Ray Kurzweil on the Limits of Human Intelligence [Video]

Among human beings, Ray Kurzweil—the prolific, MIT-trained inventor—has got a pretty good brain in his head. But judging by an answer he gave at a recent talk (see below), Kurzweil thinks efforts to enhance the human brain without technology shouldn’t be our biggest focus at this point. Kurzweil made the comments after a question about the benefits of artificial intelligence vs. improving the human brain naturally, during the 2015 Graduate Studies Program at Singularity University in California. Specifically, the questioner asked, “would it make sense to stretch our mental model, and further expand our creativity, and break mental patterns ourselves, before we become fully integrated with artificial intelligence?” After reviewing some of the basics of why we augment human capabilities with technology, Kurzweil noted that while “we’re trying to create…


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