The answer to Skynet? A democratically controlled supermind Watch the newest video from Big Think: Join Big Think Edge for exclusive videos: ———————————————————————————- A.I. technology is often developed within the proprietary silos of big tech companies. What if there was an open, decentralized hub for A.I. developers to share their creations? Enter SingularityNET. The many A.I.s in the network could compete with each other to provide services for users but they could also cooperate, giving way to an emergent-level mind: artificial general intelligence. SingularityNET is powered by blockchain technology, meaning whatever ‘digital organism’ emerges will not be owned or controlled by any one person, company or government. ———————————————————————————- BEN GOERTZEL: Ben Goertzel is CEO and chief scientist at SingularityNET, a project dedicated to creating benevolent decentralized artificial general intelligence. He is also chief scientist of financial prediction firm Aidyia Holdings and robotics firm Hanson Robotics; Chairman of AI software company Novamente LLC; Chairman of the Artificial General Intelligence Society and the OpenCog Foundation.His latest book is AGI Revolution: An Inside View of the Rise of Artificial General Intelligence. ———————————————————————————- TRANSCRIPT: BEN GOERTZEL: SingularityNET is a blockchain-based platform for artificial intelligence and it originated really when I realized that two goals that I had could be fulfilled simultaneously by the same software platform. One goal being providing a tremendous variety of AI services created by a huge variety of different developers across all areas in a way that’s decentralized and democratically controlled rather than within the proprietary silos of [More]