Google has brought on futurist and artificial-intelligence expert Ray Kurzweil as director of engineering, and there could be some real returns on the company's high-profile hire.
In a statement, Kurzweil confirmed that he'd be joining Google. He noted that his interest in reading-technology, artificial intelligence, self-driving cars, and other such "Jetsons"-like things line up nicely with Google's efforts.
Google has demonstrated self-driving cars, and people are indeed asking questions of their Android phones. It's easy to shrug our collective shoulders as if these technologies have always been around, but we're … Read more