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

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.

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  • Modernist
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    Kurzweil's book was cited in an SA article a couple hours before the announcement. Article explains why GOOG Glass is beneficial to NUAN.
    14 Dec 2012, 10:55 PM Reply Like
  • Financial Insights
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    The Singularity is near!
    14 Dec 2012, 11:58 PM Reply Like
  • RSI Raistlin
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    I thought the same exact thing........where do i sign up to upload my brain to hard drive!
    15 Dec 2012, 09:12 AM Reply Like
  • Derek A. Barrett
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    Love it. The Singularity is coming. We are already there, it's just that the permanent fusion has not taken place. Look at anyone glued to their mobile phone and they are already experiencing the warmup to what the Singularity will be like. Man and machine will become one if we don't blow ourselves up first.


    I'm following his nutritional program by the way and the guy is spot on.
    15 Dec 2012, 03:37 AM Reply Like
  • Micah
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    Singularity, great book.
    15 Dec 2012, 07:16 AM Reply Like
  • Sam Liu
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    COOL interview of Dr Kurzweil on Talk of the Nation yesterday

    15 Dec 2012, 07:19 AM Reply Like
  • Matt Cilderman
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    Don't forget to check out my Science Fiction Investing Series!


    Matt Cilderman
    15 Dec 2012, 08:56 AM Reply Like
  • Hubert Biagi
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    Self driving cars my ass. When liability, in any respect, can be assigned to a software program, it'll be time for Logan's Run.
    15 Dec 2012, 09:18 AM Reply Like
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