Kurzweil Releases Reader For The Blind

In between evangelising about the Singularity and appearing in an unfeasable number of interviews and conferences, Ray Kurzweil likes to crank out the occasional innovative invention. His latest output is a device that can photo-scan text documents, and read them back to a blind user. Kurzweil has always had a soft-spot for reading machines, and this is the latest in a line of devices that started with his first washing-machine sized prototype back in 1981.