The Guardian | Rise of the robots, how long do we have until they take our jobs?

February 4, 2015

The Guardian — February 4, 2015 | Hannah Devlin

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Google’s Ray Kurzweil predicts robots will reach human levels of intelligence by 2029, if they overcome current limitation.

Ray Kurzweil, director of engineering at Google, has estimated that robots will reach human levels of intelligence by 2029, purportedly leaving us about 14 years to reign supreme.

The next step, elusive thus far, is developing a program that actually understands the meaning of words and phrases. Computer scientists generally concede that jokes and sarcasm are still utterly beyond computers. [...]