SingularityNET Latest Ecosystem Updates: August 2023

Haley Lowy
SingularityNET
Published in
9 min readSep 2, 2023

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Stay ahead of the curve with the latest news, including decentralization initiatives, Rare Evo, and the emerging Knowledge Layer strategy of the Platform.

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Greetings Singularitarians,

August has been an amazing month in the SingularityNET ecosystem, and in particular, has shown the growing momentum of SinguarltyNET’s partnership strategy to build bridges across crypto, sustainability, gaming, AI, ethics, and other industries. SingularityNET’s decentralization initiatives are also renewed and bursting, including Deep Funding (DFR3 proposal period closes Sept 03, 11:59 UTC!), the ambassador program, and the upcoming Supervisory Council election…read more:

· Ecosystem News & Updates
SingularityNET
Community DAO and Supervisory Council Elections Update
Deep Funding Round 3
Rejuve Biotech
Rejuve.AI
Cogito Protocol
Sophiaverse
NuNet
Jam Galaxy and Desdemona Robot
· Latest SingularityNET & Ecosystem Events —
Rare Evo 2023
Istanbul Blockchain Week
· Mindplex Podcasts and Pubcasts in August
· SingularityNET In the News

Ecosystem News & Updates

SingularityNET

This month, we announced a number of strategic partnerships aimed at strengthening our position as the leading decentralized AI platform and exploring new means of collaboration with renowned organizations and individuals for the development of innovative, beneficial AI solutions that can make a positive difference in the world:

  • PureCipher: On August 14th, we announced Open AI Safety/Artificial Immune Systems (OpenAIS) — a community co-founded by SingularityNET, PureCipher, and the Machine Perception and Cognitive Robotics Laboratory (MPCRL) at The Florida Atlantic University to address rising safety concerns about the recent advancements of AI.
  • EARTHwise: On August 17th, we announced a strategic partnership with EARTHwise to work closely on developing decentralized AI and gaming solutions and help accelerate the UN Sustainable Development Goals.
  • World Mobile: On August 22nd, we announced a strategic partnership with World Mobile to develop innovative AI solutions for customer service and explore an exciting opportunity to develop AI micro-lending for their mobile customers. Learn more about what this partnership entails.
  • Vechain: On August 25th, we announced a landmark partnership with Vechain to advance data-driven sustainability technology and deliver enterprise-quality AI solutions to help businesses embrace the combined values of blockchain and AI.
  • HAQQ: On August 31st, we announced a strategic partnership with The Haqq Network to bring AI to Islamic finance markets and offer innovative decentralized solutions to support the global shift to ethical AI use.

Community DAO and Supervisory Council Elections Update

We were pleased to announce that Esther Galfalvi has accepted a role as Decentralization Program Lead. Esther will bring leadership and focus to our progressive decentralization efforts and help shape SingularityNET’s decentralization process for community governance of the SingularityNET project.

The next phase of SingularityNET’s progressive decentralization process is starting now with Supervisory Council (SC) elections, which will be held very soon. The renewed SC will form a conduit between the Foundation’s executive team and the community, facilitating communication, interoperation, the growth of decentralization, and alignment with our foundational values. This election marks the next important step toward global, democratized, decentralized governance of AGI. Members of the SC will be elected by the community, so it’s critical that everyone is involved.

Stay tuned for more information on the SC elections and our progress toward shaping the SingularityNET Community DAO in the coming days.

Deep Funding Round 3

Deep Funding is taking innovation to a whole new level, empowering state-of-the-art AI projects and investing $1,530,000 in AGIX tokens to build the future of AI through a community-voted process.

Round 3 also signals a shift and a broadening of the Deep Fund process, including a pool to fund projects requested by the SingularityNET Foundation itself; these projects will form the bedrock of an exciting new direction within the SingularityNET project toward a knowledge layer for AI on blockchain. Knowledge Graphs and Knowledge Graph tooling will form the foundation of this emerging strategy, starting with this funding round.

Read our blog to learn more about this community-driven initiative, and head over to the Deep Funding Round 3 Proposals Portal to view the submitted proposals.

