Ray Kurzweil is an author, computer scientist, entrepreneur, inventor, public speaker, and futurist. Google Inc. is his employer. He has half dozen books on topics ranging from health to artificial intelligence, transhumanism, then technological singularity, and futurism.
Raymond Kurzweil was born in 1948 in Queens, New York, New York. He decided he wanted to be an inventor when he was a young child. When he was around twelve he became more involved with computers and they entered in discussions in his family of the future and technology. He began with accolades and awards when as a teenager he invented a computer program that was a pattern-recognition program that recognized works of classical composers and then synthesized its own songs in similar styles. After graduating high school, he achieved a BS in computer science from MIT in 1970.
In 1974, Ray founded Kurzweil Computer Products, Inc. They helped the blind and others by developing the first omni-font character recognition system. The CCD flatbed scanner and the text-to-speech synthesizers were also invented.
More work and inventions led to publishing multiple books. The Age of Intelligent Machines was published in 1990. His work, also, focused on nutrition and he published The 10% Solution for a Healthy Life in 1993. Other books have followed and supported the making of the documentary film The Transcendent Man, which premiered in 2009. Other films, inventions, and books have been produced as well.
Ray has been married since 1975. He and his wife Sonya have two children. Ray has received multiple awards and much recognition. He believes in living beyond what is currently believed as possible. The future reaches further in his belief.
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