Ray Kurzweil talks about teaching Google to understand natural language

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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6 Comments

2. dorianb

Posts: 617; Member since: Oct 24, 2012

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

3. MichaelHeller

Posts: 2734; Member since: May 26, 2011

Not yet, but they're working hard on it

5. JC557

Posts: 1919; Member since: Dec 07, 2011

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

6. johnnh

Posts: 37; Member since: Dec 18, 2012

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

7. DigitalBoy05

Posts: 276; Member since: Jun 04, 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

4. joey_sfb

Posts: 6794; Member since: Mar 29, 2012

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

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