Ray Kurzweil

Dec. 14, 2012

Is It Possible to Create a Mind?

What does intelligence really mean? Can we build a machine that thinks as humans do?

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Jun. 06, 2008

Will We Recognize The Future?

Ira talks with inventor, technologist and futurist Ray Kurzweil about the idea of 'the Singularity' -- what happens when technology advances so much that it's impossible to predict what happens next.

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