Ray Kurzweil at Explore

Forbes called him “the ultimate thinking machine.” He was selected as one of the top entrepreneurs and “rightful heir to Thomas Edison” by Inc. magazine. He is the recipient of the National Medal of Technology, an inductee in the National Inventors Hall of Fame and has 21 honorary doctorate degrees.

That’s right, we’re talking about Ray Kurzweil, and we’re thrilled to announce that he’s going to be speaking at Explore in May.

Kurzweil Keyboard
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Ray Kurzweil is one of the world’s leading inventors. He was the principal inventor of the first flatbed image scanner, the first print-to-speech reading machine for the blind and the first music synthesizer capable of recreating the grand piano and other orchestral instruments (Kurzweil Keyboard), for which he earned a Technical Grammy in 2015. The award was in recognition of his “outstanding achievements in the field of music technology.”

What I find very fascinating about Ray Kurzweil is how incredibly accurate so many of his predictions about the future have been. In his books written in the 1990s, The Age of Intelligent Machines and The Age of Spiritual Machines, he made a number of predictions about computers and what they will change for humanity. Things like wireless internet and wearable technology are standard in our lives today, but in the 1990s Ray saw these in our near future. If you have a moment, take a look at this video that highlights how “scarily accurate” Ray’s predictions are. It’s going to leave you wanting more.

Don’t Miss Ray Kurzweil’s Keynote At Explore!

Ray’s Explore presentation will focus on exponential change and the future of intelligence. Learn more about Ray Kurzweil and the rest of the speakers we’re proud to showcase at this year’s Explore conference.

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