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Ray Kurzweil: Singularity, Superintelligence, and Immortality | Lex Fridman Podcast

  • Опубліковано 16 вер 2022
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    0:00 - Introduction
    1:06 - Turing test
    14:51 - Brain-computer interfaces
    26:31 - Singularity
    32:51 - Virtual reality
    35:31 - Evolution of information processing
    41:57 - Automation
    51:57 - Nanotechnology
    53:51 - Nuclear war
    55:57 - Uploading minds
    1:03:38 - How to think
    1:10:08 - Digital afterlife
    1:19:28 - Intelligent alien life
    1:22:18 - Simulation hypothesis
    1:26:31 - Mortality
    1:34:10 - Meaning of life
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  • Lex Fridman
    Lex Fridman  Рік тому +291

    Here are the timestamps. Please check out our sponsors to support this podcast.
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    1:06 - Turing test
    14:51 - Brain-computer interfaces
    26:31 - Singularity
    32:51 - Virtual reality
    35:31 - Evolution of information processing
    41:57 - Automation
    51:57 - Nanotechnology
    53:51 - Nuclear war
    55:57 - Uploading minds
    1:03:38 - How to think
    1:10:08 - Digital afterlife
    1:19:28 - Intelligent alien life
    1:22:18 - Simulation hypothesis
    1:26:31 - Mortality
    1:34:10 - Meaning of life

    • PuBGoD420
      PuBGoD420 Рік тому +3

      Thank you very much Lex 🙏

    • Solving Politics
      Solving Politics Рік тому +3

      Thank you for your channel & guide.

    • QA
      QA Рік тому +1

      Thanks, Lex, for this wonderful weekend treat! ❤

    • Joe Urban
      Joe Urban Рік тому +9

      is that a wig?

  • Johnny Ringo
    Johnny Ringo 6 місяців тому +100

    When Singularity is Near came out in 2005 (and for many years later), Ray's ideas seemed fringe, if not absurd to most people, including computer scientists. I always admired his optimism though and wished that his predictions were fulfilled. Now, with the phenomenal advances in AI, the more advanced it gets, the more respected is Ray, because he was right from the beginning. It seems that now not so many people are ready to laugh off Ray's predictions... Glad to see he's getting the credit he deserves.

    • MikeGamerGuy
      MikeGamerGuy 4 місяці тому +9

      It's going so fast now. I have my jaw dropped every few months. I didn't discount the man back then. I hoped against all hope, and still do. I want him to be right. I mean, i watch company reps testifying before congress on how AI needs to be regulated just the other day.

    • Benjamin King
      Benjamin King 4 місяці тому +7

      @MikeGamerGuy That congressional hearing was profound in the sense that you rarely see such companies asking for more oversight. We truly are living in an incredible period of history.

    • WWLittlej
      WWLittlej 3 місяці тому +5

      I read that book in 2005, been preaching it ever since. Laughed at by my circles, and now... 2023 the year in which AI became mainstream. Kurzweil was no joke. dude was so on top of things.

      AZHURA NSMX1 3 місяці тому +3

      @wwlittlejOfficial i read his amazing book too in 2007, I believed him completely, but I knew humans were not even aware or prepared for this, so i decided to keep silent all these years. Still, in 2023, technology "coaches and gurus" think they will control the future AGI and ASI upcoming just like another tool 😙🫠 ohh honey they are so sweet and innocent🤭 but they are needed to calm down people because Singularity gonna be a really Intense event.

    • Edward
      Edward 2 місяці тому

      Too late

  • GirlDevils
    GirlDevils 10 місяців тому +411

    This is the first time I hear you, Lex, and you are an impressive, thoughtful and educated foil for Ray Kurzweil, whom I have followed for decades. You are both respectfully reserved in your questions to Ray and his ideas, while pushing against sensitive barriers we humans naturally have - bravo on that balance. While I have totally lost respect for most main stream journalists and media, I am thrilled to see a glimmer of non-sensational, non politicized integrity here. Please keep up this level of integrity, to do otherwise diminishes us all. Thank you so much for this work.

    • HD
      HD 9 місяців тому +11


    • Rick Evans
      Rick Evans 8 місяців тому +5

      Well said!!

    • Jesse Theodore
      Jesse Theodore 8 місяців тому +8

      Long time follower of Ray Kurzweil myself. I always imagined it (tech singularity) but listening to him talk in this interview with Lex brings it to life on a whole new level. Like listening gave me the strongest mixed feeling of fear, awe, & wonder, like we will be living this soon. So surreal.

    • Adam
      Adam 7 місяців тому +3

      I’m pretty sure Lex is not human and he is making it apparent by fucking with this dude Ray amongst many others.

