Hanson Robotics, SingularityNET integrate blockchain and artificial intelligence

This company wants to grow AI by using blockchain - CNBC   ArtificialIntelligence AI

  • In the next phase of artificial intelligence development, the firm behind Sophia the robot — who once said she wanted to destroy humans — is integrating blockchain into its work.
  • Hanson Robotics’ new project is a marketplace in the cloud where AI developers can put up their work, which can be tapped by others to enhance existing robots or build new ones, the company’s chief scientist, Ben Goertzel, told CNBC on Monday.
  • “At Hanson Robotics, we’ve made a cloud-based infrastructure for robot intelligence, but now we’re looking to take that to the next level and we’ve launched a new project called SingularityNET, which is AI and blockchain together,” Goertzel said at the sidelines of Switch Singapore.
  • “It’s a decentralized, open market for AIs in the cloud so anyone who develops an AI can put it into the SingularityNET, wrap it in our cryptocurrency-based smart contract and then the AI they put there can help to serve the intelligence of robots like Sophia or any other robots…
  • Many proposed applications on blockchain technology — the same tech that underpins bitcoin — use cryptocurrencies or other digitized tokens for users to pay for functions.

Hanson Robotics’ new project is SingularityNET, an open market in the cloud for artificial intelligence, the company’s chief scientist, Ben Goertzel, said.
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Hanson Robotics, SingularityNET integrate blockchain and artificial intelligence

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  • In the next phase of artificial intelligence development, the firm behind Sophia the robot — who once said she wanted to destroy humans — is integrating blockchain into its work.
  • Hanson Robotics’ new project is a marketplace in the cloud where AI developers can put up their work, which can be tapped by others to enhance existing robots or build new ones, the company’s chief scientist, Ben Goertzel, told CNBC on Monday.
  • “At Hanson Robotics, we’ve made a cloud-based infrastructure for robot intelligence, but now we’re looking to take that to the next level and we’ve launched a new project called SingularityNET, which is AI and blockchain together,” Goertzel said at the sidelines of Switch Singapore.
  • “It’s a decentralized, open market for AIs in the cloud so anyone who develops an AI can put it into the SingularityNET, wrap it in our cryptocurrency-based smart contract and then the AI they put there can help to serve the intelligence of robots like Sophia or any other robots or any software programs that need AI,” he added.
  • Many proposed applications on blockchain technology — the same tech that underpins bitcoin — use cryptocurrencies or other digitized tokens for users to pay for functions.

Hanson Robotics’ new project is SingularityNET, an open market in the cloud for artificial intelligence, the company’s chief scientist, Ben Goertzel, said.
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Hanson Robotics, SingularityNET integrate blockchain and artificial intelligence

  • In the next phase of artificial intelligence development, the firm behind Sophia the robot — who once said she wanted to destroy humans — is integrating blockchain into its work.
  • Hanson Robotics’ new project is a marketplace in the cloud where AI developers can put up their work, which can be tapped by others to enhance existing robots or build new ones, the company’s chief scientist, Ben Goertzel, told CNBC on Monday.
  • “At Hanson Robotics, we’ve made a cloud-based infrastructure for robot intelligence, but now we’re looking to take that to the next level and we’ve launched a new project called SingularityNET, which is AI and blockchain together,” Goertzel said at the sidelines of Switch Singapore.
  • “It’s a decentralized, open market for AIs in the cloud so anyone who develops an AI can put it into the SingularityNET, wrap it in our cryptocurrency-based smart contract and then the AI they put there can help to serve the intelligence of robots like Sophia or any other robots or any software programs that need AI,” he added.
  • Many proposed applications on blockchain technology — the same tech that underpins bitcoin — use cryptocurrencies or other digitized tokens for users to pay for functions.

Hanson Robotics’ new project is SingularityNET, an open market in the cloud for artificial intelligence, the company’s chief scientist, Ben Goertzel, said.
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As bitcoin comes off its record high, the next step is to avoid a ‘lightning fork’

  • The bitcoin community is eagerly waiting for the next big development called the Lightning Network, a technology that enables instant transactions.
  • This after it reached a new milestone on Tuesday, with the digital currency network “locking in” a decision to implement a new piece of technology called SegWit, that improves capacity of the bitcoin network.
  • “The Lightning Network is a game-changing innovation, which utilizes smart contract technologies to enable instant micropayments using cryptocurrencies such as bitcoin,” Aurélien Menant, founder and CEO of digital currency exchange Gatecoin, told CNBC via email.
  • On Tuesday, the bitcoin network passed a threshold of support required to lock in a new piece of software, called ‘segregated witness’ or SegWit.
  • “Bitcoin’s SegWit means the many well-financed companies researching Lightning solutions can start to test on the main network,” Fran Strajnar, co-founder & CEO of data and research company Brave New Coin told CNBC via email.

