Webmind Inc. goes bankrupt; help sought creating successor firm continuing "real AI" development

From: Ben Goertzel (ben@webmind.com)
Date: Sun Apr 15 2001 - 12:27:12 MDT

Greetings Extropian Beings...

It's been a while. I was briefly subscribed to this list a couple years
ago, an interval during which I managed to irritate a number of you by
arguing for the compatibility of transhumanism and democratic socialism...

Well, I've been spending the last few years, not thinking about social
theory, but building a thinking machine. We're about 3/4 done, but we've
run out of money. We're trying to get more!

A fuller version of the "Webmind Inc." story may be found at


I know that this list is not supposed to be used for solicitations of
business. But, this is not really a solicitation of business, it's a
solicitation of group creative problem-solving. Also, I think some of the
lessons I've learned in working on Webmind Inc. and the Webmind AI Engine
for the last 3 years may be of some value to some of you folks, who are
trying in your own ways to work toward grand transhuman visions, in this
conservative, rarely forward-looking world...


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