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'''Eray Ozkural''' is a Turkish [[Special:MyLanguage/AI|AI]] researcher, philosopher, entrepreneur, transhumanist and musician who received his PhD in Computer Engineering from Bilkent University, Ankara. He publishes regularly in the fields of [[Special:MyLanguage/AGI|AGI]] and data mining. Some of his publications may be found on [https://scholar.google.com/citations?user=r_-Vi64AAAAJ Google Scholar] and [http://dblp.uni-trier.de/pers/hd/=/=Ouml=zkural:Eray DBLP]. He is the recipient of the 2015 [http://agi-conf.org/2015/prizes/ Kurzweil Prize for Best AGI Idea] for his theoretical work that proves the physical completeness of [[Special:MyLanguage/Solomonoff Induction|Solomonoff Induction]] and proposes a physical foundation for algorithmic information theory.
 
'''Eray Ozkural''' is a Turkish [[Special:MyLanguage/AI|AI]] researcher, philosopher, entrepreneur, transhumanist and musician who received his PhD in Computer Engineering from Bilkent University, Ankara. He publishes regularly in the fields of [[Special:MyLanguage/AGI|AGI]] and data mining. Some of his publications may be found on [https://scholar.google.com/citations?user=r_-Vi64AAAAJ Google Scholar] and [http://dblp.uni-trier.de/pers/hd/=/=Ouml=zkural:Eray DBLP]. He is the recipient of the 2015 [http://agi-conf.org/2015/prizes/ Kurzweil Prize for Best AGI Idea] for his theoretical work that proves the physical completeness of [[Special:MyLanguage/Solomonoff Induction|Solomonoff Induction]] and proposes a physical foundation for algorithmic information theory.
  
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He was a contributor to [[Special:MyLanguage/H+ Magazine|H+ Magazine]], where his essays may be found [https://www.google.com/search?q=h%2B+magazine+eray+ozkural&ie=utf-8&oe=utf-8&gws_rd=cr&ei=7oVyWJHPGYH1apjFlPAP here]. He publishes articles on philosophy of AI, including AI ethics, and proposes a new form of physicalism he calls "strong physicalism", and has written articles that refute any variation of intelligent design.
 
He was a contributor to [[Special:MyLanguage/H+ Magazine|H+ Magazine]], where his essays may be found [https://www.google.com/search?q=h%2B+magazine+eray+ozkural&ie=utf-8&oe=utf-8&gws_rd=cr&ei=7oVyWJHPGYH1apjFlPAP here]. He publishes articles on philosophy of AI, including AI ethics, and proposes a new form of physicalism he calls "strong physicalism", and has written articles that refute any variation of intelligent design.
  
  
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He is a founder of the [[Special:MyLanguage/AI Philosophy|AI Philosophy]] [https://groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/ai-philosophy/info mailing list] and [https://www.facebook.com/groups/ai.philosophy/ community] since the year 2000 (which is one of the earliest transhumanism related online communities), and cofounded the [[Special:MyLanguage/Facebook|Facebook]] group [[Special:MyLanguage/Scientific Transhumanism|Scientific Transhumanism]] which he later parted ways with due to political disagreements with other admins.  
 
He is a founder of the [[Special:MyLanguage/AI Philosophy|AI Philosophy]] [https://groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/ai-philosophy/info mailing list] and [https://www.facebook.com/groups/ai.philosophy/ community] since the year 2000 (which is one of the earliest transhumanism related online communities), and cofounded the [[Special:MyLanguage/Facebook|Facebook]] group [[Special:MyLanguage/Scientific Transhumanism|Scientific Transhumanism]] which he later parted ways with due to political disagreements with other admins.  
  
