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Google Says They Will Make Robots ‘Smarter Than Humans’ By 2029

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Google is making a bold new claim that by 2029, robots will be able to understand our languages, learn from their own experience and out even surpass humans in intelligence.

Google’s director of engineering Ray Kurzweil, has spent his life developing artificial intelligence (AI). The 66-year-old Kurzweil has a good track record with predicting future technologies. Back in 1990 he claimed that a computer would beat a chess champion by 1998. This happened in 1997, when IBM’s Deep Blue beat Garry Kasparov.

Kurzweil anticipated the emergence of the Internet itself, saying that it would  be possible to link up the whole world via personal computers.

Now, Kurzweil claims that in only 15 years time, robots will have full AI, and will surpass human intelligence.  In an interview with the Observer, Kurzweil said “Today, I’m pretty much at the median of what AI experts think and the public is kind of with them.”

“The public has seen things like Siri (Apple’s voice recognition software), where you talk to a computer. They’ve seen the Google self-driving cars. My views are not radical any more.”

Kurzweil started with Google after the company acquired a number of AI developers, including Boston Dynamics and the British startup DeepMind. 

(Article by M.B. David)

1 Comment on "Google Says They Will Make Robots ‘Smarter Than Humans’ By 2029"

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  1. jcgc says:

    Smarter than humans? That is setting the bar pretty low.

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