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Ray Kurzweil

Ray Kurzweil

Technology Futurist & Inventor; Director of Engineering, Google
FEE RANGE: $50,000–$75,000 [FEE NOTE]
TRAVELS FROM: Massachusetts
Ray Kurzweil is an inventor, entrepreneur, author & futurist. Called “the restless genius” by the Wall Street Journal and “the ultimate thinking machine” by Forbes. He is currently Director of Engineering at Google heading up a team developing machine intelligence and natural language understanding. Ray was the principal developer of 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 instruments, and the first commercially marketed large-vocabulary speech recognition. His book, Transcend: Nine Steps to Living Well Forever. He has written five national best-selling books, including New York Times bestsellers The Singularity Is Near (2005) and How To Create A Mind (2012). He has received 12 honorary Doctorates and honors from three US presidents and 7 national and international film awards.

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