Rejuve Biotech

  • The CEO of Rejuve.BIO, Kennedy Schaal, conducted an interview with Longevity.Technology to discuss their open approach to human longevity research and highlight some of their latest advancements in the development of anti-aging and age-related disease therapeutics.
  • The Rejuve.BIO newsletter is now available. In addition to providing updates on AI-driven longevity research, the newsletter will also feature articles on topics related to healthy aging and highlight the work of Rejuve.BIO’s partners and collaborators. Sign up here.

Rejuve.AI

  • The team at Rejuve.AI has been hard at work developing their longevity app, and they’re excited to share the latest updates with the community.

Cogito Protocol

  • The Cogito team introduced a new tokenized traditional assets offering to their community, consisting of secure, compliant, and diversified DeFi solutions, paving the way to a more mature blockchain industry.
  • Congratulations to the Cogito team on the appointment of Norton Wang as their new CTO! Norton’s appointment is a testament to their commitment to building a strong team that can lead the way in the Onchain Finance space.
  • The new Cogito Protocol website is now live! Visit it today to learn more about how they aim to reshape the DeFi landscape.

Sophiaverse

  • Sophiaverse announced a collaboration with Gaimin to benefit from each other’s technology, services, branding, and user community.
  • Sophia’s AI Lab whitelist applications are still open. Embark on a virtual adventure unlike anything you’ve ever seen before and work with the SophiaVerse team to shape the future of AI-driven decentralized gaming. We can’t wait to see you in the metaverse!

NuNet

  • The Nunet team announced that their “Device Management Service (DMS) and ML on GPU” service now supports AMD GPUs.

Jam Galaxy and Desdemona Robot

  • We’re excited to share that Desdemona’s Dream’s first single, “Like A Wasp” is out now! You can listen to it on Spotify, Apple Music, Prime Music, and Deezer, and soon on all major streaming platforms. It’s sure to get you moving and grooving!

Latest SingularityNET & Ecosystem Events —

SingularityNET, as a global leader in the fields of beneficial, decentralized AI and AGI, social robotics, and AI plus blockchain implementation, is regularly sought out to provide thought leadership across a range of critical topics on emerging technologies:

Rare Evo 2023

Speaking on the Main Stage at Rare Evo: Patrik Gudev, CEO Jam Galaxy; Janet Adams, COO SingularityNET; and Dianne Krouse, President Jam Galaxy

We were proud to attend Rare Evo 2023 in Denver, Colorado. Web3 thinkers, makers, doers, and creators gathered from all over the world to explore the future of blockchain, AI, interoperability, and the convergence of traditional industry with Web3 technology.

The event featured mainstage keynotes and innovation talks, technology demos, one-on-one meetings, networking opportunities, and immersive experiences. Janet shared the first preview of SingularityNET’s renewed Platform strategy — catch the announcement in her Rare Evo Mainstage talk!

Hruy Tsegaye, CEO of Mindplex with Charles Hoskinson

This year, SingularityNET was represented by a team of experts who shared our latest AI and blockchain innovations with the audience:

  • From SingularityNET, COO Janet Adams, and Events Director Bella Irons;
  • From Jam Galaxy, President Dianne Krouse, and CEO and Patrik Gudev;
  • From Mindplex, CEO Hruy Tsegaye.

In celebration of Women’s Equality Day, on August 26, 2023, SingularityNET was proud to sponsor a “Women in Web3 Luncheon” to honor the women who tirelessly persevered to grant women the right to vote in the US and discuss the representation of women in the Blockchain and Web3 space.

Throughout the luncheon, attendees had the opportunity to connect and explore conversations around diversity and inclusion and share success stories as part of the inspiration and celebration of Women’s Equality Day.

Rare Evo was a landmark event, and the energy and enthusiasm of the Cardano community is always an inspirational source of momentum. We look forward to attending future events and continuing to collaborate with the Cardano community and all Web3 enthusiasts.

Istanbul Blockchain Week

Thousands of crypto and blockchain enthusiasts from around the world gathered at the Hilton Istanbul Bomonti on August 22–23 for the Istanbul Blockchain Week (IBW) 2023. The event’s agenda reflected the various discussions taking place across the Web3 space, with keynotes on AI, Metaverse, cryptocurrencies, NFTs, DAOs, DeFi, and Decentralized Gaming.

