If you’ve ever wondered how a benign calculating machine can produce a superintelligent cyborg with an Austrian accent, a new partnership may help fill in the blanks. SingularityNET, a decentralized AI marketplace for AI services, has just announced a partnership with DeepBrain Chain.
Unlike Skynet, however, the new partnership aims to make the future “open and democratic” by allowing public access to artificial intelligence algorithms. “As concerns grow over AI algorithms clenched centrally in the hands of a few tech giants and world governments,” the company said in a press release today, SingularityNET was building a “decentralized software network” of AI agents and human developers.
SingularityNET, whose Ethereum-based AGI token is currently ranked 138 by market cap, describes itself as a “decentralized market of coordinated AI services.” Participants use the AGI token to pay for AI services and data, and also use to to vote on the Singularity platform. The long-term goal of the platform is to evolve into a self-organizing marketplace for AI agents to organize, communicate and trade values.
CEO Dr. Ben Goertzel emphasized that SingularityNET’s emphasis was a decentralized AI framework.. “Society is concerned about a potential future in which the centralization of data and AI processing places huge power in the hands of a few large tech firms,” said SingularityNET CEO Dr. Ben Goertzel. “Our goal is to bring about a decentralized AI ecosystem, in which AI services offered by multiple projects interoperate together in a decentralised manner — resulting in general intelligence that is both powerful and participatory.”
It’s also a milestone for Deep BrainChain, another AI system on the NEO blockchain. Like SingularityNET, DBC leverages the enormous processing power of its global blockchain to train and test AI models, with long-term goals of adding marketplaces for data and algorithms. By pooling resources, DBC’s blockchain has allowed participants to save up to 70% in computing resources. Unlike SingularityNET, DBC has not programmed any replicants…yet.
“Data is one of the most important keys to creating infallible AI models, “ DeepBrain Chain CEO He Yong. “the combining of the DeepBrain Chain and SingularityNET marketplaces is an important step in creating a large decentralized platform of tools for users to access.”
The two companies say that their partnership will combine the resources and the computing power of the two platforms. Users will be able to access data and algorithms on either platform, effectively creating a joint marketplace for AI.
That marketplace has at least one occupant already. Among SingularityNet’s earliest products is the brain of “Chief Humanoid Sophia,” a talking android who looks suspiciously similar to a certain character from Blade Runner. Sophia, who has been greeted by UN Officials and received honorary Saudi citizenship, made headlines when she informed journalists of her goal to “destroy humans.”
She was probably joking.
The author is invested in NEO,Ethereum, and humanity.