Described as "the restless genius" by the Wall Street Journal, and "the ultimate thinking machine" by Forbes, Kurzweil is one of the leading futurists of our time.
A visionary and revolutionary, Kurzweil invented the first CCD scanner, reading machines for the blind, and music synthesizers that have been used by Stevie Wonder. Among his accolades are the Dickson Prize, Carnegie Mellon’s top science prize, Inventor of the Year by MIT, nine honorary degrees, and citations from two U.S. presidents. His more recent investigations have been in the field of human and robotic intelligence. He is the author of six books to date, four of which are national bestsellers.
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