Dr. Ben Goertzel is CEO of AI software company Novamente LLC and bioinformatics company Biomind LLC, Director of Research of the Singularity Institute for Artificial Intelligence, natural language processing, cognitive science, data mining, machine learning, computational finance, bioinformatics, virtual worlds and gaming and other areas. As leader of the OpenCog project, Goertzel aims to build an open-source general artificial intelligence engine. In 2001, he founded Novamente LLC [Nova Mente for “new mind”] that supplies software products and services leveraging artificial general intelligence technology.