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Odyssey of Mind: The Natural Foundation of Artificial Intelligence

Odyssey of Mind: The Natural Foundation of Artificial Intelligence

  Wed 15 June 2016, 7 - 8:30pm
  Video on Vimeo

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Explore the naturalistic foundations of artificial intelligence in a live conversation with Dr. Eray Özkural, AI inventor and founder of Celestial Intellect Cybernetics, who is working on the path to develop and verify human-level general purpose AI by the year 2018.

Speaker: Dr. Eray Özkural - 2015 Winner, Kurzweil Prize for Best AGI Idea, in conversation with Jeff Nova

Location: Mechanics' Institute Library & Chess Room, 57 Post St., San Francisco, CA 94104

Eray is joined by Colorhythm CEO Jeff Nova in a dialogue about the nature of reality, how we know what is true, and the nature of consciousness, followed by a deep dive into Dr. Özkural's theoretical work in information theory and artificial intelligence. We end the evening with predictions on the future and the possibilities Eray would like to see emerge.

Dr. Özkural visits us from Istanbul, Turkey. He completed his PhD in Computer Science at Bilkent University in Ankara, with a dissertation on parallel data mining. His theoretical paper entitled "Ultimate Intelligence Part I: Physical Completeness and Objectivity of Induction" earned him the Kurzweil Prize for Best AGI Idea at the 8th Conference on Artificial General Intelligence in Berlin, Germany. Read more about Eray here.

Eray is the founder of Celestial Intellect Cybernetics (Gök Us Sibernetik Araștırma ve Geliștirme Ltd. Ști.) in Istanbul, a startup that makes a human-level AI platform with applications in data science, finance and robotics.


Dr. Eray Özkural
Dr. Eray Özkural

Artificial intelligence theorist and developer

Jeff Nova
Jeff Nova

CEO of Colorhythm, color science, image processing, computer vision