Cisco – SingularityNET partnership aims to develop artificial general intelligence

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In an attempt to make advancements in the field of artificial general intelligence, the American technology conglomerate Cisco Systems has joined forces with the decentralized AI network SingularityNET.

These days, when one browses the internet for the latest on artificial intelligence, the person is most likely to receive a prompt on artificial general intelligence (AGI) – the modern-day artificial intelligence that just managed to overcome AI’s shortcomings.

The newest aspect of AI no longer lets humans boast of their cognitive or reasoning skills as the machine can execute complex human emotions and show impeccable abilities when tackling unforeseen situations.

Artificial General Intelligence – Making AI more human-like

On Sep 23, Cisco Systems selected SingularityNET’s blockchain platform to pilot the AGI project and make progress in the field by building the AGI together. 

Dr. Ben Goertzel, the chief executive officer of SingularityNET, announced in a press conference that the strategic partnership would emphasize on making headway in AGI as there is massive scope for improvement. AGI’s adoption is far from what we have expected, and collaboration such as this will help the technology move forward, he remarked.

With Cisco, we have successfully implemented smart traffic analytics using OpenCog’s logical reasoning. The work done so far has just been the tip of the iceberg, and there is a lot more to be explored to get the AGI tools and the blockchain-based platform up to the mark, Goertzel asserts.

Early successful applications

Goertzel added that the initial deployment might be limited to vertical market that constitutes advertising, financial analytics, and medical research, however, to really make progress on a large scale and build a global decentralized thinking machine, Cisco and SingularityNET’s collaboration is crucial. 

Meanwhile, SingularityNET has already performed successful applications of its technology in specific mainstream industries. In May, the ever-popular Domino’s Pizza joined hands with SingularityNET to bring about radical changes in its supply chain.

At the same time, the Chinese insurance and banking conglomerate, Ping An Insurance, partnered with the firm to focus on the development of advanced AI aspects like the optical character recognition, computer vision, and model training.

With AGIs making strides in acquiring higher IQs than humans, do you think AI is finally at the brink of conquering the human race?

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