12/14/2012

Is It Possible to Create a Mind?

Siri can make an appointment for you. IBM’s Watson beat a human contestant on Jeopardy. But will they ever really think? Futurist Ray Kurzweil shares his thoughts on the nature of the brain and describes how biological and technological advances might augment the human mind.

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Ray Kurzweil

Ray Kurzweil is the author of How to Create a Mind: The Secret of Human Thought Revealed (Viking, 2012). He is based in Boston, Massachusetts.

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About Charles Bergquist

As Science Friday’s director, Charles Bergquist channels the chaos of a live production studio into something sounding like a radio program. Favorite topics include planetary sciences, chemistry, materials, and shiny things with blinking lights.

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