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Benjamin Goertzel
Works at AGI Society
Attended Temple University
Lives in Tai Po, Hong Kong
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Lessons from Deep Mind & Vicarious
Recently we've seen a bunch of Silicon Valley money going into "deep learning" oriented AI startups -- an exciting trend for everyone in the AI field.  Even for those of us who don't particularly aspire to join the Silicon Valley crowd, the symbolic value o...
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Hawking's new thoughts on information & chaos & black hole physics...
Interesting new paper by Stephen Hawking, though I only half-understand it... (ok maybe 2/3 ...) http://arxiv.org/pdf/1401.5761v1.pdf Basically: He is discussing a certain case [stuff happening inside a black hole] where general relativity says something is...
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+Denis Pingin Believe it or not, he's probably considering binding... or something similar to it. 
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404 :(
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Very seasonal.
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you lost me at opencog.  sounds implausible 
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Why Humans Are So Screwy
Aha!!! ... Last night I had the amusing and satisfying feeling that I was finally grokking the crux of the reason why we humans are so screwy -- I never saw it quite so clearly before! Here's the upshot: A big factor making human beings so innerly complicat...
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2 out of 1, woman out of man, rebellious lucifer
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lmao, that's awesome.. my dog is hearing this and tilting her head to the side
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It is unfortunate, but not terribly surprising, that this kind of distinction still needs to be repeated over and over again.  General intelligence - the ability to achieve a variety of complex goals in a variety of complex environments, including goals and environments not foreseen in advance by the creators of the intelligent system -- is a whole different kettle of fish than engineering a specialized intelligent system for a specific purpose.

Ben, you're absolutely correct.  On this front in particular, Academia has lost its way.  Thousands of folks have been granted Phd's for conducting one-off domain demonstrations and wrapping them up in a historically redundant tome.   It has devalued the once dignified human pursuit of true knowledge creation which underpinned the doctoral path.
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Have them in circles
1,109 people
Work
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  • AGI Society
    Chairman, present
  • OpenCog Foundation
    Chairman, present
  • Humanity+
    Director, present
  • Biomind LLC
    Chairman, present
  • Novamente LLC
    Chairman, present
  • Aidyia Holdings
    Chief Scientist, present
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Tai Po, Hong Kong
Previously
Rockville, Maryland
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Cross-disciplinary scientist, entrepreneur and author; pre-transhuman; would-be immortal
Bragging rights
Created the first superhuman AGI in 2023
Education
  • Temple University
    PhD Mathematics, 1989
  • Simon's Rock College of Bard
    BA Quantitative Studies, 1985
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December 8
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