RE: [JOIN] Stephen Reed

From: Stephen Reed (
Date: Tue May 21 2002 - 19:45:21 MDT

On Tue, 21 May 2002, Ben Goertzel wrote:

> I think that the key to getting on the gov't gravy train, for starters, will
> be to collaborate with someone who is already on it. After we've gotten
> started that way, we will have more credibility in terms of getting funding
> on our own.

A big break for Cycorp was the Darpa High Performance Knowledge Base
(HPKB) project in which Cycorp was a subcontractor to Teknowledge whom you
mention below. We leveraged our success with HPKB into a prime contract
for Rapid Knowledge Formation (RKF), in which Teknowledge is now a sub to
us. Grant proposal writing is well worth your time in my opinion.
> I know the CEO of Teknowledge and we may collaborate on some grant proposals
> for 2003. A Cyc collaboration could also be interesting, potentially.

Even if we are not teammates on some prime contract, Darpa projects
typically fund 10-20 participants so I would warmly welcome the
opportunity to collaborate in a sponsored project in which we are members
of different teams. In these efforts, each participant contributes their
particular strengths, integrating usually for periodic demonstrations.


Stephen L. Reed                  phone:  512.342.4036
Cycorp, Suite 100                  fax:  512.342.4040
3721 Executive Center Drive      email:
Austin, TX 78731                   web:
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