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Kurzweil, Ray

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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 )

90 editions published between 2005 and 2022 in 13 languages and held by 2,360 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 )

69 editions published between 1999 and 2014 in 12 languages and held by 2,160 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 )

43 editions published between 2012 and 2019 in 6 languages and held by 1,688 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 )

42 editions published between 1988 and 1999 in 4 languages and held by 1,480 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Discusses the scientific potential represented by intelligent machines and their social implications
Terms and conditions may apply by Cullen Hoback( Visual )

8 editions published between 2013 and 2017 in English and held by 716 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."
Fantastic voyage : live long enough to live forever by Ray Kurzweil( Book )

19 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and held by 598 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 in 1993 in English and held by 460 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

10 editions published between 2009 and 2012 in English and Dutch and held by 314 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
TEDTalks : Ray Kurzweil - How Technology's Accelerating Power Will Transform Us( Visual )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 260 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. A streaming videorecording
Danielle : chronicles of a superheroine : a novel by Ray Kurzweil( Book )

5 editions published in 2019 in English and held by 198 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."--
How to create a mind : the secret of human thought revealed by Ray Kurzweil( Recording )

15 editions published between 2012 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 194 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 by Viterbo University( Visual )

3 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 158 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 spiritual machines : how we will live, work and think in the new age of intelligent machines by Ray Kurzweil( Book )

18 editions published between 1999 and 2001 in English and German and held by 150 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this controversial book, the author looks at what the next century holds for the computer and the species that invented it. By 2020 computers will equal the capacity of the human brain, people will have relationships with virtual personalities and bythe end of the century there will be no clear distinction between computers and people
Neon future by Steve Aoki( Recording )

3 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 140 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
The singularity is near : when humans transcend biology by Ray Kurzweil( Recording )

18 editions published between 2005 and 2019 in English and held by 134 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 )

12 editions published between 1900 and 2012 in English and held by 127 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
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 118 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
Are we spiritual machines? : Ray Kurzweil vs. the critics of strong AI by Ray Kurzweil( Book )

4 editions published between 2001 and 2002 in English and Undetermined and held by 84 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Plug & Pray by Jens Schanze( Visual )

7 editions published between 2009 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 47 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. Includes public performance rights
Serons-nous immortels? : oméga 3, nanotechnologies, clonage ... by Ray Kurzweil( Book )

2 editions published in 2006 in French and held by 46 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
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The singularity is near : when humans transcend biology
The age of spiritual machines : when computers exceed human intelligenceHow to create a mind : the secret of human thought revealedThe 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 foreverDanielle : chronicles of a superheroine : a novelHow to create a mind : the secret of human thought revealed
Alternative Names
Kurcveilas Rėjus

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Kurzweil, Raymond 1948-

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Курцвейл, Рэймонд

Реймонд Курцвейл

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קורצוויל, ריי

קורצויל, רי

קורצויל, רי 1948-

קורצויל, ריי 1948-

ריי קורצווייל

ריי קורצווייל ממציא ועתידן אמריקאי

راي كيرزويل

راي كيرزويل، 1948-

ريموند كرزويل

ری کرزویل مخترع و دانشمند علوم کامپیوتر آمریکایی

كيرزويل، راي

রেইমন্ড কার্জওয়াইল

ரே கர்ஸ்வயில்

რეი კურცვაილი

커즈와일, 레이 1948-

커즈와일, 레이몬드 1948-

カーツワイル, レイ




雷蒙德·库茨魏尔 作家,科學家,發明家和未來學家