Tuesday, December 18, 2012

By Hiring Kurzweil, Google Just Killed the Singularity | MIT Technology Review

Not a charter member of the Singularity fan club

“Late last Friday, Google announced a jaw-dropping hire: Ray Kurzweil will join the company as a Director of Engineering. Has the world’s brainiest tech company suddenly bought into Kurzweil’s “rapture of the nerds” b.s. “technological singularity” ideas? Hardly. They’ve just signed The Singularity’s death warrant by putting its chief proselytizer to work doing what he does best: inventing better machines for the real world, not writing science fiction. For this, Larry Page should get some kind of medal.”

By Hiring Kurzweil, Google Just Killed the Singularity | MIT Technology Review

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