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Arnold Smith

Educated at Harvard and Sussex universities, Arnold Smith spent several decades in computer science and artificial intelligence research, as well as a brief spell working on complex self-organizing systems. He was associate director of SRI International’s Cambridge Research Centre in England for six years, a senior scientist at the National Research Council of Canada for ten years, and for a couple of years associate director at the Pari Center for New Learning.

In parallel with his work in computer and cognitive science, he was for many years a student of Zen and Tibetan Buddhism, pursued some studies in shamanism, and in addition gained some familiarity with spiritual traditions from other parts of the world. Since 2004 he has been officially retired while continuing to explore the world, both inner and outer. He currently lives in Montreal, close to two of his children and two of his four grandchildren.