Ray Kurzweil

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Birthday
12, 1948
Birthplace
New York
Birth Sign
Aquarius
Birthplace
New York

About

Futurist and philosopher who pioneered voice and speech recognition. He was the director of engineering at Google.

Before Fame

His childhood obsession with science fiction laid the foundation for the rest of his career.

Trivia

He created the first commercially available speech-recognition instruments.

Family Life

His Jewish parents escaped Nazi Austria just before the start of World War II.

Associated With

He and Stevie Wonder became good friends after Wonder purchased one of his reading machines.