Ben Goertzel

Ben Goertzel

Formal First Name
1966 - present

Ben Goertzel is a cross-disciplinary scientist, artificial intelligence researcher and author. Goertzel is the Founder, CEO, and Chief scientist of SingularityNET, the world's leading decentralized AI marketplace. He also serves as Chief scientist of AI firms Singularity Studio, Rejuve, SingularityDAO and Xccelerando Media, all parts of the SingularityNET ecosystem. In addition, he leads the OpenCog Foundation and AGI Society, which runs the annual artificial intelligence conference, and serves as Chair of the transhumanist organization, Humanity+. Goertzel is one of the world’s foremost experts in artificial general intelligence (AGI), a subfield of AI oriented toward creating thinking machines with general cognitive capability at the human level and beyond. His research spans multiple areas including AGI, natural language processing, cognitive science, machine, machine, machine, machine, machine learning, computational finance, bioinformatics, virtual worlds, gaming, parapsychology, theoretical physics, and more.

Professional Experience

Academic History



  • As Chief Scientist of robotics firm Hanson robotics, he led the software team behind the Sophia robot.

  • At Awakening Health, he leads the team crafting the mind behind Sophia’s little sister Grace.

  • Prior to entering the software industry, he served as a university faculty member in several departments of mathematics, computer science, and cog, and cog, and cog, and cog, and cog, and cog, and cog, and cog, and cog, and cog, and cog, and cognitive science, and cog, and cog, and cog, and cog, and cog, and cog, and cog, and cog, and cog, and cog, and cog in the US, Australia, and New Zealand.


  • Goertzel has been featured in various leading financial media outlets and publications.

  • He has been featured at Forbes, Cointelegraph, CoinDesk, and many others.

  • He has published 25+ scientific books, ~150 technical papers, and numerous journalistic articles.

  • He has appeared as a guest on Real Vision.