Yannic Kilcher explains this white paper on SingularityNET.

Big Tech is currently dominating the pursuit of ever more capable AI. This happens behind closed doors and results in a monopoly of power.

SingularityNET is an open, decentralized network where anyone can offer and consume AI services, and where AI agents can interlink with each other to provide ever more sophisticated AI, with the goal to create a singularity that’s beneficial for humanity. This video takes a look at the basics behind SingularityNET and some of its core components.

Lex Fridman interviews Ben Goertzel in episode 103 of his AI podcast.

Ben Goertzel is one of the most interesting minds in the artificial intelligence community. He is the founder of SingularityNET, designer of OpenCog AI framework, formerly a director of research at the Machine Intelligence Research Institute, Chief Scientist of Hanson Robotics, the company that created the Sophia Robot. He has been a central figure in the AGI community for many years, including in the Conference on Artificial General Intelligence. This conversation is part of the Artificial Intelligence podcast.

Show outline:

  • 0:00 – Introduction
  • 3:20 – Books that inspired you
  • 6:38 – Are there intelligent beings all around us?
  • 13:13 – Dostoevsky
  • 15:56 – Russian roots
  • 20:19 – When did you fall in love with AI?
  • 31:30 – Are humans good or evil?
  • 42:04 – Colonizing mars
  • 46:53 – Origin of the term AGI
  • 55:56 – AGI community
  • 1:12:36 – How to build AGI?
  • 1:36:47 – OpenCog
  • 2:25:32 – SingularityNET
  • 2:49:33 – Sophia
  • 3:16:02 – Coronavirus
  • 3:24:14 – Decentralized mechanisms of power
  • 3:40:16 – Life and death
  • 3:42:44 – Would you live forever?
  • 3:50:26 – Meaning of life
  • 3:58:03 – Hat
  • 3:58:46 – Question for AGI

London Real interviews Dr Ben Goertzel, the Founder and CEO of SingularityNET and Chief Science Advisor for Hanson Robotics.

He is one of the world’s leading experts in Artificial General Intelligence (AGI), with decades of expertise in applying AI to practical problems like natural language processing, data mining, video gaming, robotics, national security and bioinformatics.

He was part of the Hanson team which developed the AI software for the humanoid Sophia robot, which can communicate with humans and display more than 50 facial expressions.Today he also serve as Chairman of the AGI Society, the Decentralized AI Alliance and the futurist nonprofit organisation Humanity+.

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.