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Ray Kurzweil

Ray Kurzweil

Director of Engineering, Google

An evangelist for a techno-utopian future, Ray Kurzweil is known for his groundbreaking work on artificial intelligence as well as his California-based thinktank called Singularity University. At Google, he's working on machine-learning and language-processing projects.

In 1999, I said that in about a decade we would see technologies such as self-driving cars and mobile phones that could answer your questions, and people criticized these predictions as unrealistic.