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Ray Kurzweil

American author, scientist, inventor, and futurist

1948   -  

country of citizenship: United States of America
language of expression: English
educated at: Massachusetts Institute of Technology
occupation: inventor, computer scientist, entrepreneur, writer, science fiction writer, scientist, futurist, artificial intelligence researcher, philosopher
award received: Grace Murray Hopper Award, Lemelson–MIT Prize, National Medal of Technology and Innovation, National Inventors Hall of Fame, Dickson Prize in Science, list of Fellows of the Association for Computing Machinery, Dickson Prize, ACM Fellow

Raymond Kurzweil ( KURZ-wyle; born February 12, 1948) is an American inventor and futurist. He is involved in fields such as optical character recognition (OCR), text-to-speech synthesis, speech recognition technology, and electronic keyboard instruments. He has written books on health, artificial intelligence (AI), transhumanism, the technological singularity, and futurism. Kurzweil is a public advocate for the futurist and transhumanist movements, and gives public talks to share his optimistic outlook on life extension technologies and the future of nanotechnology, robotics, and biotechnology. Kurzweil received the 1999 National Medal of Technology and Innovation, the United States' highest honor in technology, from President Clinton in a White House ceremony. He was the recipient of the $500,000 Lemelson-MIT Prize for 2001. And in 2002 he was inducted into the National Inventors Hall of Fame, established by the U.S. Patent Office. He has received 21 honorary doctorates, and honors from three U.S. presidents. The Public Broadcasting Service (PBS) included Kurzweil as one of 16 "revolutionaries who made America" along with other inventors of the past two centuries. Inc. magazine ranked him #8 among the "most fascinating" entrepreneurs in the United States and called him "Edison's rightful heir".Kurzweil has written seven books, five of which have been national bestsellers. The Age of Spiritual Machines has been translated into 9 languages and was the #1 best-selling book on Amazon in science. Kurzweil's 2005 book The Singularity Is Near was a New York Times bestseller, and has been the #1 book on Amazon in both science and philosophy. Kurzweil speaks widely to audiences both public and private and regularly delivers keynote speeches at industry conferences like DEMO, SXSW, and TED. He maintains the news website, which has over three million readers annually.Kurzweil has been employed by Google since 2012, where he is a "director of engineering".
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The Age of Spiritual Machines

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The Singularity Is Near

book by Raymond Kurzweil

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The Age of Intelligent Machines

book by Raymond Kurzweil

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How to Create a Mind

book by Raymond Kurzweil

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The 10% Solution for a Healthy Life

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Fantastic voyage

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