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San Francisco UNITED STATES Ray Kurzweil speaks on 'Singularity'... News PhotoCalifornia,Conference - Event,Finance,Machinery,Ray Kurzweil,San Francisco - California,Speech,Talking,Technology,USA,VerticalPhotographer GABRIEL BOUYSCollection: AFP 2007 AFPSan Francisco, UNITED STATES: Ray Kurzweil speaks on 'Singularity' during the RAS Conference 2007 in San Francisco, 07 February 2007. Kurzweil was the principal developer of the first CCD flat-bed scanner, the first omni-front 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. He has received thirteen honorary Doctorates and Honors from three US presidents. AFP PHOTO/GABRIEL BOUYS (Photo credit should read GABRIEL BOUYS/AFP/Getty Images)