Dubbed "the restless genius" by the Wall Street Journal, and "the ultimate thinking machine" by Forbes, Ray Kurzweil stands among the leading inventors of our time. He is the principal developer of a host of extraordinary and life-changing inventions, including the the first print-to-speech reading machine for the blind, the first text-to-speech synthesizer, and the first music synthesizer capable of recreating the grand piano and other orchestral instruments. Calling Kurzweil the "rightful heir to Thomas Edison," Inc. magazine ranked him in the Top Ten of American entrepreneurs, and PBS included him as one of 16 "revolutionaries who made America."
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