Daily Mail | British chess prodigy sells artificial intelligence software firm to Google for 242 million

January 28, 2014

Source: Daily Mail — January 27, 2014 | Victoria Woollaston, Rupert Steiner, Amie Keeley

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The rise of Google’s artificial intelligence: Google also hired futurist Ray Kurzweil as Engineering Director in 2012.

Kurzweil has famously claimed that in just over 30 years, humans will be able to upload their entire minds to computers and become digitally immortal — an event called singularity. He also claimed the biological parts of our body will be replaced with mechanical parts and this could happen as early as 2100.

This isn’t Google’s first foray into artificial intelligence and machine learning. [...]