• A Platform for the Decentralized AI Economy

    SingularityNET, an OpenCog-affiliated project, is a free and open market for AI technologies, built on smart contracts, and oriented toward the emergence of powerful decentralized general intelligence.  It allows for the creation, combination, and monetization of AI technologies at scale.

    The SingularityNET platform was initially conceived by Ben Goertzel, Simone’ Giacomelli and David Hanson in a series of brainstorming sessions at Hanson Robotics in Hong Kong during the first half of 2017.

    SingularityNET represents a practical realization of the broad conceptual vision of an intelligent, self-organizing, generally-intelligent global brain.  OpenCog founders Ben Goertzel and Cassio Pennachin first pursued this sort of vision together at Webmind Inc. in the late 1990s, and Goertzel later shaped this vision via his collaboration with the Global Brain Institute at the Free University of Brussels.   David Hanson’s work on social and emotional robots has been motivated by this same broad vision since the start, as he articulated in in his PhD thesis among other places.   Simone’ Giacomelli’s experience in bringing blockchain-based projects into reality inspired him to see that blockchain tech could form a key ingredient in bringing Goertzel’s and Hanson’s visions to reality.

    Based on this collaboration, the SingularityNET vision was actualized via collaboration of a number of organizations bringing different expertise to the table, including Hanson Robotics and Novamente LLC (both major funders and conceptual contributors to OpenCog), and Vulpem (Giacomelli’s blockchain consultancy) as well as OpenCog Foundation.

    OpenCog is proud to be a core part of this new open, decentralized marketplace for AI.   As OpenCog and SingularityNET develop, it is envisioned that OpenCog-based AI agents will play a key role within the “generally intelligent core” of the SingularityNET society/economy of AI agent minds.

     

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    Posted on October 17th, 2017

    Written by Eddie Monroe

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