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.

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  • Anarchy Pony

    Just wait til the feds get one.

    • BuzzCoastin

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

  • diotima2003@yahoo.co.uk

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

  • Chaos_Dynamics

    The Singularity: Your ad here.

    • http://www.ContraControl.com/ Zenc

      I think Kurzweil prefers to call it the Cybersingularity.

      http://xkcd.com/1084/

  • Anarchy Pony

    YOU WILL BE ASSIMILATED!

    • diotima2003@yahoo.co.uk

      nah, I got Cameron on my side!

  • BuzzCoastin

    > 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.

  • http://twitter.com/TedHeistman Ted Heistman

    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

      Prepare for the coming immortal vampire class.

      • Jin The Ninja

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

        • Anarchy Pony

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

          • Jin The Ninja

            siick. archery is such a great skill.

          • Matt Staggs

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

          • Jin The Ninja

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

          • Calypso_1

            I’d rather have a bakushi kunoichi.

          • Jin The Ninja

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

          • Calypso_1

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

          • Jin The Ninja

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

          • Jin The Ninja

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

          • Calypso_1

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

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

          • Jin The Ninja

            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

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

    • http://hormeticminds.blogspot.com/ Chaorder Gradient

      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.

  • Haystack

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