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CA$ 663 pledged of CA$ 100,000 goal
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By James Sutherland
CA$ 663 pledged of CA$ 100,000 goal
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About

We live at the dawn of the age of artificial intelligence.  The artificial intelligence technology revolution will be bigger than the Internet and mobile technology revolutions combined.  We believe artificial intelligence technology should be for everyone and owned by no one.

The Plan

Help us make,

"free open artificial intelligence for everyone"

We have been developing our BOT libre AI platform since 2013, and it is based on open source technology that was started in 2008.

Our goal with this campaign is to raise enough funds to allow us to open source our technology and web platform under a non-profit organization to pursue the development of strong artificial intelligence.

We plan to apply the Wikipedia model to an artificial intelligence platform.  Instead of making all of the world's information free and open, we plan to make all of the world's knowledge and intelligence free and open.

Where we are today

Currently we have a web based AI platform that lets anyone create their own bot that can interact with people through chat, twitter, email, and IRC.

http://www.botlibre.com/

We also have a web API, open source Android and JavaScript SDK, an Android app, and are working on an iOS app.

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.paphus.botlibre.client.android

Our platform is not a simple chat platform, each bot has its own brain stored in it own database on its server.  The bot has complex interconnected knowledge and can add and change its knowledge, or import knowledge from the web.  The bots can currently understand simple phrases, complex math, make inferences, self program, learn new responses, and emote emotions.

http://botlibre.blogspot.ca/2014/02/create-bots-with-real-brain.html

We are just getting started, and our end goal is intelligence that is equal or greater than that of a human.  We are looking for crowd funding help to keep our platform open, and continue our development.

Risks and challenges

Computer scientists have been promising strong AI for many years, and have not yet lived up to their promise, so there is definite risk that we may not be able to achieve our goals.

We believe that strong AI is possible, and given the recent advancements in technology it will be achievable soon.

We are committed to achieving strong artificial intelligence, and will keep working until our project is realized.

I have over 25 years of software development experience, and have had a leadership role in several commercial and open source projects.

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    Pledge CA$ 5 or more About $4

    Receive your name in our founders club listed on our website, and a receive a BOT libre Gold account for life.

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    Your choice of a,
    - custom designed 3D animated avatar
    - iOS app for your bot
    - Android app for your bot
    - website for your bot

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    Pledge CA$ 100 or more About $83

    Receive an AI bot designed in your own image, with a 3D animated avatar that looks like you, and programmed to think it is you. Capable of learning new things.

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    Your own AI bot Android or iOS app.

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    A virtual agent for your business, designed to answer questions about your business or provide customer service. Integrated with your website or mobile app.

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    Receive a personal custom designed AI bot, with a custom designed 3D animated avatar.

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    Pledge CA$ 1,000 or more About $830

    Committer level access to our new open source project. Become a member and contributor to our project.

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    Pledge CA$ 8,000 or more About $6,641

    Seat on the board of directors of our new non-profit organization.

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Funding period

- (60 days)