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Trent McConaghy

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Trent McConaghy: Ocean Protocol – AI & the Data NFT Marketplace (V4)

Epicenter - Learn about Crypto, Blockchain, Ethereum, Bitcoin and Distributed Technologies

From technological breakthrough to philosophical defiance, the topic of AI has always sparked intense debates ever since Alan Turing & John McCarthy advanced this branch of computer science. One might argue that this was caused by expectations overwhelmingly surpassing technological capabilities. However, the recent public release of ChatGPT has rekindled former sci-fi apocalyptical scenarios, even if it is (still) just a trained language model. Humanity gazed in awe as a simple input/output text interface could instantly disrupt fields such as software engineering or copywriting. Worst part? It also challenged (arguably) the most important human-specific trait: creativity (Midjourney). Data is the lifeblood of AI as it increases the model’s prediction accuracy: larger input sample translates into more outputs that help fine-tune weights during back-propagation cycles (the model ‘learns’).We were joined by Trent McConaghy, founder & CTO at Ocean Protocol, to discuss the advantages of implementing blockchain (& NFT) technology in data management and trading, what makes a particular data set valuable and what challenges derive from AI implementations and the data digital gold rush.Topics covered in this episode:Trent’s AI background & founding OceanThe evolution of Ocean ProtocolManaging third-party access to data NFTsMinting data NFTs & their metadataDiscovering & verifying data qualityAI generated data sets & intellectual propertyOcean marketplace user baseData farmingData curation & veOcean rewardsEpisode links: Trent McConaghy on TwitterOcean Protocol on TwitterOcean MarketplaceSponsors: Omni: Access all of Web3 in one easy-to-use wallet! Earn and manage assets at once with Omni's built-in staking, yield vaults, bridges, swaps and NFT support.https://omni.app/ -This episode is hosted by Friederike Ernst. Show notes and listening options: epicenter.tv/481

1hr 29mins

1 Feb 2023

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Trent McConaghy & Steve Omohundro: Welcome New Players | Gaming the Future Book Club Chapter 9

The Foresight Institute Podcast

Gaming the Future: Technologies for Intelligent Voluntary CooperationOpportunities for bright futures enabled by bio, nano, and computing technologies are now within our reach. Their proliferation also comes with risks and authoritarian attempts at control. We explore how technologies of intelligent voluntary cooperation can help us navigate the traps. Cryptocommerce enables decentralized, secure cooperation across humans – and AIs. This unlocks Paretotropian futures of high technology in which valuing entities can pursue their highest function through iterative play.This episode is a discussion on chapter 9 of the book: WELCOME NEW PLAYERS | Artificial IntelligencesVoluntary cooperation is a main feature of the civilizational game. It got us to where we are today. We explored how to improve and defend this dynamic from within the game. Gradually, non-human intelligent players are entering the playing field. In a few more iterations, they will be major players. If we want to continue our Paretotropian ascent, we better make sure our cooperative framework is set up to handle a diversity of intelligences pursuing a diversity of goals. Join us:► Twitter: https://twitter.com/foresightinst ► Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/foresightinst► Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/existentialhope/► LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/foresight-instituteIf you enjoy what we do please support us via Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/foresightinstituteIf you’re interested in joining these meetings consider donating through our donation page: https://foresight.org/donate/Foresight Institute advances technologies for the long-term future of life, focusing on molecular machine nanotechnology, biotechnology, space, neurotech and computer science.Subscribe for episodes concerning our programs on Molecular Machines, Biotechnology & Health Extension, Intelligent Cooperation, Space, Neurotech and Existential Hope.

1hr 56mins

12 Aug 2022

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Trent McConaghy, Peter Schlecht, Jessy Kate Schingler | AI DAO's, Brain Computer Interfaces, & Lunar Governance

The Foresight Institute Podcast

What are AI DAO’s? Why are they interesting? How can brain computer interfaces help humans? And what challenges will we face when we move into space? All of these questions and more are being answered in this episode that was recorded live at the first ever Foresight gathering in Europe, Berlin.The panel consists of: Jessy Kate Schingler, Open LunarPeter Schlecht, BrainGradeTrent McConaghy, Ocean ProtocolAnnouncement:2022 Foresight Fellowship Applications in Biotech & Health Extension, Molecular Machines, Computer Science & Cryptocommerce are open! Learn more, apply to become a Fellow, or share the app with others who could benefit from it: https://foresight.org/2022-foresight-fellowship-application/If you enjoy what we do please support us via Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/foresightinstitute. If you are interested in joining these meetings consider donating through our donation page: https://foresight.org/donate/Music: I Knew a Guy by Kevin MacLeod is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 license. https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/Source: http://incompetech.com/music/royalty-free/index.html?isrc=USUAN1100199Artist: http://incompetech.com/Remarks: The length of this recording has been altered. 


