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  Kurzweil Educational Systems
Kurzweil Educational Systems' research-aligned technologies provide complete reading, writing, and study solutions to help all students overcome learning challenges and succeed academically.
Kurzweil 3000 is a scaffolded reading, writing, and study skills solution for struggling learners, including ELL students and students with special needs.
Kurzweil 3000 for Macintosh Version 4 has exciting new features from Read the Web to creating your own audio files to send to your iTunes® playlist for effortless transfer to your iPod®.
www.kurzweiledu.com   (240 words)

  Raymond Kurzweil - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Kurzweil was inducted in 2002 into the National Inventors Hall of Fame, established by the United States Patent and Trademark Office.
Raymond Kurzweil states his belief that the future of humanity is being determined by an exponential expansion of knowledge, and that the very rate of the change of this exponential growth is driving our collective destiny irrespective of our narrow sightedness, clinging archaisms, or fear of change.
Kurzweil is the co-author (and subject) of the 2002 book Are We Spiritual Machines?: Ray Kurzweil vs. the Critics of Strong A.I. He also wrote the introduction to the 2003 artificial personality book Virtual Humans and collaborated with the Canadian band Our Lady Peace for their 2000 album Spiritual Machines.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Raymond_Kurzweil   (1160 words)

 Raymond Kurzweil - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Raymond Kurzweil (born February 12, 1948) is a pioneer in the fields of optical character recognition (OCR), text-to-speech synthesis, speech recognition technology, and music keyboards.
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.
Kurzweil was inducted in 2002 into the National Inventors Hall of Fame, established by the U.S. Patent Office.
www.encyclopedia-online.info /Raymond_Kurzweil   (246 words)

 In Search of the Sixth Sense
Kurzweil: A lot of people say you can’t really tell the future, and there are certain things that are hard to predict.
Kurzweil: One of the ways in which our biological intelligence is limited is that we have only limited ways of hooking up our intelligence to others.
Kurzweil: Increasingly that’s in the entrepreneurial field, where to actually achieve something of value, you have to be able to combine different fields.
www.fastcompany.com /articles/2005/03/kurzweil.html   (5206 words)

 Technological singularity - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Kurzweil considers the advent of superhuman intelligence to be part of an overall exponential trend in human technological development seen originally in Moore's Law and extrapolated into a general trend in Kurzweil's own Law of Accelerating Returns.
Kurzweil writes that, due to paradigm shifts, the trend of exponential growth holds true from integrated circuits to earlier transistors, vacuum tubes, relays and electromechanical computers.
Ray Kurzweil justifies his belief in an imminent singularity by an analysis of history from which he concludes that technological progress follows a pattern of exponential growth.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Technological_singularity   (3033 words)

 Le Magazine, September 2005 - Report: Futurist Ray Kurzweil
In Kurzweil’s view, fat itself is an outdated form of energy storage in humans, one that made sense when calories were scarce, hunting was uncertain, and winters were long.
Kurzweil’s program admonishes people to stay away from unhealthy saturated and trans fats, but also recommends that we pay more attention to the kind of healthy, unsaturated fats we eat, particularly omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids.
Kurzweil recommends that fat make up no more than 25% of daily caloric intake, and that virtually all of this should be in the form of healthy fats.
www.lef.org /magazine/mag2005/sep2005_report_kurzweil_01.htm   (1638 words)

 The Seattle Times: Nation & World: Inventor believes humans eventually will be immortal
Kurzweil writes of millions of blood cell-sized robots, which he calls "nanobots," that will keep us forever young by swarming through the body, repairing bones, muscles, arteries and brain cells.
Kurzweil says his critics often fail to appreciate the exponential nature of technological advance, with knowledge doubling year-by-year so that amazing progress eventually occurs in short periods.
Kurzweil writes that humanity is on the verge of controlling how genes express themselves and ultimately changing the genes.
seattletimes.nwsource.com /html/nationworld/2002178868_immortal13.html   (1189 words)

