|Birth Day||February 12, 1948|
|Birth Place||New York|
|Age||72 YEARS OLD|
Futurist and philosopher who pioneered voice and speech recognition. He was the director of engineering at Google.
His childhood obsession with science fiction laid the foundation for the rest of his career.
He created the first commercially available speech-recognition instruments.
His Jewish parents escaped Nazi Austria just before the start of World War II.
He and Stevie Wonder became good friends after Wonder purchased one of his reading machines.