Ray Kurzweil, Google’s mastermind director of engineering

January 3, 2014

Some have compared his impact on the world of modern technology to Thomas Edison’s impact on his time and beyond.

Kurzweil had a life-changing meeting with Larry Page where he discussed his “dream” of building an artificially intelligent computer.

Page replied, “Why don’t you do it here?” Kurzweil accepted the new position,┬ástating, “You’ve got around a billion people who use Google. If I can contribute to that, it has tremendous leverage in terms of helping people.” […]