[sl4] OpenCog Prime wikibook and roadmap posted (moderately detailed design for an OpenCog-based thinking machine)

From: Ben Goertzel (ben@goertzel.org)
Date: Wed Jul 30 2008 - 20:12:45 MDT

Hi all,

I just sent the following email to the OpenCog email list (

To avoid replicated discussion, I'd like to do any serious, detail
scientific/technical discussion of OpenCog Prime on the OpenCog email list.

So if you want to talk about OpenCogPrime in detail, please sign up for that
list and let's chat there...

I'm fine to do more general discussions on this list though.


---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: Ben Goertzel <ben@goertzel.org>
Date: Wed, Jul 30, 2008 at 10:11 PM
Subject: OpenCog Prime wikibook and roadmap posted (moderately detailed
design for an OpenCog-based thinking machine)
To: opencog@googlegroups.com

Hi all,

With some help from Dave Hart and Bruce Klein, I've posted some material
online that I believe will be of interest to many of you ...
all linked from


The biggie ... at


you will find a 250-printed-page Wikibook giving a fairly thorough
description of an AGI design called OpenCog Prime.

This AGI design is a sister design of the Novamente Cognition Engine --
there are some differences, but there are a lot more

My hypothesis is that, if we implement, test and teach this design, then we
will have a human-level thinking machine, and
ultimately more than that.

It's a complicated design and to avoid me having to deal with a lot of naive
questions, I'd prefer if folks would read the
whole wikibook carefully before asking stuff. Informed discussion, of
course, is very welcome. Although, I will be a bit
distracted this Friday and Saturday due to being out of town at my
grandfather's funeral ;-((

Following up on the OpenCog Prime wikibook, I've also posted an OpenCogPrime
Roadmap at


This document basically outlines a series of steps that will lead to
complete implementation of OpenCog Prime. Some thought
has gone into the ordering of the tasks.

It was a big decision for me to open up this design, but at this point I'm
optimistic it will pay off. Together we can
build a real AI ;-)


Ben Goertzel, PhD
CEO, Novamente LLC and Biomind LLC
Director of Research, SIAI
"Nothing will ever be attempted if all possible objections must be first
overcome " - Dr Samuel Johnson

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