TechCrunch | Google’s new Director of Engineering, Ray Kurzweil, is building your cybernetic friend

January 6, 2013

TechCrunch — January 6, 2013 | Gregory Ferenstein

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World-renowned artificial intelligence expert and Google’s new Director of Engineering, Ray Kurzweil, wants to build a search engine so sophisticated that it could act like a ‘cybernetic friend,’ who knows users better than they know themselves.

“I envision in some years that the majority of search queries will be answered without you actually asking,” he said at an intimate gathering at Singularity University’s NASA campus. [...]