Join us for an event with 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/#
Commercial Space Advocate and Entrepreneur, Speaker, Startup Consultant
Interested in meeting fellow travellers / explorers.
A software developer
Physics background with auto-didactic readings in BioPhysics and Systems Biology.
Interested in deep machine learning. Transhumanist.
I'm the founder of the Church of Reality