From October 25 to 27, the Global AI Show will bring together experts in artificial intelligence, metaverse worlds, and Web3 alongside companies like NVIDIA, Rainbird and SingularityNET, all of which are using AI technology in various ways.
The first day of the event, “Sci-Fi vs. Sci-Fact,” will explore how AI is currently used, while the second day will examine the pros and cons of AI technology, including conversations around termination and ethical use. , and how the data is managed. Day three will focus on future AI developments in gaming, fashion, Web3 and wider society.
Dr. Ben Goertzel, the creator of Sophie the robot and the CEO and Founder of SingularityNET, will host a talk on the synergy between AI and virtual worlds and how he believes this relationship will advance the next phase of development.
“The future evolution of virtual worlds and AI could be closely linked,” Goertzel said. DecryptIt’s GG. “AI will play a key role in the growth of virtual worlds by providing tools to automatically create structured landscapes and content and control the non-player characters that populate virtual worlds.”
“These virtual worlds will also be a great place for AI to run, play, and then learn,” he continued. “It’s natural to have conversations about AI in a virtual world like Decentraland.”
Rather than just a celebration of the technology, the Decentrland World AI Fair will also explore potential downsides and societal concerns, as noted.
“Every new technology has positive and negative aspects,” Goertzel added. “Free and open discussion is important to advance progress in a beneficial way. »
Yemel Jardi, executive director of the Decentraland Foundation and co-founder of Decentraland, will also lead a discussion on how to responsibly deploy AI in such virtual worlds.
“We are making history right now. Decentraland has been an ongoing exploration of what can be done in Web3 spaces, and now that conversation is starting for AI,” Jardi said. Decryptafter the platform launched a trio of AI-powered NPCs this summer.
“We need to talk about the uses of AI now, but also how it might be used in the future,” he said. “I don’t have all the answers, but getting perspectives from different experts will be extremely valuable.”
“AI gives power to creators, but with that power comes responsibility,” he continued, explaining that his talk will address the importance of reporting when a user interacts with AI-based technology, and will also ask questions about where the data comes from and where it is sold. . “When AI starts impersonating people or when profits are made from user data, that’s when things get risky,” he added.
Elsewhere, Rainbird founders James Dues and Ben Taylor, Metaverse thought leader Dr. Jane Thomason, Web3 advisor Diego Borgo, and The Sandbox co-founder and COO Sebastian Borget will also moderate panels and lead conversations. Featured exhibitors will include Inworld, Rainbird, Singularity.NET, Flippit, Twin Protocol, Powder and NVIDIA, who will showcase a range of cutting-edge AI technologies.
In addition to the panels, Decentraland will also host gamified experiences throughout the three-day event, where users can take on quests and play games in order to earn money. NFT and wearable items for their avatars.
“I think it’s important to show the power of Decentraland as a platform to host these kinds of events,” Jardi said. “It’s about educating people, but it’s not just about the panels. It’s about what people can do between sessions. We want to encourage interaction and conversation.
Decentraland’s recently released roadmap for 2024 suggests that the platform wants to host one three-day event per month, each focusing on a different theme, including travel, wellness and fashion.
“It’s a way not only for industry players to show what they’re doing, but also for our creative community to build around the topic,” said Jardi, who believes these important educational conversations should be as accessible as possible.
The AI World Fair event was created by Decentraland, The Metaverse Land Company and Web3 development company Verse Digital. Verse has previously worked with the Ben Bridge jewelry store chain for Decentraland Metaverse Fashion Week in March.
“We are fascinated by the intersection of AI and the Web3 ecosystem, and so we have spent the last five months working with brands to integrate their technology into the Decentraland infrastructure and our game mechanics,” said said Justin Edwards, founder and CEO of Verse Digital. . “It’s been an eye-opening journey and I think visitors to the event are going to be in for a real treat.”
The AI World Fair takes place as companies like Google, Meta, Getty And Microsoft have all confirmed AI-based upgrades in recent weeks, while conversations about the harms of AI have been at the center of things like Hollywood Writers Strike.
“I think we don’t all have an opinion on AI in a certain way yet, because AI is developing so quickly and no one really knows what’s coming next,” Goertzel explained. “However, over the course of this year, it has become clear to everyone that AI is a real technology, one that is here to stay and will transform almost every aspect of human activity. An event like the World Expo is extremely important to help raise awareness about what is possible with AI.
Edited by Andrew Hayward