Futurist Ray Kurzweil joins Google, will focus on machine learning and language processing

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Today futurist Ray Kurzweil announced that he has joined Google. According to a post on Kurzweil’s site, he will serve as a Director of Engineering starting this Monday, December 17th, and will be focused on both machine learning and the company’s language processing efforts. In the post, Kurzweil writes that “I’m thrilled to be teaming up with Google to work on some of the hardest problems in computer science so we can turn the next decade’s ‘unrealistic’ visions into reality.”

In his 1998 book The Age of Spiritual Machines Kurzweil made many predictions about where technology would lead over the ensuing decade. While some criticized him for not being entirely accurate in his timeline, Kurzweil did raise many concepts that we are now…

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