The highest decision-making body of Humanity+ is the Board of Directors. The Board consists of five Appointed Board Members and four Elected Board Members, together with a number of co-opted Board Members.
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.
José Cordeiro, Vice Chair
José Cordeiro, PhD, 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.) degrees in Mechanical Engineering, with a minor in Economics and Languages. His thesis consisted of a dynamic modeling for NASA's “Freedom” Space Station (International Space Station ). He later studied International Economics and Comparative Politics at Georgetown University, and then obtained his Masters of Business Administration (MBA) at the Institut Européen d’Administrationdes Affaires (INSEAD) in Fontainebleau, France, where he majored in Finance and Globalization. During his studies, Mr. Cordeiro worked with the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) in Vienna, Austria, and with the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) in Washington, DC, USA. 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. He is a lifetime member of the Sigma Xi (ΣΞ, Scientific Research) and Tau Beta Pi (ТΒΠ, Engineering) Honor Societies in North America, is also a honorary member of the Venezuelan Engineers College (CIV).
David Wood, Secretary
David Wood, Hon. DSc, has spent 25 years envisioning, architecting, designing, implementing, and avidly using smart mobile devices. He was co-founder of Symbian, the creator of the world's first successful smartphone operating system,and served on Symbian's leadership team from 1996-2009. Subsequently he was Chief Technology Officer (CTO) of Accenture Mobility, and now acts as independent consultant and writer. As chair of London Futurists, he has organized regular meetings in London since March 2008 on futurist, transhumanist, technoprogressive, and singularitarian topics. He was the author of the book, Smartphones and Beyond, which was published in 2014, and he was also the lead editor of Anticipating 2025 and Anticipating tomorrow's politics.
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 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.