Advisory board
• John Perry Barlow
• Gordon Bell
• Maria Bezaitis
• Peter Cochrane
• Eric Haseltine
• Mike Hawley
Ken Hertz
• Krisztina Holly
• Alan Kay
• Len Kleinrock
Doug Lenat
Ellen Levy
• Bob Lucky
• Nicholas Negroponte
• David Reed
• Eben Upton

Dr. Doug Lenat, a prolific author and pioneer in artificial intelligence, focuses on applying large amounts of structured knowledge to information management tasks. As the head of Cycorp, Dr. Lenat leads groundbreaking research in software technologies, including the formalization of common sense, the semantic integration of—and efficient inference over—massive information sources, the use of explicit contexts to represent and reason with inconsistent knowledge, and the use of existing structured knowledge to guide and strengthen the results of automated information extraction from unstructured sources. Doug is applying these technologies commercially in the healthcare information and energy industries, and for the U.S. government in intelligence analysis and K-12 education. Previously, he was a professor in Stanford University's computer science department and the principal scientist at Microelectronics and Computer Technology Corporation. Doug was also one of the original fellows of the American Association for Artificial Intelligence. He serves on the Rule Interchange Format and OWL 1.1 working groups of the World Wide Web Consortium, and he is the recipient of the biannual International Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence Computers and Thought Award.

Doug Lenat
President and Founder
Cycorp

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