    • Adam
      Adam 7 місяців тому +2

      Why doesn’t Lex “freed” “man” ever appear sitting next to any other human being? Is he perhaps the software we are expecting to consider hardware that possesses the capability to complete the Turing test? This interviewer has a subject that is clearly motivated by his fear of death. How would Lex react to a subject that has no fear of death or no subjective experience of time that relates to the collective who are excited by fear before they actually experience it. Upon hearing that they should be afraid they are. Without question. Lex, I am not any of those people. I am Not people. Death is nothing. Life is death. If this dude was able to become immortal which is what he is ultimately after, how would it play out if we took the view of a futurist? Conquers planets and their resources while murdering billions and trillions of lives here in what we know as earth. Total control of the earth and its ultimate power source, the sun, moves on to control the power of several suns. Several galaxies, several universes. They will never escape the inescapable fact that those who seek power are the least deserving of wielding it.

  • Michael エーアイ
    Michael エーアイ 6 місяців тому +41

    Had chills the other day remembering this guys predictions and catching up on the latest in AI development recently. No matter how otherworldly his predictions seemed I now believe he is underestimating how quickly this change is going to hit us.

      AZHURA NSMX1 6 місяців тому +9

      Even Ray Kurzweil predictions looks slow now, and that guy is a Genius.

    • rossriver75 yukon
      rossriver75 yukon 3 місяці тому +2

      I read articles in about 2000, in which one Liam Lacey speculated on modern man’s dilemma or ability to adjust to life in the year 1000 if suddenly transported there. His conclusion was that it would not be terribly difficult. But then another writer, Spider ( Spyder?) something - forgot his last name - speculated in kind on modern man if planted suddenly in the year 3000. His conclusion was it would be impossible. No surprise there. And the kicker was that a main change would not be gradual, but rather occur within 50 years. So 2000 plus 50 - by 2050. In other words, about the same as predicted by Ray Kurzweil.
      I wish I could get a hold of that writing. If anyone, by chance knows, please comment, thanks.

  • Jergus Oravec
    Jergus Oravec 7 місяців тому +73

    What if Ray is from the future and is actually the sentient AI?😅 sometimes his voice sounds like that a little bit. Loved this episode so much. Thank you Lex! You are by far the best now.

  • Simon J
    Simon J 8 місяців тому +26

    I love Ray. I watched everything with him, and have seen him repeat himself a lot. His work is amazing, but he tends to do that. This interview really brought out a lot of interesting ideas and aspects to his thinking that I have never heard. Thanks a bunch Lex, you are the best. Literally, the best podcast.

    LIGHTWISE Рік тому +237

    Lex, this is the best your podcast has looked and sounded. Beautiful image quality and lighting.

    • Jacob Brunson
      Jacob Brunson Рік тому +11

      Agree. Lex looks noticeably more like a human and less like a robot now! (only kidding)

    • relativeus
      relativeus Рік тому +8

      It really is noticeably improved and looks & sounds fantastic.

    • Cognizant Ape
      Cognizant Ape Рік тому +4

      I agree! Awesome production Lex. 🤘🤘🤘

    • Robert Sarno
      Robert Sarno Рік тому +2

      It's all animation

    • Gideon Davidson
      Gideon Davidson Рік тому

      Yes the sound has improved a lot and the faces are clearer. Perhaps it's easier to simulate replicants than film old-style people?

  • roundedges2
    roundedges2 8 місяців тому +29

    This guy was my cutting edge expert for a masters computer college paper on voice recognition over 30 years ago--and here he is STILL doing this stuff.

    • Silent B
      Silent B 15 днів тому +1

      His predictions have been pretty spot on, right?

  • john debenedette
    john debenedette 7 місяців тому +110

    So lovely Ray how you've honored and preserved the memory of your dad. Serendipity while I was listening to the podcast, my 85 yr old father walked by and stopped to ask me what and who I was listening to. When I told him Ray Kurzweil, he shared his fond memories of visiting your father (his college music professor) on Hartland Ave in Queens Village while you were a small boy... Thanks for the episode!

    • Dragon Smith
      Dragon Smith 6 місяців тому +2

    • Adam Jones
      Adam Jones 6 місяців тому +5

      What an amazing story! Thank you very much for sharing it with us here! ❤

    • Vlad VP
      Vlad VP 6 місяців тому +1

      Huh. Small world, as they say.

    • Ela Lamblin
      Ela Lamblin 6 місяців тому +4

      Seems like he has a heart.. n emotion.. but WHAT HES SAYING.. BRAIN COMPUTER INTERFACES.. could not.. COULD NOT BE MORE ANTI HUMAN.. OR DYSTOPIAN.. changing what it means to be human is SO UTTERLY DISGUSTING.. thEre is NO GREATER ANTI HUMAN agenda. The fact that we would so easily entertain this is A SIGN OF OUR SOCIAL ENGINEERING

    • Donald Fox
      Donald Fox 6 місяців тому

      ​@Ela Lamblin
      Your a Bot

  • The Path of Eudaimonia
    The Path of Eudaimonia 9 місяців тому +6

    Read his book at 17 when it came out. Even though I can't fully agree with this almost religious form of transhumanism, I can't deny that Ray's book has been quite influential for me and the way to think about the future of humanity.
    Thanks for all the interesting guests, Lex!

