Predicting the future with Google's Ray Kurzweil

Ray Kurzweil, director of engineering at Google, speaking at the recent SXSW Conference in Austin, Texas, has predicted that the 'singularity' — the point at which machines become more intelligent than humans  will occur around 2045. And the point at which they pass the Turing test, where artificial intelligence becomes as smart as us, will happen in just over a decade from now. He has also predicted how technologies such as nanobots and brain-to-computer interfaces, like Elon Musk's Neuralink or Bryan Johnson's Kernel, will lead to a possible future in which both our brains and bodies are mechanised. So far, around 86 percent of Kurzweil's predictions, including the collapse of the Soviet Union, the growth of the internet, and the ability of computers to beat humans at chess, have come to fruition. To find out more go to Kurzweil Claims That the Singularity Will Happen by 2045.