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Kurzweil, Ray

Works: 89 works in 304 publications in 9 languages and 11,339 library holdings
Genres: Biography  History  Popular works 
Roles: Author, Performer, Author of screenplay, Interviewee, Director, Producer, Narrator, Creator
Classifications: Q335, 006.3
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Most widely held works about Ray Kurzweil
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Most widely held works by Ray Kurzweil
The age of spiritual machines : when computers exceed human intelligence by Ray Kurzweil( Book )
57 editions published between 1999 and 2014 in 6 languages and held by 2,453 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
The singularity is near : when humans transcend biology by Ray Kurzweil( Book )
41 editions published between 2005 and 2014 in 7 languages and held by 2,160 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, explaining how the occurrence will solve such issues as pollution, hunger, and aging
The age of intelligent machines by Ray Kurzweil( Book )
29 editions published between 1988 and 1999 in 4 languages and held by 1,679 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
How to create a mind : the secret of human thought revealed by Ray Kurzweil( Book )
20 editions published between 2012 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 1,464 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
Fantastic voyage : live long enough to live forever by Ray Kurzweil( Book )
11 editions published between 2004 and 2007 in English and Korean and held by 740 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
The 10% solution for a healthy life : how to eliminate virtually all risk of heart disease and cancer by Ray Kurzweil( Book )
6 editions published between 1993 and 1995 in English and held by 607 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Transcend : nine steps to living well forever by Ray Kurzweil( Book )
5 editions published between 2009 and 2012 in English and Dutch and held by 357 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
How to create a mind the secret of human thought revealed by Ray Kurzweil( Recording )
7 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 220 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
Computers ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 188 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
The age of intelligent machines intelligence it's amazing by Ray Kurzweil( Visual )
16 editions published between 1987 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 185 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
Neon future by Steve Aoki( Recording )
1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 166 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
Terms and conditions may apply ( Visual )
4 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 103 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Have you ever read the Terms and Conditions and Privacy Policies connected to every website you visit, phone call you make, or app you use? ... Those agreements allow corporations to do things with your personal information you could never even imagine ... Through interviews with technology thought leaders and futurists ...[this film] documents the sign posts on the slippery slope of internet privacy"--Container
The singularity is near when humans transcend biology by Ray Kurzweil( Recording )
13 editions published between 2005 and 2011 in English and held by 103 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 computer and the brain by John Von Neumann( Book )
3 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 86 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
Are we spiritual machines? : Ray Kurzweil vs. the critics of strong AI ( Book )
2 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 79 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Serons-nous immortels? : oméga 3, nanotechnologies, clonage ... by Ray Kurzweil( Book )
1 edition published in 2006 in French and held by 43 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Explication des mécanismes mis en jeu dans le vieillissement et les maladies qui lui sont associés (arthérosclérose, cancers, Alzheimer...). Donne des éléments pour vivre longtemps en bonne santé
TEDTalks Ray Kurzweil--how technology's accelerating power will transform us ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 41 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
Plug & Pray by Jens Schanze( Visual )
4 editions published between 2009 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 38 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Takes a journey into the world of artificial intelligence -- a field of study where computer technology, robotics, biology, neuroscience, and developmental psychology converge --exploring not only the latest advancements and developments, but the ethical and philosophical questions raised along the way. Features interviews with scientists, engineers and established experts in this field, including American inventor and futurist Ray Kurzweil and former MIT professor Joseph Weizenbaum, a pioneer in the field of AI who has since become one of its harshest critics
The age of spiritual machines [when computers exceed human intelligence] by Ray Kurzweil( Recording )
2 editions published between 1998 and 1999 in English and held by 34 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The famous inventor Ray Kurzweil makes predictions for the future of the relationship between humans and computers
The singularity is near a true story about the future ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 23 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"The onset of the 21st Century will be an era in which the very nature of what it means to be human will be both enriched and challenged as our species breaks the shackles of its genetic legacy and achieves inconceivable heights of intelligence, material progress, and longevity. While the social and philosophical ramifications of these changes will be profound, and the threats they pose considerable, ... futurist Ray Kurzweil presents a view of the coming age that is both a dramatic culmination of centuries of technological ingenuity and a genuinely inspiring vision of our ultimate destiny"--Container
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Alternative Names
Kurzweil, Ray
Kurzweil Raymond
Kurzweil, Raymond 1948-
קורצוויל, ריי
קורצויל, רי 1948-
קורצויל, ריי 1948-
カーツワイル, レイ
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