Tagged: Ray Kurzweil

Brain-machine Interfaces as a Challenge to the “Moment of Singularity”

Ray Kurzweil predicts that artificial intelligence will equal and then surpass human intelligence in the not-too-distant future, in what he calls the “moment of singularity.” Advances in brain/machine interfacing (BMI) may be viewed as a challenge to this futuristic prediction.

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Best of H+: Hemp For Victory! (Over Aging)

Morris Johnson isn’t your typical longevity researcher, if such a thing can be claimed to exist. Johnson doesn’t have the usual alphabet soup of accreditations following his name, but a childhood epiphany drives his interest in the mastery of human mortality.

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Singularity Summit 2012: San Francisco, October 13-14

Announced speakers include Ray Kurzweil, Noor Siddiqui, Laura Deming, Christopher Olah, James Koppel, Julia Galef, Luke Muehlhauser, Vernor Vinge, Steven Pinker, Temple Grandin, Daniel Kahneman, Melanie Mitchell, Carl Zimmer, Robin Hanson, Jaan Tallinn, John Wilbanks, Peter Norvig, and Linda Avey.

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“I Feel Therefore I Am”

Dzmitry Tsetserukou, an assistant professor at Toyohashi University of Technology in Japan, was the big winner at first Augmented Human International Conference

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Laugh Loud, Laugh Hard, Live Long

Mirth as medicine was first prescribed in the 14th century when Henri de Mondeville — the “Father of French surgery” — asked hospital visitors to give joie de vivre to his patients via jokes.

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A Samsung Robot In Every Home By 2020?

In 1960, South Korea was poorer than two-thirds of the nations in sub-Saharan Africa. Today it’s the world’s most digital nation, with a per capita income of nearly $28,000, higher than New Zealand ($27K) or Portugal ($22K).