“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


“Facebook is at the forefront. It’s the company that can fundamentally change the way information is being exchanged and processed. It can be the basis for artificial intelligence to develop over time.”

Yuri Milner


“By far, the greatest danger of Artificial Intelligence is that people conclude too early that they understand it.”

-Eliezer Yudkowsky



“What gunpowder did for the war

the printing press has done for the mind.”

-Wendell Phillips


“This guy is trying to sell you a robot–but he’s the robot!”



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.


Johann Pachelbel (1653-1706)


Pachelbel was a German composer well known for his musical works played on the organ. One of his most famous compositions is Canon in D, a piece performed with three violins and basso continuo, which gained popularity in the late 1960s and became a common song for weddings.