 Kurzweil Educational Systems - About Us - News and Events - Press Releases
Kurzweil 3000 is software that helps people with reading or learning difficulties increase their reading speed and comprehension.
Kurzweil 3000 is the only product that enables students to enter their responses directly onto the scanned image of a test or worksheet.
Kurzweil Educational Systems, founded in 1996, is the industry leader and innovator of scanning, reading and writing solutions for people with learning disabilities, and people who are blind or visually impaired.
kurzweil.sibius.com /press_100602.asp   (1014 words)

 USATODAY.com - Progress at light speed: Ray Kurzweil   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Kurzweil cites the example of the human genome project, the effort to map and sequence the genes found in humans, begun in the 1980s.
Kurzweil concedes that his optimistic view of the future could be derailed by an unlikely but massive natural disaster (such as an asteroid hitting the earth) or, more likely, a man-made one.
On Monday, Kurzweil urged that the recently published genome of the Spanish flu, which caused a pandemic in 1918, be removed from public view so that it cannot be used by bioterrorists.
www.usatoday.com /tech/science/discoveries/2005-10-12-kurzweil-interview_x.htm?csp=34   (1012 words)

 Kurzweil Music Systems   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Kurzweil is known for quality instruments that are upgraded, not outdated.
Kurzweil's exclusive KDFX is now standard on all K2600 units allowing digital effects processing to any signal.
Kurzweil's award-winning instruments have always been known for their excellent sound quality, long-life, and state-of-the-art synthesis and sampling technology.
www.kurzweilmusicsystems.com /products.html?Id=351   (2318 words)

Kurzweil's second company, Kurzweil Applied Intelligent Systems, developed one of the first voice-recognition engines, capable of understanding discrete words and turning them into text or commands.
Kurzweil AI was rocked by an accounting fraud uncovered in 1994, resulting in prison sentences for the company's CEO and vice-president of sales.
His current venture, Kurzweil Educational Systems, is developing a reading machine for people with dyslexia and other reading and learning disabilities--a group that numbers as many as 50 million Americans.
www.businessweek.com /1998/08/b3566022.htm   (1246 words)

 The Man and the Machine: An Interview with Ray Kurzweil - AccessWorld® - September 2004
As examples, Kurzweil cited the telephone, "which Alexander Graham Bell originally conceived as an aid for people who were deaf," and, of course, Talking Books, which found mainstream favor first as 33 1/3 RPM long-playing recordings of music and the spoken word, and, much later, as audio books.
Kurzweil is now working with NFB to develop a handheld scanning device that will use a digital camera and a portable computer and will perform two-dimensional scanning.
Kurzweil said that the goal of work in the disabilities field is to prevent blindness from becoming a handicap.
www.afb.org /afbpress/pub.asp?DocID=aw050505   (1108 words)

 Innovative Solutions
Kurzweil 3000 not only reads questions and answers aloud, it allows students to type answers directly onto the image of a scanned test, thereby offering more independence for both the student and teacher.
Kurzweil 3000 users who only have one copy of the product typically find it best to have a Kurzweil 3000 Professional which allows them to create and prepare documents as well as use the powerful reading, writing and learning tools.
Kurzweil 3000 for Windows products are also available in network editions, where students can log on from any networked computer running Kurzweil 3000 and access their personal settings and files.
www.innosolu.com /kurzweil_30001.html   (628 words)

 Ray Kurzweil | Jef's web files   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Ray Kurzweil has proposed a nanobiotechnology research program to replace the cell nucleus and ribosome machinery with a nanocomputer and nanobot to prevent diseases and aging and another program to create defensive technologies against rogue designer viruses.
Kurzweil presented the ideas in a keynote at the recent "Breakthrough Technologies for the World's Biggest Problems" conference on April 28, sponsored by the Arlington Institute.
RAY KURZWEIL: The universe has been set up in an exquisitely specific way so that evolution could produce the people that are sitting here today and we could use our intelligence to talk about the universe.
www.jefallbright.net /taxonomy/term/251   (674 words)