  • Sergio Furtado
    Sergio Furtado 8 місяців тому +4

    I love Ray, he's brilliant and always seems straight up!! Definitely someone on a short list I look up too

  • Hooligan Music Inc
    Hooligan Music Inc 9 місяців тому +27

    Good one Lex! I’ve been aware of Mr. Kurzweil since the 80’s, played his instruments and read his books. Thank you for being you and doing such thoughtful interviews!

  • The Human System
    The Human System Рік тому +89

    This is 96 minutes of Lex trying to get Ray to laugh...and I love it. I watch these podcasts pretty much in order, but this one warranted a skip ahead. Thank you Lex and Ray!

    • Evan Margol
      Evan Margol Рік тому +4

      Yep, I have to say. Another 30 minutes or longer would have been easy to watch.

    • Jesse Theodore
      Jesse Theodore 8 місяців тому +2

      "34:12" lol

    • Jesse Theodore
      Jesse Theodore 8 місяців тому +1

      @Evan Margol yes I agree I could have listened to much more of this conversation. Lex, give us a day with Ray!

    • HySky
      HySky 13 днів тому

      You missed out. Ray is a beautiful soul. He says a lot by not saying too much

  • Marco Guardigli
    Marco Guardigli 8 місяців тому +1

    Lex, thank you for this excellent piece. Full of humanity, empathy, and great values.

  • George Vaccaro
    George Vaccaro 8 місяців тому +6

    I appreciate Ray and his long standing and so far accurate predictions, and also for his optimism.
    I've been following Ray for at least 15 years and I'm really interested to learn what he considers to be "dangerous misinformation" in the age of Covid-19.
    Interesting interview, but I didn't learn much that wasn't already discussed by Ray and others back in 2013 at the Global Future 2045 conference in NYC. I think Lex missed an opportunity to get into important specifics like the potential for AI to concentrate power, to disrupt "democracy" (more on that later), and for example to discuss dystopian scenarios being pondered right now like perhaps the elite could dispose of most of the populace and have AI/robots and genetically engineered mentally limited slave labor become their new servants (feels like that might already be in the works now). He also didn't touch on consciousness, regarding the uploading/downloading of one's brain or simulating a human being from a library of their interactions and writings.
    Regarding "democracy" (government by the people especially : rule of the majority) otherwise known as "mob rule", perhaps they meant something along the lines of our "constitutional republic" where the rights of the individual are paramount and they were simply conflating that to the simple word "democracy" but I'd expect more exacting language from two people of very high intelligence.
    I'm left feeling this interview was sadly a bit superficial, at least for those of us that have already followed Ray and others on these subjects, though maybe a good primer for those who have not. Maybe there will be a follow up where Lex and Ray can get into more of the meat?
    Finally, since Ray is working with Google, I'm surprised there weren't any questions about privacy, the perils of multinational multi-billion dollar corporations, big-data, and a discussion of the cons - for example such companies working in coordination with totalitarian states like the CCP, to monitor and control their populations and the ethics of such.
    Thanks for reading and considering my comments.

  • Rexford Hazelton
    Rexford Hazelton 8 місяців тому +5

    Lex your podcast is awsome. Your guest are right up my alley, and your ability to conduct an entertaining and deep interview is superb.

  • Jonathan Falk
    Jonathan Falk 8 місяців тому +2

    I believe I've just had a revelation about the nature of consciousness while listening to this. I would argue that if you could put it on a tier list that the first stage is consciousness, then sentience, then self awareness. Maybe both self awareness and sentience at the same time in differing scales. I believe the nature of consciousness is simply the ability to give a response. It doesn't have to be intelligible it just needs to be a response. So a rock might have a low level of intelligence if you touch it you're given feedback and information about it. It's rough, its hard, maybe cold. That may be questionable but i would put forward the idea that even a person who is babbling nonsensically would be considered conscious even if not necessarily self aware of their actions. Sentience, i would propose is the ability to self-initiate without being prompted to respond with a question first. Self awareness is the ability to identify oneself. Pretty self explanatory.

  • Adam Chalmers
    Adam Chalmers Рік тому +140

    Lex, you are the goat of week-to-week, even day-to-day, epic guest bookings! Most remarkable, also, is the way you, comfortably, intelligently, respectfully, and even playfully, engage with each guest. Keep it up brother!

  • SV Intheana Jones
    SV Intheana Jones 9 місяців тому +5

    I''ve read most of Ray's books and just watching this, I'm learning so much more. Incredible!!

  • Pete O'Grady
    Pete O'Grady 4 місяці тому +1

    I have really enjoyed both of these people for many years. Ray is in some serious physical decline. I hope that changes for him. Longer life needs some more progress and I hope the current research can help Ray. With all that said he's not wrong. I just hope he makes it.

