Dr. Ben Goertzel is the CEO of the decentralized AI network SingularityNET, a blockchain-based AI platform company, and the Chief Scientist of Hanson Robotics.

Dr. Goertzel is one of the world’s foremost experts in Artificial General Intelligence, a subfield of AI oriented toward creating thinking machines with general cognitive capability at the human level and beyond.

He has published 20 scientific books and 140+ scientific research papers, and is the main architect and designer of the OpenCog system and associated design for human-level general intelligence.

In this TEDx talk, Jaspreet Bindra explores the promise of Blockchain and how it could radically transform identity, agriculture, money, energy, governance, and pretty much everything else, especially in the emerging countries.

This TEDx talk demystifies blockchain as never before, and explains how it can change the world around you… Jaspreet Bindra is a digital transformation and Blockchain expert. Until very recently, he was the Chief Digital Officer of $20bn Mahindra Group; and he continues as their Digital Adviser. He speaks, writes, teaches and consults on Digital Transformation and Blockchain, and is currently building a company around the same. This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at

Artificial intelligence is getting smarter by leaps and bounds — within this century, research suggests, a computer AI could be as “smart” as a human being. And then, says Nick Bostrom, it will overtake us: “Machine intelligence is the last invention that humanity will ever need to make.” A philosopher and technologist, Bostrom asks us to think hard about the world we’re building right now, driven by thinking machines. Will our smart machines help to preserve humanity and our values — or will they have values of their own?

 

Humans have been trying to quantify consciousness for at least as long as there have been written records and, likely, this search for understanding predates written records.

This is an area where recent advances in math and AI research starts shedding new light on an old topic. In this TEDx talk, Max Tegmark explores the notion of consciousness as an emergent mathematical pattern.

Darya Hvizdalova is a member of the international research & development company GoodAI which focuses on building a general artificial intelligence software program that will automate cognitive processes in science, technology, business and other fields.

In this TEDx talk, she speaks about how each of us can participate in the process. .