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IEET > Fellows > Ben Goertzel

Ben Goertzel

Ben Goertzel ( is founder and CEO of two computer science firms Novamente LLC ( and Biomind LLC (, and of the non-profit Artificial General Intelligence Research Institute ( He has served as a university faculty in several departments of mathematics, computer science and cognitive science, in the US, Australia and New Zealand.  He is author of two books focused on the future of technology and society Creating Internet Intelligence (Plenum, 2001) and The Path to Posthumanity (Academica, 2006). He serves as Director of Research for the Singularity Institute for AI.

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The Multiverse According
Ten Years To the Singularity If We Really Really Try: ... and other Essays on AGI and its Implicatio by Ben Goertzel (2014)

Between Ape and Artilect: Conversations with Pioneers of AGI and Other Transformative Technologies by Ben Goertzel ed. (2014)

The Transhumanist Reader: Classical and Contemporary Essays by eds. Max More and Natasha Vita-More (2013)

Artificial General Intelligence (Cognitive Technologies) by Ben Goertzel (Editor), Cassio Pennachin (Editor) (2007)


"Thiel Fellowships, Singularity University, and the value of good old-fashioned universities"   The Multiverse According to Ben  Dec 19, 2016

"Humans for Transparency in Artificial Intelligence"  Mar 17, 2016

"Report on Nigeria ICT Festival 2015"   Ethical Technology  Jan 19, 2016

"OpenAI - My Quick Thoughts"  Jan 18, 2016

"Getting Human-Like Values into Advanced OpenCog AGIs"   The Multiverse According to Ben   Dec 26, 2015

Recent Multimedia

YaNetu: AI Teaching Tablet for African Children—IndieGogo Campaign   2016-03-12

Transitioning to a Post-Employment, Post-Scarcity, Post-Money Economy   2015-12-26

IEET Fellow Ben Goertzel on the Transformative Potential of Intelligent Robotics   2015-12-18

Altered States of Consciousness through Technological Intervention   2015-11-06

What will the advent of advanced AI and robotics mean for humanity?   2015-10-27


Goertzel Launches Indiegogo to create AI Tablets for African Children (Mar 12, 2016)

Ben Goertzel Feature Article in WIRED (Jan 27, 2016)

Goertzel, Hughes, Prisco in Cosmist article by Harper’s Magazine (Dec 31, 2015)

Giulio Prisco and Micah Redding interviewed in Motherboard (Dec 20, 2015)

IEET’s Hughes, Cascio, Brin, Vita-More, and Goertzel at Humanity+ @San Francisco (Oct 11, 2012)

Past Appearances

Future of Mind symposium (The Center for Transformative Media, NYC - Jul 20, 2016)

Goertzel @ Exponential Future Symposium (Hong Kong - May 09, 2015)

Goertzel @ Artificial General Intelligence (AGI-13) (Beijing, China - Jul 31, 2013)

Goertzel and Vita-More @ Second International Global Future 2045 Congress (New York, NY - Jun 15, 2013)

Goertzel, Wicks @ 2013 Conference of the Mormon Transhumanist Association (Salt Lake City, UT - Apr 05, 2013)


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