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Daniel R. Gleason

DanSoCalMan

Irvine, CA and points West | Member Since 2012

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  • How to Create a Mind: The Secret of Human Thought Revealed

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 11 mins)
    • By Ray Kurzweil
    • Narrated By Christopher Lane
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (166)
    Performance
    (148)
    Story
    (146)

    Ray Kurzweil, the bold futurist and author of the New York Times best seller The Singularity Is Near, is arguably today’s most influential technological visionary. A pioneering inventor and theorist, he has explored for decades how artificial intelligence can enrich and expand human capabilities. Now, in his much-anticipated How to Create a Mind, he takes this exploration to the next step: reverse-engineering the brain to understand precisely how it works, then applying that knowledge to create vastly intelligent machines.

    Ryan says: "Articulate but familiar brain-inspired AI pitch"
    "You will need to focus on the content"
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    If you could sum up How to Create a Mind in three words, what would they be?

    Historical, Futuristic, Fascinating


    What was one of the most memorable moments of How to Create a Mind?

    The details in which Kurzweil deconstructs the subject matter into finite components down to a level in which most people would abandon the exercise due to mental fatigue. If you follow him on the journey of details, you will be rewarded with knowledge, and insight.


    What does Christopher Lane bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    Lane reads as though he is Kurzweil and it is very effective in selling the emotional bonding needed for the "a-ha" moments to happen. He is very conveincing on selling very detailed information and keeping the listener attentive.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    Yes, although to be honest, there was a point 2/3rd's of the way through where the information was redundant to previous sections and I was getting bored. This corrected itself at the ~80% point and once again became engaging.


    3 of 4 people found this review helpful

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