The Age Of Spiritual Machines

Author: Ray Kurzweil
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9781101077887
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Optimistic and challenging, thought-provoking and engaging, The Age of Spiritual Machines is the ultimate guide on our road into the next century. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Science Fiction And Philosophy

Author: Susan Schneider
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1444327909
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Vernor Vinge, a mathematician and computer scientist at San Diego State
University, wrote about a rapidly approaching “technological singularity” in an
article for Omni magazine in 1983 and in a science-fiction novel, Marooned in
Realtime, in 1986. My 1989 book, The Age of Intelligent Machines, presented a
future headed inevitably toward machines greatly exceeding human intelligence
in the first half of the twenty-first century. Hans Moravec's 1988 book Mind
Children came to a ...

Mind And The Machine The

Author: Matthew Dickerson
Publisher: Brazos Press
ISBN: 1587432722
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the year 2000, inventor, author, and self-proclaimed “futurist” Ray Kurzweil
published a book with the interesting title, The Age of Spiritual Machines: When
Computers Exceed Human Intelligence. As noted in the introduction, Kurzweil's
books have been praised by numerous critics, and his ideas have been lauded
both by popular media (from the Wall Street Journal to the New York Times) and
by many leading intellectuals. The Singularity Is Near, a 2005 sequel (or updated
version) ...

User Error

Author: Ellen Rose
Publisher: Between the Lines
ISBN: 1926662431
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4. Nicholas Negroponte, Being Digital (New York:Vintage Books, 1995),p.231. 5.
Derrick de Kerckhove, The Skin of Culture: Investigating the New Electronic
Reality (Toronto: Somerville House, 1995), p.125. 6. BillGates, The Road Ahead(
New York:Viking Penguin, 1995), p.273. 7.Ray Kurzweil, The Age of Spiritual
Machines: When Computers Exceed Human Intelligence (New York: Penguin
Books, 1999), pp.1, 75. 8.Gates, The Road Ahead, pp.250–1. 9.Kurzweil, TheAge
of Spiritual ...

Annihilation From Within

Author: Fred Charles Iklé
Publisher: Columbia University Press
ISBN: 023151140X
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Clinical and Experimental Pharmacological Physiology [September 1998]: 745–
49) believes that the correlation between brain size and intelligence might be
weak. Ray Kurzweil wrote in The Age of Spiritual Machines: When Computers
Exceed Human Intelligence (New York: Viking, 1999) that electronic and
photonic “machines” will, by the end of this century, be more intelligent entities
than humans. He also envisages “virtual bodies” that would provide
environmental context and ...

Virtually Sacred

Author: Robert M. Geraci
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0199379971
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See especially Ray Kurzweil, The Age of Spiritual Machines: When Computers
Exceed Human Intelligence (New York: Viking, 1999); Kurzweil, The Singularity
Is Near: When Humans Transcend Biology (New York: Viking, 2005); Hans
Moravec, “Today's Computers, Intelligent Machines and Our Future,” Analog 99 (
1978); Moravec, Mind Children: The Future of Robot and Human Intelligence (
Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 1988); Moravec, Robot: Mere Machine
to ...

Moral Machines

Author: Wendell Wallach
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 9780199705962
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Ethics and Information Technology 2(1), 11–17. Kraus, S. (2001). Strategic
Negotiation in Multiagent Environments. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press. Krazit, T. (
2006, May 24). My Friend the Robot. CNET News. Kuflik, A. (2001). Computers in
Control: Rational Transfer of Authority or Irresponsible Abdication of Autonomy?
Ethics and Information Technology 1(3), 173–184. Kurzweil, R. (1999). The Age
of Spiritual Machines: When Computers Exceed Human Intelligence.

Making Computers Accessible

Author: Elizabeth R. Petrick
Publisher: JHU Press
ISBN: 1421416468
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The. Development. of. Accessible. Personal. Computer. Technologies. With
regard to the major physical and sensory disabilities, I believe that in a couple of
decades we will come to herald the effective end of handicaps. As amplifiers of
human thought, computers have great potential to assist human expression and
to expand creativity for all of us. raymond kurzweil, the age of spiritual machines:
when computers exceed human intelligence ...

The Second Machine Age Work Progress And Prosperity In A Time Of Brilliant Technologies

Author: Erik Brynjolfsson
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
ISBN: 0393241254
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In some versions of the story, once he realizes that he's been tricked, he has the
inventor beheaded. Kurzweil tells the story of the inventor and the emperor in his
2000 book The Age of Spiritual Machines: When Computers Exceed Human
Intelligence. He aims not only to illustrate the power of sustained exponential
growth but also to highlight the point at which the numbers start to become so big
they are inconceivable: After thirty-two squares, the emperor had given the
inventor about ...

Are We Spiritual Machines

Author: Jay Wesley Richards
Publisher: Discovery Inst
ISBN: 9780963865434
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A spiritual materialism is now possible, and with it comes the view that we are
spiritual machines. The juxtaposition of spirit and mechanism, which previously
would have been regarded as an oxymoron, is now said to constitute a profound
insight. As evidence for this move from tough- to tender-minded materialism,
consider Ray Kurzweil's recently published The Age of Spiritual Machines: When
Computers Exceed Human Intelligence. Kurzweil is a leader in artificial
intelligence, and ...