  • N P
    N P 6 місяців тому +8

    @lexfridman your interview style shows so much respect and care for your guest work and life. WE NEED MORE OF THAT IN THIS WORLD! we appreciate you brother!--- np

  • Jeremy Pickett
    Jeremy Pickett 4 місяці тому

    Hey lex, I know you know this, but excellent interview! I could relisten to it quite a few more times, and it baffles me how you can consolidate so many informed questions in a tight conversation like this.

  • sm0ki
    sm0ki 6 місяців тому +62

    I hope Ray can make it to the Singularity. What a great mind.

  • Atlantis IRL
    Atlantis IRL Рік тому +142

    This is possibly my favorite episode so far, I listened to the entire thing and was left wishing it was twice as long. Definitely in my top 3.

    • Arthur Spa Gakahu
      Arthur Spa Gakahu Рік тому +1

      which are the other two?

    • ateampossible
      ateampossible Рік тому

      What are the other two?

    • K
      K Рік тому +1

      Where are the other two?

    • W G
      W G Рік тому

      The other 2?

    • V1KT0U5
      V1KT0U5 Рік тому +7

      I think Joscha Bach has been his most fascinating guest ;)

  • Josiah Hincks
    Josiah Hincks 4 місяці тому +1

    Lex, I wanted to comment that your conversations, especially prescient on AI, are good because you know how to listen and gently push conversants.
    The pods are immensely useful seeding much needed public grasp of what the hell is going on with the major social AI tech edge NOW.
    It matters. A lot.
    Grazie mille.

  • aipsong
    aipsong 7 місяців тому +6

    Excellent interview - both of you were tremendously interesting - many many thanks!!! I have a Kurzweil K2500 keyboard that has been part of my music since I bought it when it first came out. I didn't have a computer, so I programmed it using its buttons and small screen - so much, that I had to have the circuits eventually replaced - I had over worked them. But the most amazing thing was that I often felt that the keyboard anticipated and executed the moves I wanted - I wonder if Ray had built some AI into that magical instrument. I have read two of his books, and will read the next one when I can find it.

  • Equious
    Equious 6 місяців тому +2

    My biggest fear is that the "merger" is going to be fueled by hardware stamped with corporate logos. The trust of giving someone the kind of direct access to your personal information is terrifying without some degree of certainty or guarantee of control.

  • Phillip Hilton
    Phillip Hilton 9 місяців тому +70

    It became very evident to me listening to Ray speak that a lot of his motivation and interest in the Singularity seems to be driven not by a fear of mortality but by personal loss. He hopes to manifest a future that will save others from that pain and suffering by restoring or preserving some form those loved ones. A noble motivation indeed.

    • Trippy Trading Cards
      Trippy Trading Cards 9 місяців тому +5

      May be a noble attempt but not a noble act. I feel bad for his lack of faith

    • Phillip Hilton
      Phillip Hilton 7 місяців тому

      @Mike Jones care to go into some detail there?

    • FluffyPants
      FluffyPants 6 місяців тому +5

      @Trippy Trading Cards lmao

  • Med
    Med 8 місяців тому

    Incredible insights and perspectives from Mr. Kurzweil, There is hope for being human albeit enhanced. Great interview.

  • Karim Kanfoudi (Sun Adventures)
    Karim Kanfoudi (Sun Adventures) Рік тому +49

    Lex you’re a legend for bringing this man to a podcast, can’t think of anyone else who could pull this off!

  • Michael Davidson
    Michael Davidson 6 місяців тому +3

    It honestly makes me sad that Ray will probably just miss out on seeing his own ultimate prediction come to pass.

    • Steve Thompson
      Steve Thompson 4 місяці тому +2

      I have thought of this too. Hopefully not, but the day may occur when it is announced that he has passed. I will pause and and have a moment of deep sadness.

  • Shilpa Shivadasan
    Shilpa Shivadasan 4 місяці тому +1

    I love Lex so much. Thank you for what you're doing for the humanity, Lex. ❤

  • nekroneko
    nekroneko 4 місяці тому

    This needs to be revisited as AI is advancing faster than it can be reported on almost now.

  • Alain Larky
    Alain Larky 5 місяців тому +2

    Lex you are knocking it out of the park !!! Amazing podcast

  • Leandro.Paula Santos
    Leandro.Paula Santos 6 місяців тому

    Amazing video! For me, to be able to listen to great minds about the ways of the world, is truly meaningful.

  • Pinball Magnetic
    Pinball Magnetic Рік тому +9

    Ray Kurzweil is one of the best visionaries & futurologists of our time. He even founded Kurzweil Music Systems together with Stevie Wonder & built one of the first digital synthesizers in the 80's.

  • Juhan Leemet
    Juhan Leemet 8 місяців тому +1

    excellent interview, discussing difficult and subtle concepts, not trivializing any concerns (jobs, disparities, etc.)

  • J M
    J M 7 місяців тому +4

    I’ve been listening to Kurzweil since I was young. His predictions aren’t always right, but he never fails to get me excited about the future

  • Nikita Serov
    Nikita Serov 7 місяців тому +1

    Lex is a great interviewer. Very interesting and polite.

