How to Create a Mind by Ray Kurzweil

How to Create a Mind

By Ray Kurzweil

  • Publication Date: 2012-11-13
  • Genre: Life Sciences
4 Score: 4 (From 117 Ratings)

Book Synopsis

The bold futurist and bestselling author explores the limitless potential of reverse-engineering the human brain

Ray Kurzweil is arguably today’s most influential—and often controversial—futurist. In How to Create a Mind, Kurzweil presents a provocative exploration of the most important project in human-machine civilization—reverse engineering the brain to understand precisely how it works and using that knowledge to create even more intelligent machines.

Kurzweil discusses how the brain functions, how the mind emerges from the brain, and the implications of vastly increasing the powers of our intelligence in addressing the world’s problems. He thoughtfully examines emotional and moral intelligence and the origins of consciousness and envisions the radical possibilities of our merging with the intelligent technology we are creating.

Certain to be one of the most widely discussed and debated science books of the year, How to Create a Mind is sure to take its place alongside Kurzweil’s previous classics which include Fantastic Voyage: Live Long Enough to Live Forever and The Age of Spiritual Machines.

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Latest User Reviews

  • Future Mind

    5
    By rdh314
    Kurzweil covers the most interesting subject of the 20th and 21st century.... our minds and its future.
  • Excellent book

    5
    By Paul "Mac Guy" Scott
    Ray Kurzweil's writing is engaging and inspiring. I highly recommend this book to anybody interested in the future of computing.
  • Good book

    5
    By Jaker94
    Well written! He took time in figuring the best way to explain things instead of just jumping out and throwing everything on the table. Lots of information and worth the read, IMO.

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