After Words

After Words: Ray Kurzweil, "How to Create a Mind: The Secret of Human Thought Revealed," hosted by Ingrid Wickelgren, Scientific American Mind Editor

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The influential theorist draws on the most recent neuroscience research to reverse-engineer the brain and apply what's learned to build intelligent machines.  The award-winning inventor discusses this research with Editor of Scientific American Mind, Ingrid Wickelgren.

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Ray Kurzweil

Ray Kurzweil is the author of several books on the subject of artificial intelligence, including "The Age of Intelligent Machines," "The Age of Spiritual Machines" and "The Singularity Is Near." Mr. Kurzweil was the principle inventor of several technologies, including the first CCD flatbed scanner and the first text-to-speech synthesizer. As a result of his work, he was awarded the 1999 National Medal of Technology and was inducted into the National Inventors Hall of Fame.


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After Words: Ray Kurzweil, "How to Create a Mind: The Secret of Human Thought Revealed," hosted by Ingrid Wickelgren, Scientific American Mind Editor

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  • Tuesday, December 25th at 11am (ET)
  • Sunday, December 9th at 12pm (ET)
  • Monday, December 3rd at 3am (ET)
  • Sunday, December 2nd at 9pm (ET)
  • Saturday, December 1st at 10pm (ET)
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