kurzweil

A portion of my Seattle setup, 2011.  In this photo you can see a Yamaha CS-5, Access Virus TI Polar, Native Instruments Maschine MK1 and some of my old Washburn analog effects pedals.  There is a Kurzweil MIDIBOARD underneath the CS-5 and a Roland Jupiter-6 out of shot.   This setup is what I used for my “Secret Gun” and “Flash of Light” remixes.

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Images I found online some time in the early 2000′s by an artist identified only as TATRO. These surreal 3D creations, described by the artist as Multireplicants, very closely approach my ideal of feral self-replicating nanotech organisms or other such forms of post-Singularity “synthetic wildlife.”

Alan Watts, Terence Mckenna, Joe Rogan, Jordan Peterson, George Carlin, Jason Silva, Gary Vaynerchuk, Aubrey Marcus, Duncan Trussel, Simon Sinek, Ron Paul, Jesus Christ, Bob Proctor, Les Brown, Earl Nightingale, Tony Robbins, Bernie Sanders, David Goggins, Jim Rohn, Elon Musk, Ray Kurzweil, Buddha, Dennis Mckenna, Sam Harris, Ben Shapiro, Will Smith, John Lennon, Neil Degrasse Tyson, Richard Dawkins.

Just a huge random list of people who I have the utmost appreciation for, in no particular order. Many of them have conflicting views, and it reminds me that you don’t have to agree with everything a person stands for to have respect for them.

wired.com
What Is Ray Kurzweil Up to at Google? Writing Your Emails
The popularizer of the singularity has a team trying to make machines better with language

RAY KURZWEIL HAS invented a few things in his time. In his teens, he built a computer that composed classical music, which won him an audience with President Lyndon B. Johnson. In his 20s, he pioneered software that could digitize printed text, and in his 30s he cofounded a synthesizer company with Stevie Wonder. More recently, he’s known for popularizing the idea of the singularity—a moment sometime in the future when superintelligent machines transform humanity—and making optimistic predictions about immortality. For now, though, Kurzweil, 69, leads a team of about 35 people at Google whose code helps you write emails.

His group powers Smart Reply, the feature on the Gmail mobile app that offers three suggested email replies for you to select with a tap. In May it rolled out to all of the service’s English-speaking users, and last week was presented to Spanish speakers too. The responses may be short—“Let’s do Monday” “Yay! Awesome!” “La semana que viene”—but they sure can be useful. (A tip: You can edit them before sending.) “It’s a good example of artificial intelligence working hand in glove with human intelligence,” Kurzweil says.