Feb 11, 2014

Google’s Kurzweil says the machines will think for themselves by 2040, and oh — we’ll be immortal

Posted by in categories: posthumanism, robotics/AI, singularity, supercomputing, transhumanism
Technology Reporter- Silicon Valley Business Journal

Ray Kurzweil, Google Director of Engineering.Google engineering director Ray Kurzweil is, undoubtedly, one of the most accomplished men of our time. The relentless inventor — whose credits include the flatbed scanner, optical character resolution and speech-to-text- systems — is also a bestselling author, a successful entrepreneur, and an artificial intelligence pioneer.

His current title at Google, then, always seemed a little puzzling to me — after all, wasn’t he the sort of guy to set his sights on something a little higher than juicing sales of online advertisements at the world’s biggest Web search engine?

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