Confirmed! Ray Kurzweil: Creativity and the Singularity.

Ray Kurzweil, genius futurist, now a director of Engineering at Google working on natural language processing and the author of a number of important and controversial books on the digital future of human consciousness, will be a feature speaker at CreateTech this year.

Ray will participate via Google Hangout in a conversation with Google's Creative Lab about human creativity and "the next step in this inexorable evolutionary process: the union of human and machine, in which the knowledge and skills embedded in our brains will be combined with the vastly greater capacity, speed, and knowledge-sharing ability of our own creations."