His inventions include the Kurzweil Reading Machine for the blind
and a line of Kurzweil Music Synthesizers.
"I've been interested in technology, and machine learning in particular, for a long time: when I was 14, I designed software that wrote original music, and later went on to invent the first print-to-speech reading machine for the blind
, among other inventions.
He designed software that enable a computer to write original music and his inventions include the first print-to-speech reading machine for the blind
, according to the website kurzweilai.net.
Ray Kurzweil was the principal developer of the first print-to-speech reading machine for the blind
, the first flat-bed scanner, the first text-to-speech synthesiser, and the first music synthesiser capable of recreating the grand piano and other orchestral instruments.
* Inventor Ray Kurzweil, who developed the first text-to-speech reading machine for the blind
and the first charge-coupled device (CCD) flatbed scanner.
Ray Kurzweil, inventor, entrepreneur, author and futurist, was the principal inventor of the first omni-font optical character recognition (OCR), the first print-to-speech reading machine for the blind
, the first text-to-speech synthesizer and the first commercially marketed large vocabulary speech recognition.
Ray Kurzweil developed in 1976 the world's first print-to-speech reading machine for the blind
- the Kurzweil Reading Machine.