[ExI] Kurzweil honored for inventing the Singularity

Damien Broderick thespike at satx.rr.com
Thu Dec 25 18:36:53 UTC 2008


TEMPE, AZ, Dec 09, 2008 (MARKET WIRE via COMTEX) -- The Leonardo da 
Vinci Society for the Study of Thinking has named Ray Kurzweil, 
renowned technology futurist, inventor and entrepreneur, as its 2009 
inductee. Mr. Kurzweil will appear on campus at the University of 
Advancing Technology (UAT) to receive the honor at the Da Vinci 
Society's annual luncheon and colloquium.

The Da Vinci Society was founded in 2005 by UAT President Dominic 
Pistillo to honor the world's leading thinkers.... In "The Age of 
Spiritual Machines" and "The Singularity Is Near," Kurzweil expounds 
on his theory that the world will soon undergo a world-changing 
Singularity in which artificial intelligence will surpass human 
intelligence, leading to an awakening in the universe and a new type 
of humanity that is integrated with machines. Kurzweil is also a 
leading proponent of human longevity and nanotechnology. 

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