Neuroscience http://wfpl.org en Predicting the Future of Artificial Intelligence: Ray Kurzweil http://wfpl.org/post/predicting-future-artificial-intelligence-ray-kurzweil <p><br></p><p><a href="http://www.kurzweilai.net/">Ray Kurzweil</a>, arguably today’s most influential—and&nbsp;often controversial—futurist<em>,</em> is one of the leading inventors of our time and a pioneer in the field of artificial intelligence. Among his inventions, Kurzweil was the principal developer of the first CCD flat-bed scanner, the first omni-font optical character recognition device, the first print-to-speech reading machine for the blind, the first text-to-speech synthesizer, the first music synthesizer capable of recreating the grand piano and other orchestral instruments, and the first commercially marketed large-vocabulary speech recognition.</p><p> Thu, 29 Nov 2012 12:48:44 +0000 Brad Yost 2692 at http://wfpl.org Predicting the Future of Artificial Intelligence: Ray Kurzweil IU Medical School, Health System Announce $150 Million Research Initiative http://wfpl.org/post/iu-medical-school-health-system-announce-150-million-research-initiative <p>The <a href="http://medicine.iu.edu/" jquery171029885185619543647="15"><u><font color="#810081">Indiana University School of Medicine</font></u></a> and <a href="http://iuhealth.org/" jquery171029885185619543647="16"><u><font color="#810081">IU Health </font></u></a>hospital system are launching an unprecedented $150 million <a href="http://communications.medicine.iu.edu/newsroom/stories/2012/iu-school-of-medicine-indiana-university-health-announce-150-mil/" jquery171029885185619543647="17"><u><font color="#810081">research collaboration</font></u></a>.&nbsp;</p> Wed, 25 Apr 2012 19:39:37 +0000 Rick Howlett 50 at http://wfpl.org IU Medical School, Health System Announce $150 Million Research Initiative