 Kurzweil Keyboards
Kurzweil is known for quality instruments that are upgradeable not outdated.
This is Kurzweil's economy rack unit with a decent variety of piano, keyboard, and synth sounds, along with strings, guitars, basses, voices, and drums.
The samples and synth programs are taken directly from Kurzweil's PC2 series (yes it has the realistic stereo triple-strike acoustic piano sample and multi-strike electric pianos) and the the regular organ programs.
www.keyboard-guitar.com /html/kurzweil_keyboards.html   (1272 words)

 Kurzweil Voice for Windows   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Kurzweil VOICE (also known as Kurzweil VoicePlus and VoicPlus Pro) for Windows Release 2.5 is the latest version of this large vocabulary, award-winning voice recognition system for Windows 95 and Windows 3.1x.
Kurzweil VOICE for Windows supports voice input for navigation, which drives the Windows operating system and Windows-based applications on a command and control basis, and dictation, which enables the user to create text and enter data simply by speaking.
Kurzweil VOICE appeals to a wide range of users: Executives and professionals with limited typing skills; individuals whose jobs are keyboard and mouse intensive; students; computer novices as well as experts; and, those who are suffering from pain or injury from the repetitive motion of the keyboard and mouse.
www.voicerecognition.com /kurzweil/voicedes.html   (668 words)

 McCarter&English | Lanny Kurzweil
Kurzweil is the current Chairman of the Supreme Court of New Jersey, Disciplinary Oversight Committee, a past Chairman of the Supreme Court of New Jersey District V-A Ethics Committee, and past Chairman of the Supreme Court of New Jersey's Ethics Finance Committee.
Kurzweil is a lecturer on professional responsibility, pre-trial and trial aspects of environmental law, trial advocacy, and professional ethics.
Kurzweil has served as an arbitrator for the United States District Court for the District of New Jersey and as a mediator in the Essex County Chancery Division Early Settlement Program.
www.mccarter.com /www2/att_42.html   (416 words)

 Conference 125 - Global Horizons: America's Challenge in Science and Innovation
Kurzweil’s writings are for anyone who wonders where human technology is going next.” Wired magazine writes, “Ray Kurzweil has a knack for spotting the next new thing.
Ray Kurzweil received the $500,000 Lemelson-MIT Prize, the nation’s largest award in invention and innovation, and was inducted in 2002 into the National Inventor Hall of Fame.
Kurzweil is a widely sought speaker and has given keynote presentations at many leading venues, including the Microsoft CEO Summit, the World Economic Forum, Pop!Tech, PC Expo, Business Week, The Council on Foreign Relations, SIGGRAPH, Cowen, TED, ICASSP, the American Psychiatric Association, Agenda, and many others.
www.usc.edu /dept/pubrel/specialevents/conference125/bio.htm   (5117 words)

 IT Conversations: Ray Kurzweil
Based on recent progress in the fields of neurobiology and nanotechnology, Kurzweil predicts significant strides in the fight against disease and aging, as well as the augmentation of the human mind.
While there are many concerns about the impact of new technologies on human existence, Ray Kurzweil presents a vision of the future that is unequivocally positive.
Kurzweil offers an amazing picture for our future, one in which many of us will live to participate.
www.itconversations.com /shows/detail712.html   (726 words)

 Kurzweil Music Systems
In June of 1983, we demonstrated an engineering prototype of the Kurzweil 250 (K250) and introduced it commercially in 1984.
The K250 is considered to be the first electronic musical instrument to successfully emulate the complex sound response of a grand piano and virtually all other orchestral instruments.
Kurzweil Music Systems remains one of the leading brands of electronic musical instruments in the world and is sold in 45 countries.
www.kurzweiltech.com /kms.html   (398 words)

 Compare Prices and Read Reviews on Kurzweil SP88 Stage Piano at Epinions.com
Kurzweil's SP 88 attracted me because of its grand-piano feel and tone, MIDI capability, simple set-up and wide sound variety.
The instrument is simply a long panel of keys in a dark violet casing with a small panel of buttons.
The Stage Pianos have the award-winning Kurzweil sounds and transmit on 2 user-selectable, independent MIDI channels.
www.epinions.com /content_51118902916   (761 words)

