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Event Title:Distinguished Speaker Series: Ray Kurzweil
Location:Hoag Hall - OUC
Start Time:1/23/2013 7:00 PM
End Time:1/23/2013 10:00 PM

​Ray Kurzweil, How Technology will Transform Us, 7 p.m., OUC Ballroom

Described as “the restless genius” by the Wall Street Journal, and “the ultimate thinking machine” by Forbes, Kurzweil was ranked #8 among entrepreneurs in the United States by  Inc. magazine, who labeled him the “rightful heir to Thomas Edison.” PBS included Ray as one of 16  “revolutionaries who made America,” among inventors of the past two centuries. 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 has more than one million readers. Kurzweil is the recipient of the $500,000 MIT-Lemelson Prize, the world's largest for innovation, the 1999 National Medal of Technology, the nation's highest honor in technology, and is a 2002 inductee to the U.S. Patent Office’s National Inventors Hall of Fame.


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