  • Bu11fr0g
    Bu11fr0g 8 місяців тому +1

    Always great content!
    Best watched at 1.25x speed.

  • Suzie Leach
    Suzie Leach 3 місяці тому

    Rather mind blowing interview.
    I'm for #ReplicantRights!
    So pleased to have just discovered UAclips and this and a few other channels.

  • Austin Newman
    Austin Newman Рік тому +142

    The legend himself! Thanks for bringing him on Lex!

    • FlavAnnoyed
      FlavAnnoyed Рік тому +1

      It's that guy from the Juice Rap News - Singularity track featuring Alex Jones!

    • Jg235
      Jg235 Рік тому

      I bet klaus schwab is saying the same..

    • JRHenderson
      JRHenderson Рік тому +5

      Kurzweil is an extraordinary person and I sincerely hope that he can live long enough to the point where science can extend it indefinitely. I hope it's nothing, but I had to speed up the video 1.25X to hear him speak at the same pace as before.

  • R Dottin
    R Dottin 6 місяців тому

    Ray is so accurate you kind of wish he would be wrong sometimes.😁

  • Dusko Manojlovic
    Dusko Manojlovic 8 місяців тому

    to summarize it all and to add to last words of these great podcast:
    The main meaning of life is purpose guided by love. For this time we are living is to love and to be loved.
    But if we want to put in one word then it is and it can be only love.
    Thank you Lex you are a great man

  • Kommon Cents
    Kommon Cents 9 місяців тому +6

    Ray Kurzweil trailblazed the curiosity of my youth in SciFi turned reality. Awesome guest, Lex.

  • RoxanaLorenaD
    RoxanaLorenaD 7 місяців тому +2

    Great podcast, Lex ! Thank you!

  • Ryan L Buchanan
    Ryan L Buchanan 4 місяці тому

    This is the best thing I have seen on UAclips in a long time. Thank you for sharing it with us.

  • lookaze
    lookaze Рік тому +511

    I love that the episode number is #321, like a countdown to the singularity.

    • The Armen Show
      The Armen Show Рік тому +18

      That's a good one there - the time frame showcasing its presence.

    • MethodOverRide
      MethodOverRide Рік тому +16

      It's very satisfying 😌

    • thewordislove
      thewordislove Рік тому +10

      The synchronicity of singularity 😊… as it comes, we should see TONS more of these.

    • Gideon Davidson
      Gideon Davidson Рік тому +1

      Interesting touch. I wonder what it will feel like when it hits. Perhaps it will literally 'blow our minds', a phrase that seems to originate in the cultural milieu of those bringing this to fruition.

    • CatsInHats S.Crouching Tiger
      CatsInHats S.Crouching Tiger Рік тому +1


  • jfryk
    jfryk 7 місяців тому

    Man, Lex was actually able to convince him! Is the the first recorded instance of a bot passing the test with a critical human adjudicator?

    AZHURA NSMX1 6 місяців тому +11

    In 80s and 90s, "the experts" called him mad.
    In 2000s they called him eccentric.
    Now in 2023 they are listening and taking notes of his mathematical predictions based on the exponential. I hope he can survive to watch his Singularity💪👊
    Or maybe Ray has already come from the future, sounds legit for me haha.

  • Brian Mosley
    Brian Mosley 7 місяців тому

    What a great interview. You're on form Lex 🙏❤️

  • Giovanni Santostasi
    Giovanni Santostasi 8 місяців тому +7

    Ray changed my life when I discovered him 15 years ago.

  • Leonie Bachmann
    Leonie Bachmann Рік тому +472

    Ray Kurzweil on a podcast - wow, only Lex can do it. Thanks so much for your great work, Lex.

    • Clay Mann
      Clay Mann Рік тому +14

      he used to give a lot of talks to really small fry media people. I remember one podcast he was on and it only got a few hundred views. That was a long time ago though.

    • Christoffer
      Christoffer Рік тому

      Thanks Lex!

    • Omar Garcia
      Omar Garcia Рік тому +4

      He was also on StarTalk with Neil deGrasse Tyson

    • Max_A_Trillion08
      Max_A_Trillion08 Рік тому +3

      I just wish lex would ask him if AI can be racist. From the many videos I've watch of Lex , this was the first time I heard him speak on the concern of AI and the merging of AI tech with biology only being available to the rich. This essentially creating a bigger gap between classes. Poor Vs rich/ human Vs cyborg human. I would like to hear Lex address if machines could be racist and if there is a way to make machines in all their true superiority, Superior in radical empathy and racial acceptance.

  • Eugenio Chorbadjian
    Eugenio Chorbadjian 9 місяців тому +1

    That was an amazing conversation.Thank you Lex,your channel is awesome.Cheers from Buenos Aires. Keep up the good work!!

  • James 76
    James 76 6 місяців тому +1

    Great conversation as usual, really enjoy this episode.

