Well, Valéry Giscard d'Estaing ,a former President of the French Republic, would be close to that. I'm not familiar with Japanese education system, but Tomiichi Murayama seems to have an engineering degree too. . .
I found it interesting that he mentions speech recognition as the general problem of the day. I myself am working on sound recognition technology (as I think that the current open source project is designed the wrong way), but I see it as more of an interface tool than anything else. Its more or less because my hands start hurting after I type for a while.
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