My name is Douglas R Bard, I am among other things, Founder of ArtilectWorld.Com
I also have Artilect.Org.
Dr. Prof. Hugo de Garis and Ben Goertzel I consider Mentors and have influenced my life.
My principle goal is educate Humanity about the TIME when Machines attain Human Level
Intelligence. Both these Artificial Brain Builders ended up moving to China,
For lack of Monies to help them accomplish their goals.
I am also unable to find a sponsor to get the following message out, which is my Goal.
So I am looking for a sponsor from China or China itself to help me get this message out.
And I am willing to move and do this in China.
According to Dr. Hugo de Garis
“The issue of species dominance will dictate our global politics this century.I have dedicated my life to getting this message out.
Given the rate at which technologies are developing that enable “artilects”–artificial intellects–it is likely that humanity will be able to build artilects with mental capacities that are literally trillions upon trillions of times above the human level. Humanity will then have to choose whether to become the No. 2 species on the planet or not.”
De Garis originally studied theoretical physics, but he abandoned this field in favour of artificial intelligence. In 1992 he received his PhD from Université Libre de Bruxelles, Belgium. He worked as a researcher at ATR (Advanced Telecommunications Research institute international, 国際電気通信基礎技術研究所), Japan from 1994–2000, a researcher at Starlab, Brussels from 2000–2001, and associate professor of computer science at Utah State University from 2001–2006. Until his retirement in late 2010 he was a professor at Xiamen University, where he taught theoretical physics and computer science, and ran the Artificial Brain Lab.
Goertzel is the son of Ted Goertzel, a professor of sociology at Rutgers University. He left high school after the tenth grade to attend Bard College at Simon’s Rock, where he graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Quantitative Studies. Goertzel went on to obtain a Ph.D. in mathematics from Temple University in 1989. Before entering the software industry, he served as a university faculty in several departments of mathematics, computer science and cognitive science, including the University of Nevada, City University of New York, the University of Waikato, and the University of Western Australia. He spends most of his time at a residence in the New Territories of Hong Kong.
His research work encompasses artificial general intelligence, natural language processing, cognitive science, data mining, machine learning, computational finance, bioinformatics, virtual worlds and gaming and other areas. He has published a dozen scientific books, more than 100 technical papers, and numerous journalistic article