No OpenCog GSoC this summer..

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Ben Goertzel

Mar 18, 2010, 2:44:36 PM3/18/10
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Oops... it looks like we were not chosen for GSoC this time around

I'm rather surprised that we got demoted from having *so many*
students allocated to us, to having *none* ... especially since we had
a number of quite successful projects last summer!!

I'll see if I can find out more about the reasons; but I have no
reason to believe the decision can be changed ;( ...

Of course, OpenCog will continue toward superhuman AI and all that ...
but still, this is a bit of a disappointment...

-- Ben

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From: <>
Date: Thu, Mar 18, 2010 at 2:33 PM
Subject: Thank you for your application

Hi Ben Goertzel,

Thank you for submitting "OpenCog sponsored by the Singularity
Institute for Artificial Intelligence " organization application to
Google Summer of Code 2010. Unfortunately, we were unable to accept
your organization's application at this time. We received many more
applications for the program than we are able to accommodate, and we
would encourage you to reapply for future instances of the program.

Best regards,
Google Open Source Programs

Ben Goertzel, PhD
CEO, Novamente LLC and Biomind LLC
Director of Applied Research, Singularity Institute for AI
Chairman, Humanity+
External Research Professor, Xiamen University, China

"Every society honors its live conformists and its dead
troublemakers." -- Mignon McLaughlin

Joel Pitt

Mar 18, 2010, 5:37:53 PM3/18/10
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It's a shame - we've had some promising students getting involved recently!

I hope they choose to continue working with us when and where they
can. Although if they are looking to join other organisations for
GSoC, then I also wish them best of luck with their applications.

Maybe next year...

Joel Pitt, PhD |
OpenCog Developer |
Board member, Humanity+ |
+64 21 101 7308

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