Ray Kurzweil

1948 - Today

Ray Kurzweil

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 2,005,568 page views. His biography is available in 40 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 15th most popular computer scientist.

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  • 3.46

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among computer scientists, Ray Kurzweil ranks 14 out of 187Before him are Lotfi A. Zadeh, Niklaus Wirth, John McCarthy, Linus Torvalds, Marvin Minsky, and Edgar F. Codd. After him are Andrew S. Tanenbaum, Ken Thompson, Vint Cerf, Alan Kay, George Dantzig, and John Backus.

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Among people born in 1948, Ray Kurzweil ranks 45Before him are William Gibson, Grace Jones, Ian McEwan, Powers Boothe, Sven-Göran Eriksson, and Bernard-Henri Lévy. After him are Ian Paice, Jerzy Kukuczka, Rudolf Schenker, Alan Parsons, Carlos Filipe Ximenes Belo, and Bille August.

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Among people born in United States, Ray Kurzweil ranks 1,193 out of 12,171Before him are Paul Stanley (1952), Robert Englund (1947), Gus Grissom (1926), Haldan Keffer Hartline (1903), Virginia Apgar (1909), and Queen Noor of Jordan (1951). After him are Lewis A. Swift (1820), William Standish Knowles (1917), June Carter Cash (1929), Duff McKagan (1964), Arthur Kornberg (1918), and Fernando J. Corbató (1926).