Lev Grossman Photo courtesy of Sophie Gee.
The bold futurist and author of The New York Times best-seller The Singularity Is Near explores the limitless potential of reverse-engineering the human brain to create more intelligent machines.
Kurzweil invented the first optical character recognition (OCR) software for transforming the written word into data, the first print-to-speech software for the blind, the first text-to-speech synthesizer and many electronic instruments. He is the author of a new book, How to Create a Mind.
A book selling and signing will follow the event.
Lev Grossman is the author of the bestselling novels The Magicians, The Magician King and Codex. A well-known cultural commentator, he is the book critic for TIME magazine and has written for numerous other publications, including the New York Times, The Believer, The Wall Street Journal, The Village Voice, Salon and Wired. In 2011 Grossman won the John W. Campbell award for Best New Writer from the World Science Fiction Society. He is a graduate of Harvard and Yale and lives in Brooklyn with his wife and two daughters.
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