Google’s Ray Kurzweil: Computers Will Behave Like Real People By 2029

In 1990, futurist Ray Kurzweil predicted that a computer would win a game of chess against a human by 1998. His prediction came true on May 11, 1997, when IBM’s Deep Blue defeated the world chess champion Garry Kasparov. More recently, Kurzweil, who now works for Google, shared a new prediction: within 15 years, computers …

Z-Machines Presents Music For Robots

The Z-Machines, a three-robot band spawned by Japanese roboticists, aren’t your typical musicians. For one, they’re robots. That’s the big one. But for another, the guitarist has 78 fingers and the drummer has 22 arms.