Decentralized AI technology company, SingularityNET and Cisco announced on Monday, 23 September 2019, that they are set to collaborate on developing applied Artificial General Intelligence (AGI) technologies.
SingularityNET’s AGI solutions- which include a variety of deep neural net technology for vision, language and other data learning as well as a decentralised blockchain-based platform – have been tested in various industries including finance, genomics, natural language processing, national security, gaming and robotics.
“These corporate investments into AGI are occurring not only out of a desire to spur rapid progress toward important research and humanitarian goals but also because AGI capability is expected to provide tremendous commercial benefit to whoever develops it,” says Dr Ben Goertzel, SingularityNET founder.
“This benefit may initially take the form of a generation of ‘Narrow AGI’ systems that infuse general intelligence into products in specific vertical markets like, say, advertising, medical research, computer networking or financial analytics.”
“Cisco is an extremely compatible corporate partner for a project that, like SingularityNET, is focused on AGI and decentralisation. Due to the breadth of its business scope, Cisco has a need for AI that generalises and learns across a lot of different vertical areas.”
“Also, Cisco is a great pioneer of practical decentralised computer networks. To really build a global decentralised thinking machine we are going to need to put a lot of complicated ingredients together, and the collaboration between Cisco and SingularityNET has the potential to accelerate things tremendously,” concludes Goertzel.
Edited by Jenna Cook
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