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'''Eray Ozkural''' is a Turkish [[AI]] researcher, entrepreneur, transhumanist and musicianwho 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 [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 [[Solomonoff Induction]] and proposes a physical foundation for algorithmic information theory.
He is a contributor to [[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 is a strong [[atheistic transhumanism|atheist]] and former<ref>Facebook conversations, August 2016 - probably gone since ~start a founder of 2016<the [[AI Philosophy]] [https://groups.yahoo.com/neo/ref> cogroups/ai-philosophy/info mailing list] and [https://www.facebook.com/groups/ai.philosophy/ community] since the year 2000, an administrator of the large 200K strong [[Google+]] [https://plus.google.com/communities/116461000134682563789 Artificial Intelligence] community, and cofounded the [[Facebook]] group [[Scientific Transhumanism]].
Writings His writings include critique critiques of certain transhumanist initiatives including the [[2045 Initiative]], [[Humai]], the [[Lifeboat Foundation]], [[MIRI]] and [[Zoltan Istvan]].<ref>[https://examachine.net/blog/scams-and-frauds-in-the-transhumanist-community/ Scams and Frauds in the Transhumanist Community]</ref> On August 11, 2019, the [[Transhumanist_Party_(US)|U.S. Transhumanist Party]] issued an official statement condemning the behavior of Eray Ozkural for severely insulting members of the U.S. Transhumanist Party. The statement expressed that "The U.S. Transhumanist Party publicly condemns this behavior as unacceptable, lacking in civility, and not befitting of any human being, let alone one who has been engaged in higher learning for the majority of his life."<ref>[https://transhumanist-party.org/2019/08/12/statement-ozkural/ U.S. Transhumanist Party / Transhuman Party Statement Regarding Eray Ozkural]</ref>
== External links ==
* [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/ Bilket University Page], [http://www.cs.bilkent.edu.tr/~erayo/wml/syslog.html Bio]
* [https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bf6wsugV6uI 2012 interview] with [[Adam Ford]]
* Music - [httpshttp://myspacefacebook.com/malfunct/music/songs myspacearizanesil facebook.com/malfunctarizanesil], [httphttps://myspacefacebook.com/arizanesil myspacemalfunctor facebook.com/arizanesilmalfunct]
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