Mitchell Loureiro, SingularityNET

Posted on Thursday, Dec 21, 2017
This week I interview Mitchell Loureiro, Marketing Lead at SingularityNET, the decentralized marketplace for AI. By combining a protocol for inter-AI data and value transfer, SingularityNET makes a distributed AI economy possible. Backed by leading minds in AI like Dr. Ben Goertzel (creator of AGI) and the creators of Sophia the Robot, SingularityNET is here to lay the foundation of a decentralized machine to machine economy. You can learn more about the project at singularitynet.io. For comprehensive shownotes and links in the episode take a look below or click the episode title.

Show Notes

Written by Alexandra Moxin

In this episode I interview Mitchell Loureiro, Marketing Lead at SingularityNET. Mitchell has a deep technical background in cryptocurrency, building business strategies and exposure for next generation technologies. Mitchell engineers cultures and social incentive systems to market at scale. He has created open source communities in the hundreds of thousands, raised the profile of blockchain technology and initiatives, and created significant social capital for his decentralized technology partners including Ardor, Steemit, Decentraland, and many others. He runs marketing at SingularityNET as the leader of the Artemia network, a team of technology experts dedicated to a decentralized, benevolent AI world.

SingularityNET is the decentralized marketplace for AI. By combining a protocol for inter-AI data and value transfer, SingularityNET makes a distributed AI economy possible. Backed by leading minds in AI like Dr. Ben Goertzel (creator of AGI: Artificial General Intelligence) and the creators of Sophia the Robot, SingularityNET is here to lay the foundation of a decentralized machine to machine economy. You can learn more about the project at singularitynet.io

This podcast illustrates the power of partnerships and community which I’m honored to have had the opportunity to record. Get comfortable and hope you enjoy listening to this podcast as much as I enjoyed making it!

In this episode we cover

  • Mitchell’s background
  • Distributed consensus and Blockchain technology
  • Exponential technology
  • The SingularityNET origin story
  • Dr. Ben Goertzel, internationally renown Artificial General Intelligence (AGI) expert
  • A description of SingularityNET: a product, marketplace, protocol to communicate and pass data, and rail for processing value between different algorithms
  • Some of SingularityNET’s features
  • Linking AI services together
  • Lowering the barriers and enabling Machine Learning (ML) and access to data
  • The goal to make a thinking machine that is safe for humanity
  • How the economic structure of cryptocurrency drive the open source AI community and facilitate initiatives
  • The open source community
  • SingularityNET’s four founding organizations
  • The OpenCog Foundation - working on AGI and how to build a reasoning machine, the focus on the platform is the application of AGI resources and coordinating narrow AI at scale
  • Novamente - AI consulting in narrow AI applications for enterprise clients such as the US Department of Defense, CISCO, Lockheed Martin, Hershey, DARPA, the focus in this platform: seeding SingularityNET with dozens of custom algorithms and enterprise clients
  • Hanson Robotics - the worlds most humanistic and expressive robots, representing robotics and the Internet of Things, will be inserting SingularityNET nodes in all their robots
  • Vulpem Ventures - a team of blockchain and cybersecurity specialists who ensure the network is both scalable and secure
  • The goal to have SingularityNET operate entirely on its own powered by independent AI developers
  • Sophia Hanson’s role in SingularityNET
  • Sophia’s origin story
  • Sophia’s new development planned for 2018 (a better body and better mind)
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