ZDNet | Ray Kurzweil lifts lid on Google AI project

January 11, 2013

ZDNet — January 11, 2013 | Sam Shead

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Google’s recently appointed director of engineering Ray Kurzweil has revealed details around an upcoming AI project for the company, focused on helping computers to better understand human language.

“The project I plan to do is focused on natural language understanding although it may have other applications,” said Kurzweil in a video interview with Singularity Hub, published on Thursday. “We want to give computers the ability to understand the language that they’re reading.” [...]