Ben Goertzel ( is founder and CEO of two computer science firms Novamente LLC ( and Biomind LLC (, and Chairman of the non-profit futurist organization Humanity+ ( He has served as a university faculty in several departments of mathematics, computer science and cognitive science, in the US, Australia and New Zealand; and now leads projects at Xiamen University in China, and Hong Kong Polytechnic University.

He is co-founder of the OpenCog project, lead organizer of the Artificial General Intelligence conference series, and has authored 100+ scientific papers, and a dozen scientific books, including two focused on the future of technology and society, Creating Internet Intelligence (Plenum, 2001) and The Path to Posthumanity (Academica, 2006).