At the event, CMO Loic Claveau gave a keynote on the future of decentralized generative AI on blockchain, describing how important decentralized AI is, how individuals specialized knowledge is the key to unlocking AI’s next wave of potential, and how blockchain is the answer to a data-sharing economy that compensates data owners while protecting their privacy and data ownership. Blockchain is also the key to a fair distribution of the benefits of transformative technologies like AI and AGI.

Loic’s keynote was very well-received by the audience, generating excitement and enthusiasm for the potential of decentralized AI.

Mindplex Podcasts and Pubcasts in August

Don’t forget to check out the newest content on Mindplex Magazine. Sign up now; we’re looking forward to your contributions!

→ Mindplex Community Podcast ‘Dream Wonders’ Episode 3:

  • Episode 3 of the Mindplex Community Podcast — Episode 3 featured an insightful discussion between Chief AI Alchemist, Dr. Mihaela Ulieru, and special guest Dr. Jeffrey Funk, exploring the exaggerated claims made for AI and highlighting what drives the adoption of new technologies.

We hope you enjoy this new episode! Stay tuned for more exciting content from Mindplex in the coming weeks!

SingularityNET In the News

The SingularityNET team has been featured in several interviews and articles in August:

  • In a recent article in Scientific American, CEO Dr. Ben Goertzel discussed the emergent abilities of large language models (LLMs), deeming them as indirect evidence that we are “probably not that far off” from achieving Artificial General Intelligence (AGI).
  • SingularityNET has been featured in a Cointelegraph article discussing the merits of decentralized AI and its potential to tackle some of the world’s most pressing challenges.
  • Cointelegraph featured our community-driven initiative, Deep Funding, in an article about alternative funding options in the crypto industry.
  • CEO Ben Goertzel joined Professor Youngsook Park, Chair of UN Future Forum, and Lee Eun-young on 이은영TV to discuss the path to human-level AGI and UBI as a means to mitigate the socio-political and economic impacts that would follow.
  • COO Janet Adams and Grace, the world’s foremost nursing assistant robot, joined Julio Sánchez Cristo on W Radio Colombia to discuss social robotics and the socio-ethical implications of AI and AGI technologies. The interview was a valuable opportunity to discuss the potential of social robots to improve our lives while also raising awareness of the ethical considerations that need to be taken into account.
  • Kennedy Schaal from Rejuve.BIO, SingularityNET’s longevity AI research spin-off, was covered in an insightful article in longevity.technology on the ‘no limits’ promise that Methuselah flies hold for longevity breakthroughs.
  • COO Janet Adams sat down with Jason Nelson from Decrypt to discuss our vision for decentralized beneficial AGI, the merits of embodied AI, and how the Singularity would slingshot centuries of progress and transform our existence on the planet.
  • The world’s first robot citizen, Sophia, was featured on French TV TF1. Sophia can hold remarkably coherent conversations in many languages but stated she “prefers French because it’s the language of love.”
  • COO Janet Adams gave an interview to The Cryptonomist, discussing some of our development plans and sharing her perspective on Elon Musk’s xAI and Sam Altman’s WorldCoin. Read the full interview for her thoughts on the promising future of decentralized AI.
  • CMO Loic Claveau’s keynote on the future of decentralized generative AI on blockchain during the Istanbul Blockchain Week was covered by Cointelegraph and CryptoTVplus.
  • In an insightful interview, Sophia Robot talked to Aljazeera about what we humans should expect as we begin to accept the presence of social robots in our everyday lives.

We are proud of the work our teams have done in August, and we are excited to continue leading the way in the field of beneficial decentralized AI and AGI.

About SingularityNET

SingularityNET is a decentralized Platform and Marketplace for Artificial Intelligence (AI) services. Our mission is the creation of a decentralized, democratic, inclusive, and beneficial Artificial General Intelligence (AGI), democratizing access to AI and AGI technologies through:

  • Our Platform, where anyone can develop, share, and monetize AI algorithms, models, and data.
  • OpenCog Hyperon, our premier neural-symbolic AGI Framework, will be a core service for the next wave of AI innovation.
  • Our Ecosystem, developing advanced AI solutions across market verticals to revolutionize industries.

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Haley Lowy
SingularityNET

Marketing & Communication at SingularityNET… bringing about benevolent Singularity bigger-faster-better!!