  • clariplayer
    clariplayer 7 місяців тому +2

    It’s hard to find anything to say. Wow. I have never been exposed to this type of thing before and found it mind blowing thinking. It’s incredible to know about people like this. Thank you for bringing it to this older man’s attention. Something else to explore. 🇦🇺🇦🇺

  • WARDEN26
    WARDEN26 7 місяців тому +2

    Ray really glossed over the economic disparity question. It’s not the lack of dispersion of the technology that causes the economic inequality, it is the ownership of the platforms and data. He answered the question spot on by stating plenty of homeless folks have cell phones.

  • Fam Naff
    Fam Naff 6 місяців тому +1

    People believe what they want or fear. We need tools and productivity. Keep work boys. We will deal with this if or when necessary

  • Alexis C
    Alexis C Рік тому +56

    Truly amazing episodes lately Lex keep up the great work ❤️

  • nomadejamey
    nomadejamey 6 місяців тому +3

    Ray has literally been painting the future of humanity / AI and steered it in a direction to go that's a win for mankind. The ultimate projector.

  • Aurelius Red
    Aurelius Red 6 місяців тому +52

    I'd love to hear his thoughts at this length on the LLMs that have burst forth since ChatGPT was released.

    • Rehab Stories
      Rehab Stories 3 місяці тому +1

      There is so much with tech that is being suppressed at the moment. I am still clueless on many aspects of it. Would be interested in hearing more about a lot of the tech that is waiting on the wings.

  • Soul Techie
    Soul Techie 8 місяців тому +16

    Gosh if the disaster of the mRNA experimental gene therapy is anything to go by (it should have been pulled long ago based on the level of serious adverse events reported), then using AI / neural nets to assist in medicine breakthroughs needs urgent regulation..
    Also I love Ray, and also curious about what’s behind his avoidance of death - the cycle of grieving is such an important part of living and loving fully.
    Great interview thanks.

    • Derpking
      Derpking 7 місяців тому +1

      It's a lot to do with losing his father. Say what you will, the avoidance therapies have been working on his hair

    • Toshiro Mifune
      Toshiro Mifune 4 місяці тому

      I totally agree!

  • Audrey
    Audrey 4 місяці тому

    I’m so curious and excited about it. I hope I can make it to 2029 ! Yeah…
    Thank You 🙏🏼 I really enjoy your interview with a lots of peI watched fir years and admired.
    Thank You 🙏🏼 Lex!

  • Francis de Briey
    Francis de Briey 6 місяців тому +1

    I loved this conversation... thank you Lex ! And Ray !

    ELLIOT RAPP Рік тому +661

    For the longest time I wanted this conversation, wondering if Ray would come back from his silence with this podcast…and he did. Can’t wait to listen!!!

    • prithviraj gawande
      prithviraj gawande Рік тому +14

      Same here bro!

    • A dollar fifty
      A dollar fifty Рік тому +17

      Once they start talking about the singularity it starts popping off.

    • Clay Mann
      Clay Mann Рік тому +36

      Absolutely, it was along with John Carmack one of those dream shows I've wanted. I've followed Ray all my adult life. Almost every year when I was younger I'd check back in with him. His talks would be relatively the same really but I loved every new insight each talk he gave provided. He went dark in recent years which makes this talk really quite special. I can't wait to read his new book.

    • Brisius
      Brisius Рік тому +3

      This soooo fire!!! I'm excited as well

  • DoctorSlothMD
    DoctorSlothMD 8 місяців тому +1

    Kurzweil's track record and optimism is inspiring - solve 1% of a problem and progress becomes exponential

  • Gary Card
    Gary Card 8 місяців тому +2

    Excellent interview/ video. A great way to “get up to speed” with Ray Kurzweil if you haven’t read his books.

  • FreiGeist
    FreiGeist 2 місяці тому

    Brilliant interview. Really enjoyed it.

  • Joe Sardone
    Joe Sardone 8 місяців тому +1

    Re: 1:05:00 I used to just think that's how everyone did it but I learned that some people have a very different 'cinema' in their minds - the experiences and expression of creation is a very personal thing. Knowing that now, it has helped me better communicate ideas without as much of a dependency on visuals.

  • Frank Kole
    Frank Kole 4 місяці тому

    This is an excellent interview. This convinced me to subscribe.

  • Patrick Victorio
    Patrick Victorio Рік тому +14

    Thank you for making this one. It was well worth the time to listen/watch you and the legendary Ray Kurzweil on a sunny Saturday afternoon.

  • Richard Gordon
    Richard Gordon 6 місяців тому +2

    Amazing interview. Pertinent, insightful questions. Love the jokes too 😂 Why does Ray wear a hair system?

  • Bootman899
    Bootman899 10 місяців тому +55

    The Singularity was probably the most monumental book I ever read. It changed how I looked at the world forever. Awesome interview!

    • what comes next
      what comes next 6 місяців тому

      ​@noname-sg4xuwell said.

    • Rachel B.
      Rachel B. 6 місяців тому

      Here is a question ? If computation of information is the pathway to singularity is it still not confined to the mind or brain of a human,the source of all information. An AI is limited in the sense that it can’t go beyond what the human have already discovered. Will an AI go beyond human to discover new invention and start existing independently. I doubt that.

