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Ray Kurzweil talks about teaching Google to understand natural language

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Ray Kurzweil talks about teaching Google to understand natural language
When we heard that Ray Kurzweil was joining the Google team, we automatically saw the potential for what he could bring to Google's "neural network", which powers key products like Android's voice command, voice search, and Google Now. Well, just a few days after starting at Google, Kurzweil talked to Singularity Hub about the projects he's working on at Google.

A lot of his work will be on helping to teach Google's systems to understand natural language, something that has already gotten a boost from Google's "neural network", but should get even better with Kurzweil's help. Kurzweil is very positive about the work, saying "there's no more important project than understanding intelligence and recreating it."

The plan to work on natural language also crosses over to Google Now quite easily, because a big part of understanding language is intuiting intent, or as Kurzweil says, it's all about answering search queries "without you actually asking."


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posted on 10 Jan 2013, 20:04 4

1. lyndon420 (Posts: 1641; Member since: 11 Jul 2012)


Can't wait to check this out.

posted on 10 Jan 2013, 20:06 3

2. dorianb (Posts: 333; Member since: 24 Oct 2012)


So it was Google who created SkyNet after all???

posted on 10 Jan 2013, 20:33 4

3. MichaelHeller (Posts: 2614; Member since: 26 May 2011)


Not yet, but they're working hard on it

posted on 10 Jan 2013, 23:48 1

5. JC557 (Posts: 702; Member since: 07 Dec 2011)


So is there a pool of when it'll become self aware?

posted on 11 Jan 2013, 08:19

6. johnnh (Posts: 37; Member since: 18 Dec 2012)


probably the day it gets pissed off, and that can be any day since we humans are so bad at lots of things.

posted on 11 Jan 2013, 12:30

7. DigitalBoy05 (Posts: 200; Member since: 04 Jun 2011)


itll probably get pushed over the edge from all the morons asking it where to hide the dead bodies or who's your daddy lol

posted on 10 Jan 2013, 20:43

4. joey_sfb (Posts: 1973; Member since: 29 Mar 2012)


I prefer star trek on board computer that understand natural language. You create your own nightmare.

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