Tag Archive for Ray Kurzweil

Nanocomputers, Cognitive Computing, and Your Brain: A TED Talk

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by Angela Guess Brandon Butler recently wrote for Network World, “Nanocomputers implanted in our brains that connect to the cloud will usher in a new era of critical thinking and human advancement, Google’s Director of Engineering predicts in a TED Talk. Ray Kurzweil says that by the 2030s, nanobots embedded through the bloodstream into our…

Artificial Intelligence Pushes Ahead in China

A recent press release revealed that, “There are signs indicating that Chinese Internet users might be the very first group of people to truly reap the benefits of artificial intelligence. The Singularity Is Near: When Humans Transcend Biology, written by Ray Kurzweil, painted us a picture of artificial intelligence. Kurzweil describes his law of accelerating…

Ray Kurzweil, Google Discuss Artificial Intelligence (video)

Signe Brewster of Gigaom recently wrote, “In 2012, Google hired Ray Kurzweil to build a computer capable of thinking as powerfully as a human. It would require at least one hundred trillion calculations per second — a feat already accomplished by the fastest supercomputers in existence. The more difficult challenge is creating a computer that…

The Paths to Usable Big Data Are Getting Easier

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by Angela Guess Dan Woods of Forbes recently wrote, “Futurist and Google Director of Engineering Ray Kurzweil’s theory about the exponential growth of technology contains an insight that should be of enduring interest to early adopters seeking an edge. Kurzweil explains that the exponential progress of most areas of technology happens because a long period of…

Good-Bye 2013

by Jennifer Zaino As we prepare to greet the New Year, we take a look back at the year that was. Some of the leading voices in the semantic web/Linked Data/Web 3.0 and sentiment analytics space give us their thoughts on the highlights of 2013. Read on:   Phil Archer, Data Activity Lead, W3C: The…