In this video, Ben Goertzel talks a little about how he got into AGI research and about the research, itself. I first heard of Ben Goertzel about four years ago, right when I was first studying computer science and considering a career in AI programming. At the time, I was trying to imagine how you would build an emotionally intelligent machine. I really enjoyed hearing some of his ideas at the time and still do. Also at the time, I was listening to a lot of Tony Robbins so you could imagine, I came up with some pretty interesting theories on artificial intelligence and empathetic machines. Maybe if I get enough requests I’ll write a special post on some of those ideas. You just let me know if you’re interested.
Ben Goertzel talks about his early stages in thinking about AI, and two books : The Hidden Pattern, and Building Better Minds.
The interview was done in Melbourne Australia while Ben was down to speak at the Singularity Summit Australia 2011.
Interviewed, Filmed & Edited by Adam A. Ford