BENEFICIAL AI 2017 brought together an amazing group of AI researchers from academia and industry, and thought leaders in economics, law, ethics, and philosophy for a few days dedicated to beneficial AI. (6-7 January 2017) People from various AI-related fields had discussions of opportunities and challenges related to the future of AI and steps we should take to ensure that the technology is beneficial. Elon Musk, Stuart Russell, Ray Kurzweil,
“How to Create a Mind: The Secret of Human Thought Revealed” is a non-fiction book about brains, both human and artificial, by the inventor and futurist Ray Kurzweil. First published in hardcover on November 13, 2012, “How to Create a Mind” became a New York Times Best Seller. Kurzweil describes a series of thought experiments which suggest to him that the brain contains a hierarchy of pattern recognizers. Based on
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