The Kurzweil Library catalogs advances in tech, science, and world progress that are shaping tomorrow. It features a hand-picked digest of stories + resources.

Published by Ray Kurzweil — the inventor, best-selling author, and futurist — the collections explore themes from his landmark non-fiction books. This official website is also home to the complete set of his writings + commentary.

Ray is currently an executive at Google — researching computer software for smart devices that improve everyday life.

letterMy opinion on the request for 6 month delay on large language models that go beyond GPT-4.

from Ray Kurzweil

stories on progressData is growing fast world-wide.

So is the energy needed to power it.

stories on progressBreakthrough research links deformed proteins with schizophrenia.

An important clue.

stories on progressResearchers achieve fusion energy record

A step toward virtually unlimited power.

stories on progressAI software with social skills teaches humans to collaborate

Exploring human-computer co-operation.

stories on progressBreakthrough for life-like soft robotics

This synthetic muscle is 3D printable + lifts 1000 times its own weight.

stories on progressBreakthrough for flexible electrode implants in the brain

Solves key problems with bio-compatibility + tissue damage.

stories on progressBreakthrough AI method generates 3D holograms in real-time

For virtual reality, 3D printing, and medical imaging.

stories on progressThis self-learning AI software lets robots do tasks autonomously.

They can go anywhere + move objects on-the-spot.

stories on progressBreakthrough augmented reality medical tool.

This system projects an image of the patient’s internal body.

digest | New material eliminates need for motors or actuators in robots, proprosthetics, more

Low-cost material can bear 3000 times its own weight, triggered by light or electricity

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