As one of the leading inventors of our time, Ray 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, the first text-to-speech synthesizer, the first music synthesizer capable of recreating the grand piano and other orchestral instruments, and the first commercially marketed large-vocabulary speech recognition. Ray’s web site Kurzweil AI.net has over one million readers.
Among Ray’s many honors, he is the recipient of the $500,000 MIT-Lemelson Prize, the world's largest for innovation. In 1999, he received the National Medal of Technology, the nation's highest honor in technology, from President Clinton in a White House ceremony. And in 2002, he was inducted into the National Inventor's Hall of Fame , established by the US Patent Office.
He has received fifteen honorary Doctorates and honors from three U.S. presidents.
quarta-feira, janeiro 23, 2008
Kurzweil na GDC08
Será já no próximo dia 21 de Fevereiro que Ray Kurzweil irá discursar na Game Developers Conference 2008. É com grande expectativa e entusiasmo que aguardamos esta keynote. Kurzweil representa tudo o quanto possamos pensar sobre inovação e genialidade, capacidade de ver mais além, de ver para lá da linha do horizonte. Para ter uma melhor ideia daquilo que Kurzweil representa aconselhamos vivamente a leitura de The Age of Spiritual Machines. Fica aqui no entanto um excerto do seu currículo retirado do site da GDC.