Are We Spiritual Machines?: Ray Kurzweil Vs. the Critics of Strong AI

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Jay Wesley Richards
Discovery Institute Press, 2002 - Computers - 222 pages
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Searle is an ignorant asshole, Dembski is insane, Thomas Ray is awesome and I want to read more of his stuff. I forgot what I thought of Denton. Read full review


The Evolution of Mind in the TwentyFirst Century
The Flawed Analogy
Kurzweils Impoverished Spirituality

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About the author (2002)

Ray Kurzweil was born on February 12, 1948. He was the principal developer of the first CCD flat-bed scanner, the first omni-font optical character recognition, the first print-to-speech reading machine for the blind, the first text-to-speech synthesizer, the first music synthesizer capable of recreating the grand piano and other orchestral instruments, and the first commercially marketed large-vocabulary speech recognition. He has received numerous awards including the MIT-Lemelson Prize and the National Medal of Technology. In 2002, he was inducted into the National Inventor's Hall of Fame. He has written several books including The Age of Spiritual Machines, The Age of Intelligent Machines, The Singularity Is Near, and How to Create a Mind: The Secret of Human Thought Revealed.

Jay W. Richards, Ph.D., is a senior fellow at the Discovery Institute and a contributing editor at The American magazine ( and the Enterprise Blog ( at the American Enterprise Institute. Richards has been featured in the New York Times and The Washington Post, and he has appeared on Larry King Live. He also has lectured on economic myths to members of the U.S. Congress.

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