Brisbane Times | The rise of artificial intelligence

January 22, 2014

Source: Brisbane Times — January 23, 2014 | Iain Gillespi

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Kurzweil believes a conscious machine capable of understanding complex natural language will be developed within the next 16 years.

”I’ve had a consistent date of 2029 for that vision,” he told¬†Wired, ”and that doesn’t just mean logical intelligence. It means emotional intelligence, being funny, getting the joke, being sexy, being loving, understanding human emotion.”

Google’s chief engineer, Ray Kurzweil, envisions a ”cybernetic friend” based on deep learning that can tell you things you want to know even before you ask.¬†[...]