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Boris Debic: Welcome everyone, to yet another Authors@Google Talk. It is my distinct privilege today to host Dr. Ray Kurzweil, and my good friend here, Peter Norvig, from our Artificial Intelligence group, former director of research at Google.
So just to give you a little bit of context why I am hosting this talk. When I was a kid and I wrote my first lines of code in elementary school, I saw a tremendous potential in that toy that I was playing with. And I said to all my friends, you know what? One of these days, these are going to be as smart as humans. We just have to work a lot at it.
And they would say, oh, no, that’s impossible. How can you say something like that? I really didn’t have a good answer in those times. I was just a kid. But I told them, look, I mean it’s all built of atoms, right? The CPUs in this thing, that’s atoms, and our brains, that’s atoms. So there’s no theoretical impossibility for this to happen.