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Raymond C. Kurzweil is a pioneer in several areas of the computer industry involving mainly artificial intelligence (AI). He was the main developer of many firsts: omni-font optical character recognition (OCR) software, text-to-speech synthesizer and print-to-speech reading machine for the blind, charge coupled device (CCD) flat-bed scanner, commercially marketed large-vocabulary speech recognition software, electronic keyboard music synthesizer able to emulate the sounds of orchestra instruments such as grand pianos. He founded and developed nine successful businesses in: OCR, speech recognition, reading technology, virtual reality, financial investment, cybernetic art, music synthesis, and other areas of AI. He has written books on health, AI, transhumanism, and the technological singularity. He is a recognized leader in future studies. Awards and Honors; national, international: Inducted into National Inventors Hall of Fame, September 2002. Lemelson-MIT Prize, $500,000, US la- Category ID : 55580
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Raymond Kurzweil

Growing biography, with links to many related topics. [Wikipedia]
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Kurzweil Technologies, Inc.

Research, development and marketing firm. Technologies: pattern recognition, artificial intelligence, evolutionary algorithms, signal processing, simulating natural processes, related.
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Ray Kurzweil: Life in the Future

Will new technologies fundamentally change what it means to be human? Inventor and author discusses technology change and effects on everything from health to artificial intelligence. Audio file. [NPR]
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The Age of Spiritual Machines: When Computers Exceed Human Intelligence

By Ray Kurzweil; Penguin, 2000, ISBN 0140282025. Description, and comments by technology celebrities.
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Singularity is Near

By Raymond Kurzweil; Viking Press, 2005, ISBN 0670033847. Book site, with descriptions, excerpts, resources, news, press reviews, biography.
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Fantastic Voyage: Live Long Enough to Live Forever

By Raymond Kurzweil, Terry Grossman, M.D.; Rodale Books, 2004, ISBN 1579549543. Book site, with descriptions, excerpts, resources, health research and news, press reviews, biography.
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News, analysis, and essays on emerging trends in many technologies: AI, nanotechnology, genetic engineering, life extension, related areas.
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Artificial Intelligence

Inventor and futurist Ray Kurzweil was online to answer questions on the Singularity theory: an era where humans and technology converge. Needs free registration.
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