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Ben Goertzel (born December 8, 1966 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil), 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 Director of Research of the Singularity Institute for Artificial Intelligence.

Goertzel is the son of Ted Goertzel, a professor of sociology at Rutgers University. He obtained a Ph.D. in mathematics from Temple University in 1989, then taught mathematics, computer science and psychology at various universities, including the University of Nevada, City University of New York, the University of Waikato, and the University of Western Australia.

From 1997 until 2001 he headed Webmind Inc. (also known as Intelligenesis Corp.), a company that he had founded and that attempted to use artificial intelligence for the analysis of financial markets. This work was reviewed by the Wall Street Journal and The New York Times, explaining the approach as machine learning combined with natural language processing applied to textual information gathered from the internet, in order to predict business risk or to aid in making buying decisions.

He explained his approach to creating Artificial General Intelligence in a Google Tech talk in May 2007. He defines intelligence as the ability to detect patterns in the world and in the agent itself. He tries to create a "baby-like" artificial intelligence first, and then raise and train this agent in a simulated or virtual world such as Second Life to produce a more powerful intelligence. Knowledge is represented in a network whose nodes and links carry probabilistic truth values as well as "attention values", with the attention values resembling the weights in a neural network. Several algorithms operate on this network, the central one being a combination of a probabilistic inference engine and a custom version of evolutionary programming. He claims that this combination is able to avoid the combinatorial explosions that both these algorithms suffer from when exposed to large problems.

In an August 2008 audio interview, Goertzel stated that he is a founding member of the transhumanist Order of Cosmic Engineers and that he has signed up with Alcor to have his body frozen after his death, and that he expects to live essentially indefinitely barring some catastrophic accident. He also promoted the Singularity Institute's OpenCog project which aims to build an open source general artificial intelligence engine.

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Total Books: 19
Ten Years To the Singularity If We Really Really Try  and other Essays  on AGI and its Implications
Between Ape and Artilect Conversations with Pioneers of Artificial General Intelligence and Other Transformative Technologies
Engineering General Intelligence Part 1 A Path to Advanced AGI via Embodied Learning and Cognitive Synergy
Engineering General Intelligence Part 2 The CogPrime Architecture for Integrative Embodied AGI
Real-World Reasoning Toward Scalable Uncertain Spatiotemporal  Contextual and Causal Inference
2011 - Real-world Reasoning Toward Scalable Uncertain Spatiotemporal Contextual and Causal Inference [Atlantis Thinking Machines] (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9789491216107
ISBN-10: 9491216104
Genres: Business & Money, Computers & Technology
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Chaotic Logic Language Thought and Reality from the Perspective of Complex Systems Science
2010 - Chaotic Logic Language Thought and Reality From the Perspective of Complex Systems Science [IFSR International Series on Systems Science and Engineering] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781441932389
ISBN-10: 1441932380
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A Cosmist Manifesto Practical Philosophy for the Posthuman Age
2010 - A Cosmist Manifesto Practical Philosophy for the Posthuman Age (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780984609703
ISBN-10: 0984609709
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Edge of the Bleeding Abyss
2009 - Edge of the Bleeding Abyss (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780578020501
ISBN-10: 0578020505
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Probabilistic Logic Networks A Comprehensive Framework for Uncertain Inference
Echoes of the Great Farewell
2008 - Echoes of the Great Farewell (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780615185903
ISBN-10: 0615185908
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The Hidden Pattern A Patternist Philosophy of Mind
2006 - The Hidden Pattern a Patternist Philosophy of Mind (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781581129892
ISBN-10: 1581129890
Genre: Computers & Technology
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The Path to Posthumanity 21st Century Technology and Its Radical Implications for Mind Society and Reality
Creating Internet Intelligence Wild Computing Distributed Digital Consciousness and the Emerging Global Brain
2001 - Creating Internet Intelligence Wild Computing Distributed Digital Consciousness and the Emerging Global Brain [IFSR International Series on Systems Science and Engineering] (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780306467356
ISBN-10: 0306467356
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From Complexity to Creativity  Explorations in Evolutionary Autopoietic and Cognitive Dynamics
Linus Pauling A Life in Science and Politics
1996 - Linus Pauling a Life in Science and Politics (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780465006731
ISBN-10: 0465006736
Genre: Biographies & Memoirs
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Linus Pauling A Life in Science and Politics
1995 - Linus Pauling a Life in Science and Politics (Hardcover)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780465006724
ISBN-10: 0465006728
Genre: Biographies & Memoirs
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Chaotic Logic  Language Thought and Reality from the Perspective of Complex Systems Science
1994 - Chaotic Logic Language Thought and Reality From the Perspective of Complex Systems Science [Ifsr International Series on Systems Science and Engineering] (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780306446900
ISBN-10: 0306446901
Genres: Science & Math, Engineering & Transportation
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The Structure of Intelligence A New Mathematical Model of Mind
1993 - The Structure of Intelligence a New Mathematical Model of Mind [Recent Research in Psychology] (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780387940045
ISBN-10: 0387940049
Genres: Computers & Technology, Science & Math
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