Renowned inventor and futurist Ray Kurzweil has been hired by Google (GOOG) to "work on new...

|By:, SA News Editor

Renowned inventor and futurist Ray Kurzweil has been hired by Google (GOOG) to "work on new projects involving machine learning and language processing" - his official title is Director of Engineering. Some of Kurzweil's predictions, such as those on voice recognition, face recognition, wireless peripherals, e-books, and (of particular note for Google) self-driving cars have proven very accurate, though others have been criticized.