Ray Kurzweil Designing Super-Intelligent Robot Assistant At Google

Are you ready for a virtual personal assistant which “knows better than you” constantly injecting itself into your life? A preview of things to come, via Technology Review:

Famed AI researcher and singularity forecaster Ray Kurzweil recently shed some more light on what his new job at Google will entail. It seems that he does, indeed, plan to build a prodigious artificial intelligence, which he hopes will understand the world to a much more sophisticated degree than anything built before–or at least that will act as if it does.

Kurzweil’s AI will be designed to analyze the vast quantities of information Google collects and to then serve as a super-intelligent personal assistant. He suggests it could eavesdrop on your every phone conversation and email exchange and then provide interesting and important information before you ever knew you wanted it.

25 Comments on "Ray Kurzweil Designing Super-Intelligent Robot Assistant At Google"

  1. Anarchy Pony | Jan 26, 2013 at 3:16 pm |

    Just wait til the feds get one.

    • BuzzCoastin | Jan 26, 2013 at 7:27 pm |

      I think you you mean:
      Just wait til it’s leaked that the feds have had this for years.

  2. diotima2003@yahoo.co.uk | Jan 26, 2013 at 6:06 pm |

    This guy Kurzweil should be locked up before he creates Skynet and destroys the world! These ” Singularity” geeks are seriously dangerous.

  3. Chaos_Dynamics | Jan 26, 2013 at 5:19 pm |

    The Singularity: Your ad here.

  4. Anarchy Pony | Jan 26, 2013 at 6:52 pm |

    YOU WILL BE ASSIMILATED!

  5. BuzzCoastin | Jan 26, 2013 at 7:29 pm |

    > He suggests it could eavesdrop on your every phone conversation and email exchange and then provide interesting and important information before you ever knew you wanted it.

    Uncle Homeland’s wet dream cum true.

  6. I feel an awkward moment coming up in the future, where people upload their “memories” into a robot before they die of old age, and then this supposedly confers to them eternal life.

    The awkwardness is that not everyone will believe these robots are people, but the more famous ones will have a cult like following and fans that will think they are still alive.

    • Anarchy Pony | Jan 27, 2013 at 3:29 pm |

      Prepare for the coming immortal vampire class.

      • Jin The Ninja | Jan 27, 2013 at 7:09 pm |

        i’ve always said you can never go wrong with a trusty crossbow and some pointy stakes.

        • Anarchy Pony | Jan 27, 2013 at 7:27 pm |

          I got just got myself a fancy compound bow, it’s neat.

          • Jin The Ninja | Jan 28, 2013 at 3:48 pm |

            siick. archery is such a great skill.

          • Matt Staggs | Jan 28, 2013 at 4:40 pm |

            You know, like nunchuku skills, bow hunting skills, computer hacking
            skills… Girls only want boyfriends who have great skills.

          • Jin The Ninja | Jan 28, 2013 at 5:12 pm |

            all of the above are essential ninja skills. i think all girls want ninja boyfriends.

          • Calypso_1 | Jan 28, 2013 at 6:21 pm |

            I’d rather have a bakushi kunoichi.

          • Jin The Ninja | Feb 4, 2013 at 6:56 pm |

            japanese rope mastery is not one of my ninja skills:P

          • Calypso_1 | Feb 4, 2013 at 10:37 pm |

            Carrying a smallish length of rope up the sleeve is a good adjunct to many techniques.

          • Jin The Ninja | Feb 6, 2013 at 2:09 pm |

            of course. garroting, blocking, snagging, throwing, trapping.
            in my comp. wushu days i loved watching flexible weapon forms.

          • Jin The Ninja | Feb 6, 2013 at 2:09 pm |

            of course. garroting, blocking, snagging, throwing, trapping.
            in my comp. wushu days i loved watching flexible weapon forms.

          • Calypso_1 | Feb 6, 2013 at 2:31 pm |

            …. is ..that ..someone’s face on the end of the rope?!

            you’re using Manja & fishhooks….niiiice ; )

          • Jin The Ninja | Feb 6, 2013 at 8:37 pm |

            chinese version is slightly different. meteor hammer or iron dart usually. sometimes you see something really fancy like a deer hook or an iron bell, but i’ve never seen that in wushu, only traditional wudangquan or shaolinquan would use them.

          • Anarchy Pony | Jan 28, 2013 at 5:33 pm |

            And it’s super fun. Especially making long shots.

    • I cannot wait until someone has finally claimed to be able to “upload memories” into a robot, and it turns out just being a 100000 question survey about your preferences.

  7. And will this virtual assistant be represented as a paper clip with googly eyes, by any chance?

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