Google Will Soon Know You Better Than Your Spouse Does
Ray Kurzweil, the director of engineering at Google, believes that the tech behemoth will soon know you even better than your spouse does.
Kurzweil, who Bill Gates has reportedly called “the best person [he knows] at predicting the future of artificial intelligence,” told the Observer in a recent interview that he is working with Google to create a computer system that will be able to intimately understand human beings.
“I have a one-sentence spec which is to help bring natural language understanding to Google,” the 66-year-old tech whiz told the news outlet of his job. “My project is ultimately to base search on really understanding what the language means.”
In short, the Observer writes, Kurzweil believes that Google will soon “know the answer to your question before you have asked it. It will have read every email you’ve ever written, every document, every idle thought you’ve ever tapped into a search-engine box. It will know you better than your intimate partner does. Better, perhaps, than even yourself.”
As creepy as this may sound to some, Kurzweil — who has long contended that computers will outsmart us by 2029 — believes that the improvement of artificial intelligence is merely the next step in our evolution.