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Google Hires Ray Kurzweil

Ray Kurzweil, noted futurist, artificial intelligence developer, and author, joins Google today as its director of engineering. He will reportedly “work on new projects involving machine learning and language processing.” Prior to this, Kurzweil received funding from Google for Singularity University, a Silicon Valley-based academic program that prepares students for a tech-heavy future by teaching concepts such as nanotechnology and robotics. (CNET)(The Wall Street Journal)

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