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If it quacks like a duck then it is a duck – well maybe

On 29 June 2012 The Wall Street Journal carried edited extracts of an interview with the inventor and futurist Ray Kurzweil. Kurzweil postulates that by about 2029 machines will have achieved human level consciousness and the emotional understanding which goes … Continue reading

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The passing of the Turing Test

The site kurzweilai.net which devotes itself to what it labels “excelerating inteligence” recently carried an article entitled “Person or Computer: Could you Pass the Turing Test”. This brief piece discusses Alan Turing’s 1950 article in which he postulates that if … Continue reading

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On being a machine

An interesting article about the future of technology. Ray Kurzweil sees a world in which we merge with machines (the Singularity). According to Kurzweil we should not fear merging as it will enhance rather than destroy what it means to … Continue reading

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THE SINGULARITY SUMMIT 2011

Today’s issue of the Kurzweilai.net Newsletter carries a brief report of the Singularity Summit 2011. Among the topics touched on is the debate between individuals such as Kurzweil who believe that the Singularity is near (I.E. the merging of man … Continue reading

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THE SINGULARITY ISN’T NEAR

Ray Kurzweil famously postulated the idea of the Singularity, that by about 2045 machine intelligence will surpass that of humans. After this point, Kurzweil contends the future is highly unpredictable. The October 12th issue of Technology Review contains an interesting … Continue reading

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INTERVIEW WITH BARRY PTOLEMY DIRECTOR OF TRANSCENDANT MAN

An interesting interview with the Director of Transcendant Man, Barry Ptolemy (http://singularityhub.com/2011/04/06/exclusive-interview-with-barry-ptolemy-director-of-kurzweil-documentary-transcendent-man/?utm_source=KurzweilAI+Daily+Newsletter&utm_campaign=2ec88bca0a-UA-946742-1&utm_medium=email). I haven’t seen the film as yet but I fully intend to do so. The interview raises a number of controversial questions as, indeed does the film. Most … Continue reading

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A CONVERSATION WITH THE NEW VERSION OF RAMONA CHATBOT

I’ve previously written about the chatbot, Ramona which was created by the inventor and futurist Ray Kurzweil (for my earlier posts please go to http://kevin-morris.co.uk/2011/02/18/fancy-being-served-by-ramona-a-virtual-waitress/). Ramona resides on the internet and can be found at http://www.kurzweilai.net. The idea behind the … Continue reading

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