Ray Kurzweil – Human-Level #AI is Just 12 Years Away #video #singularityIsNear

In December 2012, Kurzweil was hired by Google in a full-time position to “work on new projects involving machine learning and language processing”. He was personally hired by Google co-founder Larry Page. Larry Page and Kurzweil agreed on a one-sentence job description: “to bring natural language understanding to Google”.

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WHY IT MATTERS: a great talk from one of the great minds in AI and technology in general. Moreover he provides an optimistic viewpoint on AI and the changes that are coming in the next few years. And remember, when you reach 1% of the final goal, you are only 7 years from 100%, assuming doubling every year or so. This is what exponential growth means.

Farid Mheir