Ray Kurzweil: Can You Read 100 Million Web Pages in a Few Seconds? Your Robot Assistant Will.

In our most recent discussion with Ray, he discusses the ability of natural language machines, such as IBM's Jeopardy!-slaying computer named Watson, to overleap our own cognitive abilities. The result, he says, will be a computerized personal assistant to help us throughout the day.

Comprehension is the human genius. But in a world where computers can process all of human history in a flash, that genius can be scaled. What possible industries would this eliminate risk from? Could scaled comprehension reliably create new business opportunities, each more efficient and profitable than the last?

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Ray Kurzweil: Your Robot Assistant Will Be Able to Do What No Human Can Do

Your computer will be an assistant that helps you through the day, will answer your questions before you ask them or even before you realize you have a question

Why Should We Create a Mind?

Ray Kurzweil is the author of the book How to Create a Mind. The first question we have for him is "why create a mind?"

How Humans Can Put Machines to Shame

Being funny, being sexy or expressing a loving sentiment - that's the cutting edge of human intelligence. 

Sometimes people think that emotion and art are sort of sideshows to human intelligence and the real essence of intelligence is thinking logically. 

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