podcast series: the TED Interview
episode title: Future Arc of Technology
deck: Ray Kurzweil — on what the future holds next.
host: Chris Anderson
bio: producer + curator of TED
guest: Ray Kurzweil
bio: futurist, inventor, best selling author
— about the interview —
Join us for very special conversation with legendary inventor and computer scientist Ray Kurzweil --- who makes a living predicting the future arc of technology.
What does he think is coming our way next? When does he think technology will finally gain human levels of language understanding?
— about the guest —
Ray Kurzweil is an inventor who radically advanced the fields of digital speech, text, and audio technology. He's respected for his dizzying — but convincing — writing on the advance of technology, the limits of biology, and the future of humanity.
— about the host —
After a career in publishing, host Chris Anderson became the producer + curator of TED events & media. He's developed the brand as a platform for discovering + showcasing: people, places, projects worth spreading.
on web: TED.com
* TED = Technology Entertainment Design org.