Ray Kurzweil Commencement Address at WPI (May 21, 2005)

  • 0 hrs and 11 mins
  • Speech

Publisher's Summary

Ray Kurzweil, the world-renowned inventor, futurist, and author, addresses the graduating class at Worcester Polytechnic Institute's 137th commencement in Worcester, Mass. Kurzweil talks about what he calls "the three great revolutions:" genetics, nanotechnology, and robotics. His message to the graduates: "Creating knowledge is really what the human species is all about." Ray Kurzweil is one of the world's leading inventors and innovators. Among his many achievements, he was the principal developer of the first omni-font optical character recognition (OCR), the first print-to-speech reading machine for the blind, and the first text-to-speech synthesizer. His numerous honors include induction into the National Inventors Hall of Fame in 2002. His web site www.KurzweilAI.net is a leading resource on artificial intelligence.


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Worth the download - but lacking some inspiration

This was a worthwhile 11 min update on Kurzweil's view of the future - circa 5/05. While not all that inspirational, it was certainly interesting, and full of the usual Kurzweilian visioning - vaguely supported, but intellectually fascinating projections on current technology trends. The last line got a timely chuckle from the audience - and me.
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- Dana

Free and awesome

I like free stuff on audible! Esp ray k. And talks about exponential technology. Checkout the book BOLD if you like this
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- mrmattyballs

Book Details

  • Release Date: 05-27-2005
  • Publisher: Worcester Polytechnic Institute