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Ray Kurzweil was born on February 12, 1948. He was the principal developer of the first CCD flat-bed scanner, the first omni-font optical character recognition, the first print-to-speech reading machine for the blind, the first text-to-speech synthesizer, the first music synthesizer capable of mostrar mais recreating the grand piano and other orchestral instruments, and the first commercially marketed large-vocabulary speech recognition. He has received numerous awards including the MIT-Lemelson Prize and the National Medal of Technology. In 2002, he was inducted into the National Inventor's Hall of Fame. He has written several books including The Age of Spiritual Machines, The Age of Intelligent Machines, The Singularity Is Near, and How to Create a Mind: The Secret of Human Thought Revealed. (Bowker Author Biography) mostrar menos
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Obras por Ray Kurzweil

The Age of Intelligent Machines (1990) 175 exemplares
The Singularity Is Nearer (2022) 5 exemplares
Die Intelligenz der Evolution (2016) 4 exemplares
Science of the Soul — Performer — 2 exemplares

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KURZWEIL, Ray
Data de nascimento
1948-02-12
Sexo
male
Nacionalidade
USA
Local de nascimento
Queens, New York, USA
Educação
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (BS|1970)
Ocupações
inventor
futurist
businessman
Relações
Kurzweil, Sonya (spouse)
Kurzweil, Amy (child)
Organizações
Kurzweil Music Systems
Kurzweil Computer Products, Inc.
Kurzweil Applied Intelligence
Kurzweil Educational Systems
Prémios e menções honrosas
First place - International Science Fair (1965)
Grace Murray Hopper Award (1978)
Dickson Prize in Science (1994)
Inventor of the Year -- MIT (1998)
National Medal of Technology (1999)
Telluride Tech Festival Award of Technology (2000) (mostrar todos 12)
Lemelson-MIT Prize (2001)
National Inventors Hall of Fame (2002)
Arthur C. Clarke Lifetime Achievement Award (2009)
ACM (Fellow)
Design Futures Council (Fellow)
National Academy of Engineering (2001)

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Ray Kurzweil is the principal developer of (among a host of other inventions) the first print-to-speech reading machine for the blind, the first text-to-speech synthesizer, the first CCD flat-bed scanner, and the first commercially marketed large vocabulary speech recognition system. Recipient of the National Medal of Technology among many other honors. [from What We Believe But Cannot Prove (2006)]

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Just watched Kurzweil on Rogan. Realized this book had been in the “currently reading” category since 2017.
I had to close it. AI is here.
 
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guhlitz | 35 outras críticas | Mar 14, 2024 |
The book walks on the edge of a ridiculous proposition, that we might live forever. This is an odd mix of healthy advice, scientific and engineering prowess and potential snake oil pseudoscience solutions that have not been tested broadly enough and are not for everyone.

I love the text as seen from a distance, this is content that is so hard to categorise from self help, philosophy to politics even. Whether this text or the previous “fantastic voyage” are realistic and accurate enough to really help people live healthier and longer lives I am not sure. But we should welcome books that aim to envision transformation at this scale as long as they are clear about how robust their advice is.… (mais)
 
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yates9 | 4 outras críticas | Feb 28, 2024 |
A key book in the trans-human philosophical development: Ray Kurzweil unleashes the thesis that by 2032 we would hit a point of no return with respect of machine intelligence. The book is a must read even if much of it is subject to discussion.

Philosophically the most interesting aspect is that computational power is automatically aligned with intelligence and with sustainable existence. While many of the discussions since this work note how coexistence with general AI might be impossible, that exponential growth may damage the environment, that intelligence in the true sense should account for all other conscious versions of itself.… (mais)
 
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yates9 | 35 outras críticas | Feb 28, 2024 |
An important book that helped make radical life extension a pop theme for many years after. The hypothesis so far has not quite worked except for extremely wealthy people and complicated treatments that seem to offer an edge.

What is really important and a shift that society still has to make is to emphasise mantaining good health, avoiding disease as being more important than repairing what goes wrong. This emerges automatically from healthy life extension movements.
 
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yates9 | 6 outras críticas | Feb 28, 2024 |

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29
Also by
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Membros
6,261
Popularidade
#3,917
Avaliação
3.8
Críticas
86
ISBN
101
Línguas
13
Marcado como favorito
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