 Kurzweil:FAQ - Sonikmatter
The RAM in the Kurzweil is also called Sample RAM and is where samples are stored.
When the Kurzweil is turned off the memory loses all data that is stored in it, so it is important that all samples in the RAM is saved to disk or memory card before the Kurzweil is turned off, otherwise the data will be lost.
The K2600 and use 72 pin SIMMS as per the later K2500 versions, except that they can also use 3.3V SIMMS (though a jumper must be changed, and all of the SIMMS must be of the same voltage.) The jumper is set to 5V by default.
sonikmatter.com /wiki/FAQ   (1756 words)

 AARON: A Product of Kurzweil CyberArt Technologies
Raymond Kurzweil, a name synonymous with the potential of machine intelligence, brings you the latest in CyberArt advancements with AARON, the Cybernetic Artist.
Developed by Harold Cohen over a period of nearly thirty years, and productized by Kurzweil CyberArt Technologies, Inc., AARON is the first fine art screensaver to utilize artificial intelligence to continuously create original paintings on your PC.
With his continued commitment to human assistive technology, Raymond Kurzweil is proud to introduce this breakthrough screensaver.
www.kurzweilcyberart.com   (118 words)

 Machine Dreams - Interview - CIO Magazine Oct 15,2004   (Site not responding. Last check: )
That was also the case at Kurzweil's next school, MIT, where the young student skipped so many classes to work on inventions that his classmates nicknamed him The Phantom.
In order for Kurzweil's beliefs to be flawed, he would, in the first place, have to *have* beliefs to begin with.
Kurzweil, instead, looks at hard science, which means he's got facts.
www.cio.com /archive/101504/interview.html   (3423 words)

Kurzweil Europe will also be supporting Kurzweil at the upcoming Music Fair in Frankfurt am Main beginning of April.
Developed using Kurzweil's newest proprietary DSP technology, the 61 note VA1 is the ultimate high-performance analog modeling synth.
On October 15 the distribution of Kurzweil in Norway is being passed on to Team Kurzweil Europe ApS in Denmark.
www.kurzweil.dk /news.html   (1616 words)

 Kurzweil - Jazz Bulletin Board
Kurzweil has since won their inventory back in yet another legal victory.
Kurzweil (AND Music) has now regrouped, with many of the original employees that were so valuable to the company.
Kurzweil is also committed to finishing new products that were abruptly halted during the Samick debacle.
forums.allaboutjazz.com /showthread.php?t=8909   (570 words)

 Kurzweil Educational Systems List Serv - Assistive Technology Software for learning disabilities
If you are an existing or prospective Kurzweil Educational Systems customer, joining one of our e-mail User Groups could be of interest to you.
Please note that you will be receiving e-mail from other Kurzweil Educational Systems customers, employess, dealers and interested parties.
If you find that the number of emails gets to be too much, you can enroll in a digest version of the list that groups the e-mail messages and sends them at once each day.
www.kurzweiledu.com /support_listserv.asp   (187 words)

 Sonic State - News Kurzweil to Distribute KeySolutions Library, Hi quality volumes cover all the basses and pianos too
Kurzweil Music Systems is proud to distribute the KeySolutions Sample Library.
I got a call because the drummer left for the weekend and they wanted to make a change to the drum tracks that were already on tape.
Both GM and Kurzweil key mapping is included.
www.sonicstate.com /news/shownews.cfm?newsid=133   (858 words)

 Kurzweil 3000 Tutorial :: The College of New Jersey   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Most users will feel very comfortable with the system, as it is the same format used in most windows based program.
The page view of any document you are working on within Kurzweil 3000 can be adjusted for your preference.
When a web page is active, Kurzweil utilizes the same reading tools available in text or scanned documents to read the web.
www.tcnj.edu /~library/about/accessibility/kurzweil3000   (2431 words)

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