One person whose views on nanotechnology are always worth hearing is VC Steve Jurvetson of Draper Fisher Jurvetson. He’ll be speaking at the upcoming Singularity Summit, Sept. 8-9 in San Francisco, but if you can’t get there, you can listen to this ZDNet podcast with Dan Farber in which Steve discusses both nanotech and AI:
Jurvetson shares the view espoused by Ray Kurzweil that the next 20 years of technological progress will be equivalent to the entire 20th century, and will help fuel great progress in advanced AI. In our podcast conversation, we discuss designed and evolutionary approaches to developing smart AI as well as the possible cultural impact of machine intelligences and genetic enhancements the surpass human capabilities. In addition, Jurvetson offers his views on how nanotechnology, molecular electronics and quantum computing carry on Moore’s Law and could bring about profound, life-altering changes in the next few decades.
I’ll also be speaking at the Summit. Hope to see you there! —Christine