Ray Kurzweil is one of the leading inventors of our time. He 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 and the first text-to-speech synthesizer. He also designed the first music synthesizer capable of recreating the grand piano and other orchestral instruments, and the first commercially marketed large-vocabulary speech recognition.
Among Ray’s many honours, he is the recipient of the $500,000 MIT-Lemelson Prize, the World’s largest for innovation and in 1999 he received the National Medal of Technology, the USA’s highest honour in technology, from President Clinton in a White House ceremony. Most recently he was inducted into the National Inventor’s Hall of Fame, established by the US Patent Office in recognition of his inventions.
With unparalleled insights into what the future holds and how new technologies will affect the way we work and develop, Ray Kurzweil offers audiences an invaluable sneak preview of what is just around the technology corner.
An outstanding visionary Ray Kurzweil’s fascinating hi-tech presentations are universally admired and enjoyed, furthering his reputation as one of the most important contributors to modern-day devices, systems and solutions.