Google hires Ray Kurzweil to head its engineering lab

December 17, 2012

The futurist and inventor famous for his predictions on the technological singularity will be Google’s new chief of turning the theoretical future into consumer products.

At Google, Kurzweil will take the title of Director of Engineering, where he will be in charge of shaping the future by turning some of Google’s (and his own) most forward-leaning ideas into consumer products. That’s pretty exciting, given both Google’s and Kurzweil’s track records. According to Kurzweil’s blog, he’ll clock in at Google starting this morning. […]