SingularityNET: Sophia and the token sale of the AGI project
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SingularityNET: Sophia and the token sale of the AGI project

By Amelia Tomasicchio - 1 Jan 2019

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On the occasion of the Malta Blockchain Summit a month ago, Cryptonomist attended the press conference featuring SingularityNET CEO Ben Goertzel and Sophia, the robot from Hanson Robotics whose intelligence and data would be based on the blockchain.

During the press conference, Sophia answered many questions from the press and the curious conference attendees, showing her ability to interact and express herself: the robot, in fact, is capable of making more than 60 facial expressions and her design was inspired by the British actress Audrey Hepburn.

Sophia is an example of the so-called AGI (Artificial General Intelligence), or the ability of machines to fully replicate human intelligence. The term AGI was introduced by Mark Gubrud and Shane Legg to differentiate it from Artificial Intelligence (AI) projects that do not imply the ability to have a consciousness.

In December 2017, SingularityNET also launched an ICO  for its AGI token and raised as much as $32,800,000. Currently, this token is worth $0,039234 on Coinmarketcap.

Watch the video of the press conference with Sophia and the SingularityNET CEO here:

 

Amelia Tomasicchio
Amelia Tomasicchio

As expert in digital marketing, Amelia began working in the fintech sector in 2014 after writing her thesis on Bitcoin technology. Previously author for Cointelegraph and CMO at Eido. She is now the co-founder and editor-in-chief of The Cryptonomist.

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