Larry Page Curated
Co-Founder of Google
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When I close conversations with lots of people, I always ask this question: What state of mind, what quality of mind is it that has served you best? People like Rupert Murdoch have said curiosity, and other people in the media have said that. Bill Gates and Warren Buffett have said focus. What quality of mind, as I leave this audience, has enabled you to think about the future and at the same time change the present?
You once said, actually, as I think I've got this about right, that you might consider, rather than giving your money, if you were leaving it to some cause, just simply giving it to Elon Musk, because you had confidence that he would change the future, and that you would therefore —
Which is a second thing about corporations. You are one of those people who believe that corporations are an agent of change if they are run well.
What's interesting about you too, though, for me, is that, we have lots of people who are thinking about the future, and they are going and looking and they're coming back, but we never see the implementation. I think of somebody you knew and read about, Tesla. The principle of that for you is what?
Let me close with this. Give me a sense of the philosophy of your own mind. You have this idea of [Google X]. You don't simply want to go in some small, measurable arena of progress.
We may have a video here.
But it's not only you're talking about automated cars. You also have this idea for bicycles.
And how soon will we be there?
So you're talking about saving lives.
And that began the idea of an automated car.
So talking about the future, what is it about you and transportation systems?
And the response has been overwhelming.
And the necessary condition that people have to have confidence that their information will not be abused.
Absolutely. Let me go
If I could do anything, I would do that.
Yeah. And then there's a privacy side of it.
Never coming to Google to ask for anything.
Before I talk about the future and transportation, where you've been a nerd for a while, and this fascination you have with transportation and automated cars and bicycles, let me talk a bit about what's been the subject here earlier with Edward Snowden. It is security and privacy. You have to have been thinking about that.
But are you at the mercy of the wind?
It's a balloon. And why does this balloon give you access to the Internet? Because there was some interesting things you had to do to figure out how to make balloons possible, they didn't have to be tethered.
When I talk to people about you, they say to me, people who know you well, say, Larry wants to change the world, and he believes technology can show the way. And that means access to the Internet. It has to do with languages. It also means how people can get access and do things that will affect their community, and this is an example.
I don't know if we can do this, but we've got the image of the cat. It would be wonderful to see this. This is how machines looked at cats and what they came up with. Can we see that image? There it is. Can you see the cat? Designed by machines, seen by machines.
But where's the level of it now? And how fast do you think we are moving?
When you look at all that's taken place with Deep Mind and the boxing, also a part of where we're going is artificial intelligence. Where are we, when you look at that?
Take a look at the video games and how machines are coming to be able to do some remarkable things.
Tell me, when you look at what Google is doing, where does Deep Mind fit?
When it's done, how will it be?
Where is Google and where is it going?