The bitcoin community is looking towards the Lightning Network, a technology that enables instant transactions, after SegWit implementation is locked in.
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As bitcoin comes off its record high, the next step is to avoid a ‘lightning fork’

As bitcoin comes off its record high, the next step is to avoid a 'lightning fork' - CNBC

  • The bitcoin community is eagerly waiting for the next big development called the Lightning Network, a technology that enables instant transactions.
  • This after it reached a new milestone on Tuesday, with the digital currency network “locking in” a decision to implement a new piece of technology called SegWit, that improves capacity of the bitcoin network.
  • “The Lightning Network is a game-changing innovation, which utilizes smart contract technologies to enable instant micropayments using cryptocurrencies such as bitcoin,” Aurélien Menant, founder and CEO of digital currency exchange Gatecoin, told CNBC via email.
  • On Tuesday, the bitcoin network passed a threshold of support required to lock in a new piece of software, called ‘segregated witness’ or SegWit.
  • “Bitcoin’s SegWit means the many well-financed companies researching Lightning solutions can start to test on the main network,” Fran Strajnar, co-founder & CEO of data and research company Brave New Coin told CNBC via email.

The bitcoin community is looking towards the Lightning Network, a technology that enables instant transactions, after SegWit implementation is locked in.
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As bitcoin comes off its record high, the next step is to avoid a ‘lightning fork’

  • The bitcoin community is eagerly waiting for the next big development called the Lightning Network, a technology that enables instant transactions.
  • This after it reached a new milestone on Tuesday, with the digital currency network “locking in” a decision to implement a new piece of technology called SegWit, that improves capacity of the bitcoin network.
  • “The Lightning Network is a game-changing innovation, which utilizes smart contract technologies to enable instant micropayments using cryptocurrencies such as bitcoin,” Aurélien Menant, founder and CEO of digital currency exchange Gatecoin, told CNBC via email.
  • On Tuesday, the bitcoin network passed a threshold of support required to lock in a new piece of software, called ‘segregated witness’ or SegWit.
  • “Bitcoin’s SegWit means the many well-financed companies researching Lightning solutions can start to test on the main network,” Fran Strajnar, co-founder & CEO of data and research company Brave New Coin told CNBC via email.

The bitcoin community is looking towards the Lightning Network, a technology that enables instant transactions, after SegWit implementation is locked in.
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Who’s doing what with blockchain in commodities

What various firms are doing to roll out blockchain in the commodity sector

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    (Reuters) – Many commodity groups, banks and technology companies are seeking to modernise the commodity sector and scrap millions of paper documents through using blockchain, the technology first developed for the crypto-currency bitcoin.

  • MERCURIA – Completed a pilot oil trade earlier this year, working with bank ING and Societe Generale, in which a “smart contract” letter of credit was set up on a blockchain while the traditional paper process ran in parallel.
  • BARCLAYS – In September, carried out what the bank billed as the world’s first trade transaction using blockchain along with Israel-based start-up company Wave.
  • CITIGROUP – Looking at how to use blockchain across all products and the bank has some investments in companies in the sector, but so far nothing unique to commodities was being pursued, executives said in February at a media roundtable.
  • STANDARD CHARTERED – Completed a proof of concept along with DBS Bank and Infocomm Development Authority of Singapore using blockchain for trade finance invoicing.

Below are details of what various firms are doing to roll out blockchain in the commodity sector. MERCURIA – Completed a pilot oil trade earlier this year, working with bank ING and Societe Generale, in which a “smart contract” letter of credit was set up on a blockchain while the traditional
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VOISE

  • VOISE will become a decentralized music streaming platform which will be developed using the blockchain technology and a personalized token based on the smart contract ecosystem of Ethereum.
  • The platform is constructed on the foundation of Ethereum’s smart contract technology and each user is free to stock up their earned tokens in the wallet of his own choice or the VOISE platform.
  • • The Alpha (a)

    The alpha phase is the initial stage of the VOISE platform where the cryptocurrency users are targeted to help build the finest decentralized music platform.

  • • The Beta ([3)

    The beta phase comprises of diverse methods of creating awareness, that endeavor to unlock the VOISE platform to users who are new to this type of technology.

  • The major challenge for making the VOISE platform a great success and beneficial for the entire community will be creating specific awareness about this technology.

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New Ethereum-based Platform VOISE promises more freedom to independent artists

  • With this scenario in mind, Isaac Rodriguez, Ivan Rossetti and Ying Hao Chen designed VOISE, a decentralized music streaming and downloading platform that aims to monetize independent artists.
  • “In order to promote the VOISE platform between artists and users that are not very familiar with cryptocurrency we would like to make it easier for them to pay and get paid with their country’s currency if they want to.
  • We plan to give benefits to artists and users who use VOISE tokens to promote the usage of cryptocurrency but both artists and users will be free to use their currency.”
  • Although most of the artists are unfamiliar with crypto currency they liked the idea to be featured on the platform and they just asked to receive credit for their music.
  • Built around Ethereum’s smart contract technology, the users can store the tokens on their personal desktop wallets or on the VOISE platform, send them to their friends or trade on the cryptocurrency exchanges, just like any other ETH token.

It is not a big secret there are a lot of money in the music industry, specially for the music labels, and now in the digital age, for the few dominant download platforms as well. Although in the last decade a lot of things changed in the distributions model, not very much changed in the pockets of independent artists.
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