The Register | Ray Kurzweil to become Google’s chief engineer

December 16, 2012

Source: The Register — December 16, 2012 | Simon Sharwood

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Futurist, artificial intelligence expert and inventor Ray Kurzweil will join Google as its director of engineering. Kurzweil’s profile is such that it was he — and not his new employer — who announced the new gig, and on his own website to boot.

Kurzweil also says he feels Google is his kind of place to work, and not just for the free food. Just what Kurzweil’s arrival at Google will mean for its products is, at this stage, unknowable. It seems sensible, however, to predict three things. [...]