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Benjamin Goertzel
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Attended Temple University
Lives in Tai Po, Hong Kong
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The great transpersonal psychologist Stan Grof – a key founder of LSD psychotherapy, among other achievements – wrote a lot about “knots” – the binds and tangles that make up so much of our everyday human minds. I first enc...
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Don't know from immemorial times , every time that any sort of though about the "I" on the body surround as a silent sound and/or noises on the wind ... Everything becomes existent by itself without that thing of the "I" ... without judgement and/or recurrence on space-time , just the experience as the experience is without a second interpretation ... all the things related to the human emotional states seems like the noises from the earth observed from the Sun ...  
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The higher circuits of Timothy Leary's eight circuit model of consciousness appear to map to aspects of Ben's Eurycosm.
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+Benjamin Goertzel thanks! I'll have a look.
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Tell him Happy New Year and I, for one, welcome our flowery overlords
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What does Google’s tensorflow mean for AI?
Google’s release of their tensorflow machine learning library has attracted a lot of attention recently.   Like everyone else in the field I’ve felt moved to take a look. ( Microsoft's recent release of an open source distributed machine learning toolkit is...
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The framing of the two cultures in terms of myth and logic and Jung's archetypes is certainly interesting. I hope we won't have to go through an intellectual inquisition to allow logos to flourish without interruption.

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Transparent AGI: Benefits and Risks
A recent article by Bill Hibbard, myself and other colleagues on the value of openness in
AI development (linked to a petition in favor of transparent AI development and deployment) has, predictably, gotten a bunch of comments from
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This is true as long as those working on open source stick to the open source rules. For something as momentous as this a bad actor would not.
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Speculations Regarding Value Systems for Hypothetical Powerful OpenCog AGIs
In a recent blog post , I have proposed two general
theses regarding the future value systems of human-level and transhuman AGI
systems: the Value Learning Thesis (VLT) and Value Evolution Thesis (VET).    This post pursues the same train of thought
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I think human values are dangerous, TBH.
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(Interesting but Limited) Progress in Neural Net Based Language Learning
A team of UK-based researchers has published an interesting paper on language learning & reasoning using neural networks.   There has also been a  somewhat sensationalist media articl e describing the work. I was especially familiar with one of the authors,...
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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
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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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