Ray Kurzweil (born February 12, 1948) is an American author, 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 is the author of several books on health, artificial intelligence (AI), transhumanism, the technological singularity, and futurism.
Many of his predictions can be considered classically techno-optimistic.
He blogs at Kurzweil Accelerating Intelligence
- The Age of Spiritual Machines
- Fantastic Voyage: Live Long Enough to Live Forever
- Transcend: Nine Steps to Living Well Forever
- The Singularity is Near
- How to Create a Mind