Businessweek | Q&A with Kurzweil’s Ray Kurzweil

February 23, 1998

Source: Businessweek — Feb. 23, 1998 | Paul C. Judge

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Kurzweil Applied Intelligent Systems was founded in 1982, with the goal of creating a voice-activated word processor. The grail has been very large vocabulary, speaker independence, and continuous speech. One thing that makes it possible today is Moore’s Law. It’s only been in the last six months that we’ve had PCs that can support the processing requirements of continuous speech. The next step now is to integrate natural-language understanding with continuous speech dictation. [...]