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Artificial Intelligence – The Mindfire Foundation and Other Initiatives

  • Moreno ColomboEmail author
  • Edy Portmann
  • Pascal Kaufmann
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Abstract

Artificial intelligence being one of the buzzwords of the decade, with an increasingly growing number of new initiatives and investments, the scope of this article is that of investigating the current situation of research in this field. In particular the reasons why experts believe that research in artificial intelligence is currently stuck and other of its problems, as well as some possible solutions are analyzed. Moreover, a framework describing the fundamental building blocks of AI initiatives, based on an analysis of already existing solutions, is defined, and the innovative structure and ideas of one of those initiatives, the Mindfire Foundation, are presented in detail. The Mindfire Foundation is a non-profit organization with the goal of understanding and replicating the human mind, with a focus on application solving problems affecting humanity. To allow this, its fulcrum is an innovative blockchain-based system providing incentivization of transdisciplinary and antidisciplinary collaborations, combined with a solid framework for the handling of ethical and regulatory problems.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Human-IST InstituteUniversity of FribourgFribourgSwitzerland
  2. 2.Mindfire FoundationZugSwitzerland

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