(NEWSER) – If you're concerned that robots might one day gain sentience and rise up against the humans, a recent proclamation from Google's director of engineering probably will not calm you.

Ray Kurzweil says that by 2029, computers will be smarter than even the smartest people.

Kurzweil, a leading artificial intelligence developer, says that by then robots will be able to understand human language and learn from experience, the Independent reports.

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