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A tour, background, product support, and contact.
June 1, 2022


— contents —

~ about | the Kurzweil Library

~ map of the collections
~ topics in the library

~ e-mails
~ address
~ team

~ the Kurzweil family of companies  |  CURRENT
~ the Kurzweil family of companies  |  HISTORIC

~ for education
for philanthropy

~ creative projects
~ film projects

~ bulletin on privacy

ABOUT | the Kurzweil Library

Tracking the acceleration of intelligence.

This library catalogs the advances in tech, science, and knowledge that are shaping tomorrow. Our website is published by Ray Kurzweil — the inventor, best-selling author, and futurist. And our collection explores themes from his landmark non-fiction books.

The idea of accelerating intelligence is from his writings.

the first definition is — steadily increasing our abilities, to craft our future.
the second definition is — the clock of civilization is speeding-up.

Today we’re able learn faster than ever before — and we have better, easier access to fundamentals + know-how. Swift changes are happening in society. Burgeoning opportunities for abundance promise to solve global problems — but we also have to manage more complex situations.

Sections of the library.

The Kurzweil Library is an ongoing digest — featuring hand-picked stories + resources. We follow progress in the science + tech landscape. This official website is also home to the permanent collections of writings + commentary by Ray Kurzweil.

We also present his lifetime of pioneering work in electronics + computer innovation. And we maintain his bibliography of books — and a full collection of Ray’s press + appearances. Plus historical tours of his inventions + celebrity collaborators.

Map of the collections.

  • the Kurzweil Library
  • books ~ by Ray Kurzweil
  • writings ~ by Ray Kurzweil
  • Ray Kurzweil ~ lifetime of innovation
  • Ray Kurzweil ~ press + appearances


TOPICS | in the library

We collect noteworthy: trends, breakthroughs, products, discoveries, resources, and projects about

  • the marketplace + innovation
  • the government + defense

  • the city of tomorrow
  • the community of tomorrow
  • the machines of tomorrow
  • good future

  • digital web + communication
  • digital arts + entertainment
  • digital lifestyle
  • digital education

  • tech-assisted medicine
  • tech-assisted exploration
  • tech-assisted manufacturing
  • tech-assisted finance
  • tech-assisted discovery science

  • design in the material world
  • design in the organic world

  • smart home
  • smart devices
  • smart mobility

— e-mails —

requests for the library

fan letters to Ray Kurzweil readers [ at ] KurzweilTech.com
permissions requests permissions [ at ] KurzweilTech.com

requests for Ray Kurzweil

interview requests interviews [ at ] Kurzweilai.net
writing requests writing [ at ] Kurzweilai.net
public speaking requests speaking [ at ] Kurzweilai.net

— address —

Kurzweil Technologies co.
935 Great Plain Avenue
no. 111
Needham, Massachusetts
02492 | United States

tele | 781.263.0000

— team —

  • Ray Kurzweil ~ publisher
  • Sarah Black ~ library editor
  • Nanda Barker-Hook ~ communications
  • Kamil Pelka ~ web tech
  • Ken Linde ~ web tech


the Kurzweil family of companies — CURRENT

— support for customers —

This lists provides help for products made by legacy companies founded by Ray Kurzweil.

1. |

Kurzweil Music co.
presented by Young Chang under Hyundai Development co.

product: digital keyboards
web: home ~ support

— historic achievement —

founded: circa 1980

The company Kurzweil Music Systems was co-founded by the legendary singer + song-writer Stevie Wonder + Ray Kurzweil. Today, It continues to makes state-of-the-art electronic music keyboards called synthesizers. The company created the world’s first digital keyboard that could accurately re-create the sounds of an acoustic grand piano. It’s famous with star musicians for its ability to emulate a full orchestra of instruments.

2. |

Transcend Longevity co.
presented by Ray + Terry’s

product: nutritional supplements
web: home ~ support

3. |

Kurzweil Education co.
presented by Cambium Learning grp.

product: educational software for disabilities
web: home ~ support

also see

Cambium Learning grp.

product: educational software for disabilities
web: home ~ support

4. |

Kurzweil + the National Federation of the Blind

product: text-to-speech app for smart-phone
web: home ~ app ~ support

award winner

the Golden Apple Award
presented by Apple Vis

the Kurzweil family of companies — HISTORIC

1. |

Blio co.
presented by Kurzweil + the National Federation of the Blind

product: e-reader software + e-book library
currently: in transition

2. |

Kurzweil Computer Technologies co.
presented by Microsoft

product: text-to-speech software
currently: integrated into products at Nuance

— historic achievement —

founded: circa 1980

The company Kurzweil Computer Technologies broke new ground in voice recognition with applications that enabled doctors to dictate medical reports. In the field of computer science, speech recognition is software that translates spoken language into text.

3. |

Kurzweil Applied Intelligence co.
presented by Microsoft

product: speech-to-text software
currently: integrated into products at Nuance

— historic achievement —

founded: circa 1980

The company Kurzweil Applied Intelligence created the 1st commercially marketed large-vocabulary speech recognition computer software system in 1987. The product was called Kurzweil Voice Report — it contained a 100,000 word vocabulary.

4. |

Financial Accelerating Transactions co.
presented by Kurzweil Adaptive Technologies

product: financial investment software service
currently: fund for select investors

5. |

the Medical Learning co.
presented by the American Board of Family Practice

product: continuing education for health care + a virtual patient simulator
currently: in transition


for education | the Singularity grp.

— about —

( updated description coming soon ) The Singularity group was founded in 2008 by Peter Diamandis MD + Ray Kurzweil.

web: home ~ channel
tag line: Own the future.

bio | Ray Kurzweil ~ co-founder
bio | Peter Diamandis MD ~ co-founder

for philanthropy | the Kurzweil Foundation

— about —

This foundation awards scholarships to people with blindness + low vision. It was created created + funded by Ray Kurzweil to continue his life-long support of the disabled community through innovation, advocacy, and financial aid.


— creative projects —

1. |

project: cyber art technologies — by Ray Kurzweil

tool: Two smart software programs that use AI to craft human-like pieces.
makes: digital art + poetry

2. |

project: Ramona the virtual girl — by Ray Kurzweil

creation: A digital rock star + clever chat-bot.
makes: a singing avatar + fun automated conversations

— film projects —

1. |

film title: the Singularity Is Near
deck: A true story about the future.
film-maker: by Ray Kurzweil
year: 2010

2. |

film title: Transcendent Man
deck: A documentary on the life + ideas of Ray Kurzweil.
film-maker: by Ptolemaic Productions
year: 2009

BULLETIN | on privacy

Dear readers,

Please be assured that our newsletter + website comply with the data protection + privacy act from the European Union — called the General Data Protection Regulation.

The data we collect for our newsletter subscription is: e-mail address. We never share your data — and we don’t sell our lists. We sometimes send readers notes about our projects, within the family of companies.

If you signed-up to get our newsletter, you agreed to receive our e-mails. But if you’d like to un-subscribe, please see instructions here.

Thanks for visiting.

library editor

— reference —

background from Wikipedia:

about ~ the European Union
about ~ the European Commission
about ~ the General Data Protection Regulation

note: the European Commission | data protection

— notes  —

US = United States
HDC = Hyundai Development co.

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