Tuesday, October 05, 2004
Kurzweil's "Age of Intelligent Machines"
Originally released in 1987, Ray Kruzweil explores the cutting edge of machine intelligence, and the problems it was being used to solve. Funny thing is, if you replace the old computer dispays, and expired companies (Wang) with fresh ones, this video would seem just as future leaning as I'm sure it did back then. Where are our doctor expert systems? Our high-tech assistance for disabled people? Our ubiquitous speech recognition and learning computers?
Back in 1987, there was a sense of being almost there...and it is still with us today.