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His writings include critiques of transhumanist initiatives including the [[Special:MyLanguage/2045 Initiative|2045 Initiative]], [[Special:MyLanguage/Humai|Humai]], the [[Special:MyLanguage/Lifeboat Foundation|Lifeboat Foundation]], [[Special:MyLanguage/MIRI|MIRI]] and [[Special:MyLanguage/Zoltan Istvan|Zoltan Istvan]].<ref>[https://examachine.net/blog/scams-and-frauds-in-the-transhumanist-community/ Scams and Frauds in the Transhumanist Community]</ref>
 
His writings include critiques of transhumanist initiatives including the [[Special:MyLanguage/2045 Initiative|2045 Initiative]], [[Special:MyLanguage/Humai|Humai]], the [[Special:MyLanguage/Lifeboat Foundation|Lifeboat Foundation]], [[Special:MyLanguage/MIRI|MIRI]] and [[Special:MyLanguage/Zoltan Istvan|Zoltan Istvan]].<ref>[https://examachine.net/blog/scams-and-frauds-in-the-transhumanist-community/ Scams and Frauds in the Transhumanist Community]</ref>
  
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Eray Ozkural is the founder of [[Special:MyLanguage/Transhuman Foundation|Transhuman Foundation]], together with Jason Wright and [[Special:MyLanguage/Ben Zion|Ben Zion]], which aims an equitable and charitable future based on secular humanism and progressive politics. He has ongoing disputes with the [[Special:MyLanguage/U.S. Transhumanist Party|U.S. Transhumanist Party]] over politics and communication style.<ref>https://transhumanist-party.org/2019/08/12/statement-ozkural/</ref>
 
Eray Ozkural is the founder of [[Special:MyLanguage/Transhuman Foundation|Transhuman Foundation]], together with Jason Wright and [[Special:MyLanguage/Ben Zion|Ben Zion]], which aims an equitable and charitable future based on secular humanism and progressive politics. He has ongoing disputes with the [[Special:MyLanguage/U.S. Transhumanist Party|U.S. Transhumanist Party]] over politics and communication style.<ref>https://transhumanist-party.org/2019/08/12/statement-ozkural/</ref>
  
  
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* [http://log.examachine.net log.examachine.net] - personal site. His biography may be found here: [https://examachine.net/blog/about/ About Eray].
 
* [http://log.examachine.net log.examachine.net] - personal site. His biography may be found here: [https://examachine.net/blog/about/ About Eray].
 
* [http://www.cs.bilkent.edu.tr/~erayo/ Bilkent University Page], [http://www.cs.bilkent.edu.tr/~erayo/wml/syslog.html Bio]
 
* [http://www.cs.bilkent.edu.tr/~erayo/ Bilkent University Page], [http://www.cs.bilkent.edu.tr/~erayo/wml/syslog.html Bio]
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Eray Ozkural is a Turkish AI researcher, philosopher, entrepreneur, transhumanist and musician who received his PhD in Computer Engineering from Bilkent University, Ankara. He publishes regularly in the fields of AGI and data mining. Some of his publications may be found on Google Scholar and DBLP. He is the recipient of the 2015 Kurzweil Prize for Best AGI Idea for his theoretical work that proves the physical completeness of Solomonoff Induction and proposes a physical foundation for algorithmic information theory.

He was a contributor to H+ Magazine, where his essays may be found here. He publishes articles on philosophy of AI, including AI ethics, and proposes a new form of physicalism he calls "strong physicalism", and has written articles that refute any variation of intelligent design.


Online activities

He is a founder of the AI Philosophy mailing list and community since the year 2000 (which is one of the earliest transhumanism related online communities), and cofounded the Facebook group Scientific Transhumanism which he later parted ways with due to political disagreements with other admins.

His writings include critiques of transhumanist initiatives including the 2045 Initiative, Humai, the Lifeboat Foundation, MIRI and Zoltan Istvan.[1]

Eray Ozkural is the founder of Transhuman Foundation, together with Jason Wright and Ben Zion, which aims an equitable and charitable future based on secular humanism and progressive politics. He has ongoing disputes with the U.S. Transhumanist Party over politics and communication style.[2]


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