The Age of Spiritual Machines: When Computers Exceed Human Intelligence

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Penguin, Jan 1, 2000 - Computers - 400 pages
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Ray Kurzweil is the inventor of the most innovative and compelling technology of our era, an international authority on artificial intelligence, and one of our greatest living visionaries. Now he offers a framework for envisioning the twenty-first century--an age in which the marriage of human sensitivity and artificial intelligence fundamentally alters and improves the way we live. Kurzweil's prophetic blueprint for the future takes us through the advances that inexorably result in computers exceeding the memory capacity and computational ability of the human brain by the year 2020 (with human-level capabilities not far behind); in relationships with automated personalities who will be our teachers, companions, and lovers; and in information fed straight into our brains along direct neural pathways. Optimistic and challenging, thought-provoking and engaging, The Age of Spiritual Machines is the ultimate guide on our road into the next century.
  

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Breakthrough novel by futurist Ray Kurzweil. Explains his theory of exponential growth and the faster and faster movement of technology and the evolution of the human race. Read full review

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Contents

A NOTE TO THE READER
xi
THE LAW OF TIME AND CHAOS 9
69
THE INTELLIGENCE OF EVOLUTION
640
OF MIND AND MACHINES 57
651
A NEW FORM OF INTELLIGENCE ON EARTH 66
666
Intelligence rapidly creates satisfying sometimes surprising plans that meet
673
CONTEXT AND KNOWLEDGE 89
689
BUILDING NEW BRAINS
701
2009 769
789
2019
802
2099
834
A 1000 computing device is now approximately equal to the computa
878
There is a strong trend toward a merger of human thinking with the world
880
GLOSSARY
915
SUGGESTED READINGS
944
WEB LINKS 369
969

AND BODIES 133
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1999
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Ray Kurzweil is a prize-winning author and scientist. Recipient of the MIT-Lemelson Prize (the world’s largest for innovation), and inducted into the Inventor’s Hall of Fame, he received the 1999 National Medal of Technology. His books include The Age of Spiritual Machines and The Age of Intelligent Machines.

Visit Ray Kurzweil on the web:

http://www.kurzweiltech.com

http://www.kurzweilai.net/

 

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