Re: Sensors and transponders better than cameras?
"Why, yes, I guess we do."
Please don't expect us to take anything Ray Kurzweil says as being even within spitting distance of objective reality. The man has been absolutely full of it for years.
Recognizing an object is "A Car" rather than "A Table" is a damn sight easier (though admittedly still not easy) than recognising what make of car it is, model, maybe even year, any user added additions, number of people inside, state of its paintwork, windows, lights, which way its front wheels are pointing etc which is what you and I and any non blind human over the age of about 5 can do in fractions of a second.
The only time that kurtweil won't have exaggerated something is when he's been replaced by an AI copy.