Ben Goertzel – the future of AGI – Open Cog development in Asia

Via Scoop.itTracking the Future

Ben Goertzel speaks on Open Cog development, compares the vibe of AI development in Hong Kong to that of the dot com boom in the US.   OpenCog is an open-source software project aimed at directly confronting the AGI (Artificial General Intelligence) challenge, using mathematical and biological inspiration and professional software engineering techniques. The OpenCog Foundation is a non-profit organization, founded in 2011 as a formal entity to foster research, guide the development of the project, and encourage the adoption of the framework in universities and research centers around the world. http://opencog.org   Ben Goertzel is an American author and researcher in the field of artificial intelligence. He currently leads Novamente LLC, a privately held software company that attempts to develop a form of strong AI, which he calls “Artificial General Intelligence”. He is also the CEO of Biomind LLC, a company that markets a software product for the AI-supported analysis of biological microarray data; and he is an advisor to the Singularity Institute for Artificial Intelligence, and formerly its Director of Research. http://wp.goertzel.org/    
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