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Charles J. Simon

BSEE, MSCS

Founder—Background

Charles J. Simon, BSEE, MSCS, nationally-recognized entrepreneur, software developer and manager. With a broad management and technical expertise and degrees in both Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences Mr. Simon has many years of computer experience in industry including pioneering work in AI and CAD (two generations of CAD).

Originally from San Francisco, CA, Mr. Simon has co-founded three other pioneering technology companies as president and VP of Engineering.

His technical experience includes the creation of two unique Artificial Intelligence systems along with software for successful neurological test equipment. Combining AI development with biomedical nerve signal testing gives him the singular insight.

Mr. Simon is also an active and entertaining speaker — see the Software and Publications Summaries for topics.

Memberships: Scientific: IEEE, AAAI, and AAAS; High-IQ: TripelNine Society, Intertel, and Mensa.

Software Summary

Was sole developer or participated with a team on diverse software projects:
  • “The Brain Simulator II” functional AGI development software (Test version available NOW).
  • 3 generation of: “Vectron Printed Circuit CAD” Vectron Graphic Systems, 1978-1984.
  • “The BRAIN Simulator: Tutorial Software for neural Circuit Design” Neural Network Laboratory, 1988.
  • “3-D ComputerScape” (3-D graphics software library) Abbot, Foster & Hauserman, 1990.
  • “3-D MiniCAD for MS-DOS” Abbot, Foster & Hauserman, 1990, 1991.
  • “3-D MiniCAD for Windows” Abbot, Foster & Hauserman, 1992.
  • “Presonafile Resume Processing” Personafile Inc.,1993.
  • “Continuum: Software for Enterprise CAD” Bentley Systems, 1996.
  • "Synthetic Intelligence" Synthigence Corp., 2007.
  • "Cynthia Voice-activated Intercom" Synthigence Corp., 2008.
  • "Passport to Discovery: Museum Interactive System", Mobius Science Center, 2011.
  • "Flying Media: Museum Interactive System", Northwest Museum of Arts and Culture, 2013.

Publications Summary

  • BookWill Computers Revolt? Preparing for the Future of Artificial Intelligence, 2018, 239 pp.
  • BookThe Computer Aided Design of Printed Circuits, Abbot, Foster & Hauserman Co., San Francisco, 1987, 357 pp.
  • BookQuickstart Circumnavigation Guide, World Sailing Guru, Annapolis, MD, 2016, 187-pp.
  • Book Section—“Computer Aided Design and Design Automation” in Clark's Handbook of Printed Circuit Manufacturing, Van Nostrand Reinhold, New York, 1985.
  • “Will Computers Revolt?”, Technical Forecasting & Social Change, 2019.
  • “The Top 10 Things To Expect From A Future With Artificial General Intelligence (AGI)”, CEOWorld Magazine, Dec 3, 2018.
  • “CAD and DA Systems for PC Artwork: A Timesharing Approach”, Proceedings, International Printed Circuits Conference, New York, June 1981; and Printed Circuit World Expo Proceedings, Pasadena, May 1981.
  • “What to Expect from a PC CAD/CAM System”, Proceedings, National Electronic Packaging and Production Conference, March 1983, Anaheim.
  • “Economic Justification of a CAD System”, Automation Technology Conference, Monterey, November 1983.
  • “Understanding the Need for Autorouting”, Electronic Packaging & Production, November, 1984.
  • “The Service Bureau Connection”, Computer Graphics World, Vol. 4. No 2. February 1981.
  • “Inside the Outside CAD Service Bureau”, Mini-Micro Systems, July 1981.
  • “Is In-House PCB Design for You?”, Computer-Aided Engineering, August 1988.
  • “The Future of Printed Circuit Design Systems”, Printed Circuit Design Magazine, November1988.