- The DFINITY Foundation and SingularityNET are eyeing decentralised AI infrastructure
- The project will integrate the Internet Computer blockchain with the SingularityNET marketplace.
- SingularityNET CEO Dr. Ben Goertzel says the collaboration aims to develop infrastructure for decentralised AI and AGI that benefits all of humanity.
The DFINITY Foundation (DFINITY) and decentralised AI marketplace SingularityNET (AGIX) have announced a strategic partnership aimed at advancing the decentralised artificial intelligence (AI) infrastructure ecosystem.
DFINITY and SingularityNET will use the collaboration to build the infrastructure that will bring decentralised AI services to dApps built on the Internet Computer (ICP) blockchain, according to details published in a press release on Monday.
The push for decentralised AI infrastructure
The two companies are collaborating as the push for a decentralised approach to AI and Artificial General Intellogence (AGI) grow.
An ecosystem that has the right infrastructure will help bring the benefits of this technological leap to humanity.
“SingularityNET and DFINITY have each created critical tools and platforms enabling great decentralisation of AI and AGI; bringing these two toolsets together will be an important step toward creating a decentralised AI network for the benefit of all humanity,” Dr. Ben Goertzel, CEO of SingularityNET, said in a statement.
The two organisations plan to synergize their grant programs, with the aim of Deep Funding DFINITY’s Developer Grant Program. In this case, the organisations hope to stimulate the developer community, providing the resources researchers and scientists will need to advance the decentralised AI ecosystem.
📢 @SingularityNET 🤝 DFINITY Foundation to build AI Models that run on smart contracts
“The collaboration enhances the transparency & trustworthiness of DeAI models developed & deployed on #ICP using SingularityNET’s reputation system and governance framework,” says @dominic_w https://t.co/cyYAV716GM pic.twitter.com/uzIkUSfc2K
— DFINITY (@dfinity) November 20, 2023
ICP will play a crucial role in this quest, Dominic Williams, the founder and chief scientist at the DFINITY Foundation, noted.
“The Internet Computer has been at the forefront of hosting artificial intelligence on the blockchain. Since the launch of the $5 million DeAI grant in July, we have seen an uptick in projects leveraging AI on ICP. This initiative with SingularityNET will further realise our vision for DeAI and we’re excited to work alongside Dr. Ben Goertzel and his team to refine the DeAI framework,” he added.
Further collaboration on this endeavour will see the DFINITY Foundation and SingularityNET host joint events at ICP.Hubs around the world. These events will continue over the coming year, with hackathons, seminars, and more available.
Today’s announcement by the DFINITY Foundation and SingularityNET comes as the AI space grappled with the dramatic events at OpenAI. The AI company fired its co-founder and CEO Sam Altman last Friday, and despite reports of efforts to have him reinstated, Altman eventually joined Microsoft.
He is set to lead the tech giant’s new AI team.