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Ray Kurzweil, Inventor, Futurist & Author of "How to Create A Mind"

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    RAY KURZWEIL

    - Inventor & Futurist
    - Author of How to Create a Mind: The Secret of Human Thought Revealed

    For decades pioneering inventor and theorist, Kurzweil has explored how artificial intelligence can enrich and expand human capabilities. Now, 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.

    Drawing on the most recent neuroscience research, his own research and inventions in artificial intelligence, and compelling thought experiments, Kurzweil describes his new theory of how the neocortex (the thinking part of the brain) works: as a self-organizing hierarchical system of pattern recognizers. He shows how these insights will enable us to vastly extend the powers of our own mind and provides a roadmap for the creation of superintelligence—humankind's most exciting next venture.

    We are now at the dawn of an era of radical possibilities in which merging with our technology will enable us to effectively address the world’s grand challenges.

    Date: Thursday, November 15, 2012
    Time: 6:30 p.m. Check-In; 7:00 p.m. Program; 8:00 p.m. Book Signing
    Location: Oshman Family JCC, 3921 Fabian Way, Palo Alto
    Price: General: $12 Members; $20 Non-Members
    Premium: $40 Members & Non-Members (includes copy of book and reserved seating)

    For tickets call[masked] or register online at http://kurzweilcwclub.eventbrite.com/#

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  • Christian

    This was a very interesting article I found about the book (which I haven't read yet).

    http://www.newyorker.com/online/blogs/books/2012/11/ray-kurzweils-dubious-new-theory-of-mind.html

    It seems to raise some pretty good points.

    One thought that I had while reading this review and others:
    How does the mind "bind variables"? How do we give a thing a name?

    March 5, 2014

  • Marc P.

    Really guys - when is this? Events need to ha dates!

    November 14, 2013

  • Marc P.

    OK - I'm confused. I just got this invite last week but the date is a year ago.

    November 14, 2013

  • Eron W.

    Count me in! The new book was great. Can't wait to hear what Ray is working on ... at Google.

    November 8, 2013

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  • Christian

    I'm a web developer in SF

  • G-Max

    I'm looking to meet hot transhumanist chicks and share my thoughts on various issues.

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