A Conversation with Ray Kurzweil and Tim O'Reilly

Ray Kurzweil (Kurzweil Technologies, Inc.), Tim O'Reilly (O'Reilly Media, Inc.)
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Our evening keynote will be a conversation between Ray Kurzweil, creator of the Blio e-reader, and Tim O’Reilly, founder and CEO of O’Reilly Media.

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Ray Kurzweil

Kurzweil Technologies, Inc.

Ray Kurzweil 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 the first commercially marketed large-vocabulary speech recognition. Ray’s latest book, The Singularity is Near, was a New York Times best seller.

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Tim O'Reilly

O'Reilly Media, Inc.

Tim O’Reilly is the founder and CEO of O’Reilly Media. His original business plan was “interesting work for interesting people,” and that’s worked out pretty well. He publishes books, runs conferences, invests in early-stage startups, urges companies to create more value than they capture, and tries to change the world by spreading and amplifying the knowledge of innovators.

Tim is also a partner at O’Reilly AlphaTech Ventures, a founder and board member of Safari Books Online and Maker Media, and on the boards of Code for America and PeerJ.

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Suzanne Axtell
02/24/2010 2:30pm EST

Hi Ward, This conversation will play automatically once the live broadcasting ends today. We’ll also have it up on our YouTube playlist (see the link to TOC Video on the Home page) by the end of the week.

Ward Silver
02/24/2010 2:15pm EST

When will this be available through your archive? It wasn’t listed in On Demand when I just checked.

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Jon Williams
02/24/2010 9:52am EST

Extremely insightful from two fundamental thought leaders. A privilege to hear them

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