The Verge | How Larry Page and the Knowledge Graph helped Ray Kurzweil decide to join Google

March 20, 2013

Source: The Verge — March 20, 2013 | Nathan Ingraham

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It’s been a few months since noted author, futurist and AI guru Ray Kurzweil joined Google, and Singularity Hub has interviewed him to catch up on how his machine learning projects are going thus far.

While Kurzweil said his projects haven’t progressed too far at this point, he did reveal some details on how he ended up at Google in the first place.

Following the release of How To Create a Mind last summer, Larry Page approached Kurzweil and used the appeal of Google’s massive resources to recruit him. “I wanted to do a project and start a company based on [the ideas in my book],” Kurzweil said, “and [Page] convinced me to do it at Google, because the resources I would need are at Google.” [...]