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

  • By: Ray Kurzweil
  • Narrated by: Ray Kurzweil
  • Length: 11 mins
  • Speech
  • Release date: 27-05-05
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Worcester Polytechnic Institute
  • 4 out of 5 stars 4.1 (12 ratings)

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.
©2005 Worcester Polytechnic Institute (P)2005 Worcester Polytechnic Institute
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3 out of 5 stars
By padric on 10-05-17

Need more Ray Kurzweil

Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

This lovely little snippet of the genius shows us why Audible needs more of Kurzweil.

How would you have changed the story to make it more enjoyable?

I'd make it far longer.

Do you think Ray Kurzweil Commencement Address at WPI (May 21, 2005) needs a follow-up book? Why or why not?

This is a great taster, but the indepth analysis and predictive tools used are so interessting that this is just the tip of the iceberg.

Any additional comments?

Audible, please get more of Ray Kurzweil!!

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2 out of 5 stars
By Amazon Customer on 22-12-17

Dated (obviously as written 1970's) Bland

I'm not a fan of such police type stories so am not the best to judge. For me it was monotone & same old same old. No depth to the story as the personalities of the characters was not built up. More like a factual blow by blow of events. Did show how police learn to see the bad in everyone, & how they can easily become synical. Narrator was very good.

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3 out of 5 stars
By Dana on 01-06-05

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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5 out of 5 stars
By Anonymous User on 21-06-18

Nice quick hit of future thinking. Ray Kurzweil shares a nice overview of things to come.

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