2001 Lemelson-MIT Award video

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.

Also see:
The Lemelson-MIT program
The Lemelson Foundation