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Ray Kurzweil: Get ready for hybrid thinking

Two hundred million years ago, our mammal ancestors developed a new brain feature: the neocortex. This stamp-sized piece of tissue (wrapped around a brain the size of a walnut) is the key to what humanity has become. Now, futurist Ray Kurzweil suggests, we should get ready for the next big leap in brain power, as …

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Ray Kurzweil: From Eliza to Watson to Passing the Turing Test

Ray Kurzweil is an American author, inventor, futurist, and a director of engineering at Google. He has written books on health, artificial intelligence (AI), transhumanism, the technological singularity (a moment in time when artificial intelligence having surpassed human intelligence, to radically change civilization, and futurism. He is also a public advocate for the futurist and transhumanist movements, …

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Authors@Google: Ray Kurzweil

How to Create a Mind: The Secret of Human Thought Revealed About the book: In How to Create a Mind, The Secret of Human Thought Revealed, the bold futurist and author of The New York Times bestseller The Singularity Is Near explores the limitless potential of reverse engineering the human brain.