An Update

Time that we post a status update!

OpenCog has been a little more quiet than usual over the last couple of months. The developers list is still sporadically active, but some of the main developers are having to spend time on other work related projects meaning less AGI-driven focus (want to change that? donate here). We’re following several options for establishing further funding for the end of 2009 and through 2010, but we’ll see how that goes.

Instead of writing a long summary post, I’ll just give some bullet points:

  • Dr. Ben Goertzel spoke on building beneficial AGI at the Singularity Summit last month (video here).
  • Cassio Pennachin and Dr. Joel Pitt attended the GSoC Mentor’s Summit at the Googleplex in Mountain View, which led to meeting FOSS developers from around the word. This also allowed them to meet up with Moshe Looks (MOSES and PLOP author) for dinner and discussions around AGI with a foray into Newcomb’s Paradox.
  • Dr. Linas Vepstas released RelEx 1.2.1, an affiliate OpenCog project, along with the related project/dependency Link-grammer 4.6.5
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I’m sure there are other items of note, so to the other contributors reading this, please feel free to comment and I’ll update this post 😉

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