With all the hubub about Google purchasing super computers and massive data centers we are forgetting one thing – the field of AI is very young with very few researchers (most of whom work at universities). There is no evil genius out there willing to program the massive computers to do anything but the most stupid text matching.
China is in an even worse predicament with a massive new supercomputer bought and not a clue how to use it.
In the end we have perhaps a decade before the advanced AI and neural net techniques become available to Google and Government. Google hiring idiot Kurzweil certainly will set them back a decade in their research.