One of the most important books of our time which I consider a must read for anyone who wants to stay up not only with technological developments but also the future of what it means to be a human.
Ray Kurzweil is an eternal optimist when it comes to the marriage of humanity and information technology. I hope his vision for AI comes true.
Though many parts are thick and rather like a textbook, this book is one of the single greatest, and most informative publications ever written. I highly recommend to anyone who is wanting to know more about the world, and of the future of humanity.
Great book with very clear explanations of how we will eventually build machines with more power than the human brain. The key concept is not that the machines will replace human intelligence but rather they will significantly enhance it, much like every other tool we have built. So you think it is impossible? If you have ever asked Siri a question and gotten a reasonable answer then you have connected your brain to the Internet via a wireless connection and that connection has made you more intelligent than you were without it. You should read the book and learn how we will eventually Create a Mind.
Kurzweil at his best .. ..A must read for everyone interested in our greatest gift from science...... a gift that also ushers in a conundrum every individual mind must address.
The writer very logically builds up the ways how to build intelligent machines, what conscience means and where our near future we'll lead, if we take into account the law of accelerating returns.
An amazing read for anybody who's technologically interested in what the future will bring. We better pay attention to Ray Kurzweil and he's predictions. He convinced me of his intellectual genius, so I consider him to be one of the most intelligent people on earth today.
I've been looking forward to the successor to singularity. This really inspired me to think bigger about strong AI applications