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Half-Man, Half-Machine: The Mind of the Future

  Raymond C. Kurzweil is the author of The Age of Intelligent Machines, published in 1990, and The Age of Spiritual Machines: When Computers Exceed Human Intelligence, published this year. He is the founder and chairman of Kurzweil Technologies in Wellesley Hills, Mass., as well as five other companies that still bear his name or are still operating under new ownership. He spoke with Business Week Senior Writer Otis Port about the separate and joint futures of human and artificial intelligence. Q: Do you have any doubts that a superior intelligence will emerge in the next few decades? A: No. It’s inevitable. For example, nanotubes would allow computing at the molecular level. A one-inch cube of… Read More