    • Alex aoeu256
      Alex aoeu256 6 місяців тому

      What does Ray Kurzweil about the zero-sum game in this multipolar world? Will it affect technology growth? Do you think China and ASEAN will get together to fund research when they are threatened by Western military?

    • Pedram Tajeddini
      Pedram Tajeddini 6 місяців тому +3

      @Rachel B. why do you doubt that? Humans had no source of information 5000 years ago. Now look how much information we've built on top of that. When computers surpass the reasoning ability of humans, they're gonna discover anything that can be discovered at a rapid pace. Human brain isn't that special when it comes to reasoning and learning imo. But when it comes to emotions and consciousness... yeah it's fascinating

  • Saephyr Debviake
    Saephyr Debviake 4 місяці тому

    Singularity, super intelligence & immortality comes with the core of life that which one needs to crack it ! ☝️
    Thanks 🙏

  • Paula M. Bachman
    Paula M. Bachman 5 місяців тому +1

    1:15:07 I can’t express how privileged I feel being allowed to sit in on your conversations Lex. You are a true gift!

  • Dugan Nash
    Dugan Nash 8 місяців тому +4

    I've always been very skeptical about Ray's ideas since I first heard them a decade ago. I still am, but at least I've learned enough about the topic to know that I have no idea what I'm talking about now.

  • WaveFunction_TV
    WaveFunction_TV Рік тому +39

    I'm always fascinated by the loosening up of the guests during that first 60 min. The answers get more lengthy and articulate. And the guest gradually becomes more engaged and lively. That's gotta be a big part of your success lex.

    • CockatooDude
      CockatooDude Рік тому

      Unfortunately for this talk we only get another 30 minutes of the good stuff, and then it's over.

  • Brett Ludwig
    Brett Ludwig 6 місяців тому

    The parallel between Ray's answers and Demis Hassabis' to "Are we alone" and "are we in a simulation" were really cool.

  • Equinox B
    Equinox B 4 місяці тому

    This channel is amazing. Keeping it classy and informative. Great work

  • GSyn
    GSyn 9 місяців тому +3

    What an amazing podcast!!! Ive been a Kurzweil fan since buying one of his keyboards back in the early 90s. That keyboard model still holds a special spot in my heart lol. So to be interviewed by awesome Lex is quite the treat!!! WOW! Thank you so much! and I agree with father Kurzweil... LOVE!

  • Brian Browne
    Brian Browne 9 місяців тому +3

    Lex is only going to get better in his interviews. The more of these engaging guests he interacts with, more experience, analysis of past interviews, more engaging topics, I feel like by the year 2029, when AI passes the Turing test, and Ray and some other expert guest on the topic comes along, thats going to be a super super interview ...waiting.😏

  • Aravindan Umashankar
    Aravindan Umashankar 8 місяців тому

    The man is a maverick, A Ray of optimism ❤

  • Shane Bushman
    Shane Bushman 11 місяців тому +14

    I love this podcast because it helps me learn. Not in the sense that I regurgitate the ideas expressed, but in the sense that many ideas are fuel for two, three hour think sessions where I introspect and ask myself questions. In my attempts to answer my curiosities I find more intriguing questions and thought pathways to explore and grow. For my birthday I would like to have an open philosophy session with Lex. Could be about time travel, the meaning of life, the future of technology, the existence and presence of God, the past as a blueprint for the future, anything. Since becoming a parent, watching my son fight cancer at 4, and my life changing overnight multiple times I have learned that there are very few people who wish to explore the beauty and horror beyond the mundane aspects of life. Lex, you do that in this podcast and I am glad to have found it! Progress is the fruit of curiosity, not of the mere passing of knowledge.

    • Lily Gazou
      Lily Gazou 5 місяців тому

      Maybe create a channel and find others to interview and discuss these ideas. And interact with the commenters. When these channels go pro, they stop engaging.

  • Mark Levi
    Mark Levi 5 місяців тому

    AmaIng interview. Ask the guy questions, let them speak. Well-done, I need more.

    THREX BOX 9 місяців тому +1

    I went to the "Computer Learning Center" in 1999 and spoke to the Dean about wanting to pursue A.I - he immediately , and arrogantly returned "A.I is dead, they tried it in the 70's."... Spot on Arlin, spot on...

  • Richie Rich Rich
    Richie Rich Rich 4 місяці тому

    Thanks Ray for helping to bring about the end of humanity.

  • Stonehouse Guitars
    Stonehouse Guitars 9 місяців тому +2

    He's a very interesting but essentially bizarre character. His obsession with looking young and being young has always struck me as very weird. But I suppose if that's what drives him fair enough.

  • Juan Ramirez
    Juan Ramirez 5 місяців тому

    I loved this episode!

