Ben Goertzel

Believer in benevolent #AGI, #transhumanism & unknown realities. CEO @singularity_net, Chairman @opencog & @HumanityPlus, founder @iCog_Labs

Dr. Goertzel is one of the world’s foremost experts in Artificial General Intelligence, a subfield of AI oriented toward creating thinking machines with general cognitive capability at the human level and beyond. He has decades of expertise applying AI to practical problems in areas ranging from natural language processing and data mining to robotics, video gaming, national security, and bioinformatics.

Dr. Goertzel has published 20 scientific books and 140+ scientific research papers and is the leading architect and designer of the OpenCog system and associated design for human-level general intelligence. Together with Cassio Pennachin, dr. Goertzel co-authored “Artificial General Intelligence,” published in 2002 by Springer Publishing. He is also the chair of the Artificial General Intelligence (AGI) conference series, advisor to Singularity University and former Director of Research of the Machine Intelligence Research Institute (formerly the Singularity Institute). He also served as Chief Scientist Officer for Hanson Robotics until early 2019.

His recent appearance on the Joe Rogan Experience podcast scored over 2 million views on Youtube and the wide-ranging discussion continues to be viewed, shared and referenced today.