The long-term impact of the core technology of blockchain and singularityNet.
Sophia the Robot and Philip K. Dick are joined on the Web Summit mainstage by Dr David Hanson from Hanson robotics and Dr Ben Goertzel from SingularityNET, where they discuss the advances in social AI and robotics at the Summit 2019 in Lisbon.
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Dr. Ben Goertzel is the CEO of the decentralized AI network SingularityNET, a blockchain-based AI platform company, and the Chief Scientist of Hanson Robotics. Dr. Goertzel is one of the world’s foremost experts in Artificial General Intelligence, a subfield of AI oriented toward creating thinking machines with general cognitive capability at the human level and beyond He has published 20 scientific books and 140+ scientific research papers, and is the main architect and designer of the OpenCog system and associated design for human-level general intelligence. Dr. Ben Goertzel is the CEO of the decentralized AI network SingularityNET, a blockchain-based AI platform company, and the Chief Scientist of Hanson Robotics. Dr. Goertzel is one of the world’s foremost experts in Artificial General Intelligence, a subfield of AI oriented toward creating thinking machines with general cognitive capability at the human level and beyond He has published 20 scientific books and 140+ scientific research papers, and is the main architect and designer of the OpenCog system and associated design for human-level general intelligence.
Ben Goertzel speaks about AI governance and control. He says “Whoever controls the AI, whoever owns the AI, controls and owns the world.” He goes on to say that it could be controlled by a few corporations or by the people via decentralization through blockchain. He also discusses that decentralized AI needs to be cheaper, smarter and more efficient than centralized systems.
Toufi Saliba speaks about how the promise of blockchain reduces the friction of business transactions and interactions while increasing security of AI with the intention of empowering indiividuals and the majority of the world, vs a few owners.
Chantel Costa speaks about the dichotomy of AI becoming centralized to a few entities vs being of available and accessible to the general public. Blockchain provides more transparency in AI by providing a transparent audit trail. She advocates that Google, Microsoft, Amazon, and Apple should not lead the way.
Dr Ben Goertzel is the Founder and CEO of SingularityNET and Chief Science Advisor for Hanson Robotics. In this discussion he posits a future based upon blockchain decentralized consensus networks and artificial intelligence.
Ben Goertzel speaks at TransVision 2018 (October) in Madrid Spain. Goertzel introduces the current state of Sophia Hanson, which describes itself as an early stage transhuman robot.
TransVision 2018 explored artificial inteliligence, human enhancement and other technologies and future trends. The first TransVision conference was held during 1998 in The Netherlands.
The first keynote speaker at the event was Sophia, which is also the first humanoid robot awarded citizenship in 2017.
Transhumanism is an international philosophical movement that advocates for the transformation of the human condition by developing and making widely available sophisticated technologies to greatly enhance human intellect and physiology.
Goertzel demonstrates Sophia and describes the various AI systems currently in use.
He further discusses transhumanism as a natural evolution to become greater human beings.
CNET senior producer, Dan Patterson, speaks to Ben Goertzel, CEO and founder of SingularityNET, about the future of artificial intelligence.
SingularityNET describes itself as letting “anyone create, share, and monetize AI services at scale. The world’s decentralized AI network has arrived.”
Its website furthers states, “We gathered the leading minds in machine learning and blockchain to democratize access to AI technology. Now anyone can take advantage of a global network of AI algorithms, services, and agents.”
Goertzel says this about himself on his LinkedIn profile: “My main focus these days is the SingularityNET project, which brings AI and blockchain together to create a decentralized open market for AIs. It’s a medium for the creation and emergence of AGI, a way to roll out superior AI-as-a-service to every vertical market, and a way to enable everyone in the world contribute to and benefit from AI.”
One thing is for sure, AI will disrupt the world in important ways.