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The bestselling author of "The Singularity Is Near" explores the limitless potential of reverse-engineering the human brain
Ray Kurzweil is arguably today's most influential futurist. In "How to Create a Mind," he presents a provocative exploration of the most important project in the human-machine civilization: reverse-engineering the brain to understand precisely how it functions and using that knowledge to create even more intelligent machines. Kurzweil discusses how the brain works, how the mind emerges, brain-computer interfaces, and the implications of vastly increasing the powers of our intelligence to address the world's problems. Certain to be one of the most widely discussed and debated science books of the year, "How to Create a Mind" is sure to take its place alongside Kurzweil's previous classics.