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Ben Goertzel

Cross-Disciplinary Scientist, Entrepreneur & Author on Artificial General Intelligence

Cross-Disciplinary Scientist, Entrepreneur & Author on Artificial General Intelligence

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Ben Goertzel Biography

Dr. Ben Goertzel is a cross-disciplinary scientist, entrepreneur, and author. Born in Brazil to American parents, in 2020 after a long stretch living in Hong Kong he relocated his primary base of operations to the rural Seattle area. He leads the SingularityNET Foundation, the OpenCog Foundation, and the AGI Society which runs the annual Artificial General Intelligence conference.

Dr. Goertzel also chairs the futurist nonprofit Humanity+, and serves as Chief Scientist of AI firms Singularity Studio, Rejuve, SingularityDAO and Xccelerando Media, all parts of the SingularityNET ecosystem. As Chief Scientist of robotics firm Hanson Robotics, he led the software team behind the Sophia robot; as Chief AI Scientist of Awakening Health he leads the team crafting the mind behind Sophia’s little sister Grace.

Dr. Goertzel’s research work encompasses multiple areas including artificial general intelligence, natural language processing, cognitive science, machine learning, computational finance, bioinformatics, virtual worlds, gaming, parapsychology, theoretical physics and more. He has published 25+ scientific books, over 150 technical papers, and numerous journalistic articles, and given talks at a vast number of events of all sorts around the globe.

Before entering the software industry Dr. Goertzel obtained his PhD in mathematics from Temple University in 1989, and served as a university faculty in several departments of mathematics, computer science and cognitive science, in the US, Australia, and New Zealand.

Dr. Goertzel is married to computational linguist Ruiting Lian, and has 5 children and one grandchild. Along with his technical and philosophical work he enjoys creating experimental fiction and music, and hiking, backpacking, kayaking, and other outdoor activities.

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Speaker profile last updated by AAE Talent Team on 06/22/2024.

Ben Goertzel Videos

  • Ben Goertzel - SNET, Ecosystem and Path to AGI
    Dr. Ben Goertzel shares his thoughts on where we are at the end of 2021, beginning of 2022 - how progress toward AGI looks in retrospect, and looking...
  • Dr. Ben Goertzel | Artificial General, Non-Human & Cosmist Intelligences
    Dr. Ben Goertzel discusses artificial general, non-human and cosmist intelligences with Ed Keller at The Overview Effect Lectures, which is a series...
  • Decentralized AI | Ben Goertzel | TEDxBerkeley
    Dr. Ben Goertzel is the CEO of the decentralized AI network SingularityNET, a blockchain-based AI platform company, and the Chief Scientist of Hanson...

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