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Why Futurist Ray Kurzweil Isn't Worried About Technology Stealing Your Job


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Ray Kurzweil

"Technology amplifies both our creative and destructive impulses," says Google's director of engineering Ray Kurzweil.

Credit: Fortune

You know a topic is trending when the likes of Tesla's Elon Musk and Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg publicly bicker about its potential risks and rewards. In this case, Musk says he fears artificial intelligence will lead to World War III because nations will compete for A.I. superiority. Zuckerberg, meanwhile, has called such doomsday scenarios "irresponsible" and says he is optimistic about A.I.

But another tech visionary sees the future as more nuanced. Ray Kurzweil, an author and director of engineering at Google, thinks, in the long run, that A.I. will do far more good than harm. The longtime futurist provides his take on the A.I. debate.

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