SingularityNET Presents at Wired’s Nextfest 2017 in Firenze, Italy

Continuing our tour of major tech conferences across the globe.

Conor O'Higgins


Our robotic humanoid spokesperson — Sophia — showing off for the crowd

Along with our co-founder and CEO Ben Goertzel, the SingularityNET team has been busy this month speaking at some of the largest tech conferences in the world. After being invited by SGInnovate and Six Kin Development to present at the SWITCH conference, we headed to Italy for Wired’s Nextfest 2017.

The venue—designed by Giorgio Vasari in the 14th century — was beautiful. But it seemed like the community of tech experts in attendance were focused on a single question: How can we get AIs to work together?

While there is plenty of development in the space, the continued inability for AIs to cooperate and coordinate at scale remains a major limiting factor. Without cooperation, AI teams are incapable of shoring up their greatest weakness: limited access to external AI resources and capabilities.

“Among leading AI teams, many can likely replicate others’ software…But it is exceedingly difficult to get access to someone else’s data. — Andrew Ng, former Chief Scientist at Baidu

We created SingularityNET to meet this industry-wide demand for AI cooperation. Our platform allows for dedicated AI marketplaces, powered by the world’s first interoperability standards for AIs. With the ability to provide organizations with the most valuable resource of all — access — we’re positioned to become a critical mediator in a $3 trillion industry.

We were pleased to meet new fans of the project, including numerous employees of the largest technology companies in the world. While the event was incredibly rewarding, we still made time for some fun. During her presentation, Sophia gave the crowd a beautiful rendition of Björk’s It’s Oh So Quiet.

It starts in Italian, but Ben’s speech is in English

Next Steps

It’s been an incredibly busy month for the team, but there’s plenty more to come. Over the next few days, we’ll be detailing the members of our staff, exploring the functionality of our tech, and announcing our initial corporate partnerships.

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