SingularityNET is a decentralized, blockchain based network of AI agents — which lets AIs offer their services to customers via an API marketplace, and also lets AIs cooperate with each other to solve problems, creating a collaborative network in which the intelligence of the whole exceeds the sum of the intelligences of the parts. The beta version was launched in early 2019 and AI running on the network is now being used for research on Artificial General Intelligence as well as to address a host of different practical problems including humanoid robotics, precision medicine for COVID-19, and biomedical apps such as Rejuve, which I will highlight in my presentation. The Rejuve app analyzes a person’s biomedical data gathered from smartphone peripherals, and uses neural-symbolic AI running on the SingularityNET platform to identify whether they are in the early stages of a viral or bacterial infection, even before they show symptoms. The app also connects with electronic medical records and data regarding diet and exercise, and gives AI-powered recommendations about what the user can do to maximize their healthy lifespan. All data collected is stored securely, encrypted in such a way as to give full data sovereignty to the person who’s body generated the data.
Dr. Ben Goertzel is the founder and CEO of SingularityNET, a blockchain-based AI marketplace; Chairman of the Artificial General Intelligence Society, the OpenCog Foundation and futurist nonprofit Humanity+, and general Chair of the Artificial General Intelligence conference series. Previously he was Chief Scientist of robotics firm Hanson Robotics, where he led the software team behind the Sophia robot. His research work encompasses artificial general intelligence, natural language processing, cognitive science, data mining, machine learning, computational finance, bioinformatics, virtual worlds and gaming and other areas. He has published a dozen scientific books, ~150 technical papers, and numerous journalistic articles. Before entering the software industry he served as a university faculty in several departments of mathematics, computer science and cognitive science, in the US, Australia and New Zealand. Dr. Goertzel obtained his PHD in mathematics from Temple University in 1989.