Ray Kurzweil

Principal Researcher & AI Visionary at Google & New York Times Bestselling Author

  • Founder of Kurzweil Music Systems and Kurzweil Computer Products
  • Developed a software programming technique called pattern recognition which is the foundation of AI
  • New York Times Best-Selling Author of “The Singularity is Near”, “How to Create a Mind”, “Transcend”, and “The Age of Intelligent Machines”
  • Recipient of the Clarke Lifetime Achievement Award, Silicon Valley Visionary Award and was inducted in the National Inventors Hall of Fame

Discover Ray Kurzweil’s biography of published work below.

The Singularity is Near
The Singularity is Near
The Age of Spiritual Machines
Fantastic Voyage
Fantastic Voyage

When Ray Kurzweil is booked for events, they are known to discuss the following speaking topics:

Futurism and Philosophy
Artificial Intelligence
Biotechnology and Computer Science
Digital Disruption
Nanotechnology and Robotics

Ray Kurzweil’s fifty-year long career in tech development has solidified his position as a foremost thinker, technologist, and futurist. An innovator with a complex understanding of computing, he developed a software programming technique called pattern recognition which is the foundation of AI. Currently the Principal Researcher and AI Visionary at Google, Ray studies the ways that computers can process, interpret, understand, and use human language in everyday applications. Available to speak at a myriad of events on topics such as AI, nanotechnology and robotics, digital disruption and computer science, Ray has incredible knowledge to offer to his audience.

An entrepreneur with ideas for stellar innovation up the wazoo, Ray transformed the technological industry from the onset of his career. In the course of his career, he has created systems that produce life-like synthetic music, life-like synthetic voice, automated text-to-speech, automated speech-to-text, and automated human language understanding – all of which is used extensively in daily lives today. He has been able to make astute predictions about the future of text, owing to his unparalleled experience. Having been the Founder of Kurzweil Music Systems, Kurzweil Educational Systems, Select College Consulting Programme, Kurzweil Computer Products, Kurzweil Applied Intelligence, and the Kurzweil National Federation of the Blind Reader, Ray joined as the Chief Futurist for Google in 2012.

Having created revolutionary tech such as the optical character recognition, Ray is a New York Times Best-Selling Author of “The Singularity is Near”, “How to Create a Mind”, “Transcend”, and “The Age of Intelligent Machines”, to name a few. His TED talk “Get Ready for Hybrid Thinking” was released in 2014 and gained immense traction from over 500,000 people. Winner of the Arthur C. Clarke Lifetime Achievement Award, Silicon Valley Visionary Award, National Media of Technology and Innovation Award, and Lemelson-MIT Prize, Ray was also inducted in the National Inventors Hall of Fame.

A revered figure in the tech industry, Ray has been invited to speak at large platforms for organisations such as UBM Canon, Dolby, iMedia Summits, and many others. A thought leader through and through, Ray is of the firm opinion that the advances made in science and technology today will facilitate an era of abundance, safety, progress and discovery. Determined to educate people on the several benefits offered by technology, AI and other emerging technology to humanity, having Ray Kurzweil present at your next event is an opportunity you should not miss out on. So, go ahead and hire Ray Kurzweil today!

Official Testimonials

Ray Kurzweil is regularly booked to engage audiences at events, read their latest feedback below:

“Everything with Ray went perfect and we were very, very happy. It was a delight meeting Ray, his keynote was as outstanding as we had expected. It was followed by a stimulating discussion and I hope that we were able to accommodate Ray according to his wishes as well.”


“His speech was great, a trove of fascinating content. We wanted someone who would educate the audience about what’s ahead, think strategically about the future and inspire them to be innovative. He nailed it. We are deeply appreciative.”

Northwestern Mutual

“Ray came in and really inspired our employees. His presentation was extremely well received, and many people in the audience expressed their gratitude for being in the presence of one of their true heroes. My inbox has been filled with thanks and expressions of how their perspective on their jobs has really changed. I don’t think we could have asked for much more than that!”


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