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In what is probably the best free agent pickup in computing in a very, very long time, Google has hired Ray Kurzweil as Director of Engineering. Yes, that Ray Kurzweil, the inventor and futurist who came up with all that synthesizer technology and regularly prognosticates on the technological innovations of tomorrow. His primary tasks at Google will involve machine learning and language processing, which taps into some of Google’s existing projects, which Kurzweil says he predicted pre-millenium. Kurzweil, the newest Googler “In 1999, I said that in about a decade we would see technologies... Read more...