The New York Times | Silicon Valley sharknado

July 8, 2014

The New York Times — July 8, 2014 | Maureen Down

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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 understand the meaning of what these documents are saying.” [...]