Marvin Minsky, who has died aged 88, was a pioneer of artificial intelligence. In 1958 he co-founded the Artificial Intelligence Project at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). Subsequently known as the AI Lab, it became a mecca for artificial intelligence research. His published works included Steps Toward Artificial Intelligence (1960), a manifesto that profoundly shaped AI in its earliest days, and Society of Mind (1985), which postulated that the
The Singularity Is Near: When Humans Transcend Biology The Singularity Is Near: When Humans Transcend Biology is a 2006 non-fiction book about artificial intelligence and the future of humanity by inventor and futurist Ray Kurzweil. Ray Kurzweil is one of the world’s leading inventors, thinkers, and futurists, with a twenty-year track record of accurate predictions. Called “the restless genius” by The Wall Street Journal and “the ultimate thinking machine” by
“I do not want to die — no; I neither want to die nor do I want to want to die; I want to live forever and ever and ever. ” This quote belongs to Miguel de Unamuno y Jugo, Spanish essayist, novelist, poet, playwright and philosopher, professor of Greek and Classics, and later rector at the University of Salamanca. It was written in his “The Tragic Sense of Life” (1913).
Seminar on Technology, Innovation, and Inclusive Growth took place on Wednesday, October 5, 2016, at IMF HQ1 Atrium – 700 19th Street NW, Washington DC 20431. Ray Kurzweil, author, inventor and futurist was one of the speakers. Moderator was Christine Lagarde, Managing Director, IMF. Speakers were: John Chambers, Chairman of the Board, Cisco Systems Leila Janah, Founder and CEO of Sama and Laxmi Ray Kurzweil, author, inventor and futurist Hilda