24 Sep 2021

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Trent McConaghy: Ocean Protocol – The Platform Making Waves in the Data Industry

Epicenter - Learn about Crypto, Blockchain, Ethereum, Bitcoin and Distributed Technologies

Data is a huge industry, worth about $500 billion in Europe alone. And currently there's a fundamental misalignment between those creating data and those consuming it. There's a one direction value flow in terms of those who are providing the value (the data) and those extracting it. These are big tech platforms that typically use that data to sell signals and advertising to brands and merchants. This is referred to as a shadow data economy and it's time to flip this model on its head.Ocean Protocol is a platform which creates data marketplaces, providing an alternative to the current model. Data providers can sell their data to the platform to whoever wants to buy it and that data set is represented as a token. The value is a function of the usefulness of that data. This creates a much more equitable market where value flow is more cyclical than one directional.Trent McConaghy, Founder of Ocean Protocol, joins us to chat about the platform. They have just released V3 which has seen the introduction of the data token, the Ocean Market, and a new home on the Ethereum Mainchain.Topics covered in this episode:Trent’s background and long history of building blockchain productsThe business models built around data and the “Shadow Data Economy”What Ocean Protocol is and what it achievesTechnical components and stakeholders in the Ocean ProtocolStaking and providing liquidity for datatoken marketsThe Ocean Market and activity since the launchOcean Protocol and its compliance with privacy regulations like GDPROcean Protocol V3 and migrating from a sidechain to the mainnetThe future of Ocean Protocol and the potential for data stream marketsEpisode links: Ocean Protocol websiteOcean V3 releaseEpisode 78 - Ascribe – The Internet of OwnershipEpisode 126 - BigchainDB – Scalable Public Distributed DatabasesEpisode 184 - IPDB – The Interplanetary Database and its Applications in AIOcean Protocol on TwitterTrent on TwitterThis episode is hosted by Sebastien Couture. Show notes and listening options: epicenter.tv/366

1hr 19mins

19 Nov 2020

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Compute to data: Using blockchain to decentralize data science and AI with the Ocean Protocol. Backstage chat featuring Ocean Protocol Foundation Founder Trent McConaghy

Orchestrate all the Things podcast: Connecting the Dots with George Anadiotis

The conflict between access to data and data sovereignty is key to understanding how AI works, and moving it forward. The Ocean Protocol Foundation wants to help resolve that conflict, by introducing a way of letting AI work with data without giving up control. The goal is to decentralize data science and AI using blockchain, and the latest milestone called Compute-to-Data brings this one step closer We connected with Trent McConaghy, Ocean Protocol Foundation Founder, to discuss how it all works. Article published on ZDNet in June 2020


19 Jun 2020

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Building a New Data Economy with Blockchains, Trent McConaghy of Ocean Protocol

The Metaverse Podcast

Trent McConaghy, is not only one of the early blockchain entrepreneurs founding several startups in the space, most recently Ocean Protocol, a decentralised data marketplace that enables a New Data Economy but an AI founder who enjoyed a big exit. He explains how Ocean can break down entrenched data silos across industries and allows for the gains of Big Data and AI to be more evenly distributed across society. As the founder of  the global token engineering community we talk about why the principles of ‘engineering’ are critical to building safe infrastructure for a new multi billion dollar digital economy centered on Web 3.


22 May 2020

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Unlocking AI & Big Data w/ Trent McConaghy (Founder @ Ocean Protocol)


In this episode, Mark sits down with Trent McConaghy to discuss how Ocean Protocol is building a foundation for data to drastically improve everything from AI & autonomous vehicles to cancer screenings and diagnosis. Learn more about how Ocean is utilizing their token to incentivize users to permission their data, while encouraging developers to unlock its potential in a way that still preserves privacy. Ocean Protocol Website @OceanProtocol Twitter Download Mark's app UBDI or follow them on Twitter or Instagram--- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/cryptoconomy/message


23 Jan 2020

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Data Privacy. AI. Blockchain: Super Cocktail for Supercharging AI for Good with Trent McConaghy

The Sound of Light

The Sound of Light Podcast is now ranked in the top 30 U.S. technology shows on Apple Podcasts.  I am thrilled, honored, and appreciative of our listeners.  Thank you for tuning in, leaving a review, and your amazing support. From your shoe size to your political affiliation, our information is today's hottest commodity. In today’s episode, we explore the multiple ways our data is being mined and used by organizations with ulterior motives, and how democratizing data can help us regain the power we didn't even know we lost throughout the data mining process.  For today's episode, we made our way to Berlin to speak with a world-renowned AI architect working towards making data accessible, safe and moral through a private data marketplace, Dr. Trent McConaghy. Through this project, he is paving a path for AI to serve humanity and the environment, and he is using blockchain technology and our very own human nature to do so. In this episode, you’ll learn: Why data is power and how this powerful possession of data can shape the world for the better. The role blockchain will play in driving innovation where it is needed most and how it can level the socioeconomic playing field. The future of data privacy and how we can take back the choices that are made using our data. If you want to know how AI can create a better world for all and how we can win the data privacy wars, tune into episode #4. Continue the journey on Instagram @ZlataSSx. Facilitate further discussion on Patreon. Love & Light Zlata S Sushchik Transcendent Technology Advocate CEO | Innovation Keynote


