Ray Kurzweil - Inventor & Founder, Kurzweil Technologies, Inc.

"Ray Kurzweil, Inventor & Founder, Kurzweil Technologies, Inc.

Ray Kurzweil has been described as Òthe restless geniusÓ by the Wall Street Journal, and Òthe ultimate thinking machineÓ by Forbes. Inc. magazine ranked him #8 among entrepreneurs in the United States, calling him the Òrightful heir to Thomas Edison,Ó and PBS included Ray as one of 16 Òrevolutionaries who made America.Ó 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 has written six books, four of which have been national best sellers. RayÕs latest book, ÒThe Singularity is Near,Ó was a New York Times best seller, and has been the #1 book on Amazon in both science and philosophy."

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Inventor & Founder, Kurzweil Technologies, Inc.

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