The Open Cognition Project

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We're creating an open source framework for Artificial General Intelligence, intended to one day express general intelligence at the human level and beyond.

That is:

We're undertaking a serious effort to build a thinking machine.

We've developed a detailed plan, possess the ability to execute it, and we're proceeding with the hard work step-by-step.

As compared to most academic and industry AI research, the OpenCog project has a very different focus. We are not centrally concerned with building more accurate classification algorithms, or more efficient computer vision systems, or better language processing or information retrieval algorithms, etc. Neither are we centrally concerned with building a program that performs only one specific task like play chess, diagnose diseases, answer trivia questions, or drive a car. We are concerned with generic intelligence and the inter-related cognitive processes it entails.

OpenCog is a moderate-sized and active project with:

  • a team in Hong Kong working on intelligent game characters, connecting OpenCog to robots, and on natural language dialogue
  • a new lab in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, with a team applying OpenCog to commercial projects and also doing some R&D
  • developers in the Americas, Europe, Asia, Africa, the Middle East, and Australasia, working for various employers and applying OpenCog on commercial and government projects
  • many fantastic volunteer developers

Our vision is a huge one and we are eagerly recruiting new developers!

OpenCog & OpenCog Prime

OpenCog has two overlapping aspects:

  • creation of a generic framework for advanced AI and AGI work
  • implementation of a specific AGI design, within the OpenCog framework

See also About OpenCog and the OpenCog Prime long-term roadmap.

OpenCog Foundation

The OpenCog Foundation exists to foster OpenCog research and development.

The OpenCog Foundation accepts tax-deductible donations to support OpenCog AGI development.



Web-based sources of news about the OpenCog project:

  • OpenCog Brainwave Blog, an occasional blog by OpenCog contributors describing their in-process or completed technical work
  • OpenCog Foundation News, a feed of occasional news items from the OpenCog Foundation organizational website

For more frequent updates and technical discussions, try the OpenCog List

Technical & Scientific Info


Very rough, incomplete beginnings of a New OpenCog Wiki Organization