There's a big new tech show in Melbourne next week, complete with a trade show expo plus a wealth of great speakers, including Ray Kurzweil and Chris Anderson.
The entrepreneur has used technology to reshape payments, electric cars and space travel, but he's still really worried about what could happen if tech gets super-smart.
The noted inventor and futurist tells Singularity Hub that one of the challenges to language processing is teaching computers to process information in a hierarchical fashion, as mammals do.
Commentary: Futurist Ray Kurzweil says our devices will soon be able to process and mimic human emotions. But even if that's possible, it's not exactly a great idea.
Company's hiring of Ray Kurzweil will have implications far beyond Google's fun projects. His machine-learning know-how could affect networks, data centers, and algorithms too.
The man who predicted phones that answer your questions and driverless cars will start at Google on Monday.
The famed futurist will focus on machine learning and language processing, he says on his Web site.
The inventor and author speaks onstage at the Techonomy conference in Tucson about his new book on human thought and the themes that stem from it.
Ray Kurzweil, the man who promises "Singularity" between man and machine, speaks of it as being a wonderful thing. But is it? Even remotely?
Commentary Too many people dismiss Google Glass without considering how social norms can evolve or how much mobile phones and other technology can do surreptitiously what Glass can do overtly. CNET's Stephen Shankland urges us to look at the bigger picture.