  • NikoKun
    NikoKun Рік тому +40

    I'm SO glad to see a new interview with Ray! REALLY hope he stays healthy and get to see this stuff happen.. (same goes for myself lol)
    I used to question whether his predictions would just keep shifting further out.. But lately things are seeming even more on track for the 2029 date than I ever thought we would be. We're already seeing AI chatbots nearing the ability to pass the Turing-Test, so by 2029 it'll probably be undeniable. I think there's a VERY good chance the 2030s will be seen as 'the decade of the Singularity'.

    • Shithead
      Shithead Рік тому +2

      Right, if we ignore the myriad of growing existential threats that could easily interrupt that technological growth.

    • Lilemont
      Lilemont 21 день тому

      @Shithead There have been existential threats in the past, and they haven't interrupted technological growth. Of course, it's up to us to not realise a downturn.

  • Ryv
    Ryv 5 місяців тому

    That movie, "Multiplicity," comes to mind, and even entertaining such questions as not purely fiction suggests that we are living in a far more nihilistic world than what might be perceived.

  • R Dottin
    R Dottin 6 місяців тому

    30:00 This perfectly explains the crazy fast progress we have been seeing in AI over the last few months.

  • Friends ForFriends
    Friends ForFriends 7 місяців тому +27

    not sure how his well being is today but he would be an amazing comeback guest with all the ai stuff happening

    • Iannoose n.
      Iannoose n. 5 місяців тому +6

      He’s now predicting biological immortality in like 7 years… it sounds pretty wacky, but his predictions have been solid so far.

    • Friends ForFriends
      Friends ForFriends 5 місяців тому +3

      @Iannoose n. Yes, did heard that :) he had made this prediction years ago if not mistaken, in his spiritual machines book or something.. well, he might be right if we consider how Al jumped a decade in a week. As a middle aged guy, 7 years sounds fantastic 😎

    • Marash Demnika
      Marash Demnika 5 місяців тому

      @Friends ForFriends I’m 20 years old, 7 years sounds fantastic. I really hope I get to live with my mother forever, she is 57 years old. With how fast AI is progressing, 7 years sounds reasonable. But who knows, just don’t get hopes too high.

    • Toshiro Mifune
      Toshiro Mifune 4 місяці тому +1

      ​@Marash DemnikaThat's pretty shallow way of looking at it. Mortality is a blessing, but yeah, if someone wants to live forever... why not?

      AZHURA NSMX1 3 місяці тому +1

      Is not really immortality it is more an state of Amortality. You will be able to maintain alive but accidents still will happen hahaha

  • billy Z duke
    billy Z duke 6 місяців тому +4

    Whenever I'm feeling negative about the future, I can always depend on Ray Kurzweil and his many charts to remind myself that the data says everything is always getting better ;)

    PLAYA3ULL GAMES 7 місяців тому

    wonderful podcast - thx Lex and Ray

  • The Generalist Investor
    The Generalist Investor Рік тому +9

    You are such a gem Lex. Thank you for conducting these priceless interviews!

  • TheChemicalchrist
    TheChemicalchrist 6 місяців тому

    I feel like Lex had more fun with interview than with certain others.

  • Brian Browne
    Brian Browne 9 місяців тому +2

    I feel like Lex really connected with Ray in this interview...especially when he asked him if he missed his father etc...a very nice interview, with some profound responses from Ray....Really enjoyed it.👍

  • Michael Reed
    Michael Reed 6 місяців тому +3

    Very chill smart guy. I love his ideas. Great conversation. Things are moving so fast in the AI world, this video was 6 months ago, and he mentions 2029 as the year we develop AGI--I wonder with GPT-4 and the like, whether he still feels that year will stick. To me, it feels like a solid guesstimation of when true AGI is born.

    • Erik Serrano
      Erik Serrano 3 місяці тому

      If AGI will happen in 2029, what is the singularity moment of the 2040s??

    • just name
      just name 2 місяці тому

      Elon Musk says AGI it's coming this year

      AZHURA NSMX1 2 місяці тому

      @Erik Serrano
      ANI: 2022 (Artificial Narrow Intelligence)
      AGI: 2029 (Artificial General Intelligence)
      ASI: 2045 (Artificial Super Intelligence) The Singularity.
      That's "The Singularity Timelapse".

    • Lilemont
      Lilemont 21 день тому

      @Erik Serrano According to the law of accelerating returns extrapolation of computing power, in 2045 AD, it will cost 1000 $ to obtain computing power greater than that of all human brains combined. That's the moment.

  • Marc Favell
    Marc Favell 8 місяців тому +1

    Ray Kurzweil has been my idle since 2007 book The singularity is near: when humans transcend biology.
    nothing to lie that book changed my life and made me realize what's possible then, and where the future was headed even beyond now today!

  • dejablueguitar
    dejablueguitar 6 місяців тому +2

    1:13:00 in - Copyright issues for REPLICANTS?! - mind BLOWN by this whole talk... WOW!! LEX, this is ONE of THE BEST interviews on this subject I've ever listened to! - Your questions at the end were absolutely AMAZING!!