“Artificial intelligence will reach human levels by around 2029. Follow that out further to, say, 2045, we will have multiplied the intelligence, the human biological machine intelligence of our civilization a billion-fold.”

-Ray Kurzweil

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Dr. Ben Goertzel

goertzelGoertzel is a Chief Scientist of robotics firm Hanson Robotics and financial prediction firm Aidyia Holdings. Goerzel, who currently resides in Hong Kong, is researching “artificial general intelligence, natural language processing, cognitive science, data mining, machine learning, computational finance, bioinformatics, virtual worlds and gaming” (http://wp.goertzel.org/bio-2/). He has authored scientific books, technical papers, and journalistic articles with a current interest in artificial intelligence (AI) and its various applications.