Ray Kurzweil

1948 - Today

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Raymond Kurzweil ( KURZ-wyle; born February 12, 1948) is an American inventor and futurist. He is involved in fields such as optical character recognition (OCR), text-to-speech synthesis, speech recognition technology, and electronic keyboard instruments. He has written books on health, artificial intelligence (AI), transhumanism, the technological singularity, and futurism. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Ray Kurzweil has received more than 2,459,036 page views. His biography is available in 42 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 40 in 2019). Ray Kurzweil is the 14th most popular computer scientist, the 1,269th most popular biography from United States (down from 1,193rd in 2019) and the 7th most popular American Computer Scientist.

Ray Kurzweil is an inventor and futurist who has been called "the restless genius." He has been a pioneer in the fields of computer science, artificial intelligence, and text-to-speech synthesis.

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Among computer scientists, Ray Kurzweil ranks 14 out of 205Before him are Niklaus Wirth, Lotfi A. Zadeh, John McCarthy, Linus Torvalds, Edgar F. Codd, and Ken Thompson. After him are Andrew S. Tanenbaum, Vint Cerf, George Dantzig, Larry Page, Alan Kay, and Marvin Minsky.

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Among people born in 1948, Ray Kurzweil ranks 55Before him are William Gibson, Ian Paice, Hans Rosling, Bille August, Bernard-Henri Lévy, and Brian Eno. After him are Sven-Göran Eriksson, Carlos Filipe Ximenes Belo, Edmund Kemper, Elizabeth Blackburn, Tom Wilkinson, and Agnieszka Holland.

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Among people born in United States, Ray Kurzweil ranks 1,269 out of 15,968Before him are Noah Gordon (1926), Vera Rubin (1928), Laura Bush (1946), Fats Domino (1928), Courtney Love (1964), and Jack Swigert (1931). After him are Eva Marie Saint (1924), Ron Howard (1954), Robert Moog (1934), Sam Shepard (1943), Pat Garrett (1850), and Spike Lee (1957).


Among computer scientists born in United States, Ray Kurzweil ranks 7Before him are Grace Hopper (1906), Dennis Ritchie (1941), Richard Stallman (1953), Donald Knuth (1938), John McCarthy (1927), and Ken Thompson (1943). After him are Andrew S. Tanenbaum (1944), Vint Cerf (1943), George Dantzig (1914), Larry Page (1973), Alan Kay (1940), and Marvin Minsky (1927).