Ray Kurzweil, inventor of the Kurzweil Reading Machine, the
first device to transform print into computer-spoken words enabling
blind people to read, will join senior USPTO officials and other
experts in the fields of invention, marketing and intellectual
property protection at the Franklin Institute Science Museum
in Philadelphia, PA, on November 17 and 18, 2003, to present
two days of information-packed workshops and presentations for
both novice and seasoned inventors.
Ray Kurzweil was the principal developer of the first omni-font
optical character recognition, the first print-to-speech reading
machine for the blind, the first CCD flat-bed scanner, 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 has successfully founded and developed nine
businesses in OCR, music synthesis, speech recognition, reading
technology, virtual reality, financial investment, medical simulation,
and cybernetic art. All of these technologies continue today
as market leaders.
Ray Kurzweil was inducted into the National
Inventors Hall of Fame in 2002 and has received numerous national
awards, including the 1999 National Medal of Technology, the
nation’s highest honor in technology.
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