When Humans Transcend Biology
Inventor and futurist Ray Kurzweil was online Monday, June 19 at 2 p.m. ET to answer your questions about Artificial Intelligence.
In his latest book, “The Singularity Is Near,” he examines the next step of the evolutionary process: the union of human and machine, in which knowledge and skills embedded in our brains will be combined with greater capacity, speed and knowledge-sharing ability.
“Robots won’t be convincing as human equivalents until computers can pass the Turing test which I’ve consistently pegged at 2029. At that point we will have completed the reverse engineering of the several hundred regions that comprise the human brain And we’ll have the hardware to implemented these principles of operation of human intelligence.”