, and thought leaders disrupting their fields."--Resource description page
 
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The singularity is near : when humans transcend biology
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The age of spiritual machines : when computers exceed human intelligenceThe age of intelligent machinesFantastic voyage : live long enough to live foreverThe 10% solution for a healthy life : how to eliminate virtually all risk of heart disease and cancerTranscend : nine steps to living well foreverThe age of spiritual machines : how we will live, work and think in the new age of intelligent machinesThe singularity is near : when humans transcend biologyThe age of intelligent machines : intelligence it's amazingAre we spiritual machines? : Ray Kurzweil vs. the critics of strong AI
Alternative Names
Kurcveilas Rėjus

Kurzweil, Ray

Kurzweil Raymond

Kurzweil, Raymond 1948-

Kurzweilas R.

Kurzweilas Ray'us

Raimundus Kurzweil

Ray Kurzweil

Ray Kurzweil American author, scientist, inventor, and futurist

Ray Kurzweil Amerikaans auteur, wetenschapper, uitvinder en futurist

Ray Kurzweil amerikansk datavetare och uppfinnare

Ray Kurzweil amerikansk informatikar og oppfinnar

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Raymond Kurzweil inventore, informatico e saggista statunitense

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Ρέι Κέρζουελ

Курцвейл

Курцвейл, Рэймонд

Реймонд Курцвейл

Ռեյմոնդ Կուրցվեյլ ամերիկացի գյուտարար, ֆուտուրիստ

קורצוויל, ריי

קורצויל, רי

קורצויל, רי 1948-

קורצויל, ריי 1948-

ריי קורצווייל

ריי קורצווייל ממציא ועתידן אמריקאי

راي كيرزويل، 1948-

ريموند كرزويل

ری کرزویل مخترع و دانشمند علوم کامپیوتر آمریکایی

রেইমন্ড কার্জওয়াইল

ரே கர்ஸ்வயில்

რეი კურცვაილი

커즈와일, 레이 1948-

カーツワイル, レイ

レイ・カーツワイル

雷蒙德·库茨魏尔

雷蒙德·库茨魏尔 作家,科學家,發明家和未來學家

Languages
English (277)

German (24)

Japanese (12)

Spanish (12)

Chinese (7)

Dutch (6)

Polish (3)

Danish (2)

Romanian (2)

Arabic (2)

French (1)

Italian (1)

Hebrew (1)

Korean (1)