The Lemelson Foundation | 2001 Lemelson-MIT Award video
April 24, 2001
The Lemelson Foundation — April 24, 2001
On April 24, 2001, Raymond Kurzweil was awarded the prestigious Lemelson-MIT prize for invention and innovation. See the video retrospective of his career and his acceptance speech, with a surprise from Stevie Wonder.
The Lemelson Foundation | A futurist and pioneer of pattern recognition technologies, Raymond Kurzweil has enriched our society with inventions that improve the quality of life for disabled people, while also merging technology with the arts. Kurzweil, who invented the first reading machine for the blind, was awarded the $500,000 Lemelson-MIT Prize in 2001.