Yahoo | Ray Kurzweil, Google’s mastermind director of engineering

January 21, 2014

Source: Yahoo — January 3, 2014 | Elliot Feldman

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Some have compared his impact on the world of modern technology to Thomas Edison’s impact on his time and beyond.

Kurzweil had a life-changing meeting with Larry Page where he discussed his “dream” of building an artificially intelligent computer.

Page replied, “Why don’t you do it here?” Kurzweil accepted the new position,┬ástating, “You’ve got around a billion people who use Google. If I can contribute to that, it has tremendous leverage in terms of helping people.” [...]