23 Sep 2019

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EP13 Trent McConaghy: Blockchain, AI and DAOs

The Jim Rutt Show

Trent McConaghy is the Founder of Ocean Protocol. He has 20 years of deep technology experience with a focus on machine learning, data visualization and user experience. He was a researcher at the Canadian Department of Defense and in 1999, he co-founded Analog Design Automation Inc. and was its CTO until its acquisition by Synopsys Inc. In 2004, he co-founded Solido Design Automation Inc., once again in the role of CTO.Trent has written two critically acclaimed books on machine learning, creativity and circuit design and has authored or co-authored more than 40 papers and patents. He lives in Berlin, Germany. Introduction to Trent McConaghy + Blockchain Technology 10 minutes The DCS Triangle, BigChainDB + Interplanetary File System (IPFS) 14 minutes Smart Contracts + Decentralized Finance 5 minutes Decentralized Autonomous Organizations (DAOs) 5 minutes The Ocean Protocol Platform for Decentralized Data Exchange 13 minutes MOBI and the Ontology Problem with Shared Data 5 minutes AI on Ocean Protocol + SingularityNet 3 minutes Blockchain Governance, Ethics + Token Engineering 13 minutesTranscripts for The Jim Rutt Show featuring Trent McConaghyKeynames for EP13:Jim Rutt, Trent McConaghy, Santa Fe Institute, Analog Design Automation, Ocean Protocol, Synopsys, Solido Design Automation, Siemens, "Why Nations Fail", James A. Robinson, Daron Acemoglu, Ascribe, "Code", Lawrence Lessig, Bitcoin, Ethereum, Polkadot, Algorand, Dfinity, Cosmos Network, Bitcoin Cash, Bitcoin SV, Litecoin, Zcash, Robin Dunbar, SingularityNet, Ben Goertzel, Ralph Merkle, David Krakauer, Facebook, Google, Amazon, IBM, Toyota, BMW, Docker, TensorFlow, Vint Cerf, Bob Kahn, AWS, EC2, Golem, David Holtzman, W. Brian Arthur, "The Nature of Technology"Keywords for EP13:Jim Rutt, Trent McConaghy, audio, podcast, interview, Ocean Protocol, blockchain, cryptocurrency, encryption, Bitcoin, Ethereum, DCS triangle, BigChainDB, decentralized autonomous organizations, DAO, Interplanetary File System, IPFS, AI, AGI, mobility open blockchain initiative, MOBI, smart contracts, Moore's Law, incentives, data security, data privacy, engineering ethics, IP, IP security, transparency, public ledger, DCS Triangle, Decentralized - Consistent - Scalable, MongoDB, load balancing, double spend problem, BigChainDB, permissionless, censorship resistant, Interplanetary File System, IPFS, CRDT, distributed databases, replication, Byzantine fault tolerant protocols, BFT protocols, sharding, Dunbar number, smart contracts, decentralized finance, peer-to-peer lending, Merkle tree, nanotechnology, antifragile, data economy, big data, big AI, tokens, autonomous vehicles, federated learning, ontology, TCP/IP vs. OSI, IP, copyright, IP blockchain, data extraction, AI algorithms, blockchain governance, hard fork, token engineering

1hr 16mins

16 Sep 2019

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AI that Can’t Be Evil - Trent McConaghy


Trent McConaghy  AI*blockchain. Founder @OceanProtocol -  @trentmc0 on Twitter  ########You can support Pretopia by subscribing to Pzizz:Pzizz helps you quickly quiet your mind, fall asleep fast, stay asleep, and wake up refreshed.It uses beautiful “dreamscapes” — a mix of music, voiceovers and sound effects designed using the latest clinical research — to help you sleep better at night or take power naps during the day. Available for iOS and Android.Pretopians can get a 25% discount using the code "PRETOPIA" on the Pzizz site. You can redeem by going to the buy page and using the code PRETOPIA, or tapping this link: https://pzizz.com/buy/?code=pretopia Also, every week we will be giving away one free annual license and 50X 50% discount codes to the first 50 Pretopians who rate, rewiew, and share the podcast! Send us a screenshot or link to enter the weekly raffle: pretopiafm@gmail.com --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/pretopia/message

1hr 18mins

6 Aug 2019