Building a vibrant developer ecosystem will enable the launch of the Beta in February 2019
On the heels of a successful appearance on the Joe Rogan show, which has now been seen over 2 million times, leading AI company SingularityNET has launched its SingularityNET Developer Portal to enable developers to discover, learn, and adopt the world’s first decentralized AI network. The SingularityNET Foundation just hosted its first-ever developer workshop at DevOps 2018 as well. While many crypto companies are struggling in the wake of the current “crypto winter,” SingularityNET, which will also be launching its beta in February 2019, continues to evolve and garner intense interest from its community and supporters.
SingularityNET is a full-stack AI solution powered by a decentralized protocol.
The Developer Portal aims to provide accurate and detailed resources, tutorials, descriptions, and guides on how to utilize the SingularityNET platform, which lets anyone create, share, and monetize AI services at scale. Users are also invited to provide feedback on the portal.
Meanwhile, the inaugural developer workshop at the two-day DevOps 2018 conference was oversubscribed, attracting over 250 developers. DevOps 2018 took place in Helsinki, Finland, and SingularityNET CEO Dr. Ben Goertzel delivered an exciting keynote.
“We were really excited at the level of enthusiasm for the workshop and have already planned follow-ups and a number of video tutorials and webinars to meet the demand,” Goertzel said. “The first half of the workshop focused on how to integrate AI agents into the SingularityNET beta platform architecture, and the second half focused on using the OpenCog cognitive architecture and deep neural networks to construct specific AI agents doing visual question answering. In subsequent workshops, we’ll follow these themes and add new AI content. This is a significant milestone for the SingularityNET project and its rapid movement from concept to reality—just a couple of months before the February beta release.”
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While developers are important to any open-source community, SingularityNET believes they will play an especially critical role to enable democratized and decentralized AI. Far too much AI is developed by people from a handful of companies in the Western world. Goertzel and SingularityNET believe the safest approach, and the one most conducive to a high level of intelligence, creativity, and open-mindedness on the part of new AIs, is for AI development to be as globally inclusive and participatory as possible. To that end, SingularityNET has developers working on AI in 10 countries: Belgium, Ethiopia, New Zealand, Romania, the U.S., Brazil, China, Russia, Bulgaria, and the Netherlands.
Additional developer workshops are scheduled for 2019 and new developers are invited to take advantage of the new Developer Portal.
Currently, SingularityNET’s core goal is to provide an intelligent fabric for AI algorithms to talk to each other — and in doing so, to provide both a teeming commercial marketplace for advanced AI solutions across vertical markets and the basis for the emergence of the world’s first true Artificial General Intelligence. The SingularityNET founders believe in open source and decentralized control, so that no single individual, corporation, or government will be able to dominate AI as it becomes increasingly more generally intelligent and capable. The project has gathered the leading minds in machine learning and blockchain to democratize access to AI technology.