Famed futurist Ray Kurzweil becomes Director of Engineering for Google


Google has always set its sights on the future, and that usually meant that it had to hire people with a wide vision, as far as technological trends are concerned. That’s probably the reason that the news of the company tapping the services of famed futurist Ray Kurzweil comes as no surprise to us. The futurist has been hired by Google as Director of Engineering to work on projects that involve machine learning and language processing. Ray Kurzweil was one of the peopel who predicted the future of self-driving cars and and smartphones that can take verbal questions almost a decade ago, which means he’s the right man for the job as far predicting future trends go.

Source: Kurzweila.net