Board Of Directors

The highest decision-making body of Humanity+ is the Board of Directors. The Board consists of between four and seven Directors. New Directors are elected in votes by all Full Members of Humanity+

Ben Goertzel

Chair

Ben Goertzel, PhD, is CEO of AI software company Novamente LLC and bioinformatics company Biomind LLC; leader of the open-source OpenCog Artificial General Intelligence software project; Chief Technology Officer of biopharma firm Genescient Corp.; Director of Engineering of digital media firm Vzillion Inc.; Advisor to the Singularity University and Singularity Institute; Research Professor in the Fujian Key Lab for Brain-Like Intelligent Systems at Xiamen University, China; and general Chair of the Artificial General Intelligence conference series. His research work encompasses artificial general intelligence, natural language processing, cognitive science, data mining, machine learning, computational finance, bioinformatics, virtual worlds and gaming and other areas, He has published a dozen scientific books, over 100 technical papers, and numerous journalistic articles. Before entering the software industry he served as a university faculty in several departments of mathematics, computer science and cognitive science, in the US, Australia and New Zealand. He has three children and too many pets, and in his spare time enjoys creating avant-garde fiction and music, and the outdoors.

Jose Cordeiro

Vice Chair

José Luis Cordeiro, PhD, is a world citizen in our small planet in a big unknown universe. He was born in Latin America, from European parents, was educated in Europe and North America, and has worked extensively in Africa, Asia, Europe and the Americas. He has studied, visited and worked in over 130 countries in 5 continents. Mr. Cordeiro studied at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in Cambridge, USA, where he received his Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.) and Master of Science (M.Sc.). His thesis consisted of a dynamic modeling for NASA’s “Freedom” Space Station (the “International” Space Station of today). He started his doctoral degree at MIT, which he continued later in Tokyo, Japan, and finally received his PhD at Universidad Simón Bolívar (USB) in Caracas, Venezuela.

José Luis Cordeiro, PhD, is a world citizen in our small planet in a big unknown universe. He was born in Latin America, from European parents, was educated in Europe and North America, and has worked extensively in Africa, Asia, Europe and the Americas. He has studied, visited and worked in over 130 countries in 5 continents. Mr. Cordeiro studied at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in Cambridge, USA, where he received his Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.) and Master of Science (M.Sc.). His thesis consisted of a dynamic modeling for NASA’s “Freedom” Space Station (the “International” Space Station of today). He started his doctoral degree at MIT, which he continued later in Tokyo, Japan, and finally received his PhD at Universidad Simón Bolívar (USB) in Caracas, Venezuela.

Amy Li

Treasurer

Amy Li is Founder of Dance4Healing, an award winning social venture inspired by her personal stage IV cancer journey. Dance4Healing is an AI-powered live video platform empowering anyone access to creative arts therapy, and building healthy habits in a fun, and supportive way. It has won over 15 awards such as Stanford Medicine X Healthcare Design Award, Stanford Health++ Hackathon Intel Nervana AI Cluster Grand Prize, top 5 finalist for Pfizer’s global mBC Challenge, 2nd prize for Partners Connected Health Fit Mind Challenge sponsored by AARP. Amy is a UX, design and branding expert for global brands such as Yahoo, AT&T, VW and Sony. Her first iPhone App Have2P was independently reviewed and featured as “App of the Week” at New York Times, leading to a major media storm in over 50 publications, such as NBC, Yahoo! News, Gizmodo, Popsugar, praised as third on the list of ”11 Coolest App ever”. Resulted in millions of downloads within 4 weeks, and a successful cross-sale of a whole suite of AT&T R&D apps. Amy graduated from Singularity University, which is known for empowering future leaders to use technology to positively impact the world.

Gabriel Rothblatt

Gabriel Rothblatt earned a degree in Political Philosophy from the University of Vermont. Before joining MIO, LLC as a property manager in Melbourne, FL, Gabriel managed a restaurant franchise, and worked as an insurance broker. Gabriel knows from experience: what it means to work in today’s economy, and now he’s running to use that experience to fight for working families in Congress. From an early age Gabriel’s father and mother instilled in him the importance of justice and fairness. Gabriel’s father, Martine Rothblatt, is a lawyer, author, entrepreneur in Satellite Communications & Biotechnology and his mother, Bina Aspen, is a homemaker, and they currently reside in Satellite Beach, FL. Gabriel believes that working together toward common goals is the best way to solve problems. Gabriel is a trusted member of his community and will work hard for every person in the district. Once elected, Gabriel will work diligently on job creation, social security, immigration reform, healthcare benefits, and support for small businesses. Gabriel will fight for equality by promoting paycheck equality, women’s healthcare rights, and equality for the LGBT community. With close ties to his community and the experience to lead, Gabriel has the right skill-set to represent the citizens of the 8th district. Gabriel is not a politician. He’s a hardworking father and husband who knows how to solve problems and get results. Just what we need in Congress today.

Didier Coeurnelle

Didier Coeurnelle is vice-president and spokesperson of the Association Française Transhumaniste Technoprog. Technoprog aims to spread the themes and questions related to technologies that could extend and enhance the lives of individuals and of humankind. He was the main organizer of Transvision 2017 in Brussels.

Didier’s main interest in the transhumanist movement is longevity. For the last ten years, he has been co-chair of Heales (Healthy Life Extension Society), which publishes a monthly newsletter of information: La mort de la mort (The Death of the Death). He is also one of the main organizers of the Eurosymposium on Healthy Ageing, and co-organized the Longevity Film Competition.

Didier is a member of the board of the International Longevity Alliance, a lifelong member of Longecity, a donor to the SENS Foundation, one of the 300 Members of Methuselah Foundation, a member of the Advisory board of the Lifeboat Foundation and an author (and member of the Advisory board) for the Institute for Ethics and Emerging Technologies.

Didier has written two books (in French): Et si on arrêtait de vieillir ! : Réalité, enjeux et perspectives d’une vie en bonne santé beaucoup plus longue (2013) and so-authored Technoprog, le transhumanisme au service du progrès social (2016).

Paul Spiegel

 

Paul Spiegel is a thought leader, an international speaker and a longtime activist in the fields of longevity and transhumanism.  He is a board member of the Life Extension Advocacy Foundation  the American Longevity Alliance and Humanity+, and is a former board member of the International Longevity Alliance.  He is a legal advisor to the U.S. Transhumanist Party the Lifeboat Foundation and the Brain Preservation Foundation, he is a member of Health Extension and carboncopies.org and he provides legal counsel for many longevity-related and transhumanist enterprises.

Paul is an attorney specializing in longevity biomedicine and has counseled and consulted for the longevity community since 2006.  His San Francisco firm, Eclectic Law, provides general counsel services to startups and established companies in biotechnology, longevity medicine and other fields.  He is founder of Libertas Biomedical, LLC, which seeks friendly offshore venues for companies to promote longevity research and treatment with greater freedom than is allowed in the United States or the European Union.  As of October, 2019, he will serve the Republic of San Marino as Honorary Consul for California and three other Southwestern states.

Paul graduated from the University of California, Berkeley in 1979, from Berkeley Law School in 1983, attended Harvard Law School, the University of Paris, Sorbonne, International Christian University in Tokyo and speaks 5 languages, including English, French, Spanish and Italian. Trained in international business law, he worked on Wall Street, on Montgomery Street and in Tokyo before entering private practice in San Francisco.  Long an advocate of progressive ideas and legal causes, he has focused on longevity, transhumanism, regenerative medicine and the biology of aging.