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Ben Goertzel

Ben Goertzel

Keynote Speaker: Cross-Disciplinary Scientist, Entrepreneur & Author on Artificial General Intelligence

Ben Goertzel Biography

Dr. Ben Goertzel is a cross-disciplinary scientist, entrepreneur, and author. Born in Brazil to American parents, in 2020 after a long stretch living in Hong Kong he relocated his primary base of operations to the rural Seattle area. He leads the SingularityNET Foundation, the OpenCog Foundation, and the AGI Society which runs the annual Artificial General Intelligence conference.

Dr. Goertzel also chairs the futurist nonprofit Humanity+, and serves as Chief Scientist of AI firms Singularity Studio, Rejuve, SingularityDAO and Xccelerando Media, all parts of the SingularityNET ecosystem. As Chief Scientist of robotics firm Hanson Robotics, he led the software team behind the Sophia robot; as Chief AI Scientist of Awakening Health he leads the team crafting the mind behind Sophia’s little sister Grace.

Dr. Goertzel’s research work encompasses multiple areas including artificial general intelligence, natural language processing, cognitive science, machine learning, computational finance, bioinformatics, virtual worlds, gaming, parapsychology, theoretical physics and more. He has published 25+ scientific books, over 150 technical papers, and numerous journalistic articles, and given talks at a vast number of events of all sorts around the globe.

Before entering the software industry Dr. Goertzel obtained his PhD in mathematics from Temple University in 1989, and served as a university faculty in several departments of mathematics, computer science and cognitive science, in the US, Australia, and New Zealand.

Dr. Goertzel is married to computational linguist Ruiting Lian, and has 5 children and one grandchild. Along with his technical and philosophical work he enjoys creating experimental fiction and music, and hiking, backpacking, kayaking, and other outdoor activities.

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Ben Goertzel Videos

Ben Goertzel - SNET, Ecosystem and Path to AGI
Dr. Ben Goertzel | Artificial General, Non-Human & Cosmist Intelligences
Decentralized AI | Ben Goertzel | TEDxBerkeley

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Ben Goertzel is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics such as Technology, Computer Science, Data, Futurism, Robotics, Space, Earth Science, Physics, Research & Exploration, Environmental Science, Artificial Intelligence, Energy and Environment.

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Ben Goertzel generally travels from Seattle, WA, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances.

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Ben Goertzel is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics including Technology, Computer Science and Data. The estimated speaking fee range to book Ben Goertzel for live events is $10,000 - $20,000. Please contact us for virtual event fees. Ben Goertzel generally travels from Seattle, WA, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Yann LeCun, Babak Hodjat and Andrej Karpathy. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Ben Goertzel for an upcoming event.

Ben Goertzel Videos

Ben Goertzel - SNET, Ecosystem and Path to AGI
Dr. Ben Goertzel | Artificial General, Non-Human & Cosmist Intelligences
Decentralized AI | Ben Goertzel | TEDxBerkeley
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