World-Renowned Inventor & Futurist, Ray Kurzweil, to Keynote at RoboBusiness
Jun 15, 2015, 10:31 ET
FRAMINGHAM, Mass., June 15, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Ray Kurzweil, called "the restless genius" by The Wall Street Journal and "the ultimate thinking machine" by Forbes, will keynote at RoboBusiness this September in San Jose, CA.
Kurzweil is one of the world's leading inventors, thinkers, and futurists, having invented the first CCD flat-bed scanner, the first omni-font optical character recognition, 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. Additionally, he is a recipient of the National Medal of Technology, was inducted into the National Inventors Hall of Fame, holds 20 honorary Doctorates, honors from 3 U.S. presidents and has written 5 national bestselling books.
Currently Kurzweil is a Director of Engineering at Google, heading up a team developing machine intelligence and natural language understanding. He is also the Co-Founder and Chancellor of Singularity University which provides educational programs, innovative partnerships and a startup accelerator to increase the understanding of cutting-edge technologies and how to utilize them to address humanity's grand challenges.
"We are excited and honored to have Ray Kurzweil as a keynote for RoboBusiness 2015. He brings with him 30-years of accurate predictions and an intimate knowledge of where not only the robotics industry, but technology as a whole, is headed," says Casey Nobile, Robotics Trends Media Manager.
RoboBusiness, now in its 11th year, is the world's most influential event devoted to business transformation through robotics innovation. Presented by Robotics Business Review, the 2015 RoboBusiness conference theme, Robotics in the Corporate Spotlight, presents a vision for leveraging robotics as an essential part of any winning corporate strategy.
Meanwhile the RoboBusiness Expo is a hub for viewing the world's cutting edge robots in action, networking with world-class innovators, and learning more from hands-on presentations and expert Q&As. With over 125 robotics and solutions providers, the Expo is the best marketplace for locating state of the art robotics systems and ingredient technologies to fuel business growth.
Over 2,000 business leaders from around the world will come together September 23-24 at the San Jose Convention Center in San Jose, CA to learn new strategies, make critical connections and discover never-before-seen robotics solutions.
For more information or to register to attend, visit www.robobusiness.com.
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