The Age of Spiritual Machines

The Age of Spiritual Machines

When Computers Exceed Human Intelligence

Book - 2000
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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.
Publisher: New York : Penguin, 2000.
ISBN: 9780140282023
Branch Call Number: 006.3 KUR
Characteristics: xii, 388 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm


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Dec 16, 2012

Fun and easy to read introduction to Ray's theory of exponential technology growth and where it will lead us in the future. Interesting insights for anyone interested in things like machine intelligence and virtual reality.

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