RE: Stevie Wonder -- Singularitarian?

From: Patrick McCuller (
Date: Wed Jan 24 2001 - 13:43:31 MST

        Kurzweil invented a reading machine for Stevie Wonder. You put a book on it
and it reads it aloud to you. Revolutionary at the time.

        In any event, they have a connection outside of Kurzweil's interest in
artificial intelligence.

        It does raise one important point. Help a celebrity and the celebrity can
help you. A lesson AI may find useful.

Patrick McCuller

> He probably doesn't work actively towards the Singularity (or maybe he
> does..?), but I just thought I'd point out that he has read Kurzweil's "Age
> of Spiritual Machines".
> In case you didn't know, here's what he had to say: "Ray's technology
> and ideas have truly been among the sunshines of my life. This book is a
> wonderful riff on the next century from a keen seer, a great inventor, and a
> good friend."
> - Joaquim Gāndara
> .

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