cognitive science http://wfpl.org en Predicting the Future of Artificial Intelligence: Ray Kurzweil http://wfpl.org/post/predicting-future-artificial-intelligence-ray-kurzweil <p><br></p><p><a href="http://www.kurzweilai.net/">Ray Kurzweil</a>, arguably today’s most influential—and&nbsp;often controversial—futurist<em>,</em> is one of the leading inventors of our time and a pioneer in the field of artificial intelligence. Among his inventions, Kurzweil was the principal developer of the first CCD flat-bed scanner, the first omni-font optical character recognition device, the first print-to-speech reading machine for the blind, the first text-to-speech synthesizer, the first music synthesizer capable of recreating the grand piano and other orchestral instruments, and the first commercially marketed large-vocabulary speech recognition.</p><p> Thu, 29 Nov 2012 12:48:44 +0000 Brad Yost 2692 at http://wfpl.org Predicting the Future of Artificial Intelligence: Ray Kurzweil