Talk:Ray Kurzweil

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Former good article nomineeRay Kurzweil was a Social sciences and society good articles nominee, but did not meet the good article criteria at the time. There are suggestions below for improving the article. Once these issues have been addressed, the article can be renominated. Editors may also seek a reassessment of the decision if they believe there was a mistake.
June 26, 2012Good article nomineeNot listed

hagiography?[edit]

admittedly, it might just be me, but 90% of the article reads like hagiography. i was relieved that some room for criticism of his ideas was provided at the end, but i couldn't help but think as i read through that it would be nice to have some of the frontloading of his theories (they aren't knowledge, and it's odd to see phrases along the lines of, "he knows," regarding future events) either tempered with the use of more apt verbs like "speculate," or balanced with legitimate critiques when they are introduced. -- chris — Preceding unsigned comment added by 71.255.211.171 (talk) 16:34, 5 July 2014 (UTC)

I agree. The lede especially seems more like a long list of things he has done to make he seem awesome, rather than try to clearly establish what he is notable for, which is what it should be doing. Ashmoo (talk) 13:24, 10 August 2015 (UTC)
I also come to see for what things he is notable and I found only two useful things: involvement in OCR (he only apply already existing OCR in specific way) and Kurzweil synth. That's it. I also do have felling that entire article is simple praise of Ray. --Calimero (talk) 23:35, 1 June 2016 (UTC)
He gets a lot of press for his AI and singularity speculations, which warrants note. The article could still do with toning down - David Gerard (talk) 11:16, 2 June 2016 (UTC)
I've come back three years later and see nothing has improved. Ashmoo (talk) 11:07, 13 November 2018 (UTC)

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Any non-spammy sources about his supplement gig?[edit]

So some marketing firm just stopped by to promote a "supplement" site with Kurzweil's name on it. Shame. At any rate, if there's a non-commercial source about the supplements (WP:MEDRS if possible), it wouldn't be a bad idea to include so one has a fuller picture. Ian.thomson (talk) 03:11, 4 March 2018 (UTC)

Appearance in the documentary 'Do you trust this computer?'[edit]

User Retimuko deemed this edit too trivial for this page. Instead of arguing the other way, I have added him to the list of interviewees on Do You Trust This Computer? Anyone who feels this should be different is welcome to present their view here. Thanks. Lklundin (talk) 08:17, 9 April 2018 (UTC)