Google exec claims that robots will be ‘as intelligent as people’ within 12 years

Google’s director of engineering believes that robots will be as intelligent as people by 2029 – leading to an event called the technological Singularity.

Google’s Ray Kurzweil is a futurist who claims to have an 86% success rate on predictions – having made 147 since the 90s.

He believes that an event called the ‘Singularity’ is coming – where machines become more intelligent than humans, and man merges with machine.

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Speaking at this week’s SXSW conference in Austin, Texas, he said, ‘By 2029, computers will have human-level intelligence.

‘That leads to computers having human intelligence, our putting them inside our brains, connecting them to the cloud, expanding who we are. Today, that’s not just a future scenario.

‘It’s here, in part, and it’s going to accelerate. The machines are powering all of us..’

‘They’re making us smarter. They may not yet be inside our bodies, but, by the 2030s, we will connect our neocortex, the part of our brain where we do our thinking, to the cloud.”