June 23, 2014
Tech Times — June 23, 2014 | Quinten Plummer
Google is still expected to deliver a refined vision of strategies for cloud computing. Ray Kurzweil, director of engineering at Google, has been slated to give a lecture entitle ”Biologically Inspired Models of Intelligence.”
Kurzweil was said to be preparing to present his short and long term plans for bolstering user interaction with artificial intelligence, helping to improve areas including searches and machine responses. [...]
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October 6, 2015
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The Guardian — April 8, 2016 | Olivia Solon
For Silicon Valley’s successful tech entrepreneurs the world is a playground of creative ways to unwind, and even boost productivity. Long hours, high stress and overwhelming pressure — the work culture of Silicon Valley is notoriously unforgiving.
So it’s not surprising that tech entrepreneurs find creative ways to blow off steam in their spare time.
Google co-founder Sergey Brin, for example, spends time learning flying trapeze, while former… read more
September 25, 2013
The Dick Morris Show — September 25, 2013 | Dick Morris
What will the future be like? On my radio show, I interviewed futurist Ray Kurzweil, winner of the National Science Award, and he tells us what the world will look like 10, 20, 30 years from now.
He says that the exponential increase in artificial intelligence and in miniaturization of technology will combine to radically change the human race, eventually taking tools like… read more
Daily Tech — December 27, 2013 | Jason Mick
Google also has been acquiring talented roboticists in similar fashion. It picked up machine learning expert Professor Geoffrey Hinton, who coinvented the backpropagation and contrastive divergence training algorithms for neural networks.
Ray Kurzweil is among Google’s recent robotics-aimed additions. Ray Kurzweil, a famed proponent of a coming converged of artificial intelligence and humanity, was hired as a “Director of Engineering” at Google. [...]
January 30, 2014
The Press of Atlantic City — January 30, 2014 | Robert DiGiacomo
The androids serve as a vehicle through which Monae, whose work is influenced by futurist Ray Kurzweil and director Spike Jonze (Her), can explore societal issues, such as the marginalization of people of color, the poor and other oppressed minorities. [...]
July 8, 2014
The New York Times — July 8, 2014 | Maureen Down
Ray Kurzweil, Google’s 66-year-old director of engineering, is running a Manhattan project to push AI to match human intelligence by 2029 and achieve his vision of “the singularity” — the moment when computers overtake human brains — by 2045. The robots will even be able to flirt, he says.
Kurzweil and Google will try to encode that information to “really try to teach it to
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November 27, 2012
New Books in Brief — November 27, 2012
When IBM’s Deep Blue defeated humanity’s greatest chess player Gary Kasparov in 1997 it marked a major turning point in the progress of artificial intelligence (AI). A still more impressive turning point in AI was achieved in 2011 when another creation of IBM named Watson defeated Jeopardy! phenoms Ken Jennings and Brad Rutter at their own game.
As time marches on and technology advances we can easily envision… read more
Memeburn — May 2, 2013 | Tom Foremski
Google’s rush to Google Glass makes perfect sense, if you consider that founders Larry Page and Sergey Brin are 40, and 39 years old, respectively. With every day they have more and more in common with 60 year-olds than with 20 year-olds. Google Glass is an exercise in future-comforting their old age.
And so is the hiring of Ray Kurzweil, it’s to ensure that Google’s founders get a front… read more