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With a 35-year track record of accurate predictions about AI and science, Ray Kurzweil has radically advanced the fields of speech, text and audio technology. His impact as a philosopher and author is no less significant, with five bestselling books and the forthcoming The Singularity Is Nearer, which explores how technology will transform humanity in the decades to come. He is a principal researcher and AI visionary at Google, looking at the long-term implications of technology and society.

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Explorers: Notes on Session 8 of TED2024

April 18, 2024

From redefining the boundaries of artificial intelligence to unraveling the mysteries of the human genome, Session 8 of TED2024 inspired us to reimagine our relationship with technology and its impact on society. This session’s explorers offered profound insights into the intersection of technology and human experience — and envisioned a future where innovation fosters greater […]

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Announced at TED2018: Google’s new TalkToBooks search

April 13, 2018

Here onstage at TED2018, futurist Ray Kurzweil has just formally announced a new way to query the text inside books using something called semantic search — which is a search on ideas and concepts, rather than specific words. Called TalkToBooks, the beta-stage product uses an experimental AI to query a database of 120,000 books in […]

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