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From: NHNE <news@...>
Date: Thu Oct 13, 2005  1:28 pm
Subject: Ray Kurzweil Joins Lifeboat Foundation
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RAY KURZWEIL JOINS LIFEBOAT FOUNDATION

http://lifeboat.com/ex/main

The Lifeboat Foundation is a nonprofit, nongovernmental organization,
dedicated to providing solutions that will safeguard humanity from the
growing threat of terrorism and technological cataclysm. This humanitarian
organization is pursuing all possible options, including self-sustaining
technologies using AI and nanotechnology, with an emphasis on self-contained
space arks.

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SCIENTIFIC ADVISORY BOARD NEWS
October 1, 2005

http://lifeboat.com/news.cgi?30

Ray Kurzweil has joined the Lifeboat Foundation Scientific Advisory Board.

Ray Kurzweil was the principal developer of the first omni-font optical
character recognition, the first print-to-speech reading machine for the
blind, the first CCD flat-bed scanner, 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. Ray has successfully founded and developed nine
businesses in OCR, music synthesis, speech recognition, reading technology,
virtual reality, financial investment, cybernetic art, and other areas of
artificial intelligence. All of these technologies continue today as market
leaders. Ray's web site, KurzweilAI.net, is a leading resource on artificial
intelligence.

Ray Kurzweil was inducted in 2002 into the National Inventors Hall of Fame,
established by the U.S. Patent Office. He received the $500,000 Lemelson-MIT
Prize (view the video at <http://tinyurl.com/cva72>), the nation's largest
award in invention and innovation. He also received the 1999 National Medal
of Technology, the nation's highest honor in technology, from President
Clinton in a White House ceremony. Ray has also received scores of other
national and international awards, including the 1994 Dickson Prize
(Carnegie Mellon University's top science prize), Engineer of the Year from
Design News, Inventor of the Year from MIT, and the Grace Murray Hopper
Award from the Association for Computing Machinery. Ray has received twelve
honorary Doctorates and honors from three U.S. presidents. He has received
seven national and international film awards.

Ray's book, "The Age of Intelligent Machines", was named Best Computer
Science Book of 1990. His best-selling book, "The Age of Spiritual Machines,
When Computers Exceed Human Intelligence", has been published in nine
languages and achieved the #1 best selling book on Amazon in the categories
of "Science" and "Artificial Intelligence." Ray's latest book is "The
Singularity Is Near : When Humans Transcend Biology", published by Viking.

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