Ray Kurzweil
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Ray Kurzweil has been described as “the restless genius” by the Wall Street Journal, and “the ultimate thinking machine” by Forbes. Inc. magazine ranked him #8 among entrepreneurs in the United States, calling him the “rightful heir to Thomas Edison,” and PBS included Ray as one of 16 “revolutionaries who made America,” along with other inventors of the past two centuries.

As one of the leading inventors of our time, Ray was the principal developer of the first CCD flat-bed scanner, the first omni-font optical character recognition, the first print-to-speech reading machine for the blind, the first text-to-speech synthesizer, the first music synthesizer capable of recreating the grand piano and other orchestral instruments, and the first commercially marketed large-vocabulary speech recognition. Ray’s web site Kurzweil AI.net has over one million readers.

Among Ray’s many honors, he is the recipient of the $500,000 MIT-Lemelson Prize, the world's largest for innovation. In 1999, he received the National Medal of Technology, the nation's highest honor in technology, from President Clinton in a White House ceremony. And in 2002, he was inducted into the National Inventor's Hall of Fame , established by the US Patent Office.

He has received nineteen honorary Doctorates and honors from three U.S. presidents.

Ray has written six books, four of which have been national best sellers. The Age of Spiritual Machines has been translated into 9 languages and was the #1 best selling book on Amazon in science. Ray’s latest book, The Singularity is Near, was a New York Times best seller, and has been the #1 book on Amazon in both science and philosophy.


Lectures:

lecture
flag The Future Capability and Impact of AI
as author at  31st AAAI Conference on Artificial Intelligence, San Francisco 2017,
1286 views
  lecture
flag Creativity: The Mind, Machines, and Mathematics: Public Debate
as author at  MIT World Series: Creativity: The Mind, Machines and Mathematics,
together with: David Gelernter, Rodney A. Brooks,
5864 views
lecture
flag Innovation Everywhere - How the Acceleration of “GNR” (genetics, nanotechnology, robotics) Will Create a Flat and Equitable World
as author at  MIT World Series: Emerging Technologies Conference 2005,
2665 views
  debate
flag Inventing Modern America: From the Microwave to the Mouse
as author at  Authors@MIT,
together with: Christopher Lydon (moderator), Brian Hubert, Steve Wozniak, Robert S. Langer,
2456 views