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Ray Kurzweil will receive the 2015 Technical Grammy Award for his lifetime of work in the field of music technology.
One of his primary inventions paved the way for re-creating acoustic instruments with electronic equivalents.
The Technical Grammy Award is a Special Merit Award presented by vote of the National Academy of Recording Arts & Sciences Trustees, for contributions of outstanding technical significance to the recording field.
Grammy Foundation | Technical Grammy Award recipient Ray Kurzweil
Ray Kurzweil is a best selling author, futurist, computer scientist and inventor. He is a current director of engineering at Google. Kurzweil is credited as the principal innovator of omni-font optical character recognition, text to speech synthesis and speech recognition technology.
He founded Kurzweil Music Systems in 1982 and in 1984 introduced the Kurzweil K250, the first computer based instrument that could realistically re-create the musical response of a grand piano and other orchestra instruments.