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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\tWith its heavy outer shell, weak vision, and primitive brain, the nautilus lacks much of the excitement of the more flashy and cunning cephalopods. Yet a series of experiments by evolutionary biologists Dr. Jennifer Basil and Robyn Crook involving fish juice, blue lights, and mazes dispels the notion that this ancient species is incapable of basic learning and throws into question the origins of cephalopods' intellectual prowess.

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