Computers will overtake us when they learn to love, says futurist Ray Kurzweil

Ray Kurzweil says computers will match or even beat human intelligence when they possess emotions and a sense of humor. Ray Kurzweil, the celebrated American inventor who keeps predicting the future with scary accuracy, says computers will match — and possibly beat — human intelligence by 2029. Here’s the trick: By then, computers will possess emotions and personality. “When I talk about computers reaching human levels of intelligence, I’m not talking about logical intelligence,” Kurzweil said at an event in New York on Monday night. “It is being funny, and expressing a loving sentiment… That is the cutting edge of human intelligence.” The futurist spoke about AI and the future of technology with astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson. When Tyson pushed back and asked if computers will one day write a…


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