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Ray Kurzweil

Author, inventor, futurist

Ray Kurzweil is a leading inventor, thinker, and futurist, with a thirty-five-year track record of accurate predictions. He was the principal inventor of the first CCD flat-bed scanner, omni-font optical character recognition, print-to-speech reading machine for the blind, text-to-speech synthesizer, music synthesizer capable of recreating the grand piano and other orchestral instruments, and commercially marketed large-vocabulary speech recognition software.

Ray received a Grammy Award for outstanding achievements in music technology; he is the recipient of the National Medal of Technology, was inducted into the National Inventors Hall of Fame, holds twenty-one honorary Doctorates, and honors from three U.S. presidents.

Ray has written five national best-selling books including The Singularity Is Near (2005) and How To Create A Mind (2012), both New York Times best sellers, and Danielle: Chronicles of a Superheroine, winner of multiple young adult fiction awards. He is a Principal Researcher and AI Visionary at Google, looking at the long-term implications of technology and society.

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Events featuring Ray Kurzweil
Events featuring Ray Kurzweil