Ray Kurzweil

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Raymond "Ray" Kurzweil is an American author, scientist, inventor, futurist, and is a director of engineering at Google. Kurzweil is the recipient of the US$500,000 MIT-Lemelson Prize, the world’s largest for innovation. In 1999, he received the National Medal of Technology, America’s highest honor in technology, from President Clinton in a White House ceremony. In 2002, he was inducted into the National Inventors Hall of Fame, established by the U.S. Patent Office.

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Kurzweil has received 20 honorary doctorates, and honors from three U.S. presidents.

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Kurzweil has authored 7 books, 5 of which have been national bestsellers. The Age of Spiritual Machines has been translated into 9 languages and was the #1 best-selling book on Amazon in science. His book, The Singularity Is Near, was a New York Times bestseller, and has been the #1 book on Amazon in both science and philosophy. His latest New York Times bestseller is How to Create a Mind: The Secret of Human Thought Revealed.

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